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California Legislation

The grid below provides information on CPEHN's priority bills for the 2015 legislative session.

Questions? Please email Kimberly Chen at kchen@cpehn.org.

Last Update: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 16:32
CPEHN Sponsored Legislation
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
SB 388 (Mitchell) CPEHN Translating the Summary of Benefits of Coverage: Requires a health insurance plan’s summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) to be translated into non-English languages consistent with California’s existing language access requirements for other vital documents and would require the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to make available translated templates of the SBC on their websites.  More info Support Introduced
AB 389 (Chau) CPEHN Hospital Language Assistance Policies: Directs hospitals to post language assistance policies for Limited English Proficient individuals online and requires the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Statewide Planning and Development to post this information on their websites as well. More info Support Introduced
CPEHN Co-Sponsored Legislation
Bill Number/Author Sponsor Description CPEHN Position Status Letter of Support
SB 137 (Hernandez) CPEHN, Consumers Union, Health Access Provider Directories: Requires health plans to maintain accurate provider directories with up-to-date information including whether a provider is accepting new patients, whether the provider or staff speaks a non-English language, and whether there is access for persons with disabilities. Also requires the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance to develop a standard provider directory template by September 15, 2016, or within in six months of that date.   More info Support Introduced