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SB 207: Medi-Cal: Asthma Preventive Services (2013 - 2014)

Summary: 

Will increase access for Medi-Cal beneficiaries to asthma education and home environmental asthma trigger assessments by enabling the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) to cover these services provided by qualified professionals that are recommended by a licensed practitioner. The bill will also increase resources to support minor-to-moderate remediation of environmental asthma triggers, which includes low-cost but high impact approaches such as providing mattress and pillow allergen-impermeable covers, using trigger-capturing vacuums, and utilizing Integrated Pest Management. 

This bill is now a 2-year initiative. Although CPEHN secured $15 million one-time funding for asthma remediation services, CPEHN stays committed to bringing this issue in the future to bring forth a more sustainable budget source. 

 

This bill is now a 2-year initiative. Although we accomplished to secure   

 

Author: 
Hurtado
Sponsors: 
Children Now, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP)
Category: 
CPEHN Sponsored Legislation
CPEHN Position: 
Support
Status: 
8/30/2019-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(12). (Last location was APPR. on 7/9/2019) (May be acted upon Jan 2020)