Panel OKs Vaccine Bill; Floor Vote Next

On Tuesday, the state moved one step closer to rescinding a personal-belief exemption to childhood vaccine laws in California. The Assembly Committee on Health spent more than four hours in hearing deliberations — sometimes heated and emotional — on SB 277 by Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento). They eventually approved it on a 12-6 partisan vote. Hundreds Read More »

Floor Vote Next for Nurse Practitioner Bill

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners in California to practice without physician supervision under certain circumstances passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 5-0 vote on Monday and now heads to the Senate floor. SB 323, by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), would allow nurse practitioners to practice without the supervision of a Read More »