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AB-1853 Health care: medical goods: reuse and redistribution.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/07/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1853


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

January 07, 2020


An act to add Article 5 (commencing with Section 9130) to Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1853, as introduced, Frazier. Health care: medical goods: reuse and redistribution.
Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act, reflects the policy mandates and directives of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and sets forth the state’s commitment to its older population and other populations served by the programs administered by the California Department of Aging.
This bill would require the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to establish a comprehensive 3-year pilot program in the Counties of Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano to facilitate the reuse and redistribution of durable medical equipment and other home health supplies. The bill would require the department to contract in each county with a local nonprofit agency to oversee the program and would require the contracting nonprofit agency to, at a minimum, develop a computerized system to track the inventory of equipment and supplies available for reuse and redistribution and organize pickup and delivery of equipment and supplies.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 5 (commencing with Section 9130) is added to Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
Article  5. Reuse and Redistribution of Durable Medical Equipment and Other Home Health Supplies Pilot Program

9130.
 Upon appropriation by the Legislature for this purpose, the California Department of Aging shall establish a comprehensive three-year pilot program in the Counties of Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano to facilitate the reuse and redistribution of durable medical equipment and other home health supplies. The department shall contract in each county with a local nonprofit agency to oversee the program. The contracting nonprofit agency shall, at a minimum, use the funds provided to develop a computerized system to track the inventory of equipment and supplies available for reuse and redistribution and organize pickup and delivery of equipment and supplies.