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SB-787 California State University Program in Medical Education.(2021-2022)

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

Senate Bill
No. 787


Introduced by Senator Hurtado

February 19, 2021


An act to add Article 7.2 (commencing with Section 89262) to Chapter 2 of Part 55 of Division 8 of Title 3 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 787, as introduced, Hurtado. California State University Program in Medical Education.
Existing law establishes the California State University under the administration of the Trustees of the California State University as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in the state. Existing law authorizes the university to establish Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs that offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees, subject to specified program and enrollment requirements.
This bill would require the university to establish Doctor of Medicine degree programs, as provided, with the goal of addressing access to medical care in underserved, disadvantaged areas. The bill would appropriate $15,000 from the General Fund to the trustees for the implementation and administration of these provisions. The bill would require the trustees, on or before January 1, 2023, to submit a report to the Legislature on its implementation and administration of these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 7.2 (commencing with Section 89262) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 55 of Division 8 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  7.2. Program in Medical Education (PRIME)

89262.
 This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the California State University Program in Medical Education.

89262.1.
 The California State University Program in Medical Education (PRIME) is hereby established. Under this program, notwithstanding Section 66010.4, in order to meet specific medical education needs in California and to address access to medical care in underserved, disadvantaged areas, the California State University shall establish Doctor of Medicine degree programs at California State University campuses selected by the trustees. One participating campus shall be the California State University, Fresno. The Doctor of Medicine degree programs established at the California State University pursuant to this article are not exempt from any required review and approval processes.

89262.2.
 The sum of fifteen thousand dollars $15,000 is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the California State University for the implementation and administration of this article. The California State University shall seek private donations or other nonstate funds to finance any additional startup costs.

89262.3.
 On or before January 1, 2023, the trustees shall submit a report, pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, to the Legislature on its implementation and administration of this article.