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SB-1348 Postsecondary education: allied health professional clinical programs: reporting.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/23/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 22, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1348


Introduced by Senator Pan

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Sections 84754.5 and 94910 of, and to add Section 66026.5 to, 94910 of the Education Code, relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1348, as amended, Pan. Postsecondary education: allied health professional clinical programs: reporting.
Existing law establishes the California State University, under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University; the University of California, under the administration of the Regents of the University of California; the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges; and independent institutions of higher education as the 4 segments of postsecondary education in this state.
Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to submit an annual report to the Legislature, the Governor, the Department of Finance, and the Legislative Analyst for the purpose of evaluating the achievement of educational outcomes for each community college district. Existing law requires a private postsecondary institution to provide a prospective student, prior to enrollment, with a School Performance Fact Sheet containing specified information relating to the educational program.
This bill would require, beginning in 2019 and in each year thereafter, the chancellor to include in the annual report, for each community college program that offers certificates or degrees related to allied health professionals that require clinical training, specified information relating to clinical training for those certificates or degrees. The bill would require, beginning in 2019 and in each year thereafter, each private postsecondary institution with a program offering those certificates or degrees to include that same information in the School Performance Fact Sheet. The bill would also require the California State University, and request the University of California, to report that same information to the Legislature, beginning in 2019 and in each year thereafter, for all programs offering those certificates or degrees.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.Section 66026.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:
66026.5.

(a)Beginning in 2019, and in each year thereafter, the California State University shall, and the University of California is requested to, report to the Legislature on all programs offering certificates or degrees related to allied health professionals that require clinical training. The report shall include information, delineated by program and occupation, on all of the following:

(1)The name and address of the clinical placement sites, including, but not limited to, the licensed hospital, clinic, or other medical facilities that contracts with the institution for each clinical rotation, as applicable.

(2)The length and types of clinical rotations, as applicable.

(3)Supervision ratios at each site.

(4)The numbers of students participating in clinical training, including demographic data related to race, ethnicity, gender, and proficiency in languages other than English.

(5)Employment retention at each clinical placement site, as applicable.

(b)A report submitted to the Legislature pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c)For purposes of this section, “allied health professional” has the same meaning as in Section 295p of Title 42 of the United States Code.

SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 84754.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:

84754.5.
 Pursuant to provisions of Chapter 581 of the Statutes of 2004, the board of governors provided the Governor and the Legislature recommendations regarding the design of a workable structure for the annual evaluation of district-level performance in meeting statewide educational outcome priorities. The Legislature recognizes that these recommendations were based on a study process that included input from institutional representatives of community college districts, nationally regarded experts in community college accountability, the Department of Finance, the Office of the Legislative Analyst, community college organizations, and other interested parties. In enacting this section the Legislature hereby establishes a program for the annual reporting and evaluation of district-level performance in achieving priority educational outcomes consistent with the intent of Chapter 581 of the Statutes of 2004. The program includes the following components:
(a) As a condition of receiving specified funds in the annual Budget Act to encourage district-level accountability efforts, community college districts shall provide data, in a format and according to a schedule to be specified by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, for the purpose of the annual report to the Legislature specified in subdivision (b) and for purposes of providing the means for both internal and external assessment of the district’s educational offerings in meeting the high-priority educational goals of the state. The chancellor shall withhold, delay, or reduce funds specified in the annual Budget Act to encourage district-level accountability efforts from a district that fails to provide needed data by specified deadlines. If a district’s failure to report by specified deadlines results in the omission of required data from, or inclusion of erroneous data in, the annual report required by subdivision (b), the chancellor shall reduce that district’s funding as specified in regulations for the implementation of this section.
(b) With data available through its management information system and other data provided pursuant to subdivision (a), and utilizing resources provided for this purpose in the annual Budget Act, the chancellor shall prepare an annual report to the Legislature, the Governor, the Department of Finance, and the Office of the Legislative Analyst evaluating the achievement of educational outcomes for each community college district and, as warranted, each college. This report shall be provided to the Legislature annually on or before March 31, beginning in 2007. Preliminary data reported from the districts shall be provided to the Department of Finance and the Office of the Legislative Analyst by January 31 of each year, beginning in 2007. For each district, and college as warranted, the report shall: (1) include performance data for the immediately preceding fiscal year, reflecting all measures specified in subdivision (c); (2) compare each district’s and college’s achievement with peer groups within the system as applicable to specific metrics; and (3) compare each district’s and college’s achievements with that of the system as a whole. The report shall further include a profile with summary background information on each district’s or college’s educational programs, missions, students, and service area demographics.
(c) (1) The report shall include, but not be limited to, district or college-level performance on outcome measures in the following categories:
(A) Student progress and achievement: degrees, certificates, and transfers.
(B) Student progress and achievement: vocational, occupational, and workforce development.
(C) Pre-collegiate improvement, including basic skills and English-as-a-second language.
(2) The specific measures to be included in the report shall reflect the April 2005 board of governors recommendations as refined and amended in consultation with the Department of Finance and the Office of the Legislative Analyst, and shall be periodically reviewed, in consultation with the Department of Finance and the Office of the Legislative Analyst, and, if necessary, modified by the chancellor. It is the intent of the Legislature that specific performance metrics and annual reporting requirements may be specified in annual Budget Acts, if warranted, by changes in state needs, legislative priorities, or the availability of data.
(d) (1) Beginning in 2019, and in each year thereafter, for each community college program that offers certificates or degrees related to allied health professionals that require clinical training, the chancellor shall include in the annual report described in subdivision (b) information, delineated by program and occupation, on all of the following:
(A) The name and address of the clinical placement sites, including, but not limited to, the licensed hospital, clinic, or other medical facilities that contracts with the community college for each clinical rotation, as applicable.
(B) The length and types of clinical rotations, as applicable.
(C) Supervision ratios at each site.
(D) The numbers of students participating in clinical training, including demographic data related to race, ethnicity, gender, and proficiency in languages other than English.
(E) Employment retention at each clinical placement site, as applicable.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “allied health professional” has the same meaning as in Section 295p of Title 42 of the United States Code.
(e) As a condition of receiving specified funds in the annual Budget Act, each community college district board of trustees shall annually review and adopt its contribution to the segmentwide annual report as part of a regularly scheduled and noticed public meeting at which public comment shall be invited.
(f) The board of governors shall adopt regulations that it deems necessary to carry out this section no sooner than 30 days after notification in writing by the chancellor to the Director of Finance and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.

