This Week in Health Care

Every Wednesday, Stateside Associates selects health care-related state and local events to highlight in This Week in Health Care.

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The Assembly Health Committee will hold a public hearing April 23 regarding AB 1131, which requires comprehensive medication management services to be covered under the Medi-Cal program. Contact Kyle Perigard


The Agency for Health Care Administration will accept comments until April 18 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning rehabilitation, psychiatric, and substance abuse programs. Contact Becky Lukaesko


The Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing April 19 regarding LD 1460, which provides for the establishment of drug take-back stewardship programs and requires certain drug manufacturers, as defined in the bill, to operate a drug take-back stewardship program to collect and dispose of certain drugs. Contact Chenelle Hammonds


The Commissioner of Insurance will accept comments until April 22 regarding proposed amendments to a rule concerning Medicare supplement policies. Contact Becky Lukaesko


The Board of Pharmacy will hold meetings April 18 and 19 regarding proposed updates to the existing hospital pharmacies rule to enable an inpatient hospital pharmacy that is not licensed as a retail pharmacy to dispense medication to a patient on hospital discharge. Contact Melissa Martin


The House Public Health Committee will hold a public hearing April 17 regarding HB 1622, which relates to physician dispensing and defines "dispensing" as "to prepare, package, compound, or label, in the course of professional practice, a prescription drug or device for delivery to an ultimate user or the user's agent under a practitioner's lawful order." Contact Jermaine Collins


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