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  • Medi-Cal official to leave healthcare post in January

    Medi-Cal official to leave healthcare post in January
    The official who led California's giant public healthcare services department through a tumultuous implementation of Obamacare reforms -- including a months-long period during which hundreds of thousands of Medicaid applications have languished, waiting...
  • In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk

    In vaccination debate, children of more responsible parents at risk
    Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law? Yes. A parent worries. You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Lawmakers consider repealing glove rule for food handlers

    Lawmakers consider repealing glove rule for food handlers
    A year after approving a law requiring restaurant workers to put on new plastic gloves each time they handle food, state lawmakers are rushing to repeal the mandate after eateries complained it is a significant burden. The state Senate on Thursday is...
  • Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'

    Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'
    The proposed repeal of the California law that requires food workers to wear gloves has inched its way through the state Assembly and Senate and is in its "final push" to go to Gov. Jerry Brown. On Thursday morning, the state Senate voted 32 to 0 to...
  • California Legislature repeals glove law for food handlers

    California Legislature repeals glove law for food handlers
    California lawmakers have pulled an about-face on a controversial change to the state's health code that bans restaurant workers from touching food with their bare hands and requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves. The Senate voted 32 to 0 Thursday...
  • Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that recognize the legal use of Bitcoins and other digital currencies in California, repeal a requirement for food handlers to use gloves, and keep minor truants out of lockup facilities, his aides announced Saturday....
  • Repeal of food safety glove law clears Assembly committee

    Repeal of food safety glove law clears Assembly committee
    The new California law that requires food workers to wear gloves, stirring controversy among outraged chefs and bartenders, is another step closer to being repealed. The state Assembly's Health Committee, which proposed the bill that Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods

    Proposal reignites debate over labeling genetically modified foods
    SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back. Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....
  • Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails

    Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails
    SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday. Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to...
  • Assembly Democrats seek to restore cuts to Medi-Cal funding

    SACRAMENTO -- Two Assembly Democrats want to restore funding for California's healthcare program for the poor, laying the groundwork for another debate over how to make the best use of the state's financial recovery. The proposal, AB 1805, would reverse...
  • In a 180, California proposes repealing food safety law requiring chefs to wear gloves

    In a 180, California proposes repealing food safety law requiring chefs to wear gloves
    The chair of California's Assembly Health Committee has proposed legislation to repeal the controversial new food safety law that requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while preparing food and drinks. According to a law that went into effect Jan....