Governor Newsom recently signed three CAFP-supported bills:
- AB 714 – This new law clarifies when offering naloxone is required of prescribers. It was authored in response to concerns raised by CAFP and others in the physician community regarding provisions contained in AB 2760, signed by Governor Brown in 2018, which requires prescribers to offer a prescription for naloxone or its equivalent when certain conditions are present. AB 714 also exempts the concurrent patient education requirement if the patient receiving the prescription declines the education or has received the education within the past 24 months.
- SB 39 – This new law requires a tobacco product to be delivered only in a container that is conspicuously labeled as being tobacco, and requires the signature of a person 21 years of age or older to receive it.
- SB 129 – This new law requires annual health plan and insurer enrollment reporting to include enrollment data for products sold inside and outside of Covered California, any other business lines, and multiple employer welfare arrangements. It will improve enrollment reporting and allow state regulators to better track and analyze trends in coverage types and insurance markets.