CA Legislation: AB 244 - Pilot Program

Bill Number: AB 244

Author:  Assembly Member Cervantes

Summary: Creates a pilot program in counties that elect to participate, designed to increase the capacity of health providers that serve pregnant and postpartum women up to one year after delivery to effectively prevent, identify, and manage postpartum depression and other mental health conditions. Provides that the pilot program would be privately funded.  The pilot program may include a provider-to-provider or patient-to-provider consultation program and utilize telehealth or e-consult technologies.

Status: 4/18/17: In Committee. Hearing cancelled at request by author.

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