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23
March
2017

Assembly Bill 387 (Thurmond)

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Please share this with CEO, CIO, Administrators, Industry Partners This bill can be detrimental to the health programs at the community colleges. The California Health Association shares their sample letter. Critical to reach out to The Honorable Tony Thurmond Chair Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment State Capitol, Room 4005 Sacramento, CA 95814 AB 387 (Thurmond) Urge to educate more about this bill because it would result in a significant decrease in the capacity to train the allied health workforce needed to provide care for California’s patients now and in the future. We estimate that the cost of this proposed requirement to be hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Therefore, if passed, AB 387 would cause many clinical training slots for these critical professionals to be eliminated, which, in turn, would put allied health educational programs at risk of closure. The programs, many of which are offered by California’s Community Colleges, would not be able to offer program enrollment without enough clinical training placements for students at hospitals. The effects of this significant decrease in capacity within the current training system would exacerbate existing allied health care workforce shortages, put the development of a strong pipeline of future health care givers in jeopardy which in turn would have a detrimental effect on access to care. https://lnkd.in/gCujkgn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://lnkd.in/g-zimRY

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