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File #: 22-19    Version: 1 Name: Position on AB 369
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Consideration of a Support Position for AB 369 (Kamlager) - Medi-Cal Services: Persons Experiencing Homelessness; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2021-06-28__ATT__AB 369 Medi-Cal services-persons experiencing homelessness.pdf
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CC - (1) Consideration of a Support Position for AB 369 (Kamlager) - Medi-Cal Services: Persons Experiencing Homelessness; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: June 28, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Senator Kamlager's Office and Meetings and Agendas - City Council (06/23/2021)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (06/23/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) consider a support position for AB 369 - Medi-Cal services: persons experiencing homelessness; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

At the June 7, 2021 City Council Meeting, the City Council achieved consensus to agendize a City Council item to consider supporting AB 369 (Attachment 1) to be brought back for approval at a future City Council meeting. AB 369 was introduced by then-Assemblymember Kamlager, who has been since elected to the State Senate. This Staff Report was originally scheduled for consideration at the June 14, 2021 City Council Meeting however was not heard due to time constraints.

About AB 369

Existing law provides for the Medi-Cal program, administered by the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program provisions. Existing law requires DHCS to provide presumptive Medi-Cal eligibility to pregnant women and children. Existing law authorizes a qualified hospital to make presumptive eligibility determinations if...

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