AB 2706: Healthcare Information Requirements Legislation & Policy
(Cabinet Report — July 7, 2015)
Legislation signed last fall by Governor Jerry Brown requires school districts and charter schools to add an informational item to their enrollment forms aimed at educating parents and legal guardians about available healthcare options and where they can get help signing up. The new mandate includes 2015-2016 school year as well as those beginning in 2016 and 2017.
Specifically, the Hernandez bill requires that, for the next three school years, all public schools and charters provide to parents or legal guardians information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance.
Schools can elect to use a template notice that has been developed in conjunction with the California Department of Education, CCHI and the California School Boards Association among others such as those from All in for Health. Or they can develop their own information sheet.
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