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Consumers Union: Doctors on probation should tell patients
San Francisco Business Times

Consumers Union wants the Medical Board of California to require doctors who are on probation to notify their patients. The policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports filed a petition last week urging the board to take action. The board is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue at its Oct. 30 meeting in San Diego. Almost 500 doctors in the state are on probation, including 21 in the four-county Sacramento area.

Consumers Union wants the Medical Board of California to require doctors who are on probation to notify their patients. The policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports filed a petition last week urging the board to take action. The board is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue at its Oct. 30 meeting in San Diego. Almost 500 doctors in the state are on probation, including 21 in the four-county Sacramento area. Disciplinary action was taken against them for a variety of reasons, including repeated gross negligence, substance abuse, sexual misconduct and other violations of the law.

 

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