Press Releases

SB 1095 provides children with the best opportunity for an early diagnoses and treatment through newborn screenings

August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan to require the Department of Public Health to expand the existing newborn screening program to include any condition that has been adopted by the federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP), passed the State Assembly. 

Idea for SB 977 came from the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove

August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove overwhelmingly passed the California State Assembly today.  SB 977 would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 250 feet from a youth sporting event. 

August 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing Sacramento made the following statement about state grants announced today that would provide $30 million to the planned streetcar line bridging Sacramento and West Sacramento and $9 million to add new track to expand the Capitol Corridor service between Sacramento and Roseville.

State and local governments lack resources for Increased mosquito control and rapid disease detection

July 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO- Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and California State Senator made the following statement upon the announcement from health officials that they are investigating the first possible non-travel related case of Zika transmission in the United States:

SB 1189 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Entering Autopsy Room When Individual Died in their Care & States Forensic Autopsies Must be Conducted by Medical Experts

June 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, SB 1189 to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased, was passed by the California State Senate on a vote of 23 to 13.  

June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principle co-authored by Senator Bill Monning, which would allow California to partner at the federal level to reduce gun violence, was passed by the State Senate today on a vote of 28 to 5. 

SB 877 will require California to establish and maintain a data-tracking system on violent deaths in the state, including gun deaths. 

SB 947 will focus staff time on moving families into the workforce and cut transportation expenses

June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State Senate passed SB 947 to modernize the application process for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), the state’s safety-net program for poor families with children.

More than 500 people from dozens of area schools are expected on the South Steps of the Capitol

May 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento region, along with co-hosts, Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Jim Cooper and Ken Cooley will hold a special recognition ceremony to honor graduates who have been nominated by their Sacramento-area schools. Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna and Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen will kick the event off with opening remarks. KSFM 102.5 Morning Hosts, Wayne, Jay, and Megan will be the Master of Ceremonies.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Richard Pan, M.D. with 2016 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D. Excellence in Government Award

May 17, 2016
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) yesterday presented California State Sen. Richard Pan, M.D. (D-Sacramento), with the 2016 Excellence in Government award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the medical specialty of anesthesiology, its practitioners and patients.

Starting May 16, health care is available to children regardless of their immigration status.

May 16, 2016

Sacramento – As working families across the state celebrate because their children will finally have access to the health care they need to stay healthy, Dr. Richard Pan, who co-founded and chaired Healthy Kids, Healthy Future, celebrated along with them and made the following statement: