Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee

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An identical 2019 bill by Portantino sailed through the Senate and Assembly, but was vetoed by Governor Newsom at the last possible moment. This year we are hoping for the Governor’s support of this access to treatment bill. Community News Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 4:44 pm 2 thoughts on “Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee” Senate Bill 562, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Pasadena), passed the Senate Human Services Committee Tuesday. The measure will eliminate barriers to help patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) in California.“SB 562 will increase healthcare access to many autistic patients in California,” Portantino said in a prepared statement.“Statistics tell us that 1 in 59 children born today are diagnosed with autism. Early intervention is the key to helping these children live up to their potential and health insurance coverage for behavioral health treatment is critical. Research has proven that children with autism greatly benefit from behavioral health treatments and show remarkable progress,” Portantino statement read. “By expanding the types of qualified state certified coverage, this bill will allow children to receive the treatment their physician has prescribed in a timely manner.”Current law requires that health insurance companies cover all physicians or psychologists prescribed medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for ASD. Due to a loophole in the law, patients with ASD are being denied coverage for physician and psychologist prescribed evidence-based BHT. In some cases, coverage is only being offered for one form of BHT.Additionally, a shortage of network providers has created a six to twelve month wait list for BHT services.SB 562 will eliminate the existing statutory obstacles and require health insurance coverage for all forms of medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for Californians with ASD without diminishing consumer protections. The measure expands the number of qualified professionals by authorizing already State certified professionals to administer BHT within their professional competence, thereby reducing or eliminating the waiting list for services.SB 562 also details the requirements for a Qualified Autism Service Paraprofessional to insure health insurance coverage, including background checks to protect California children. The measure will protect the interests of California consumers and the state by closing the loopholes in the law and ensuring that every Californian is covered.“The DIR/Floortime Coalition of California wants to thank Senator Portantino for his ongoing leadership and support on behalf of California families,” said Andrea Davis, President of the DIR/Floortime Coalition. “Senate Bill 562 will help Californians with autism receive the treatment prescribed by their physician treatment that they both need and deserve. For too long Californians on the autism spectrum have only been covered for one type of behavioral health treatment. This legislation will correct that and allow Californians to receive the physician-prescribed, medically necessary, evidence-based treatment approach selected specifically for them. Not all Californians with autism are alike. They deserve a treatment approach chosen for their specific circumstances and needs. Treatments chosen specifically for the client will allow them to achieve their full potential and lower costs for the state, for the insurance company, and for the family. We are happy to support this much needed legislation.”SB 562 is sponsored by the DIR/Floortime Coalition of California. Supporters of the bill include: Center for Developmental Play and Learning, Cherry Crisp Entertainment and Productions, Child Development Institute, Dr. Barbara Stroud, Clinical Psychologist, Fresno City College, Greenhouse Therapy Center, Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services, NeuroRelational Framework Institute, Positive Development, Professional Child Development Associates, Stanford University Schwab Learning Center, the Washington Elks Therapy Programs for Children, INC., and Touchstone Family Development Center. Thrilled families will have more choices that honor individual differences! So proud of Dr. Andrea Davis at Greenhouse Therapy and all the other supporters of this bill to advocate for families. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift

