SACRAMENTO–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) will present Surani Hayre-Kwan, a nurse practitioner (NP), with a resolution honoring her as Assembly District 2’s Woman of the Year. Every year each Assemblymember has the privilege of selecting someone to be honored who serves their community with dedication and distinction. The day typically includes personal recognition during the legislative session in the Assembly Chambers and a luncheon.
SACRAMENTO–AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), which will provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners, now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee after passing its final policy hearing in Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development on a 7-1 vote.
SACRAMENTO–Today, SB 793, a bill authored by Senator Jerry Hill that bans flavored tobacco products passed the Assembly Health Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).
“Senator Jerry Hill’s worthy and hard-fought legislation to ban flavored tobacco products, passed the Assembly Health Committee today with amendments to exempt premium cigars and pipe tobacco, products that do not target children,” said Wood. “This legislation will save lives and prevent our young people from taking up the deadly and addictive habit of smoking.”
SACRAMENTO–AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) would provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners and is headed to the Senate in the final month of this legislative session.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed what we have known for some time – there is a serious shortage and continuing decline of primary care physicians in the state,” said Wood. “Yes, we can increase funding for medical residencies and loan repayment programs, which I have always supported, but the reality is it will never be enough to meet the current and future need in California.”
SACRAMENTO—AB 2100 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), will help California’s most vulnerable Medi-Cal beneficiaries continue to have access to high-cost specialty drugs that treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and serious mental health conditions by helping independent, often urban and rural, community pharmacies remain financially viable. This bill is scheduled to be heard in Senate Health Committee on Saturday, August 1.
SACRAMENTO—AB 2644 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), has introduced a bill to help protect residents and health care workers in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) from the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases by increasing reporting requirements.