Senate Sub. 3 Begins Assessment of FY 2021-22 Investments

This afternoon, the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health & Human Services convened its first hearing of the year to review the Newsom Administration’s proposed investments in a number of areas under the jurisdiction of the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency. In addition to CHHS items, the subcommittee heard proposed investments under the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), and the California Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California).

The subcommittee received presentations from agency and department representatives, as well as the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). Subcommittee members, Senators Susan Talamantes Eggman, Richard Pan, and Melissa Melendez, had the opportunity to raise questions related to the Administration’s proposed investments and all items were held open for action at a later date. The Senate Sub. 3 hearing agenda is available here.

The Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services will convene its first hearing on Monday, February 8 to review the Administration’s proposed investments in the areas of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), EMSA, and OSHPD.