first_img Home Equity Housing Market NAHB Negative Equity 2015-12-11 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Senate Votes to Extend Foreclosure Safeguard for Servicemembers Next: Mortech Mortgage Pricing Technologies Now Integrated with Calyx Point Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 11, 2015 2,172 Views Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago While many factors contribute to the overall health of the housing market and economy, home equity is providing a major boost to the overall position of U.S. households.A recent report from the Financial Accounts of U.S. and analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that household holdings of real estate reached $21.826 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up $1.365 trillion from $20,461 trillion from last year.In addition, the reports showed that home mortgage debt outstanding totaled $9.460 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up $78.0 billion from last year during the same time.The government report also found that mortgage debt increased 1.6 percent at an annual rate.The NAHB analysis concluded that because household-held real estate grew at a much faster pace than the total amount of mortgage debt outstanding, this means that home equity among consumer grew.According to the Financial Accounts of the U.S., home equity totaled 12.366 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, up 11.6 percent year-over-year, and is now 56.7 percent of household real estate.The amount of underwater mortgages in the U.S. continues to decline, but is not fully helping the housing market on the road to recovery, particularity in many large markets that were heavily impacted during crisis times.The negative equity rate nationwide fell in the third quarter to 13.4 percent of underwater borrowers, down from last quarter’s percentage of 14.4. One year ago, 16.9 percent of homeowners owed more on their home than it’s worth, Zillow’s Negative Equity Report showed.”Negative equity has become almost an afterthought in a handful of the nation’s hottest markets, but is holding back the recovery in dozens of large markets nationwide,” said Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s Chief Economist.She added, “Despite steady declines in negative equity, many cities are still facing tight inventory, especially among entry-level homes. Those homes that are available are often not in demand and stay on the market for a long time. This can be extremely frustrating for buyers and sellers alike, as they come face to face with the difficult side effects of negative equity.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Home Equity Housing Market NAHB Negative Equity About Author: Xhevrije West Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Rising Home Equity Gives Housing Market a Lift The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Councillor walks out of Buncrana chamber in row over report delay

first_img Google+ Councillor walks out of Buncrana chamber in row over report delay A Buncrana Town councillor has walked out of today’s monthly meeting in protest at delays in reports being provided to elected members.Councillor Peter Mc Laughlin said he left the meeting in protest, claiming he has been waiting 5 months for a report on the land deal agreed last year by the county council and the IDA.He says that deal favors Letterkenny.Councillor Mc Laughlin says the delay in the report is holding up other business of the council:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pete530.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Newsx Adverts Previous articleCllr Terence Slowey “breached ethics guidelines” – SIPONext articleReport into Cllr Slowey expenses likely to come before council News Highland Facebook Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Twitter Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – April 13, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Donegal Senator calls for independent assessment of Irelands wind energy policy

first_img Google+ By News Highland – April 10, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Facebook Previous articleFarmers from Donegal, Derry and Tyrone travel to Omagh for conference todayNext articleControversial traffic lights switched back on at LYIT News Highland Pinterest Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has repeated his call for an independent assessment of Ireland’s wind energy policy, saying it’s not right that the Department of Energy is evaluating its own policy.Senator O’Domhnaill says given the amount if money that is spent subsidising the sector, there needs to be an independent, objective and scientifically based cost benefit analysis of wind farms in Ireland.He told the Seanad this week that a recent study found that excessive grants, subsidies and tax breaks make wind farms an expensive and inefficient way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.However, he says, Minister Pat Rabbitte refuses to address the issue………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/brod830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Senator calls for independent assessment of Irelands wind energy policy Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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‘Make Representation Before Concerned Authorities’ : Karnataka HC To Doctor Seeking Directions To Use ‘Pulse Oximeter’ For COVID Test

first_imgNews Updates’Make Representation Before Concerned Authorities’ : Karnataka HC To Doctor Seeking Directions To Use ‘Pulse Oximeter’ For COVID Test Mustafa Plumber13 April 2021 7:05 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has asked a Doctor, who had approached the court seeking directions to use pulse oximeter in detecting Covid-19 cases and avoid unwanted swab tests, to approach the concerned authorities with an appropriate representation.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the prayers said “Since most of the prayers made in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has asked a Doctor, who had approached the court seeking directions to use pulse oximeter in detecting Covid-19 cases and avoid unwanted swab tests, to approach the concerned authorities with an appropriate representation.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the prayers said “Since most of the prayers made in the petition relate to policy matters, it will be appropriate if the petitioner makes a representation to the concerned authorities who are empowered to take policy decisions on the subjects.”It concluded by saying “We are sure that considering the issue of COVID-19, the concerned authorities will look into the said representations at the earliest and will take appropriate decisions.” The petition filed by DR. CHETAN KUMAR N.G a Pulmonologist had sought directions to the state government and Union government for the use of Pulse Oximeter and to avoid conducting unwanted swab tests, containment zones, seal downs, Night Curfew, etc and to develop a scientific approach in handling the pandemic and avoid unwanted chaos, fear, stigma in the community. Further, respondents are directed to provide necessary protection such as mandatory health insurance of all including Below Poverty line and Above poverty line. Issue appropriate orders or directions to the respondent to strengthen Primary Health Care centers/taluks/district hospitals in and around Bangalore and rest of Karnaaka to ensure hospitals in Urban areas are not overburdened in future. Other relief sought included directions to monitor the 6th respondent (THE KARNATAKA STATE PHARMACY COUNCIL) and its members from appointing a committee to ensure that the pharmacist from black stocking any kind of medicines. Respondents, to fix scientifically the bills of Government Scheme cases and make sure the right medications and care are given to such patients referred to the Private Hospitals. Finally, to direct respondents to advise media and news channels to telecast positive news and not create panic among the public.”Click Hear To Download/Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Brogan calls for temporary housing unit in Letterkenny as homelessness is highlighted

