AB 542 - An Act to Add Section 1279.4 to the Health and Safety Code, to Add Sections 12693.56, 12699.06, and 12713.5 to the Insurance Code, and to Add Article 5.5 (Commencing with Section 14183) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Health.

Hospital acquired conditions. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law establishes various programs for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including, but not limited to, the licensing and regulation of health facilities to be administered by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires specified health facilities to report patient adverse events to the department within 5 days. A violation of these provisions is a… More
Existing law establishes various programs for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including, but not limited to, the licensing and regulation of health facilities to be administered by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires specified health facilities to report patient adverse events to the department within 5 days. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.

This bill would require the medical director and the director of nursing of a hospital to annually report adverse events and hospital acquired conditions to its governing board.

By changing the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons.

This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene a technical working group to evaluate options for implementing nonpayment policies and practices for hospital acquired conditions for the Medi-Cal program, as specified. This bill would require the technical working group to provide the best options to the Director of Health Care Services, the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, and the Legislature by February 1, 2011. This bill would also require the department to implement nonpayment policies and procedures for hospital acquired conditions for the Medi-Cal program, as specified.

Existing law imposes various functions and duties on the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board with respect to the regulation and administration of various insurance programs, including the Healthy Families Program.

This bill would require certain managed care plans contracting with the board to implement nonpayment policies and practices for hospital acquired conditions that are consistent with those adopted by the Medi-Cal program through their contracts with health care facilities, as defined.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Committee on Health Vote: Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.

PASSED on June 30, 2010.

voted YES: 6 voted NO: 2
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 1279.4 to the Health and Safety Code, to Add Sections 12693.56, 12699.06, and 12713.5 to the Insurance Code, and to Add Article 5.5 (Commencing with Section 14183) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Health.

AB 542 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law establishes various programs for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including, but not limited to, the licensing and regulation of health facilities to be administered by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires specified health facilities to report patient adverse events to the department within 5 days. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.

This bill would require the medical director and the director of nursing of a hospital to annually report adverse events and hospital acquired conditions to its governing board.

By changing the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons.

This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene a technical working group to evaluate options for implementing nonpayment policies and practices for hospital acquired conditions for the Medi-Cal program, as specified. This bill would require… More
Existing law establishes various programs for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including, but not limited to, the licensing and regulation of health facilities to be administered by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires specified health facilities to report patient adverse events to the department within 5 days. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor.

This bill would require the medical director and the director of nursing of a hospital to annually report adverse events and hospital acquired conditions to its governing board.

By changing the definition of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which health care services are provided to qualified low-income persons.

This bill would require the State Department of Health Care Services to convene a technical working group to evaluate options for implementing nonpayment policies and practices for hospital acquired conditions for the Medi-Cal program, as specified. This bill would require the technical working group to provide the best options to the Director of Health Care Services, the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, and the Legislature by February 1, 2011. This bill would also require the department to implement nonpayment policies and procedures for hospital acquired conditions for the Medi-Cal program, as specified.

Existing law imposes various functions and duties on the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board with respect to the regulation and administration of various insurance programs, including the Healthy Families Program.

This bill would require certain managed care plans contracting with the board to implement nonpayment policies and practices for hospital acquired conditions that are consistent with those adopted by the Medi-Cal program through their contracts with health care facilities, as defined.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 1279.4 to the Health and Safety Code, to Add Sections 12693.56, 12699.06, and 12713.5 to the Insurance Code, and to Add Article 5.5 (Commencing with Section 14183) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Health.
Author(s)
Mike Feuer
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Hospital acquired conditions
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/25/2009
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/28/2009
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2009
    Passed Assembly6/01/2009
    Passed Senate Committee on Health6/30/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/02/2010
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
    Passed Senate8/23/2010
    Passed Assembly8/25/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/03/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Vetoed by Governor9/29/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/28/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
    13 voted YES 3 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 542 FEUER Assembly Third Reading6/01/2009This bill PASSED the Assembly
    50 voted YES 26 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on HealthDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/30/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/02/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    7 voted YES 3 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB542 Feuer By Alquist8/23/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    22 voted YES 13 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 542 FEUER Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    52 voted YES 26 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/25/2009
    2/25/2009Read first time. To print.
    2/26/2009From printer. May be heard in committee March 28.
    3/12/2009Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    4/21/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    4/22/2009From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
    4/23/2009Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    select this voteVote4/28/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/04/2009From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 3.) (April 28).
    5/05/2009Read second time and amended.
    5/06/2009Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/28/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/28/2009Do pass.
    5/29/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28). Read second time. To third reading.
    6/01/2009Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 26. Page 1880.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2009AB 542 FEUER Assembly Third Reading
    6/02/2009In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    6/11/2009Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    6/18/2009From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    6/30/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    7/02/2009In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    6/10/2010In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
    6/23/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
    currently selectedVote6/30/2010Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/15/2010From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (June 30). Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/02/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR. In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/02/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass as amended.
    8/16/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 3.) (August 12).
    8/17/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    8/23/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 13. Page 4776.)
    8/23/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 25 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage8/23/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB542 Feuer By Alquist
    8/24/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6562.) Passed on file.
    8/25/2010Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 52. Noes 26. Page 6628.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/25/2010AB 542 FEUER Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/03/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 3 p.m.
    Vetoed9/29/2010Vetoed by Governor.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $201,500
    $0
    $0
    $201,500
    52% more
    $6,500
    $201,957
    $91,550
    $6,600
    $306,607
    5 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 1279.4 to the Health and Safety Code, to Add Sections 12693.56, 12699.06, and 12713.5 to the Insurance Code, and to Add Article 5.5 (Commencing with Section 14183) to Chapter 7 of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Health.: Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.

    5 organizations supported this motion

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Hospital Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California School Employees Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Consumers Union
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Service Employees International Union
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.

    5 organizations opposed this motion

    Association of California Healthcare Districts
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Professional Liability Insurers
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Children's Hospital Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Orthopaedic Association
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Children's Specialty Care Coalition
    Senate Health Committee (2010, July 1). Bill Analysis AB 542 7-1-2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010, from Leg Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$37,400No
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$32,150$17,800Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$29,400$11,000Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$1,500$25,200Not Voting
    Mark LenoDCA-3$62,950$13,100Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$22,000$56,800Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$37,900$4,500Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$11,100$13,500Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$4,500$127,307No

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$37,400No
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$32,150$17,800Yes
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$29,400$11,000Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$1,500$25,200Not Voting
    Mark LenoDCA-3$62,950$13,100Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$22,000$56,800Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$37,900$4,500Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$11,100$13,500Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$4,500$127,307No

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$201,500
    Hospitals$48,050
    Commercial service unions$0
    Consumer groups$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Property & casualty insurance$201,957
    Other physician specialists$91,550
    Hospitals$48,050
    Children's rights$6,600
    Health, education & human resources$6,500
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