as amended, Pan.
begin deleteOffice of Statewide Health Planning and Development. end delete
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.end delete
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.end delete
begin deleteno end delete.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 127750 of the Health and Safety Code
20 is amended to read:
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
21(e) Recommendations concerning changes in health manpower
22policies, licensing statutes, and programs needed to meet the state’s
23need for health personnel.