Committee Staff

Health Committee Staff

Judith Babcock, Principal Consultant Email:
Lara Flynn, Principal Consultant Email:
Kristene Mapile, Principal Consultant Email:
Lisa Murawski, Principal Consultant Email:

Patty Rodgers, Lead Secretary Email:
Marshall Kirkland, Secretary Email:

                                                   Consultant Policy Assignments

Judy Babcock

Lisa Murawski

Lara Flynn

Kristene Mapile

Alcohol/Drug programs

Residential treatment facilities/Out-patient treatment / Sober living homes / Narcotic treatment programs

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)/Naloxone/SAMSHA

Dental & Denti-Cal

Cannabis / Prop.64
YEPEITA / DPH related Manufacturing / Labeling

Mental/Behavioral Health

State hospitals / Autism / County services / Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) Act / Conservatorships / Laura’s Law/Prop. 63 - MHSA / suicide prevention / Developmental Disabilities

Medi-Cal/Drug Medi-Cal
Eligibility & enrollment / provider rates / MCO tax / Fraud / federal issues / disproportionate share hospitals / waivers / dual eligible / long term care integration / Rx drugs / specialty mental health / health homes / coverage & benefits / CBAS / federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) / rural health centers (RHCs) / GHPP / CHDP/ CCS

County health services / COHS/Indigent care

Medi-Cal Managed Care


 Advance directives / hospice / palliative care / End of Life Option Act

Emergency Medical Services Authority

Health Workforce
Workforce diversity / training programs / loan repayment / scope of practice / medical technicians

Hospitals/Health Facilities
Hospital management and safety / Charity care / Licensing / Seismic / Staffing requirements / HCAI / Trauma  / hospital related EMS / Health care districts / surgical centers / Community clinics

Nursing Homes

Reproductive health

Tobacco products & control
Proposition 99/  Tobacco Tax

Vital Statistics

Organ donation

Exchange / Covered CA

Insurance Market / CalHEERS

Health insurance
HMOs, PPOs, Knox-Keene Act, other commercial health insurance products

Insurance Mandate Bills
 California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) / Essential Health Benefits (EHBs)

Insurance regulation

Medical Privacy

Transparency of health care information
Quality improvement / telehealth / health information technology

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