SB 1408, as introduced, Allen. Alzheimer’s disease: updated guidelines.
Existing law, until January 1, 2018, requires the State Department of Public Health to convene a workgroup to update the 2008 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease Management in California to address changes in the health care system. Existing law requires the department to submit a report of the updates and recommendations from the working group to the Legislature on or before March 1, 2017.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 125285.5 of the Health and Safety Code
2 is amended to read:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the
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7Coordinated Care Initiative.
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3disease and other dementias is 19 times higher than average per
4person Medicaid spending for all other seniors.
5(3) The triple aim of the federal Patient Protection and
6Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and Medicaid
7expansion is improved population health, better experience of care,
8and lower per capita health care costs.
9(4) Dementia care management has been proven, through
10peer-reviewed, evidence-based research, to achieve all three aims.
11(b) The State Department of Public Health shall convene a
12workgroup to update the 2008 Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease
13Management in California to address changes in the health care
14system, including, but not limited to, changes in the federal Patient
15Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148),
16Medicaid, and Medicare. In updating the guidelines, the workgroup
17may draw on evidence-based, peer-reviewed research and lessons
18learned from demonstration and pilot projects.
19(c) The workgroup shall consist of members determined by the
20department. It may include multidisciplinary experts in Alzheimer’s
21disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and support.
22(d) The department shall submit a report of the updates and
23recommendations from the working group to the Legislature on
24or before March 1, 2017. This report shall be submitted in
25compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
26(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
27and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
28is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.