Bill Text: CA AB388 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Alzheimer’s disease.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 23-13)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-12 - From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH. [AB388 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB388-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  June 12, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 17, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 388


Introduced by Assembly Member Limón
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Rodriguez)
(Principal coauthor: Senator Jackson)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Boerner Horvath, Brough, Carrillo, Chiu, Cooley, Eggman, Fong, Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Grayson, Kalra, Kiley, Levine, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, Nazarian, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Mark Stone, Voepel, and Wood)
(Coauthors: Senators Bates, Chang, Dodd, and Stone Galgiani, Grove, Nielsen, Rubio, Stern, Stone, and Wiener)

February 05, 2019


An act to add and repeal Section 125284 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to Alzheimer’s disease.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 388, as amended, Limón. Alzheimer’s disease.
Existing law authorizes any postsecondary higher educational institution with a medical center to establish diagnostic and treatment centers for Alzheimer’s disease, and requires the State Department of Public Health to administer grants to the postsecondary higher educational institutions that establish a center pursuant to these provisions.
Until January 1, 2025, this bill would require the department to implement the action agenda items in the Healthy Brain Initiative, as defined, to the extent resources are available. The bill would require the department to annually notify the Legislature about activities conducted pursuant to these provisions. Until January 1, 2025, the bill would also, upon appropriation by the Legislature, require the department to establish a pilot program in up to 8 counties, as specified, and award participating counties one-time grant funding over 3 consecutive fiscal years, to develop local initiatives that are consistent with the Healthy Brain Initiative. The bill would require the department to conduct an evaluation of the pilot program and produce a report, to be submitted to the Legislature by January 1, 2023, describing best practices and making recommendations regarding which solutions and innovations are most feasible to replicate.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) In 2018, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the “Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map,” which established a nationwide framework for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
(b) The Healthy Brain Initiative advances cognitive health as an integral component of public health, proposing 25 specific actions in four traditional domains of public health.
(c) The action agenda included in the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map provides a foundation for the public health community to anticipate and respond to the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the nation and California, where a 30 percent increase in the affected population is projected by 2025.

SEC. 2.

 Section 125284 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

125284.
 (a) In order to plan and prepare for a historic increase in the population affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the department shall, to the extent resources are available, implement the action agenda items identified in the Healthy Brain Initiative, and notify the Legislature annually about activities conducted pursuant to this subdivision.
(b) (1) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the department shall operate a pilot program in up to eight counties to develop local initiatives consistent with the Healthy Brain Initiative. Counties selected for the pilot program shall include up to two rural counties and at least one coastal county. The department shall provide one-time grant funding over three consecutive fiscal years to pilot counties to assist in local planning and preparation in one or more of the following areas:
(A) Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.
(B) Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practices.
(C) Ensuring a competent workforce by strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care professionals who deliver care and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family caregivers.
(D) Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice.
(2) The department shall establish a competitive request for application process through which a county may apply to participate in the pilot program operated pursuant to paragraph (1) and receive grant funding. Counties that are A county that is selected to participate in the pilot program shall, shall incorporate all of the following fundamental planning principles:
(A) Eliminating health disparities.
(B) Collaborating across multiple sectors.
(C) Leveraging public and private resources for sustained impact.
(3) (A) The department shall conduct an evaluation of the community-based solutions and innovations implemented by each pilot county and produce a consolidated report describing best practices and making recommendations regarding which solutions and innovations are most feasible to replicate. The department shall provide a copy of the report to the Legislature by January 1, 2023.
(B) A report to be submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “Healthy Brain Initiative” means the report “Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map,” published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.

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