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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 389 (Chau) - Hospitals:  language assistance services
          
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          |Version: June 19, 2015          |Policy Vote: HEALTH 9 - 0       |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Brendan McCarthy    |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 389 would require hospitals to post their language  
          assistance policies on their websites. The bill would also  
          require the Department of Public Health and to post each  
          hospital's language assistance policy its website.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  Minor costs for the Department of Public Health to post  
          hospital language assistance policies on its website (Licensing  
          and Certification Program Fund).


          Committee  
          Amendments:  Delete the requirement that language assistance  
          policies be posted on any replacement technology for the  
          internet. Delete the requirement that the Office of Statewide  
          Health Planning and Development post hospital language  







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          assistance policies on its website.


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