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Bill seeks nonprofit hospital charity boost, Eisenhower Medical Center on list
The Desert Sun

A new bill under consideration in Sacramento would require not-for-profit hospitals such as Eisenhower Medical Center to raise charity spending to 5 percent of their net revenue.

The law, proposed by California Assemblymen Bob Wieckowski of Fremont and Rob Bonta of Alameda — both Democrats — would require full disclosure of where the charity dollars are spent. The bill establishes a new regulatory step to review community benefit statements and plans that nonprofit hospitals already are required to produce.

These plans would be made available to the public.