CalHHS and DHCS Appointments Advance from Senate Rules

This week, the Senate Rules Committee held a hearing to review the appointment of three nominees from Governor Newsom: California Health and Human Services Agency (CalHHS) Undersecretary Marko Mijic, CalHHS Deputy Secretary for Program and Fiscal Affairs Brendan McCarthy, and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Director Michelle Baass.

Members of the committee questioned all three nominees on a variety of topics including CalAIM, the Medi-Cal program including street medicine, Care Court, services to the developmentally disabled community, the operation of the Valencia laboratory, hospice regulatory issues, and housing and homelessness programs and funding.

The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously to confirm all three nominees, and their confirmations will now go before the full Senate for consideration.