AB 1407

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly May 24, 2021
  • Passed Senate Aug 30, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 01, 2021

Nurses: implicit bias courses.

Abstract

Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, requires the Board of Registered Nursing to prepare and maintain a list of approved schools of nursing in this state whose graduates are eligible to apply for a license to practice nursing. Existing law specifies that an approved school of nursing, or an approved nursing program, is one that has been approved by the board, gives the course of instruction approved by the board, covering not less than 2 academic years, is affiliated or conducted in connection with one or more hospitals, and is an institution of higher education. This bill would require an approved school of nursing or an approved nursing program to include direct participation in one hour of implicit bias training, as specified, as a requirement for graduation. The bill would prohibit that provision from being construed to require a curriculum revision or to affect the requirements for licensure or endorsement under the Nursing Practice Act. Existing law requires a person holding a regular renewable license under the act, whether in an active or inactive status, to renew their license and pay the biennial renewal fee, as specified. Existing law requires a person renewing their license to submit proof satisfactory to the board that, during the preceding 2-year period, they completed specified continuing education requirements, unless the licensee is still within the first 2 years of holding their license immediately following their initial licensure. This bill would, starting January 1, 2023, require a licensee still within the first 2 years of holding their license immediately following their initial licensure to complete one hour of direct participation in an implicit bias course, as specified, offered by a continuing education provider that has been approved by the board. Existing law requires a hospital that provides perinatal care, and an alternative birth center or a primary clinic that provides services as an alternative birth center, to implement an evidence-based implicit bias program, as specified, for all health care providers involved in perinatal care of patients within those facilities. This bill would require a hospital, as defined, to implement an evidence-based implicit bias program, as specified, as part of its new graduate training program that hires and trains new nursing program graduates. Under the bill, a hospital that hires and trains new nursing program graduates involved in the perinatal care of patients, as specified, that complies with existing implicit bias program requirements on hospitals that provide perinatal care, would meet the implicit bias program requirements with respect to those new nursing program graduates involved in the perinatal care of patients.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Actions


Oct 01, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 445, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 09, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Sep 01, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 68. Noes 0. Page 2657.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 58. Noes 17. Page 2625.)

Aug 31, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 2 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 32. Noes 1. Page 2222.).

Aug 17, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jul 15, 2021

Senate

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

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

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 14).

Jun 30, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 12. Noes 1.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

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

Jun 15, 2021

Senate

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

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jun 03, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

May 25, 2021

Senate

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

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 66. Noes 0. Page 1547.)

May 20, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (May 19).

May 04, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 28, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 07, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 6). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

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

Mar 22, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Mar 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B. & P. and HEALTH.

Assembly

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

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1407 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
03/18/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/15/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/01/21 - Chaptered PDF

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05/17/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/20/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/29/21- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development PDF
07/28/21- Senate Health PDF
08/18/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/31/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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