California to mandate implicit bias training as part of continuing medical education

California passed a bill Sept. 12 that will require clinicians to complete implicit bias training as part of their continuing education, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A separate bill was also passed that aims to eliminate disparities in perinatal care for black women. The legislation aims to reduce disparities in healthcare along demographic lines like gender, sexual orientation, age and disability, according to the report. The law will also apply to court workers.

The bill will require continuing education programs for physicians, nurses and physician assistants to include implicit bias training by 2023, according to the report.

The bill awaits signature from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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