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

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Date Published: 04/09/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 09, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1893


Introduced by Assembly Member Maienschein
(Principal coauthor: Senator Beall)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Acosta, Baker, Gallagher, Harper, Kiley, Lackey, and Rodriguez)

January 18, 2018


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1893, as amended, Maienschein. Maternal mental health: federal funding.
Existing law finds and declares that prenatal care, delivery service, postpartum care 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 specified. This bill would require the department to notify the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020, on how the department plans to use the department’s efforts to secure and utilize the federal funding it receives. 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, opportunities, including, but not limited to, the grant available pursuant to Section 10005 of the federal 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-146). 114-146), to support maternal mental health, to the extent that programs are financed, in whole, by federal funds.
(b) (1)The department shall prepare a report to notify the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020, on how the department plans to use the department’s efforts to secure and utilize 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.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2023, deletes or extends that date.