California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 980

Introduced by Assembly Member Pan

February 22, 2013

An act to amend Section 127750 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to statewide health planning and development.


AB 980, as introduced, Pan. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Existing law establishes the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development within the California Health and Human Services Agency and requires the office to, among other things, develop a Health Manpower Plan for California that consists of appropriate standards for determining the adequacy of supply of specified health personnel.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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Section 127750 of the Health and Safety Code
2 is amended to read:



The office shall prepare a Health Manpower Plan for
4California. The plan shall consist of at least the following elements:

5(a) The establishment of appropriate standards for determining
6the adequacy of supply in California of at least each of the
7following categories of health personnel: physicians, midlevel
P2    1medical practitioners (physician’s assistants and nurse
2practitioners); nurses; dentists; midlevel dental practitioners (dental
3nurses and dental hygienists); optometrists; optometry assistants;
4pharmacists; and pharmacy technicians.

5(b) A determination of appropriate standards for the adequacy
6of supply of the categories in subdivision (a) shall be made by
7taking into account all of the following: current levels of demand
8for health services in California; the capacity of each category of
9personnel in subdivision (a) to provide health services; the extent
10to which midlevel practitioners and assistants can substitute their
11services for those of other personnel; the likely impact of the
12implementation of a national health insurance program on the
13demand for health services in California; professionally developed
14standards for the adequacy of the supply of health personnel; and
15assumptions concerning the future organization of health care
16services in California.

17(c) A determination of the adequacy of the current and future
18supply of health personnel by category in subdivision (a) taking
19into account the sources of supply forbegin delete suchend delete personnel in California,
20the magnitude of immigration of personnel to California, and the
21likelihood of the immigration continuing.

22(d) A determination of the adequacy of the supply of specialties
23within each category of health personnel in subdivision (a). The
24determination shall be made, based upon standards of appropriate
25supply to speciality developed, in accordance with subdivision

27(e) Recommendations concerning changes in health manpower
28policies, licensing statutes, and programs needed to meet the state’s
29need for health personnel.