The bill requires the office of health equity (office) in the department of public health and environment to:
- Create a culturally relevant and affirming health-care training grant program to provide money to nonprofit entities and statewide associations of health-care providers to develop new, culturally responsive training programs
to benefitfor priority populations; and
- Contract with a third-party administrator to administer the program.
The third-party administrator is required to:
- Issue a request for proposal for applications from nonprofit entities and statewide associations of health-care providers who wish to participate in the program to develop culturally relevant and affirming health-care training for health-care professionals; and
- Submit the list of the qualified applicants for the program to the health equity commission in the office for approval.
Each regulator in the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies for the applicable health-care professional is required to provide information concerning the training courses available to the licensee, certificate holder, or registrant. The regulator is required to encourage participation in the training courses.
The general assembly is required to appropriate $1 million to the department for allocation to the office for the program.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)