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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.
September 7, 2023
CAFP-Sponsored Bill AB 85 Passes Major Legislative Hurdle

CAFP’s sponsored bill, AB 85, an important step in addressing health-related social needs to improve health outcomes and equity, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Any bill with a fiscal impact or a state cost is heard in the Appropriations Committee. In the Senate Appropriations Committee, if a bill has an annual cost of […]

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March 3, 2023
What You Need to Know About the Attestations for New 103 NPs

Assembly Bill 890 (Wood), signed into law in September 2020, created two new classifications of nurse practitioners (NPs) – 103 and 104 NPs – who can perform certain functions without standardized procedures and protocols in California. The regulations implementing the bill became effective January 1, 2023, and the application to become a 103 NP went […]

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January 10, 2023
Governor’s 2023-24 Proposed Budget Preserves Key Investments in Health Care

Governor Gavin Newsom released his 2023-24 Budget Proposal on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.  Despite a projected budget deficit, the budget proposal preserves key investments in recent budgets to advance state priorities and values, including making healthcare affordable and accessible, regardless of immigration status, and investing in the primary care workforce by maintaining Song-Brown funding.  The […]

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December 16, 2022
New Laws Impacting Health Care in 2023

In 2022, the legislature passed hundreds of new laws that impact health care in California.  CAFP has compiled a summary of new laws of interest to family physicians and patients that will go into effect in 2023.  View the summaries of the new laws here.

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November 30, 2022
CAFP Board Approves Updated Resolutions

The Board approved the most recent updates to the dashboards, as well as the CPHE recommended substitute resolution (6-2020, on the 2020 dashboard). The dashboards can be viewed here. While the majority of resolutions are submitted at the AMAM,  members can submit a resolution for consideration by the Board at any time during the year.  […]

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November 22, 2022
Dr. Jasmeet Bains Wins Election to State Assembly District 35

Dr. Jasmeet Bains declared a historic and decisive victory in the November 8, 2022, general election, becoming the first Sikh American and woman of Indian American descent to be elected to the California Legislature. Assemblymember-elect Jasmeet Bains, MD, released the following statement after receiving the latest ballot count: “We did it! Thanks to a tremendous […]

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November 9, 2022
Dr. Bains Elected to State Assembly!

The results are in — Dr. Bains will be the next Assemblymember for District 35! We want to thank everyone who supported her campaign. From donating, knocking on doors, and phone banking, you helped get a family physician elected to State Assembly! Jasmeet's campagin reached new voters in the Central valley, encouraged people to vote […]

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October 28, 2022
CAFP Takes LA for CMA’s 151st Annual House of Delegates

This past weekend, CAFP’s Specialty Delegation attended CMA’s 151st Annual House of Delegates. CMA’s physician delegates meet annually to establish broad policy on current major issues that have been determined to be the most important issues affecting members, the association, and the practice of medicine. This year’s major issues are Physician Workforce, Health Care Reform, […]

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October 10, 2022
Dr. Jasmeet Bains for Assembly District 35

Campaign Update Campaign finance reports filed this week by candidates in the race for Assembly District 35 show a monumental funding advantage for Dr. Jasmeet Bains as we enter the final stretch of the general election campaign. Notably, Dr. Bains raised over $266,000 in the most recent reporting period and has $405,000 cash on hand […]

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