Twenty-five years after California adopted stringent requirements to keep hospitals operational after an earthquake, a 2019 report by the RAND Corporation suggests state lawmakers should consider policy alternatives that take into account the massive financial costs and reflect the way health care is now delivered.
CHA’s 2020 Report on Legislation summarizes the year’s most significant health care-related bills and serves as a reference tool to help hospitals comply with new laws. Hospital leadership teams are encouraged to review the report so they can take any necessary steps to implement new requirements.
Statutory changes become effective Jan. 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted. Each measure is categorized by subject and indicates which hospital team members might be involved in compliance (see legend at bottom of each page). In addition, the laws are indexed by author, bill number, and staff role.