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AB-98 Health care: medical goods: reuse and redistribution.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/29/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 29, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 98


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

December 09, 2020


An act to add and repeal Article 5 (commencing with Section 9130) to of Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 98, as amended, Frazier. Health care: medical goods: reuse and redistribution.
Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act, reflects the policy mandates and directives of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and sets forth the state’s commitment to its older population and other populations served by the programs administered by the California Department of Aging.
This bill would require the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to establish a comprehensive 3-year pilot program in the Counties of Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano to facilitate the reuse and redistribution of durable medical equipment and other home health supplies. The bill would require the department to contract in each county with a local nonprofit agency to oversee the program and would require the contracting nonprofit agency to, at a minimum, develop a computerized system to track the inventory of equipment and supplies available for reuse and redistribution and organize pickup and delivery of equipment and supplies. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2026, to submit a report to the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, the Assembly Committee on Health, and the Senate Committee on Health that includes an evaluation of the success of the pilot program and challenges in implementation, among other things. The bill would repeal its provisions on January 1, 2030.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 5 (commencing with Section 9130) is added to Chapter 2 of Division 8.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
Article  5. Reuse and Redistribution of Durable Medical Equipment and Other Home Health Supplies Pilot Program

9130.
 Upon appropriation by the Legislature for this purpose, the California Department of Aging shall establish a comprehensive three-year pilot program in the Counties of Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano to facilitate the reuse and redistribution of durable medical equipment and other home health supplies. The department shall contract in each county with a local nonprofit agency to oversee the program. The contracting nonprofit agency shall, at a minimum, use the funds provided to develop a computerized system to track the inventory of equipment and supplies available for reuse and redistribution and organize pickup and delivery of equipment and supplies.

9131.
 On or before January 1, 2026, the department shall submit a report to the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, the Assembly Committee on Health, and the Senate Committee on Health that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(a) Evaluation of the success of the pilot program and challenges in implementation.
(b) Data on the types of durable medical equipment and home health supplies most utilized.
(c) The number of individuals who participated in the pilot program.

9135.
 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2030, and as of that date is repealed.