Media Statement

California Hospitals Express Concern About Two PPE Bills Signed into Law by Gov. Newsom
SB 275, AB 2537 Will Subject Hospitals to Disparate Rules, Penalties

“Unfortunately, in signing both bills about personal protective equipment supply, the Administration has created double jeopardy for hospitals — subjecting them to disparate requirements and penalties,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “But, as always, California’s hospitals stand ready to work together with others on the front lines of COVID to find meaningful, long-term solutions to increase the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment to keep patients and workers safe.”

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