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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 123630.3

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(a) A hospital as defined in subdivision (a) or (f) of Section 1250 that provides perinatal care, and an alternative birth center or primary care clinic subject to Section 1204.3, shall implement an evidence-based implicit bias program for all health care providers involved in the perinatal care of patients within those facilities.

(b) An implicit bias program implemented pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include all of the following:

(1) Identification of previous or current unconscious biases and misinformation.

(2) Identification of personal, interpersonal, institutional, structural, and cultural barriers to inclusion.

(3) Corrective measures to decrease implicit bias at the interpersonal and institutional levels, including ongoing policies and practices for that purpose.

(4) Information on the effects, including, but not limited to, ongoing personal effects, of historical and contemporary exclusion and oppression of minority communities.

(5) Information about cultural identity across racial or ethnic groups.

(6) Information about communicating more effectively across identities, including racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities.

(7) Discussion on power dynamics and organizational decisionmaking.

(8) Discussion on health inequities within the perinatal care field, including information on how implicit bias impacts maternal and infant health outcomes.

(9) Perspectives of diverse, local constituency groups and experts on particular racial, identity, cultural, and provider-community relations issues in the community.

(10) Information on reproductive justice.

(c)(1) A health care provider described in subdivision (a) shall complete initial basic training through the implicit bias program based on the components described in subdivision (b).

(2) Upon completion of the initial basic training, a health care provider shall complete a refresher course under the implicit bias program every two years thereafter, or on a more frequent basis if deemed necessary by the facility, in order to keep current with changing racial, identity, and cultural trends and best practices in decreasing interpersonal and institutional implicit bias.

(d) A facility described in subdivision (a) shall provide a certificate of training completion to another facility or a training attendee upon request. A facility may accept a certificate of completion from another facility described in subdivision (a) to satisfy the training requirement described in subdivision (c) from a health care provider who works in more than one facility.

(e) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, if a physician involved in the perinatal care of patients is not directly employed by a facility, the facility shall offer the training to the physician.

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