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Friday, September 25, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1710 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), a law that will grant pharmacists the authority to independently initiate and administer a COVID-19 vaccine once one has been approved and shown to be effective by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“As we wait for approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s critical that we prepare the infrastructure to deliver that vaccine to as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time,” said Wood.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Monday, August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO–AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) would provide full practice authority to nurse practitioners and is headed to the Governor’s desk for his consideration.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announces that Del Norte Mission Possible, in Crescent City, is being honored as Assembly District 2’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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.”

Monday, August 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO--Today on the Assembly Floor I will rise to adjourn in the memory of Barry Sterling, co-founder of Iron Horse Vineyards.

Barry followed his dreams until he left this world on July 26, surrounded by family. A life well lived, he passed at age 90.

His dream took an indirect route. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1952 in the same class as future Supreme Court justices and friends William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

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.”

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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.