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Austin, Texas, March 9, 2023

Upcoming California health bills to watch, including a conversation with Rep. Aguiar-Curry about informed consent legislation

| Feb 6, 2023 | California

Although California’s legislative committees are not holding meetings until March, lawmakers continue to work on numerous healthcare-related bills that were pre-filed last year. State of Reform recently covered California’s health bills relating to students and substance use disorder. State of Reform had the opportunity to interview state Rep. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry...[ Read More ]

Los Angeles County partnership to make youth mental health services available to over one million public school students

| Feb 6, 2023 | California

A new partnership will make mental telehealth services available to over one million students in K-12 public schools in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), LA Care Health Plan, Health Net, and the LA County Department of Mental Health will use school-based telehealth company, Hazel...[ Read More ]

Stakeholders praise implementation success of Florida hospital at-home program

| Feb 3, 2023 | Florida

On Jan. 17th, Florida’s Senate Committee on Health Policy received a presentation about the successes of Senate Bill 1222 as it relates to acute and post-acute hospital care in the home setting. The bill passed last summer.  Under SB 1222, hospital pharmacies are authorized to dispense medications to hospital-at-home patients,...[ Read More ]

Gov. Ron DeSantis announces 2023-2024 Framework for Freedom Budget with major investments in behavioral health

| Feb 3, 2023 | Florida

On Feb. 1st, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his Framework for Freedom Budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which includes major investments in cancer research and behavioral healthcare. The Framework for Freedom budget totals $114.8 billion, and primary focuses include expanding the economy, restoring the environment, and maintaining health reserves...[ Read More ]

Arizona seeks to amend 1115 waiver to improve care for former foster care youth

| Feb 2, 2023 | Arizona

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is working with the CMS to amend the Medicaid Section 1115 Research and Demonstration Waiver, which would waive the requirement for foster youth between ages 18 and 26 to apply for other cash benefits in order to be eligible for Medicaid. The...[ Read More ]

Florida proposes mandatory menstruation questions for athletic participation

| Feb 2, 2023 | Florida

The Sports Medicine Advisory Committee of Florida’s High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) drafted a new physical evaluation form last month that would make menstruation questions mandatory for high school athletes. Public concerns include transgender athletes being banned from participation in sports, and the in-depth tracking of menstruation during a time...[ Read More ]