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AB-1306 Health Professions Careers Opportunity Program.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1306


Introduced by Assembly Member Arambula
(Principal coauthor: Senator Caballero)

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 127875 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health professions.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1306, as introduced, Arambula. Health Professions Careers Opportunity Program.
Under existing law, the Legislature finds there are insufficient numbers of minority health professionals to meet the state’s health care needs and declares the importance of increasing the number of minority health professionals in order to meet the special needs of population groups who face cultural and linguistic barriers to adequate health care, and to meet the state’s needs for a more equitable geographic distribution of professional health personnel resources. Existing law requires the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to maintain a Health Professions Career Opportunity Program tasked with supporting and encouraging minority health professionals in training to practice in health professional shortage areas of California, among other duties.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 127875 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

127875.
 The Legislature finds and declares that California has an insufficient number of minority health professionals to meet the health care needs in the state. Greater numbers of minority health professionals are required to meet the special needs of population groups who face cultural and linguistic barriers to adequate health care, care and to meet the state’s needs for a more equitable geographic distribution of professional health personnel resources.