Education event

Health Policy Legislative Day
Advocating for patients and your hospitals

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March 20 & 21, 2018
Sacramento, California
A CHA members-only program


Join fellow hospital CEOs, government relations directors and executives in the state capital to meet with legislative representatives. This program is a once-a-year opportunity for California hospitals to collectively advocate priority legislation. As the health care policy landscape remains dynamic, it is imperative that we work together to protect patients and preserve coverage.

Tuesday Agenda

Tuesday, March 20

11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Early Registration, Hyatt Regency

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | New Participant Briefing
Members are invited to attend this informational briefing on the legislative process and CHA’s advocacy process.

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. | Team Leader Briefing
Prepare for the legislative visits by taking a closer look at CHA’s top legislative priorities. Issue experts will be on hand to answer questions and explain the implications of proposed legislation to hospitals. Meeting protocol, talking points and “leave behind” materials will be reviewed. All members are encouraged to attend.

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. | VIP Tour of the State Capitol
Join CHA’s lobbyists for a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the State Capitol.

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Government Relations/Welcome Reception
Join fellow hospital leaders and help kick off CHA’s annual advocacy program.


Event photo taken during the 2017 Health Policy Legislative Day

Wednesday Agenda

Wednesday, March 21

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration/Check-in

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast Reception with the Legislators
Chat with members of the California Legislature at this informal breakfast reception.

9:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Education Program, Hyatt Regency

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Legislative Visits at the State Capitol
Attendees will meet with their legislative representatives during the afternoon to collectively advocate on key issues of critical importance to hospitals. Appointments for the meetings will be made by CHA on behalf of the members.


Event photos taken during the 2017 Health Policy Legislative Day


After attendees register for the program, CHA’s advocacy staff will schedule appointments with members of the Legislature on their behalf — primarily group meetings with other hospital executives from their area. Scheduling will be coordinated with input from the Regional Associations. Hospital executives are asked not to schedule meetings directly with representatives.

Attendees who would like appointments with specific legislators other than their own may indicate their requests when registering. Every effort will be made to accommodate these requests.

To facilitate the scheduling of appointments, members are strongly encouraged to register by February 21. The schedule of appointments will be emailed to all registrants one week prior to the program.

If you have any questions about the appointments or have other special requests, please contact your regional hospital association vice president or CHA Education at or (916) 552-7637.


This program is exclusively for executives of CHA member hospitals. To take advantage of the discounted rate and to facilitate the scheduling of meetings with legislators, members are encouraged to register by February 21.

Member rate by Feb. 21: $255
Member rate after Feb. 21: $355


A confirmation will be emailed to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by March 14. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact CHA at (916) 552-7637.


Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-1234
(800) 421-1442 (reservations)

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is the host hotel for the program. All events will be held at the Hyatt with the exception of the Welcome Reception and Breakfast Reception with the Legislators. Sleeping rooms are available at a discounted rate of
$239 single/double occupancy. To reserve a room, call (800) 421-1442 and mention the “California Hospital Association” or reserve your room online. Additional program information and registration will be available soon.


Cab fare from the Sacramento International Airport to the hotel is approximately $40 one way. The drive to the hotel from the airport takes about 20 minutes.