AB 443 – California

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB443

International medical graduates.
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, establishes the Medical Board of California and sets forth its powers and duties relating to the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons. Existing law establishes the University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine’s International Medical Graduate Program to allow selected international medical graduates in a preresidency training program at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine to receive hands-on clinical instruction, as prescribed.
This bill would make findings and declarations regarding the state’s need for Spanish-speaking physicians to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking limited English proficient patients. The bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to expand the existing pool of international medical graduates in California.

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