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AB-1893 Maternal mental health: federal funding.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/18/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1893


Introduced by Assembly Member Maienschein

January 18, 2018


An act to add Section 123611 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1893, as introduced, Maienschein. Maternal mental health: federal funding.
Existing law finds and declares that prenatal care, delivery service, postpartum care and neonatal and infant care are essential services necessary to assure maternal and infant health. Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to develop and maintain a statewide community-based comprehensive perinatal services program to, among other program objectives, ensure the appropriate level of maternal, newborn, and pediatric care services necessary to provide the healthiest outcome for mother and infant.
This bill would require the department to investigate and apply for federal funding opportunities regarding maternal mental health, as specified, and to prepare a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020, on how the department plans to use the federal funding it receives.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 123611 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

123611.
 (a) The State Department of Public Health shall investigate and apply for federal funding opportunities regarding maternal mental health, including, but not limited to, the grant available pursuant to Section 10005 of the federal 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-146).
(b) (1) The department shall prepare a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020, on how the department plans to use the federal funding it receives from the requirement specified in subdivision (a).
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(3) The requirement for submitting a report pursuant to paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.