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Significant New California Laws of Interest to Physicians for 2019

The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, There was a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health, and mental health issues. On the following pages you will find highlights of the most significant health laws of interest to The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a strong focus on health care coverage, physicians. drug prescribing, public health, and mental health issues. On the following pages you will find highlights of the most significant health laws of interest to ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS physicians. AB 2281 (Irwin) – Clinical laboratories: licensed medical laboratory technicians AB 2589 (Bigelow) – Controlled ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CMA PosiIon: Support substances: human chorionic AB 2281 (Irwin) – Clinical laboratories: gonadotropin Exempts blood smear reviews other than manual leukocyte differenJals, microscopic urinalysis, and blood typing of moderate licensed medical laboratory technicians Current law lists human chorionic gonadotropin complexity such as automated ABO/Rh tesJng and anJbody screen tesJng from the prohibiJon of licensed medical laboratory

CMA Position: Support (hCG) as a Schedule III controlled substance technicians from performing microscopic analysis or immunohematology procedures. Exempts blood smear reviews other than under the California Uniform Controlled manual leukocyte differentials, microscopic Substances Act. This bill exempts hCG from AB 2423 (Holden) – Physical therapists: direct access to services urinalysis, and blood typing of moderate being subject to the reagent regulations of the CMA PosiIon: Neutral complexity such as automated ABO/Rh Controlled Substances Act when possessed Provides physical therapists with an exempJon from the provision in the Physical Therapy PracJce Act that prohibits the physical testing and antibody screen testing from the by, sold to, purchased by, transferred to, or prohibition of licensed medical laboratory administered by a licensed veterinarian, or therapist from conJnuing treatment beyond 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs first, without receiving specified technicians from performing microscopic a licensed veterinarian’s designated agent, doctor approval of the physical therapist’s plan of care to enable them to provide services within their scope of pracJce under the analysis or immunohematology procedures. exclusively for veterinary use. federal Individuals with DisabiliJes Act (IDEA) under a school-developed Individualized EducaJon Program (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). AB 2423 (Holden) – Physical therapists:

SB 762 (Hernandez) – Optometry: direct access to services administration of immunizations AB 2589 (Bigelow) – Controlled substances: human chorionic gonadotropin CMA Position: Neutral Requires training programs for certification of

Provides physical therapists with an exemption Current law lists human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as a Schedule III controlled substance under the California Uniform optometrists to administer immunizations to from the provision in the Physical Therapy be endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Controlled Substances Act. This bill exempts hCG from being subject to the reagent regulaJons of the Controlled Substances Act Practice Act that prohibits the physical Pharmacy Education in addition to the federal when possessed by, sold to, purchased by, transferred to, or administered by a licensed veterinarian, or a licensed veterinarian’s therapist from continuing treatment beyond Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. designated agent, exclusively for veterinary use. 45 calendar days or 12 visits, whichever occurs SB 1003 (Roth) – Respiratory therapy first, without receiving specified doctor SB 762 (Hernandez) – Optometry: administration of immunizations CMA Position: Neutral approval of the physical therapist’s plan of care Requires training programs for cerJficaJon of optometrists to administer immunizaJons to be endorsed by the AccreditaJon Prohibits any state agency, as defined, except to enable them to provide services within their Council for Pharmacy EducaJon in addiJon to the federal Centers for Disease Control and PrevenJon. for the Respiratory Care Board of California, scope of practice under the federal Individuals from defining or interpreting respiratory care with Disabilities Act (IDEA) under a schoolfor those licensed under the Respiratory Care SB 1003 (Roth) – Respiratory therapy developed Individualized Education Program Practice Act, or from developing standardized (IEP) or an Individualized Family Service Plan CMA PosiIon: Neutral procedures or protocols, unless authorized by (IFSP). Prohibits any state agency, as defined, except for the Respiratory Care Board of California, from defining or interpreJng respiratory these provisions or specifically required by state care for those licensed under the Respiratory Care PracJce Act, or from developing standardized procedures or protocols, unless or federal statute. authorized by these provisions or specifically required by state or federal statute.

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