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Mandatory Cultural Competency Training Legislation Timeline

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July 1, 2019
AB 241 Amended
Assembly Bill No. 241 mandates that the Medical Practice, Nursing Practice, and Physician Assistant Practice Acts require physicians, surgeons, nurses, and physician assistants to demonstrate satisfaction of continuing education requirements, including cultural and linguistic competency in the practice of medicine. By January 1, 2022, all continuing education courses for physicians, surgeons, physician assistants, and nurses would have been required to contain curriculum that includes specified instruction in the understanding of implicit bias in medical treatment.
May 21, 2019
SB 10 Engrossed by Senate. Assembly Hearing on 08/30/19
Senate Bill No. 10 requires the establishment of a peer support specialist certification program for behavioral health that includes cultural competence as a core competency of the curriculum by July 1, 2020.
April 10, 2005
AB 1195 Passed
Assembly Bill No. 1195 requires that all continuing medical education courses contain curriculum that includes cultural and linguistic competency in the practice of medicine. In particular, physicians and surgeons, are required to complete cultural and linguistic competency training as part of their continuing medical education requirements.

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