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 vote last month and was … Read more

As the legislative session begins, we invite you to let us know if there are any specific bills or topics you’d like to see us cover this year. Your input here is incredibly valuable. This newsletter features several health bills being advanced by the legislature, Will Humble from AzPHA’s thoughts on Omicron-fueled staffing shortages, and a breakdown … Read more

Concerns that lack of access to chiropractic services can lead to opioid dependency for AHCCCS patients have reignited an effort in the Arizona Legislature to cover these services through Medicaid. Senator Nancy Barto (R – Phoenix) reintroduced Senate Bill 1077 last week during the first meeting of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which … Read more