PPAC California Legislative Updates2021-03-11T06:35:21-08:00

California Legislative Updates

2208, 2021

Gubernatorial recall election

August 22nd, 2021|

A lot is at stake. Please vote. Don’t be tempted to sit this one out. The stakes for mental health programming in the state budget amount to close to $10 billion in new funding – unprecedented in size and scope – the spending of which could be thrust into uncertainty, [...]

1508, 2021

AB 988 (Bauer-Kahan)

August 15th, 2021|

Question of the day: Is AB 988 too big to fail? A 988-telephone number as a behavioral health alternative to summoning law enforcement through 911 calls has broad support and many advantages. Chief among them would be reducing the 16-fold increased likelihood of fatal encounters with law enforcement for persons in [...]

3107, 2021

AB 890

July 31st, 2021|

AB 890. Next steps. The full Board of the Board of Registered Nursing meets on August 4-5. Among the items on agenda are possible modifications to NP education as well as discussion of the requirements of AB 890. There is an opportunity to view the proceedings and/or make public comment.

1807, 2021

How do you spend $100 billion?

July 18th, 2021|

If you remember, that’s the combined amount of state windfall income along with a huge chunk of federal stimulus funds proposed mostly for one-time spending in California. An effort of this scale has never been attempted, making this year’s budget historic in size and sweep. The vast and sprawling array [...]

2806, 2021

AB 890

June 28th, 2021|

PPAC Government Affairs Committee Chair, William Arroyo, MD, and I gave input to a recent California Medical Association specialty society meeting to discuss and formulate an AB 890 strategy for the Board of Registered Nursing. (The BRN is ramping up activities of it’s Nurse Practitioner Advisory Group). CMA is setting [...]

1705, 2021

Governor’s Revise Inclusive and Aggressive for Mental Health

May 17th, 2021|

$100 billion. State budget surplus has reached an astounding $75.7 billion which, combined with federal stimulus funds of just over $26 billion, fuel Governor Newsom’s $100 billion “California Roars Back” plan. More detail available in the Governor’s May Revised budget published May 14. Broad spending priorities were leaked beforehand, with big chunks being directed to stimulus checks [...]

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