AB 1996 (Lackey) – The California Cannabis Research Program
AB 2099 (Gloria) – Mental health: detention and evaluation
Conforms the name of the Cannabis Research Program as the California Marijuana Research Program hosted by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, throughout the code. Authorizes the program to cultivate cannabis for its use in research, as specified and expands the program to in include the study of naturally occurring constituents of cannabis and synthetic compounds that have effects similar to naturally occurring cannabinoids. Authorizes controlled clinical trials on testing methods for detecting harmful contaminants in cannabis, including mold and bacteria.
CMA Position: Support
MEDICAL RECORDS AB 2088 (Santiago) – Patient records: addenda Requires a health care provider to allow a patient, regardless of their age, who inspects their patient records to provide to the health care provider a written addendum with respect to any item or statement in their records that the patient believes to be incomplete or incorrect.
MENTAL HEALTH AB 1968 (Low) – Mental health: firearms CMA Position: Neutral Prohibits a person who has been taken into custody, assessed, and admitted to a designated facility because he or she is a danger to himself, herself, or others, as a result of a mental health disorder and who was previously taken into custody, assessed, and admitted one or more times within a period of one year preceding the most recent admittance from owning a firearm for the remainder of his or her life, subject to existing notice and hearing procedures.
Requires that a facility accepting a person taken into custody and placed in a designated facility for up to 72 hours for evaluation and treatment pursuant to existing law, treat a copy of the application stating the circumstances surrounding the event the same as the original.
AB 2193 (Maienschein) – Maternal mental health CMA Position: Neutral Requires, by July 1, 2019, health care service plans and health insurers to develop a maternal mental health program, as specified. Requires a licensed health care practitioner who provides prenatal or postpartum care for a patient to offer to screen or to appropriately screen a mother for maternal mental health conditions, subject to specified exceptions.
AB 2315 (Quirk-Silva) – Pupil health: mental and behavioral health services: telehealth technology: guidelines CMA Position: Support if Amended Requires the State Department of Education, in consultation with the State Department of Health Care Services and stakeholders, to, on or before July 1, 2020, develop and post guidelines, as specified, for the use of telehealth technology in public schools, to provide mental health and behavioral health services to pupils on school campuses.
AB 2325 (Irwin) – County mental health services: veterans CMA Position: Support Prevents a county from denying an eligible veteran county mental or behavioral health services while the veteran is waiting for a determination of eligibility for, and availability of, mental or behavioral health services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Makes specific findings and
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San Joaquin Physician Spring 2019