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Learn about OSHPD Supplier Diversity Requirements During CHA Webinar

On April 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on how to comply with the new Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) supplier diversity regulations. The statutes require hospitals to report on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled-veteran business enterprise procurement efforts by July 1. 

Register for CHA’s Nurse-Midwives: Scope of Practice Webinar

Senate Bill 1237, which the Governor signed into law on Sept. 18, will expand the scope of practice for nurse-midwives in California. On Nov. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar where experts will explain current law, changes in the new law, and what compliance looks like, as well as answer participants’ questions. For more information or to register, click here.  

AB 890 Allows Nurse Practitioners Greater Independence

Assembly Bill (AB) 890 (Wood, D-Santa Rosa), which was signed into law on Sept. 29, will authorize a nurse practitioner who meets certain requirements to practice without physician supervision. The new law will improve access to health care by allowing nurse practitioners greater freedom and flexibility to practice in communities with insufficient primary care services. Details about the changes that will be implemented with AB 890 are available here. 

CHA’s Human Resources Conference to Offer Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias

CHA’s Human Resources Conference: Bringing Order to Chaos, March 23-24 in Pasadena, will feature a session on addressing unconscious bias in the workplace, including how it affects patient care and professional relationships. Beginning this year, a single conference replaces CHA’s former employee safety/workers’ compensation seminar and its labor and employment seminar, combining both into a one-and-a-half-day event. 

Proposition 56 Graduate Medical Education Grant Application Cycle Opens

Grant applications for California’s graduate medical education (GME) CalMedForce program are being accepted through Oct. 28. The $40 million in available funding is allocated for primary care and emergency medicine residency programs, with priority given to programs that benefit medically underserved areas and populations.

Applications for $38 Million in Graduate Medical Education Funding Available This Month

Applications for $38 million in grants to expand graduate medical education (GME) in California primary care and emergency medicine residency programs will be available beginning Sept. 23. The funding – which will give priority to programs in medically underserved areas and that serve medically underserved populations – is being awarded through Physicians for a Healthy California’s GME program, CalMedForce.