AB 1422

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Became Law Oct 08, 2021

Health facilities: critical care units: critical care unit program flexibility.

Abstract

Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to license and regulate health facilities, and requires the department to define specified bed classifications for health facilities, including general acute care, intermediate care, and specialized care, among others. Existing law generally authorizes the department or the Department of Health Care Access and Information to permit program flexibility as to various prescribed standards relating to a health facility's physical plant or staffing as long as statutory requirements are met and the program flexibility has prior written approval. A person who violates specified licensing provisions related to these health facilities is guilty of a crime. This bill would additionally require any program flexibility granted by the department or the Department of Health Care Access and Information to not jeopardize the health, safety, and well-being of patients. The bill would specifically authorize the department to grant a critical care unit program flexibility request pursuant to a prescribed procedure that includes, among other things, a requirement that, on and after January 1, 2023, the department post a critical care unit program flexibility request on the department's publicly accessible internet website and solicit public comment on the request. On and after January 1, 2023, the bill would also require a health facility that submits a critical care unit program flexibility request to also post its critical care unit program flexibility request form and immediately notify affected employees, as specified. The bill would require the department to post on its internet website specified information, including a list of health facilities with approved critical care unit program flexibility, on or before February 1, 2023. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 1276 of the Health and Safety Code proposed by SB 637 to be operative only if this bill and SB 637 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Oct 08, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 716, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 18.).

Sep 08, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 29. Noes 9.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 26).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

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

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

Jul 07, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 1.) (July 7).

Jun 29, 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 HEALTH.

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

Jun 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

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

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 57. Noes 18.)

May 25, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2021

Assembly

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

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 20).

May 05, 2021

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 26, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 22, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 21, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 2.) (April 20).

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 12, 2021

Assembly

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

Mar 11, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

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
AB1422 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
04/12/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/22/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/24/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/29/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/08/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/14/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/08/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/16/21- Assembly Health PDF
05/03/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/25/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
07/05/21- Senate Health PDF
08/13/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/28/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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