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California bill aims to get hospitals to report sexual misconduct claims

Audry Nafziger and Lucy Chi graduated from USC 22 years apart. However, both testified they were sexually assaulted by former USC gynecologist George Tyndall while they were students.

Both were present to support SB 425, authored by State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, which would require sexual misconduct allegations by physicians to be reported to a California medical board within 15 days. Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to $100,000.

“Sexual violation of a patient by their physician should never – should never — happen,” Hill said on Monday.