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Potential reform of Arizona State Hospital governance in the works

| Jun 16, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) in Phoenix—the state’s only public psychiatric hospital, governed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)—has received multiple complaints alleging insufficient governance over the past decade.  Advocates argue these allegations must be addressed by requiring independent oversight of the facility rather than having it governed...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Health bill update, Affordable housing & homelessness, Gender-affirming care ban

| Apr 26, 2022 | Arizona

The Arizona Legislature has passed its scheduled April 23rd end date and, as is often the case, voted to extend the legislative session further to finish work on bills and the budget. This newsletter includes our recent coverage of some of the health bills lawmakers have been developing in the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Q&A w/ Rep. Powers Hannley, Health bill movement, American Indian health coverage

| Mar 24, 2022 | Arizona

We're thrilled to have recently kicked off the agenda development process for the 2022 Arizona State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Through this carefully thought-out process, we work closely with stakeholders and within our team to curate conversations and speakers that will be of utmost interest to our Arizona audience. If you haven't...[ Read More ]

Bill to allow clergy to visit LTC patients advances in second chamber

| Mar 21, 2022 | Arizona

Building off of a bill he passed last year in the Arizona Legislature allowing clergy to visit patients in hospitals, Rep. Quang Nguyen (R - Prescott) is sponsoring a bill to implement the same visitation rights for residents of long-term care facilities. The legislation passed the House with a near-unanimous...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Rep. Shah, Health bills on the move, AzHHA on hospitals

| Feb 24, 2022 | Arizona

The legislative session is at about the halfway point and lawmakers are working to advance their health bills—some of which are included below. The last day for each chamber to consider its own bills was last Friday. Also in this newsletter: insight on bipartisanship and policy priorities from Rep. Shah,...[ Read More ]

Bills to allow individualized investigational treatments for eligible patients and prohibit vaccine mandates in schools pass health committees

| Feb 10, 2022 | Arizona

Several noteworthy bills were discussed in recent health committee meetings in the Arizona Legislature.     Senate Bill (SB) 1163 was introduced at the Senate Health Committee meeting on Feb. 2. Sponsored by Sen. Nancy Barto (R - Phoenix), the bill would allow an eligible manufacturer, pursuant to all federal...[ Read More ]