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Legislators threaten to kill state medical board
Los Angeles Times

In an unusual display of concern, lawmakers overseeing the Medical Board of California have threatened to dissolve the agency unless it “shows significant progress” in protecting patients from dangerous doctors.

In a letter, state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblyman Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park) called on the board to be more aggressive in monitoring the state’s 100,000-plus physicians.