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Family physicians learn about important health policy topics and legislation to influence the laws that affect patients and practice. CAFP stays up to date concerning issues related to health care reform, public and private payment, public health, HIT, legal issues, medical practice affairs, insurance and the practice of medicine.

Promoting Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated and Detained Individuals at the COD

At the recent annual American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Congress of Delegates (COD), physician delegate members from across the country approved a resolution submitted by the California chapter calling for the AAFP to advocate for national policy that improves reproductive healthcare for incarcerated and detained individuals. While the AAFP already has policy that supports […]

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Independent Nurse Practitioner Bill Becomes Law

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 890 (Wood), which creates a pathway for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without physician supervision. Despite an outstanding effort by CAFP’s Government Relations team and family physicians throughout the state, the Legislature passed the bill in the final minutes of session. This bill will now go through the […]

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Voting is Good for Your Health!

DOWNLOAD THE VOTE 2020 POSTERS! The CAFP is urging members and their patients to VOTE for the health of our country!  We are making it easy to help your patients learn more with downloadable information and e-resources. Voting is connected with a host of positive benefits for the individual voter. Compared to non-voters, voters are […]

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CAFP Adopts Positions on November Ballot Measures

The November 2020 election will include 12 ballot initiatives on which Californians can vote. The CAFP Board recently adopted a Support position on two of the initiatives, Proposition 16 and 25, but chose to not adopt any position on the remaining ten. CAFP recognizes that most issues that reach the ballot may have some effect […]

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CAFP Asks AAFP to Consider Reproductive Health Services for People who are Detained

Medicine has a troubling history around reproductive health issues, including coercion and deception that has led to abuse of women and particularly women of color.  Recent headlines have shown a light on this issue, but it is not new for our nation, or for California. Even before recent headlines, CAFP members recognized the importance of reproductive health access […]

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Governor Signs Bill Allowing NP Independent Practice

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 890 (Wood), which creates a pathway for nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without physician supervision. Despite an outstanding effort by CAFP’s Government Relations team and family physicians throughout the state, the Legislature passed the bill in the final minutes of session. CAFP remains concerned that the new law […]

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Seven CAFP-Supported Bills Await Governor's Action

Seven CAFP-supported bills have reached the Governor’s desk. If you want to support any of these bills, please help push them over the finish line by asking the Governor to sign: • AB 732 (Bonta) – requires jails and prisons to offer inmates who are possibly pregnant or capable of becoming pregnant a pregnancy test, or medical treatment […]

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Register for AAFP's State Legislative Conference

As a result of COVID-19, this year’s AAFP State Legislative Conference will be held in four virtual sessions spread out over four months. Learn about issues influencing health care and connect with health policy experts, family physicians, chapter leaders, and AAFP staff. Please click on the title of each session to register for the events, […]

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Bill to Allow Nurse Practitioner’s to Practice Medicine Independently Heads to Governor

The Legislature passed AB 890 (Wood), allowing Nurse Practitioners to practice medicine without physician supervision. The bill now goes to the Governor to decide by the end of the month whether or not he will sign or veto. Your CAFP advocacy team has done a wonderful job and our members have responded by calling legislators, […]

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TAKE ACTION - Help Stop NP Independent Practice Bill

A bill to grant nurse practitioners (NPs) the right to practice medicine independently, AB 890 (Wood), will be heard on the Senate Floor early next week. This might be the LAST chance to stop the bill before it goes to the Governor for his signature. CAFP has adopted an Oppose position, as the author and sponsors have refused to […]

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