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Measure on Hospitals’ Hiring of Doctors Sparks Hospital, Clinic Debate
California Healthline

California clinics and hospitals are divided over a bill (SB 726) would relax California’s ban on hospitals’ direct hiring of physicians by letting 52 districts in medically underserved areas directly hire up to five doctors each, the Fresno Bee reports. Proponents of the measure, including several regional health districts like the Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, say the bill is necessary to combat physician shortages and to recruit doctors who desire a regular source of income.