Introduced on Jan. 23. Pending an Assembly policy committee referral.
AB 1895 is Assembly Member Weber’s placeholder bill to address the closure of maternity wards across the state. CHA is working closely with Dr. Weber’s office to propose solutions and to provide education on the many factors involved in maternity ward closure from a hospital perspective.
Introduced on Feb. 12. Pending an Assembly policy committee referral.
AB 2300 would phase out the manufacture, sale, or distribution of IV bags and IV tubing made with intentionally added Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). Beginning Jan. 1, 2026, the manufacture, sale, or distribution of IV bags with intentionally added DEPH would be prohibited. Beginning Jan. 1, 2031, this prohibition would be extended to IV tubing intended for use in neonatal intensive care units, nutrition infusions, or oncology treatment infusions.
Introduced on Feb. 15. Pending a Senate policy committee referral.
SB 1300 would extend the notice period for proposed closures or eliminations of inpatient psychiatric or maternity services from 90 days to 120 days. It would also require the facilities to provide an impact analysis report (paid for by the hospital) to the Department of Health Care Access and Information for review and certification before providing notice of the proposed closure or elimination. If the loss of beds would impact the community’s health, the bill would also require the California Department of Public Health to, for up to 18 months, prioritize and expedite the licensing of additional beds to replace the number of lost beds.