Press Releases

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 890 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), a law that will allow nurse practitioners full practice authority through a transition-to-practice process, joining more than two dozen other states, Washington, DC, and the Veterans Administration that provide pathways to allow nurse practitioners to practice independently.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 3012 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), a law that will provide several protections to homeowners recovering from a loss of their home due to wildfire.

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.

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.