SB 963 (Ashby, D-Sacramento) Details
Introduced on Jan. 23. Pending a hearing in the Senate Health Committee.
SB 963 would require general acute care hospitals with an emergency department (ED) to create a human trafficking system available at the ED that would allow patients to self-identify as a victim of human trafficking. At minimum, the system would have to provide patient confidentiality, facilitate an immediate interview with medical personnel, and refer patients to local services and resources for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. The hospital would also be required to collect information on the total number of patients who self-identify as victims, their age, and their racial demographics.