California congressmen introduce lifesaving bill to help schools prevent opioid overdoses

April 18, 2023

Hundreds of physicians, residents and medicals students will gather in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, for the 49th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day.

Participants will learn about key health care issues being discussed in the legislature and meet with legislative leaders as champions for patients and the practice of medicine.

This year, attendees will be lobbying their legislators in support of CMA's priority issues, including:

  • SB 598: Prior Authorization Reform, which would significantly reduce the administrative burden physicians must bear because of prior authorization.
  • AB 765: Truth in Advertising, which protects patients AND physicians against allied health professionals who use terminology to misrepresent themselves as physicians.
  • Medi-Cal: While we have made sure that Californians have health care coverage, it is meaningless if they can’t see a provider or get regular, timely care outside of the emergency room. Access to care is the last leg of the stool that holds this safety net program up and is the key to unlocking quality health care for all and reducing disparities.

Follow the @cmadocs action on Twitter tomorrow!


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