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LGBT Cultural Competency Training | SB 747 | 2011

LGBT Cultural Competency Training

Bill Number: SB 747

The American Medical Association (AMA) has called publicly to improve the education of healthcare personnel regarding best practices for improving care provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients.  A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrates ongoing deficiencies in medical school training regarding health needs of LGBT patients. SB 747 would have required regulatory boards that license or certify healthcare professionals to require continuing education on LGBT cultural competency in healthcare, ensuring safe and understanding care. 

Status: Introduced on February 18, 2011. Passed by Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development on April 11, 2011 on a 6-2 vote. Passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 9, 2011. Passed by the full Senate on May 16, 2011, on a 25-12 vote. Passed by the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections on June 21, 2011, on a 6-2 vote. Passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 25, 2011, on a 12-5 vote. Passed by the full Assembly on September 1, 2011, on a 47-26 vote. Vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

AuthorSenator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego).



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