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AB-540 Medi-Cal: alcohol and drug screening and brief intervention services.(2011-2012)

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Bill Status
AB-540
Beall (A)
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Alquist (S)
Medi-Cal: alcohol and drug screening and brief intervention services.
03/19/11
An act to add Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 14184) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.
Assembly
09/10/12
08/15/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/29/12 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/12 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:35 p.m.
08/29/12 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6526.).
08/29/12 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6488.)
08/28/12 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 30 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 540 without my signature.

I commend the author for his efforts to mitigate the risks of alcohol and drug use for pregnant women and women of childbearing age in the Medi-Cal program.

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires comprehensive health care coverage to be provided in the private market and through public programs. Rather than embarking on this piecemeal effort, my administration will consider whether a more comprehensive approach to screening - for all Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including pregnant women and women of childbearing age - is possible, as we implement the changes that are necessary to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.