CA AB 1970

Title: Mental Health: Black Mental Health Navigator Certification.
Author: Corey A. Jackson

AB 1970, as amended, Jackson. Mental Health: Black Mental Health Navigator Certification. Existing law establishes, within the Health and Welfare Agency, the Department of Health Care Access and Information, which is responsible for, among other things, administering various health professions training and development programs. Existing law requires the department to develop and approve statewide requirements for community health worker certificate programs. Existing law defines “community health worker” to mean a liaison, link, or intermediary between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and to improve the access and cultural competence of service delivery.This bill would require the department to, on or before July 1, 2025, develop criteria for a specialty certificate program and specialized training requirements for a Black Mental Health Navigator Certification, as specified. The bill would require the department to collect and regularly publish data, not less than annually, including, but not limited to, the number of individuals certified, including those who complete a specialty certificate program, as specified, and the number of individuals who are actively employed in a community health worker role.

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA AB 1970 - 06/03/24 - Amended Senate
06/03/24 - CA AB 1970 (06/03/24 - Amended Senate)

CA AB 1970 - 04/01/24 - Amended Assembly
04/01/24 - CA AB 1970 (04/01/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 1970 - 01/30/24 - Introduced
01/30/24 - CA AB 1970 (01/30/24 - Introduced)

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