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Social Determinants of Health

AB 392: Peace Officers: Deadly Force (2019 - 2020)

Would redefine the circumstance under which a homicide by a peace officer is deemed justifiable to include when the killing is in self-defense or the defense of another, consistent with the existing legal standard for self-defense, or when the killing is necessary to prevent the escape of a fleeing felon whose immediate apprehension is necessary to prevent death or serious injury.

SB 639: Medical Services: Credit or Loan (2019 - 2020)

Current law prohibits a healing arts licensee, as defined, or an employee or agent of that licensee from charging treatment or costs to a open-end credit or loan extended by a 3rd party that is arranged for or established in the licensee's office without first providing a specified written treatment plan, a specified written or electronic notice, and a specified list of which treatment and services are being charged. Current law provides that a person who willfully violates these provisions is subject to specified civil liability.

SB 464: California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (2019 - 2020)

This bill would make legislative findings relating to implicit bias and racial disparities in maternal mortality rates. The bill would require a hospital that provides perinatal care, and an alternative birth center or primary clinic that provides services as an alternative birth center, to implement an implicit bias program, as specified, for all health care provider to complete initial basic training through the program and a refresher course every 2 years thereafter, or on a more frequent basis if deemed necessary by the facility.

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