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AB-1643 Health Care for All Commission.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Division 122 (commencing with Section 153000) is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

DIVISION 122. Health Care for All Commission

 For purposes of this division, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Commission” means the Health Care for All Commission established pursuant to this division.
(b) “Department” means the State Department of Health Care Services.
 The Health Care for All Commission is established in the State Department of Health Care Services.
 (a) The commission shall consist of nine members, each of whom shall have expertise or work experience in the field of health care.
(b) No later than February 1, 2018, the Governor, the Senate Rules Committee, and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint three members to the commission. The commission shall elect its chair from among its members.
(c) A member of the commission shall serve on the commission until January 1, 2021.
(d) A member of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed his or her actual and necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of his or her duties as a member of the commission.
(e) A member of the commission may be removed for cause by a majority vote of the members of the commission. In the event of a vacancy the chair shall appoint a replacement.
 (a) The commission shall meet quarterly between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2020.
(b) The commission shall, until January 1, 2020, investigate issues related to improving health care access and affordability for all Californians.
(c) After the commission’s investigation is concluded, the commission shall, no later than July 1, 2020, report its findings to the Legislature and make recommendations for improving health care access and affordability based on those findings. The report shall comply with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
 The department shall provide general support and staff assistance to the commission.
 The commission shall comply with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
 This division shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.