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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Cultural awareness and competence training. Provides that the state health data center (center) shall maintain statistics concerning race and ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. (Under current law, the center is required to maintain statistics concerning gender and ethnicity.) Requires the center to adopt and implement the data collection standards established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Provides that the state department of health, with the assistance of the office of minority health, shall establish a cultural awareness and competence training program for health care professionals. Provides that a health care professional must complete two Cultural awareness and competence training. Provides that the state health data center (center) shall maintain statistics concerning race and ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status. (Under current law, the center is required to maintain statistics concerning gender and ethnicity.) Requires the center to adopt and implement the data collection standards established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Provides that the state department of health, with the assistance of the office of minority health, shall establish a cultural awareness and competence training program for health care professionals. Provides that a health care professional must complete two hours of cultural awareness and competence training each year. ... View more