CAPA Sponsored Legislation

CAPA’s Sponsored Bill – SB 697
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October 9, 2019 – Governor Newsom signs SB 697! This bill is self-executing and will take effect on January 1, 2020.


September 11, 2019 – SB 697 made it out of the Senate (40 Ayes, 0 Noes) and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk for signature.


September 9, 2019 – SB 697 made its way through the Assembly (68 Ayes, 0 Noes) and will be back in the Senate for concurrence on September 10, 2019.


August 30, 2019 – SB 697 made it out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a vote of 18 yeas and 0 noes. The next stop for the bill is the Assembly Floor.


July 9, 2019 – SB 697 made it out of the Assembly Business and Professions (B & P) Committee with a vote of 19 yeas and 0 noes. The next stop for the bill is the Assembly Appropriations Committee.


May 23, 2019 – SB 697 made it off the Senate floor with 37 Ayes and 0 Noes.

The bill now moves to the Assembly. Each step of the way the number of noe votes has been zero. This is NOT because the bill is non-controversial or isn’t powerful in its purpose to strengthen PA practice in California. This is because CAPA has deligently met with Senators, their staff and worked with stakeholders to address their concerns. It is a lot of work going into a committee or on to the floor of the Senate or Assembly. We are working now to meet with Assembly members, their staff and stakeholders. This constant attention throughout the legislative process makes a huge difference.



May 23, 2019
– SB 697 made it off the Senate floor with 37 Ayes and 0 Noes.



May 16, 2019
– SB 697 successfully passed out of the Senate Standing Committee on Appropriations without any “Noe” votes.


April 23, 2019 – CAPA presented testimony in support of CAPA’s sponsored bill, SB 697 (Caballero) to the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. We are proud to report that the bill passed out of the Committee with 8 Ayes and 0 Noes. This is just the first of many Committee and floor votes needed before SB 697 makes its way to the Governor’s desk for signature.


February 22, 2019 – CAPA Introduces SB 697 Physician assistants: practice agreement: supervision (Caballero)

SB 697 will:

  • Eliminate delegated services to PAs. Instead each practice will outline the PA’s professional services through an agreement developed in collaboration with a PA and a representative physician of the practice.
  • Eliminate the chart co-signature and chart review as defined in statute.
  • Help to equalize PAs and NPs in the job market and at the practice level

CAPA members who have questions about SB 697 should feel free to contact CAPA at capa@capanet.org.