CA Doctors Unaccountable for Harming Patients and the Public: Medical Board Took 4 Years to Suspend License of Doctor Who Bought Drugs & Alcohol for Kids
Nearly 38 years ago, the medical lobby promised the legislature that, in return for limiting patients’ right to sue negligent doctors, the Medical Board would enact a strong regulatory system to ensure patient safety. The
“People are being hurt and killed because dangerous doctors don’t answer to anyone in
A coalition including Consumer Watchdog and NetZero pioneer
The law, signed when
The Medical Board is under tough scrutiny in the legislature after a
The proposed ballot measure would: Lift the nearly 38-year-old cap on victims’ recovery; overhaul the Medical Board by replacing its members, requiring full public disclosure of all physician complaints and removing its investigatory authority; fully fund and require proactive use of the CURES prescription drug database; and, require all physicians to undergo mandatory random drug testing, just as pilots, bus drivers, WalMart clerks, athletes and others already undergo.
The “38 Is Too Late” website — www.38istoolate.org — tells the stories of the victims of the unjust law and rallies the public’s support for changing the almost 38 year-old cap.
SOURCE Consumer Watchdog