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Many surgery centers operate without oversight
California Watch

The body count is mounting. California journalists have been documenting harrowing tales of patient harm and chaos in surgery centers that have been operating in a regulatory vacuum since mid-2007. More than three years ago, a state appeals court handed a momentous victory to a doctor. He argued that he already had a license to practice medicine, so why should he need a second license to open a surgery center? The court ruled that he did not.