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AB-893 Public health: graduate medical education.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/11/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 11, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 27, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 893


Introduced by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 127805 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 893, as amended, Eduardo Garcia. Public health: graduate medical education.
Existing law establishes the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which is vested with all the duties, powers, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the State Department of Public Health relating to health planning and research development. Existing law requires the office to work with the Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information Division, state licensing boards, and state higher education entities to collect data regarding, among other things, the current supply of health care workers, the geographical distribution of health care workers, and the current and forecasted demand for health care workers.
This bill would authorize local public health agencies and others to send data to the office regarding the number of graduate medical education slots necessary to meet the current and future physician and surgeon needs of the County of Imperial and similar medically underserved counties counties, as defined, from local public health or health planning agencies, entities engaged in the provision of health care services in those areas, and professional and educational associations, as specified.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Imperial and other similar medically underserved counties.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 127805 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

127805.
 (a) The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development may receive data regarding the number of graduate medical education slots necessary to meet the current and future physician and surgeon needs of the County of Imperial and similar medically underserved counties from the following entities:

(a)

(1) Local public health or health planning agencies.

(b)

(2) Entities engaged in the provision of health care services in those areas, including, but not limited to, hospitals and physician groups.

(c)

(3) Professional and educational associations, such as the American Medical Association, the American Health Planning Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American College of Physicians, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
(b) For purposes of this section, “similar medically underserved counties” means counties that contain medically underserved areas and populations as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique need to gather data necessary to determine current and future physician and surgeon needs in the County of Imperial and similar medically underserved areas. counties.