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.
This week, the Coastal Conservancy held a virtual Board meeting and awarded funding totaling over $1.4 million to five projects in AD 2, including $500,000 to the Sonoma County Regional Parks to acquire approximately 515 acres in the Dutch Bill Creek watershed and $150,000 to the City of Crescent City to construct a new section of the California Coastal Trail connecting the Crescent City Harbor with Crescent City’s Beachfront Park in Del Norte County.
These are uncertain times. This pandemic has turned our world upside down and the people we represent are hurting. Some have lost loved ones, many have lost jobs, and small businesses are closing and struggling to stay financially afloat. Approving this budget today rejects some of the severe cuts proposed in the Governor’s budget last month, but I think we cannot in good faith cut programs without knowing all the financial facts.