Committee Staff

                                                   Consultant Policy Assignments

  Eliza Brooks

Riana King Lisa Murawski Lara Flynn Kristene Mapile

Children's Health
FamilyPACT / infant health / birth defects pupil health / pediatric care / WIC program / Genetic Disease Screening Program / school nutrition

Pharmaceuticals / Pharmacy / Dietary Supplements
High-priced specialty drugs / CURES

Public Health Programs
communicable & noncommunicable diseases / vaccines and immunizations/ HIV/AIDS / STDs / chronic diseases / cancer / obesity / diabetes / hypertension / prevention / drinking water / environmental health / bioterrorism / health disparities/Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law

Food safety / Food Labelling / Nutrition
California Retail Food Code (Excluding: children's nutrition)

Biotechnology / Stem cell research
Proposition 71 /cloning / genetics / emerging therapies

CLIA / Lab Field Services (X-ray, CT) / medical devices

Vital Statistics

Organ donation

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

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)/Naloxone/SAMSHA

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


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Budget coordination

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

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

Office of Health Care Affordability

Health Payments Database

Health Committee Staff

Chief Consultant
Lara Flynn

Principal Consultant
Kristene Mapile

Principal Consultant
Lisa Murawski

Principal Consultant
Riana King

Associate Consultant
Eliza Brooks

Lead Secretary
Patty Patten

Marshall Kirkland

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