Press Releases

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.

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 11, Senate Bill 1255, which would establish state-funded subsidies for Californians to purchase health coverage through Covered California, will be heard in the Senate Health Committee.

April 10, 2018

Bill also increases transparency on unlicensed sober living homes

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 11, Senate Bill 992, which requires more oversight for licensed substance use disorder treatment facilities and brings transparency to unlicensed recovery homes, will be heard in the Senate Health Committee.

April 6, 2018

SACRAMENTOSenator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) is requesting the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office launch an investigation into the city of Industry, which is a charter city of about 200 residents in the San Gabriel Valley.

April 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) adjourned in memory of Cary Jay Rudman, Chief Ethics Counsel and Ombudsman for the Senate.

You Tube: https://youtu.be/DSScaqsG6-Y

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f7v47cuxlg0kbqv/Rudman%20AIM.mp4?dl=0

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