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Requirements Expanded for Hospital Supplier Diversity Program

What’s happening: Assembly Bill (AB) 1392 expands the existing requirements for the Hospital Supplier Diversity Program for 2025.  

What else to know: Beginning with the July 2025 report, hospitals must include their plans for increasing procurement from diverse suppliers, contact information for interested businesses, and descriptions of the procurement processes.   

In addition, AB 1392 requires the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to provide outreach and technical assistance to hospitals, manufacturers, and vendors of hospital goods and services, and create a database of minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran businesses in California.   

HCAI recently released a fact sheet on their implementation activities, including the development of regulations, beginning January 2024.   

For more information, please contact Trina Gonzalez, vice president, policy, at