Press Releases

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1152, which provides a more humane process for discharging homeless patients after their hospital stay, by a vote of 7-1.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1152 addresses a practice known as “patient dumping” where homeless patients are discharged under unsafe conditions.

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, by a vote of 8-0.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Wednesday, April 18, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) will be presenting Senate Bill 1023 and Senate Bill 1152 in Senate Health Committee.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 18, Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, will be heard in the Senate Health Committee.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 18, legislation to provide a more humane process for discharging homeless patients after their hospital stay will be heard in the Senate Health Committee.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1152 addresses a practice known as “patient dumping” where homeless patients are discharged under unsafe conditions.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 992, which brings more oversight for licensed substance use disorder treatment facilities and adds transparency to unlicensed recovery homes, by a vote of 9-0.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1255, which establishes state-funded subsidies for Californians to purchase health coverage through Covered California, by a vote of 8-1.

April 11, 2018

SB 992 and SB 1255 will be heard today at 1:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO – Today, Wednesday, April 11, two bills authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) will be heard in Senate Health Committee.