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Brogan calls for temporary housing unit in Letterkenny as homelessness is highlighted WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – November 13, 2017 center_img The issue of homelessness in Donegal is to be raised at a meeting of Letterkenny Municipal District tomorrow. Cllr Ciaran Brogan says he spoke to a man sleeping rough in Letterkenny on Saturday night, and believes a purpose built temporary accomodation unit is needed as a matter of urgency.He’s calling on the council to begin an immediate dialogue with the HSE and other agencies…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/broganhostel.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleLetterkenny toy company develops doll with cochlear implantNext article25 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital today News Highland Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

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CHCHC celebrates 40th anniversary

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Tuesday, July 16, 2019, marked the 40th anniversary of the Charles Henderson Child Health Center (CHCHC) opening its doors in Troy.The day’s activities began at 9 a.m. with CHCHC’s annual Reach Out and Read program for children.Children are the focus of and the reason for the CHCHC and Ben Busbee, administrator, said the staff looks forward to the ROR event every year. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:43 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Tuesday also marked the 40th anniversary of Debbie Rhodes, who, Busbee said, has been aa faithful, loyal and dedicated employee of the center from its very beginning. “I had worked for East Central Mental Health for three years and the chance to work at the Charles Henderson Child Health Center was a good opportunity,” Rhodes said. “I enjoy working with children and I decided that was what I wanted to do.”That decision set the course of Rhodes career for 40 years and counting.  She plans to up that total to three more years before she retires to spend time with family, especially grandchildren, and to travel. Sponsored Content Print Article Book Nook to reopen Email the author Skip By The Penny Hoarder Rhodes was presented a 40-year certificate and a “well-deserved” financial gift for her many years of dedicated service.Rhodes said working at CHCHC has been a blessing.“Seeing children come in sick and then come back feeling good is the real joy of working at the center,” she said. “I been very happy here for 40 years and look forward to several more.”Carol Fuller has also been with CHCHC since it opened its doors and will celebrate her 40th year anniversary in October.    “We are so blessed to have the staff we have at the center and I am so proud of the staff,” Busbee said. “There are numerous 20, 25, and 30-plus year employees. They are what makes the center what it is to this community. But, none of this would be possible without the vision and generosity of Charles Henderson.“Our goal and his vision has and always will be to provide the highest quality of healthcare to children from birth to age 19, regardless of their ability to pay.”Busbee said CHCHC was built on strong values: patient first; integrity, innovation and excellence. “We share a deep commitment to doing things right – right by our patients, regulatory bodies and our own internal standards,” he said. “We strive to deliver on our promise with the highest degree of honesty and ethical behavior.  We take our commitment to our patients very seriously and believe it to be of the utmost importance to our continued success.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson CHCHC celebrates 40th anniversary The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Water, sewer revenues rise modestly after rate increase Halfway through the year, Troy is seeing a modest increase in revenue from increased water and sewer rates. The city… read more “Parents are invited to bring their children for a time of reading and games,” Busbee said. “Our staff enjoys seeing the children at play as much as they seem to enjoy it. And, it was a fun way to begin our celebration of CHCHC’s 40th year anniversary.”Busbee said the child health center has a rich history that was the vision of Charles H. Henderson, a prominent Troy banker, businessman and former Alabama governor. “Charles Henderson provided that his estate be placed in trust and the interest from investments used to finance education facilities as well as the children’s health center, that now bears his name,” Busbee said. “The center was established in 1979 as a non-profit organization. Since beginning operations in 1979, the center has provided care to literally thousands of children from generations of residents from the surrounding communities.”  Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Storieslast_img read more

