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                                                                  AB 2386
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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING
          AB 2386 (Gilmore and Cook)
          As Amended May 11, 2010
          Majority vote 

           HEALTH              18-0                                        
           
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          |Ayes:|Monning, Fletcher,        |
          |     |Carter, Conway, De La     |
          |     |Torre, De Leon, Emmerson, |
          |     |Eng, Gaines, Hayashi,     |
          |     |Hernandez, Jones, Bonnie  |
          |     |Lowenthal, Nava,          |
          |     |V. Manuel Perez, Salas,   |
          |     |Smyth, Audra Strickland   |
          |     |                          |
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           SUMMARY  :  Allows a hospital to enter into an agreement with the  
          Armed Forces of the United States (Armed Forces) to authorize a  
          physician, surgeon, physician assistant, or registered nurse  
          (health care professional) to provide medical care in the  
          hospital under specified circumstances.  Specifically,  this  
          bill  :  

          1)Authorizes a hospital to enter in an agreement with the Armed  
            Forces to authorize a health care professional to provide  
            medical care in the hospital if the health care professional  
            holds a valid license in good standing to provide medical care  
            in the District of Columbia or any state or territory of the  
            United States; the medical care is provided as part of a  
            training or educational program designed to improve the combat  
            readiness of the health care professional; and the agreement  
            complies with specified federal law, guidelines, and  
            regulations.

          2)States that if a hospital chooses to enter into an agreement  
            specified above, no board that licenses health care  
            professionals may require the specified health care  
            professional to obtain or maintain any license to practice his  
            or her profession or provide services in California.  

          3)States that the provisions of this bill will become  
            inoperative as of January 1, 2016.  








                                                                  AB 2386
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           FISCAL EFFECT  :  None

           COMMENTS  :  According to the author, this bill would provide the  
          statutory framework to allow military health care professionals  
          to improve their skills prior to being deployed to war.  The  
          author states that a similar successful model was achieved in  
          Nevada in 2009, in which a program was created at the UMC Trauma  
          Center near Nellis Air Force Base.  The program was very popular  
          and mutually beneficial to the hospital because the Air Force  
          was able to provide fully-trained and certified physicians free  
          of charge.  In 2009, the Nevada State Legislature passed Senate  
          Bill 302, which is similar to this bill.  Senate Bill 302  
          authorized a hospital to enter into an agreement with the Armed  
          Forces to allow a medical officer to provide medical care in the  
          hospital under specified conditions.  


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Martin Radosevich / HEALTH / (916)  
          319-2097 

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