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          Date of Hearing:   July 3, 2013

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                    SB 402 (De León) - As Amended:  June 18, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                             HealthVote:19-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              No

           SUMMARY  

          This bill requires, by January 1, 2025,  all general acute care  
          hospitals and special hospitals that have a perinatal unit to  
          adopt the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding," as adopted by  
          Baby-Friendly USA, or an alternative process adopted by a health  
          care service plan, or the Model Hospital Policy Recommendations  
          approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH).
           
           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Negligible state costs.

           COMMENTS  

           1)Rationale  .  Sponsored by the California WIC Association, this  
            bill seeks to support a mother's decision to breastfeed by  
            building on SB 502 (Pavley), Chapter 511, Statutes of 2011.   
            Current law, as enacted by SB 502, requires hospitals to have  
            an infant feeding policy that promotes breastfeeding.  The  
            policy may include guidance on formula supplementation or  
            bottle feeding, if preferred by the mother or when exclusive  
            breastfeeding is contraindicated.  Numerous organizations and  
            individuals support this bill, including the California  
            Hospital Association, California Medical Association, other  
            health care providers, county organizations, and children's  
            advocates.

           2)Related Legislation  .  SB 464 (Jackson) proposes the Healthy  
            Eating and Physical Activity Act to establish standards for  
            early childhood education programs, infant care programs, and  
            afterschool programs.  SB 464 requires adults, who work in  
            infant care programs with infants and their families, to  








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            promote and support exclusive breastfeeding for six months and  
            continuation of breastfeeding in conjunction with  
            complementary foods for one year or more.  SB 464 is pending  
            in the Senate Education Committee.

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Debra Roth / APPR. / (916) 319-2081