This is the first year of the 2019-20 legislative session. Provided here is a summary of the 2019 legislation I am authoring. To see the legislative text or status of the bills, click on the bill number. We are early in the legislative process, therefore, some bill language is not complete. Please call our Capitol office if you have questions and we will update this page as soon as language is amended.
I authored the following legislation which was signed into law in 2016:
AB 72 – Health Care Coverage: Out-of-Network Coverage
This bill was authored by Asm. Jim Wood and five Democrats and Republicans. The bill will protect patients from the unfair practice of receiving surprise bills for healthcare when it was provided, unknowingly to the patient, by providers outside their health plan’s network.