AACU News & Notes
CA Urologists Take Action on Scope of Practice, Acquisitions
posted: August 17, 2020
This week, committees in the California State Legislature will consider two proposals that have a significant impact on the healthcare industry and patient safety. In both instances, physicians are calling on leaders of the Assembly and Senate to suspend consideration of this legislation.
Please review the following details and contact AACU State Advocacy Manager Ross Weber with any questions or requests for assistance.
Scott B. Sellinger, MD, FACS
William C. Reha, MD, MBA
AACU State Advocacy Network Chair
On Tuesday, August 18, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will review a bill (SB 977) to grant the state Attorney General nearly absolute power to block an acquisition of a health care facility or provider by a health care system. It disadvantages smaller, independent practices and must be stopped. Contact the following key Assembly members to express opposition to CA SB 977. (See AACU letter for key points.)
On Wedneday, August 19, the Senate Appropriations Committee will review a bill (AB 890) to allow nurse practitioners to practice independently. According to the CMA, as currently written, this legislation "lacks critical details related to NP competency requirements, scope limitations, requirements to actually serve underserved populations or regions, and many other details."
Contact your Senator via CMA Grassroots Action Center to ask them to compel the Senate President Pro Tempore and Appropriations Committee Chair to hold AB 890 on the suspense calendar.