Amended in Assembly March 26, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 70


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

December 18, 2014


begin deleteAn act to amend Section 14611 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal. end deletebegin insertAn act to amend Section 1797.121 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to emergency medical services.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 70, as amended, Waldron. begin deleteMedi-Cal: hospital reimbursement. end deletebegin insertEmergency medical services: reporting.end insert

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Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, governs local emergency medical services (EMS) systems, and establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority, which is responsible for the coordination and integration of all state agencies concerning emergency medical services. The act requires a local EMS agency to plan, implement, and evaluate an EMS system, as specified, and authorizes the local EMS agency to develop and submit a plan to the authority for an EMS system according to prescribed guidelines. Existing law requires the authority to report to the Legislature on the effectiveness of the systems provided for in the act on or before January 1, 1984, and annually thereafter, as specified.

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This bill would instead require the authority to report that information to the Legislature every 5 years.

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Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income persons receive health care benefits. Existing law declares the intent of the Legislature to enact a method for reimbursing hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services provided to Medi-Cal beneficiaries on a prospectively negotiated contractual basis and to develop and test alternatives that would become the basis for a permanent contracting system.

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This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that statement of intent.

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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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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertSection 1797.121 of the end insertbegin insertHealth and Safety Codeend insert
2begin insert is amended to read:end insert

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1797.121.  

begin insert(a)end insertbegin insertend insert The authority shall report to the Legislature on
4the effectiveness of the systems provided for in this division on or
5before January 1, 1984, andbegin delete annuallyend deletebegin insert every five yearsend insert thereafter,
6begin delete includingend deletebegin insert and shall includeend insert within thisbegin delete report,end deletebegin insert reportend insert systems
7impact evaluations on death and disability.

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8(b) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
9be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
10Code.

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SECTION 1.  

Section 14611 of the Welfare and Institutions
12Code
is amended to read:

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14611.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact a method for
14reimbursing hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services provided
15to Medi-Cal beneficiaries on a prospectively negotiated contractual
16basis. The provisions of this article are intended to develop and
17test alternatives for contractually arranging for the payment and
18delivery of those services that will become the basis for a
19permanent contracting system.

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