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California Senate kills bill requiring doctors to tell of probation
Sacramento Bee

A bill requiring doctors on probation to tell patients about their status failed in the Senate this week.

Senate Bill 1033, introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, lost on the Senate floor Wednesday with 15 votes in favor, six votes short of passing. Thirteen voted against, and a dozen members opted to not weigh in at all.

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, spoke out against the bill, questioning language suggesting doctors would need to disclose allegations against them before a final decision is rendered on their case. Pan, a physician, voted against the bill.