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Inventory of the California State Senate Health Committee Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Committee History
  • Scope and Content
  • Accruals
  • Related Collections at the California State Archives
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California State Senate Health Committee Records
    Dates: 1997-2016
    Collection number: LP462
    Creator: California State Senate Health Committee California State Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Subcommittee
    Collection Size: 71 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: The Senate Health Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions. The Senate Health Committee Records consist of approximately 71 cubic feet of textual and audiovisual records.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Senate Health Committee Records, LP462:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Committee History

    The Senate Health Committee is the most recent Senate committee to oversee bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions.
    The first committee had bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance, and managed care under its purview was the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. It was created by Senate Resolution 9 on January 6, 1970. Its purpose was to review "all bills relating to public health; welfare; alcoholic beverages; and all bills relating to the State Department of Mental Hygiene or to institutions under its jurisdiction, including: state hospitals, homes for the feeble-minded, inebriate colonies, institutions for delinquents, homes for blind, industrial workshops, and any other institutions of similar nature; and bills relating to the Youth Authority and to institutions under its jurisdiction" (California Legislature at Sacramento, 1970, p. 93). On February 17, 1984, the Senate passed Resolution 33 which changed the committee name to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee; the scope remained the same. On December 6, 2004, Senate Resolution 4 disbanded the Senate Health and Human Services committee and formed the Senate Health Committee. The new committee's scope excluded bills relating to welfare, social programs and services, and related institutions. Bills relating to welfare programs, are now under the jurisdiction of the Senate Human Services Committee. The Senate Health Committee heard bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions.
    From 2005 through 2006, the Senate Health Committee had four subcommittees: Aging and Long-Term Care, Medicine and Health Care, Mental Health, and Neurodevelopment Disorders and Stem Cell Research Oversight. From 2007 to 2011 the only subcommittee that remained under the Health Committee was Aging and Long-Term Care.

    Scope and Content

    The Senate Health Committee records consist of Senate Bill Files, 2005-2016, Hearing Files, 2005-2010, and Subject Files, 2005-2006.
    The bill files document the bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as long-term health care, school food nutrition guidelines, stem cell research, drinking water standards, immunizations, suicide prevention, and health care programs, including the California Children and Families Act of 1988.
    The hearing files for the Senate Health Committee may contain agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as interim hearings and select joint committee hearings.
    The subject files created by the Senate Health Committee may include correspondence, emails, memoranda, statistical findings, and published and unpublished reports. Of particular note are those files related to Payment of Provider Services Information and Complaints, as well as AB1321 (2005) which prohibits a non-contracting emergency physician working at a hospital that contracts with HMO from billing a patient. This series also contains files related to health care services plans and unfair payment patterns.
    The subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care records consist of Bill Files, 2007-2008, Hearing Files, 1997-2009, and Correspondence, 2010-2011.
    The bill files document the bills directed to the committee. The files include committee analysis, letters from interested parties, and the comments of affected agencies. These files show the close involvement of the committee in such issues as healthy eating and access to healthy foods, amongst other health related legislation.
    The hearing files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care may contain audiotapes, transcripts, background, and working files for regular session hearings as well as select joint hearings. Hearing topics include renewable energy, Alzheimer's disease, support for family caregivers, and issues regarding elderly living standards.
    The correspondence files created by the Subcommittee on Aging and Long-Term Care include letters from representatives of regional centers, constituents and medical professionals. The correspondence relates to the funding of California's Burn Institute in Imperial County, and information regarding Pertussis vaccination.

    Accruals

    Further accruals are expected.

    Related Collections at the California State Archives

    Assembly Health Committee Records
    Senate Health and Human Services Committee Records

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Prisoners - Health and hygiene - California
    Drug abuse - Prevention
    Health insurance