Capitol Watchdog: Upcoming Meetings to Watch

Inadequate physician networks and out-of-network billing have cast an ugly shadow over the expanding healthcare market as more people have access to healthcare. Next Monday, the Department of Insurance will hold a hearing on new proposed regulations covering network adequacy and out-of-network billing in emergency services. 
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Joint Hearing Select Committee On Wine And Senate Select Committee On California's Wine Industry
Growing with Drought: Water and Sustainability in Wine Agriculture and Cultivating the Future of the Industry: Strengthening Farmworker Housing and Promoting Awareness of Viticulture Education Programs.
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Sonoma State University
Student Center Ballroom
1801 E Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park
Wednesday, Nov. 4 
Senate - Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement
LARA, Chair
Keeping California ports moving related to trucking. 
2 p.m. - Long Beach City College

Building T, Room 1100

4901 Carson St.

Long Beach
Assembly Select Committee On Waste Reduction And Recycling In The 21st Century California
Overview of the statewide efforts regarding Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) efforts throughout California, including current challenges and future opportunities.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Palo Alto City Hall
Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto
Friday, Nov. 6
Senate - Select Committee on Woman and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity 
Informational meeting will be on homeless and exploited women and girls in South Los Angeles.
1 p.m. - Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center

9900 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles
Monday, Nov. 9 
California Department of Insurance: Provider Network Adequacy 
Hearing on proposed action that would amend the Department’s provider network adequacy regulation to strengthen requirements regarding network design, demonstration of insurer compliance, submission of data that will support the analysis of emerging trends, as well as requirements regarding accuracy of provider directories and other consumer notices. This is intended to address concerns regarding inadequate network access, non-network providers in network facilities, and inaccurate provider directories.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500
Sacramento, CA 95814

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