Today's Law As Amended

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SB-356 California Cancer Clinical Trials Program.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 101991 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

 The university is hereby requested to do all of  the following:
(a) Establish or designate an institute or office within the university to administer the program.
(b) Establish the board, to consist of at least five members, appointed by the president of the university to represent institutions and individuals performing, participating in, and supporting eligible cancer clinical trials in California. California, according to the following: 
(1) The members shall have varying backgrounds to promote the purposes of this part.
(2) The board shall be qualified through the experience, expertise, and diversity of its members in the design, implementation, and support of clinical trials, and through studying and addressing socioeconomic, ethnic or racial, regional, and other barriers to participation and interventions to remove those barriers.
(3) Efforts shall be made to include representatives of a range of public and private research institutions, health care providers, health care foundations, and patient advocacy organizations.
(4) All persons appointed to the board shall have an interest in increasing and diversifying access to eligible cancer clinical trials and the ability and desire to solicit funds for the purpose of increasing and diversifying access to clinical trials as provided in this part.
(5) Members of the board shall serve without compensation. A board member shall be reimbursed for any actual, necessary, and reasonable expenses incurred in connection with his or her  the member’s  duties as a board member.
(6) (A) The program administrator may adjust administrative costs available for use in the program based on the size of the program and the funds that are received.
(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the program administrator shall use no more than 20 percent of the funds that are made available for the program for administrative costs.
(C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (B), in the first year of the program, the program administrator may use more than 20 percent of the funds for administrative costs, in order to fund the costs of establishing the program.
(c) Publicize to National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers, community organizations, hospitals, hospital associations, industry, health care foundations, and government agencies, the opportunity to submit nominations for board membership to the president of the university.
(d) Publicize the availability of grants made available through the program to organizations described in subdivision (a) of Section 101994.5.