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Medical Board reform bills pass through Senate
Sacramento Business Journal

All four bills dealing with reform at the Medical Board of California and related issues passed out of the State Senate last week. The state agency that regulates doctors is facing sunset review this year, meaning it will cease to exist if lawmakers and the governor don’t reauthorize it. An oversight hearing in Sacramento in March raised the issue of lax controls over doctors who overprescribe pain medications, spurring three bills in addition to the core legislation to overhaul the program to make it more effective.