SB 363 (Pan): Workplace Safety
SB-591 Incarcerated persons: health records.
Yesterday, the California State Senate Public Safety Committee passed the AFSCME sponsored bill SB 591. This bill would require the disclosure of information between a county correctional facility, a county medical facility, a state correctional facility, a state hospital, or a facility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to ensure the continuity of health care of an inmate being transferred between those facilities. This bill would require that the prisoner be evaluated by a practicing psychologist from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and that those psychologists be given access to a prisoner being temporarily housed at other facilities. The bill passed with a 6-0 vote. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Not Present: Senator Holly Mitchell (D)