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Health Professions in the News: Calif. Lawmakers Plan To Stem Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs

California Healthline (February 2, 2015)

Several California lawmakers this year plan to introduce legislation to curb the overuse of psychiatric drugs among children in the state's foster care system, San Jose Mercury News/Inside Bay Area reports. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: How Open Data Can Shape Public Policy

California Healthline (March 26, 2015)

Managers of public and private health data are increasingly finding value in making information that used to be difficult to come by readily accessible. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Democratic lawmakers unveil bills to protect, insure unauthorized immigrants

Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2015)

Continuing California’s reputation as a pacesetter on immigration, state lawmakers unveiled a package of bills Tuesday that would expand the rights of people who are in the country illegally. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, contrasted...

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Health Professions in the News: California On Cusp Of Offering Young Immigrants Health Care

ABC 7 (June 19, 2015)

When Christopher Sumano was recently sick, he says doctors turned him away because he didn't have access to Medi-Cal, the state's health care program for the poor. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new budget passed by California's Legislature, undocumented immigrant children like Sumano will have access...

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Health Professions in the News: Californians Increasingly Keen on Boosting Health Care for Unauthorized Immigrants

Sacramento Bee (August 25, 2015)

California voters’ support for extending health care coverage to people in the state illegally is gaining ground, according to the latest Field Poll. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Clinton Meets With Home Care Workers

California Healthline (August 7, 2015)

Members of California's service workers' union met with presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles to talk about long-term care issues. A succession of home health caregivers and some recipients of that care told their stories to Clinton and they spoke generally...

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Health Professions in the News: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mid-Level Practitioners To OK Resuscitative Edicts

California Healthline (August 19, 2015)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to sign off on patients’ forms for resuscitative measures. Read the full story here.

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