News Headlines Article

Calif. Senate Nixes Bill Requiring Disclosures From Disciplined Doctors
Kaiser Health News

The California Senate rejected legislation that would have required medical practitioners to notify their patients if they were on probation for serious infractions.

The bill’s supporters said consumers were ill-served by the Senate’s decision.

“[The] vote means that most Californians will remain in the dark when their doctor is on probation for offenses that could jeopardize their health,” said Lisa McGiffert, manager of the Safe Patient Project at Consumers Union.