Urge Legislators to Support Relief for Critical Access Hospitals


Send letters of support for Senate Bill (SB) 1423 (Dahle, R-Bieber) to members of the Senate Health Committee in anticipation of a bill hearing and committee vote on April 17.


Send letters via the Senate Health Committee Portal no later than April 10. Please send your letters to Emily Schroeder at eschroeder@calhospital.org once submitted.



CHA is sponsoring SB 1423, along with a parallel state budget request, to establish a new payment methodology for critical access hospitals that would enhance financial sustainability and help keep hospital doors open to serve rural communities throughout California. It is important that legislators hear from hospitals about the vital need to protect rural health care. This work is part of CHA’s broader effort to preserve access to health care in rural communities; for more details, visit the CHA website.

Questions should be directed to Mark Farouk, vice president, state relations.