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AB-421 Health and home care: worker training.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 19, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 421


Introduced by Assembly Member Williams
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Bocanegra)

February 15, 2013


An act to amend Section 88643 of the Education add Chapter 2.7 (commencing with Section 1499.1) to Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to economic development health and home care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 421, as amended, Williams. California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program: Job Development Incentive Training Program. Health and home care: worker training.
Existing law, until January 1, 2018, establishes the Job Development Incentive Training Program as a component of the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program. Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that the Job Development Incentive Training Program provide training on a no-cost or low-cost basis to participating employers who create employment opportunities at an acceptable wage level for the attainment of self-sufficiency by specified aid recipients and low wage earners. Existing law requires a community college that participates in the Job Development Incentive Training Program to inventory its local or regional business community, including nonprofit organizations, and identify industry-driven needs and employment opportunities with a goal of attaining self-sufficiency through workforce reentry, continuous employee training, and skills upgrades. requires the State Department of Social Services, in consultation and collaboration with others, as specified, to develop a training curriculum for in-home support services providers that addresses issues of consistency, accountability, and increased quality of care for in-home supportive services recipients.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to the latter provision. require the State Department of Social Services and State Department of Public Health, in consultation and collaboration with others, as specified, to develop a training curriculum for health and home care workers that addresses the above-mentioned issues for health and home care recipients.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 2.7 (commencing with Section 1499.1) is added to Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
CHAPTER  2.7. Health and Home Care Worker Training

1499.1.
 (a) No later than January 1, 2015, the State Department of Social Services and the State Department of Public Health, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services, and in collaboration with stakeholders including, but not limited to, recognized employee representatives, shall develop a training curriculum for health and home care workers that shall address issues of consistency, accountability, and increased quality of care for health and home care recipients.
(b) Participation in the training developed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be voluntary.
(c) This section shall not be construed to preclude a managed care health plan, as part of the care coordination team, from developing recipient-specific voluntary training curriculum for a health or home care worker who has been integrated into a beneficiary’s care coordination team.

SECTION 1.Section 88643 of the Education Code is amended to read:
88643.

A community college that participates in the Job Development Incentive Training Program shall inventory its local or regional business community, including nonprofit organizations, and identify industry-driven needs and employment opportunities with a goal of attaining self-sufficiency through workforce reentry, continuous employee training, and skills upgrades.