The following is a list of pending policies and legislation that the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is currently engaged in or following:

2018 California Bills

AB 282 – Aiding, Advising or Encouraging Suicide: Exemption from Prosecution
Authors: Jones-Sawyer and Bonta
Description: Prohibits a person whose actions are compliant with the End of Life Option Act from being prosecuted for deliberately aiding, advising, or encouraging suicide.
Status: Approved by Governor. Filed with Secretary of State on Sept 5, 2018
CCCC Position: No position

AB 937 – POLST & Surrogates
Author: Assembly Member Eggman
Description: If the orders in an individual’s request regarding resuscitative measures directly conflict with his or her individual health care instruction, then, to the extent of the conflict, the most recent order signed by the individual or instruction made by the individual is effective, or any POLST signed by a surrogate who was appointed by the individual.
Status: AB 937 was fully amended into new legislation unrelated to health care.

AB 3175 – Child Life Specialist Service
Author: Rubio
Description: Requires the CCS Program to offer child life specialist services and transition of those services into the Medi-Cal managed care health plan contract in Whole Child Model counties.
Status:  Held in Assembly
CCCC Position: No position

SB 1336 – End-of-Life Option Act
Author: Morrell
Description: This bill requires additional reporting by physicians on use of the EoLOA, including the prescribing physician’s area of practice, the motivating reasons behind a patient’s decision to request the aid-in-dying drug and the number of patients who received a mental health specialist assessment prior to receiving the aid-in-dying drug.
Status: Died. Failed to pass out of Assembly.
CCCC Position: No position

2018 Federal Bills

H.R. 1676/S. 693 – Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)
Author: Engel (D-NY)
Description: Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
CCCC Position: Support

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