SB 1375

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 18, 2022
  • Passed Senate May 25, 2022
  • Passed Assembly Aug 29, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 27, 2022

Nursing: nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives: abortion and practice standards.

Abstract

Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of registered nurses, including nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives, by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law makes a violation of this act a crime. In order to perform an abortion by aspiration techniques under the act, a person with a license or certificate to practice as a nurse practitioner or a certified nurse-midwife is required to complete board-recognized training and adhere to standardized procedures that specify, among other conditions, the extent of supervision by a physician and surgeon with relevant training and expertise. This bill would revise those provisions by requiring, in order to perform abortion by aspiration techniques, a person with a license or certificate to practice as a nurse practitioner practicing pursuant to a standardized procedure, to practice as a certified nurse-midwife, or to practice as a qualified nurse practitioner functioning pursuant to certain advanced practice provisions to achieve clinical competency by successfully completing requisite training, as specified, in performing these procedures, as provided by certain board-approved programs, courses, and trainings. This bill would authorize a nurse practitioner who has completed training required by these provisions and who is functioning pursuant to certain advanced practice provisions to perform an abortion by aspiration techniques without supervision by a physician and surgeon. The bill would require a nurse practitioner to practice abortion by aspiration techniques consistent with applicable standards of care and within the scope of their clinical and professional education and training. By expanding the application of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law provides that it is unprofessional conduct for a nurse practitioner or certified nurse-midwife to perform an abortion by aspiration techniques without prior completion of training and validation of clinical competency. This bill would instead make a violation of the above-described provisions by a nurse practitioner or certified midwife unprofessional conduct. This bill would also prohibit certain persons authorized to perform abortion by aspiration techniques from being punished, held liable for damages in a civil action, or denied any right or privilege for any action relating to the evaluation of clinical competency of a nurse practitioner or certified nurse-midwife, as specified. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (15)

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Actions


Sep 27, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 631, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 09, 2022

California State Legislature

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

Aug 30, 2022

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 31. Noes 9.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 29, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate.

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Aug 23, 2022

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended.

Aug 04, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 03, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 4.) (August 3).

Jun 22, 2022

Assembly

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

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

Jun 21, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 3.) (June 21).

Jun 02, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & P.

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

May 26, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

May 25, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 30. Noes 9. Page 3910.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 23, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 3794.) (May 19).

May 13, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 19.

May 02, 2022

Senate

May 2 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 22, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing May 2.

Apr 20, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1. Page 3438.) (April 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Apr 06, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 19.

Apr 05, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 9. Noes 4. Page 3308.) (April 4). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Mar 25, 2022

Senate

Set for hearing April 4.

Mar 09, 2022

Senate

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

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

Feb 22, 2022

Senate

From printer.

Feb 18, 2022

Senate

Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1375 HTML
02/18/22 - Introduced PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/22/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/23/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/02/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/27/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/31/22- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development PDF
04/15/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
04/29/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/19/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/23/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/20/22- Assembly Business and Professions PDF
08/01/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/05/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
08/23/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
08/29/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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