AB 2276

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 29, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 28, 2020

Childhood lead poisoning: screening and prevention.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, which is administered by the State Department of Public Health. Existing law requires the department to adopt regulations establishing a standard of care that include the determination of specified risk factors for lead exposure, including a child's time spent in a home, school, or building built before 1978. Existing law requires the department to ensure appropriate case management for children who have been identified with lead poisoning, and authorizes the department to contract with any public or private entity, including any local agency, to perform that duty. This bill would add several risk factors to be considered as part of the standard of care specified in regulations, including a child's residency in or visit to a foreign country. The bill would require the department to update its formula for allocating funds to a local agency that contracts with the department to administer the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and to revise funding allocations before each contract cycle. Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law authorizes the department to enter contracts with managed care plans to provide Medi-Cal services, and imposes requirements on the Medi-Cal managed care plans, including network adequacy standards. Under existing law, Medi-Cal covers early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for individuals under 21 years of age, consistent with federal law. Existing regulations of the department require a health care provider who performs a periodic health assessment of a child who receives services from a publicly funded program for low-income children, to order the child screened for lead poisoning, as specified, unless a parent or guardian of the child, or other person with legal authority to withhold consent, refuses to consent to the screening or if the risk of screening is a greater risk to the child's health than the risk of lead poisoning. Existing regulations also require the health care provider to provide oral or written guidance to a parent or guardian that includes information relating to the risk of childhood lead poisoning. This bill would require a contract between the department and a Medi-Cal managed care plan to require the Medi-Cal managed care plan, on a quarterly basis, to identify every enrollee who is a child without a record of completing the blood lead screening tests, and to remind the contracting network provider of the requirement to perform the required blood lead screening tests and the requirement to provide the oral or written guidance to a parent or guardian relating to risk of childhood lead poisoning. The bill would require the department to develop and implement procedures to ensure compliance with those requirements would authorize the department to impose sanctions for a violation of those requirements. The bill would authorize the department to implement these provisions by means of plan or county letters, or other similar instructions.

Bill Sponsors (7)

Votes


Actions


Sep 28, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 216, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5363.).

Aug 29, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 4436.).

Aug 26, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 05, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 04, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (August 1).

Jul 27, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on HEALTH.

Jul 22, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on HEALTH.

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0. Page 4758.)

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 3).

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 19, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 13, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

May 12, 2020

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Feb 24, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Feb 15, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Feb 14, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2276 HTML
02/14/20 - Introduced PDF
05/12/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/22/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/05/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/20 - Chaptered PDF

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