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12 CA Hospitals Fined for Immediate Jeopardy Violations
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A dozen California hospitals must pay “immediate jeopardy” fines totaling $650,000 for safety lapses that caused death or harm to patients under their care, state health officials announced Wednesday.

Since legislation establishing these penalties took effect in 2009, 124 hospitals have received 198 fines totaling $6.8 million, said Pam Dickfoss, acting deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality, California Department of Public Health.