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Los Angeles councilmen to request MLB award World Series titles to Dodgers following Astros sign-stealing scandal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(LOS ANGELES) — Officials in Los Angeles believe they have found a way to rectify the World Series titles they feel they were cheated out of during the sign-stealing scandal surrounding the Houston Astros.The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to request that MLB award the Dodgers the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles, which they lost to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, respectively, Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV reported.Last week, MLB announced stiff penalties against the Houston Astros for stealing signs during their 2017 World Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.MLB also announced an investigation into the Boston Red Sox’s 2018 World Series win against the Dodgers, after then-manager Alex Cora was identified as the ringleader of the scandal while with the Astros.On Jan. 13, two days after the news broke, Los Angeles Councilmen Paul Koretz and Gilbert Cedillo formally introduced a resolution calling on MLB hand over the titles, stating that it would “uncharted territory” but a fair move.“There have been scandals in the past over the century-plus that we’ve had Major League Baseball in this country,” Koretz said, according to KABC-TV. “I’m not sure if we’ve had this documented an effort to steal two World Series, and we know the results.”Koretz added that stripping the titles from Houston and Boston would be “appropriate payback” in light of the scandal.“I think this really besmirches the national pastime and the most historic sport in American history, and there has to be a message that this isn’t allowed,” he said.The Astros were fined $5 million, the maximum allowed under current MLB rules, and forced to forfeit first- and second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts. The Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch about an hour after they were suspended by MLB for the 2020 season.The Red Sox parted ways with Cora the next day, but a decision from MLB on whether to punish him is being withheld until the separate investigation is complete.Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who was a player for Houston during the alleged cheating, resigned in the wake of the scandal as well. He was the only player implicated in the MLB report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund January 21, 2020 /Sports News – National Los Angeles councilmen to request MLB award World Series titles to Dodgers following Astros sign-stealing scandalcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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HMS Ramsey Expected in Liverpool

first_img View post tag: Liverpool View post tag: News by topic HMS Ramsey Expected in Liverpool The Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ramsey will sail into the city of Liverpool on Friday 5 June for a four-day visit.The ship will stop on route on Thursday so that five sea cadets and one instructor from Whithead Sea Cadet Unit can embark for an overnight transit into Liverpool.Berthing at Canning Half-Tide Dock at approximately 1.45pm, the ship is visiting to support the International Mersey River Festival which runs from Friday until Sunday, June 7.HMS Ramsey is open to visitors on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.[mappress mapid=”16152″]Image: Royal Navy Authorities View post tag: HMS Ramsey View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: Navy June 4, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ramsey Expected in Liverpool last_img read more

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Celebrate Smokey Robinson’s Birthday With Three Soulful Live Performances

first_imgBorn on this day in 1940, Smokey Robinson is one of the most well-known and commercially successful singers of his time. He was the founder, leader, and songwriter of The Miracles, a staple of the iconic Motown Records‘ lineup from the late 50’s to the early 70’s. He was once referred to as America’s “greatest living poet” by Bob Dylan–high praise from the man whom many believe holds that title himself. He would also go on to have an illustrious solo career, as well as work his way up to high-level executive positions at Motown. Despite his wide-ranging successes as a songwriter, producer, record executive, and more, Smokey’s legacy is and will always be his incomparable smooth, silky voice. In honor of his birthday today, take a look back at some classic videos of Smokey wooing crowds with his one-of-a-kind pipes:First, check out footage of Smokey performing “Cruisin” in 1979, courtesy of YouTube user Jorge Hits Official:Next, take a listen to “The Tears of a Clown” performed by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on the Andy Williams show in 1971, via YouTube user WARHOL IS OVER:Finally, check out this 70’s-era TV performance by Robinson and George Michael at the iconic Apollo Theater, thanks to YouTube user Claudia Hernandez. The number’s introduction by the now-defamed Bill Cosby is a little strange to viewers in 2017, but the soulful performance by the two superstar singers more than makes up for that. Enjoy!A very happy birthday to Smokey Joe!last_img read more

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