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Doctors’ probation notification bill dies in state Senate
San Francisco Business Times

Doctors on probation for serious offenses will not have to notify their patients of their status, following the demise of a bill before the California State Senate.

On Wednesday, lawmakers rejected Senate Bill 103, introduced in February by Sen. Jerry Hill, a San Mateo Democrat. It would have required doctors placed on probation by the Medical Board of California to notify patients.

Doctors on probation now must disclose pending disciplinary actions to hospitals and insurers, but they are not required to inform their own patients.