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SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, by a bipartisan vote of 8-0.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1023 brings together new technologies and sexual and reproductive health care, such as hormonal birth control and STD testing and treatment, to improve access to these services. Telehealth is changing the way health practitioners provide essential services and how patients can access them.

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Rewire News - “The state has the resources to stop the STD public health crisis in its tracks, now we just need the leadership and the will to get the job done,” said Amy Moy, Vice President of Public Affairs with Essential Access Health, which partners with the state and local health departments on STD care.

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