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Federal Court Temporarily Stops Dialysis Premium Assistance Law
For CEOs

A federal court in California has granted a preliminary injunction to prevent Assembly Bill (AB) 290 (2019) from taking effect. The law is targeted at dialysis providers that donate money to nonprofit organizations that, in turn, pay for private health insurance coverage for low-income patients — even though the patients qualify for coverage under Medicare or Medi-Cal. 

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Human Resources

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New Employment Arbitration Ban Blocked Until Jan. 31
For CEOs, in-house counsel, human resources executives

A new law banning pre-dispute employment arbitration agreements, set to take effect Jan. 1, was temporarily blocked last month by a lawsuit challenging its validity. At a Jan. 10 hearing, the temporary restraining order was extended to Jan. 31.

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Department of Fair Employment and Housing Updates Sexual Harassment Prevention Training FAQs
For in-house counsel, human resources executives

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has updated its FAQs to reflect a new law — Senate Bill 778 (2019) — that extends the deadline for complying with new anti-harassment training requirements from Jan. 1, 2020, to Jan. 1, 2021.

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Clinical

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CDC Alerts Providers of High Influenza Activity
For CNOs, COOs, infection preventionists

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified clinicians that influenza activity nationwide is high and projected to remain elevated for several more weeks. 

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Updated Vaccination Statements Available From CDC
For CEOs, CNOs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated vaccine information statements on Jan. 8 for adenovirus, anthrax, and rabies vaccines. Federal law requires that health care providers give the relevant vaccine information statement to each patient (or parent/legal representative) who is vaccinated.

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Federal Advocacy

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Registration Open for AHA Annual Membership Meeting in D.C.
For CEOs, government relations executives

Senior leadership from California’s hospitals is encouraged to join their colleagues at the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) federal advocacy program, April 19-21 in Washington, D.C. As with last year’s event, participants’ time and investment will be maximized by merging CHA activities with AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting.

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Medi-Cal

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DHCS Renames Medi-Cal Initiative

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has renamed its multi-year initiative to improve health outcomes and quality of life for California’s Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Effective immediately, the program previously known as “California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal” will be called “Medi-Cal Healthier California for All.”

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For more information about CHA education programs, visit www.calhospital.org/education.

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