AB-2589: Lactation services and equipment

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Gomez
Status: Dead
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would require the State Department of Public Health to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services to develop processes, procedures, and an electronic interface for eligibility-related information sharing to streamline enrollment into the WIC Program, as part of the application process for Medi-Cal and health plans offered through the California Health Benefit Exchange. The bill would require the State Department of Public Health to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services, through a stakeholder engagement process, as specified, to develop measures and outcomes for breastfeeding, as specified. No later than January 1, 2018, and every 5 years thereafter, the bill would require the State Department of Public Health to coordinate with the State Department of Health Care Services, through a stakeholder engagement process, as specified, to develop and update minimum breast pump and accessory equipment standards for the provision of appropriate and effective breast pumps and accessories.

Download AAP Positional Letter: Letter to Author