Expanded Emergency Health Services

A new state law (AB 2576) will ensure that patients impacted by a disaster can continue to receive the care they need. During an emergency, providers can deliver health services in the field, such as check-ups at shelters for evacuated patients, as well as phone and home visits. Previously services delivered outside the �four walls� of a community health center facility were not reimbursed. The new law also creates an accelerated process for health centers to create temporary pharmacy sites when the clinic is inaccessible. The California Medical Association supported this legislation. To read more, go to