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SB-388 Breast feeding.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 388


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 20, 2019


An act relating to public health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 388, as introduced, Galgiani. Breast feeding.
Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to promote the breastfeeding of infants in its public service campaign. Existing law vests authority for enforcing state laws governing health care service plans in the Department of Managed Health Care.
This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide that infant feeding of breast milk should be encouraged and that would require health care service plans to provide reimbursement for the widest variety of choices and styles of breast milk pumps to facilitate their use and acceptance. The bill would express the further intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would give the Department of Managed Health Care the authority to require health care service plans to provide that reimbursement under a specified condition.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide that infant feeding of breast milk should be encouraged and that would require health care service plans to provide reimbursement for the widest variety of choices and styles of breast milk pumps to facilitate their use and acceptance. It is the further intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would give the Department of Managed Health Care the authority to require health care service plans to provide that reimbursement as long as the patient’s preferred device is not substantially greater in cost than a device that would be covered as a health benefit offered through Covered California.