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AB2702 (Chen) Unanimously Approved!

ASSEMBLYMEMBER PHIL CHEN PRAISES ASSEMBLY BUSINESS PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE FOR UNANIMOUSLY PASSING AB 2702 TO ADDRESS LAB PROFESSIONAL SHORTAGE IN CALIFORNIA


SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblymember Phillip Chen (R- Brea) commends the California State Assembly Business Professions Committee for unanimously approving AB 2702 (Chen), a measure aimed at providing more hospital internships for lab professionals to graduate and join California’s workforce. California is currently facing a shortage of lab professionals. By law, lab professionals are required to complete a hospital internship to graduate. However, there are insufficient hospital internships available, leading to fewer lab professionals graduating and entering the workforce. This shortage has become a statewide problem, impacting overall patient care. “We understand California’s budget deficit is significant, but California needs a platform to help address the critical need for more lab professionals. AB 2702 is the first step in addressing this issue,” said Assemblymember Chen. Assemblymember Chen also commended the California Association of Medical Laboratory Technology (CAMLT) and their lab professional members for their efforts in addressing this crucial worker shortage issue. AB 2702 will next be heard in the Assembly Higher Education Committee. Assemblyman Phillip Chen (R-Brea) represents portions of Orange and San Bernardino counties.


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