Amended in Assembly March 21, 2013

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 980


Introduced by Assembly Member Pan

February 22, 2013


An act tobegin delete amendend deletebegin insert addend insert Sectionbegin delete 127750 ofend deletebegin insert 18944.18 toend insert the Health and Safety Code, relating tobegin delete statewide health planning and developmentend deletebegin insert building standardsend insert.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 980, as amended, Pan. begin deleteOffice of Statewide Health Planning and Development. end deletebegin insertBuilding standards.end insert

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Existing law requires the California Building Standards Commission to codify all building standards of adopting agencies or state agencies that propose the building standards and statutes defining building standards into one California Building Standards Code. Existing law requires the commission to publish, or cause to be published, editions of the building standards code in its entirety once every 3 years.

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This bill would require the commission, in conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, to adopt emergency regulations to repeal a specific portion of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the Building Standards Code, and would prohibit the commission from adopting building code standards that establish construction requirements for primary care clinics that provide medication or aspiration abortion services that differ from construction standards applicable to other specified primary care clinics.

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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.

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

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to preempt,
4and to render inoperative, Section 1226.7 of the 2013 Triennial
5Edition of the Building Standards Code.

6(b) The California Building Standards Commission, in
7conjunction with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and
8Development, shall adopt emergency regulations to delete Section
91226.7 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the Building Standards
10Code, including all cross-references to that section, as soon as
11possible.

12(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the Building Standards
13Commission shall not adopt building code standards that establish
14construction requirements for primary care clinics that provide
15medication or aspiration abortion services that differ from
16construction standards applicable to other primary care clinics
17described in Section 1226.6 of the 2013 Triennial Edition of the
18Building Standards Code.

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SECTION 1.  

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

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127750.  

The office shall prepare a Health Manpower Plan for
22California. The plan shall consist of at least the following elements:

23(a) The establishment of appropriate standards for determining
24the adequacy of supply in California of at least each of the
25following categories of health personnel: physicians, midlevel
26medical practitioners (physician’s assistants and nurse
27practitioners); nurses; dentists; midlevel dental practitioners (dental
28nurses and dental hygienists); optometrists; optometry assistants;
29pharmacists; and pharmacy technicians.

30(b) A determination of appropriate standards for the adequacy
31of supply of the categories in subdivision (a) shall be made by
P3    1taking into account all of the following: current levels of demand
2for health services in California; the capacity of each category of
3personnel in subdivision (a) to provide health services; the extent
4to which midlevel practitioners and assistants can substitute their
5services for those of other personnel; the likely impact of the
6implementation of a national health insurance program on the
7demand for health services in California; professionally developed
8standards for the adequacy of the supply of health personnel; and
9assumptions concerning the future organization of health care
10services in California.

11(c) A determination of the adequacy of the current and future
12supply of health personnel by category in subdivision (a) taking
13into account the sources of supply for personnel in California, the
14magnitude of immigration of personnel to California, and the
15likelihood of the immigration continuing.

16(d) A determination of the adequacy of the supply of specialties
17within each category of health personnel in subdivision (a). The
18determination shall be made, based upon standards of appropriate
19supply to speciality developed, in accordance with subdivision
20(b).

21(e) Recommendations concerning changes in health manpower
22policies, licensing statutes, and programs needed to meet the state’s
23need for health personnel.

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