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Hospital infections too deadly to ignore
Sacramento Bee

As statutes go, Nile’s Law should have been a snap to implement.

The 2008 law, approved by a combined vote in the Legislature of 114-4, is aimed at informing consumers about a serious health threat. The California Department of Public Health, hospitals, unions, and patient advocates agreed on the compromise.

As described by Sen. Elaine Alquist, the bill’s author, the measure was intended to provide people with readily accessible information about hospital-acquired infections, and name hospitals and their infection rates.