SEC. 3.SEC. 2.

 Section 94910 of the Education Code is amended to read:

94910.
 Except as provided in subdivision (d) of Section 94909 and Section 94910.5, prior to enrollment, an institution shall provide a prospective student with a School Performance Fact Sheet containing, at a minimum, the following information, as it relates to the educational program:
(a) Completion rates, as calculated pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 94928).
(b) Placement rates for each educational program, as calculated pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 94928), if the educational program is designed to lead to, or the institution makes any express or implied claim related to preparing students for, a recognized career, occupation, vocation, job, or job title.
(c) License examination passage rates for programs leading to employment for which passage of a state licensing examination is required, as calculated pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 94928).
(d) Salary or wage information, as calculated pursuant to Article 16 (commencing with Section 94928).
(e) If a program is too new to provide data for any of the categories listed in this subdivision, the institution shall state on its fact sheet: “This program is new. Therefore, the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but is not equivalent to actual performance data.”
(f) All of the following:
(1) A description of the manner in which the figures described in subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, are calculated or a statement informing the reader of where he or she may obtain a description of the manner in which the figures described in subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, are calculated.
(2) A statement informing the reader of where he or she may obtain from the institution a list of the employment positions determined to be within the field for which a student received education and training for the calculation of job placement rates as required by subdivision (b).
(3) A statement informing the reader of where he or she may obtain from the institution a list of the objective sources of information used to substantiate the salary disclosure as required by subdivision (d).
(g) The following statements:
(1) “This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains the information as calculated pursuant to state law.”
(2) “Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at (address), Sacramento, CA (ZIP Code), (Internet Web site address), (telephone and fax numbers).”
(h) If the institution participates in federal financial aid programs, the most recent three-year cohort default rate reported by the United States Department of Education for the institution and the percentage of enrolled students receiving federal student loans.
(i) (1) Beginning in 2019, and in each year thereafter, for each institution with a program that offers certificates or degrees related to allied health professionals that require clinical training, information, delineated by program and occupation, on all of the following:
(A) The name and address of the clinical placement sites, including, but not limited to, the licensed hospital, clinic, or other medical facilities that contracts with the institution for each clinical rotation, as applicable.
(B) The length and types of clinical rotations, as applicable.
(C) Supervision ratios at each site.
(D) The numbers of students participating in clinical training, including demographic data related to race, ethnicity, gender, and proficiency in languages other than English.
(E) Employment retention at each clinical placement site, as applicable.
(F) Whether any donation, money, compensation, or exchange of consideration was offered or provided to the business, nonprofit or other organization, clinic, hospital, or other location where the student was placed and, if so, the amount.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “allied health professional” has the same meaning as in Section 295p of Title 42 of the United States Code.
(j) Data and information disclosed pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, is not required to include students who satisfy the qualifications specified in subdivision (d) of Section 94909, but an institution shall disclose whether the data, information, or both provided in its fact sheet excludes students pursuant to this subdivision. An institution shall not actively use data specific to the fact sheet in its recruitment materials or other recruitment efforts of students who are not California residents and do not reside in California at the time of their enrollment.