Patients Have a Right to Know if Their Doctor Is on Probation

Last year, an extensive Consumer Reports investigation uncovered the fact that nearly 600 doctors in California are on medical probation for reasons that include drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and making careless — sometimes deadly — mistakes. But these doctors are still out there practicing and they aren't obligated to inform patients about their probation.

California lawmakers are voting this week to determine whether or not patients should be notified when their doctor is on probation for serious misconduct. Assemblymembers are under intense pressure to vote against the measure from the California Medical Association, which is trying to block patients from being notified.

Tell your lawmaker to vote YES on SB 798 to support a patient’s right to know about their doctor’s probation.

Dear Assemblymember, 

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