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California Medical Board Takes Action on Consumers Union’s Doctors on Probation Petition

Board decides not to require all doctors on probation to notify patients; passes motion to develop plan for ensuring public is better informed.

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Consumers Union Petitions California Medical Board to Require Doctors on Probation to Notify Their Patients

Nearly 500 California Doctors Are on Probation But Patients Are Kept in the Dark

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Patients ought to find out more about doctors

California physicians aren’t required to tell patients they’re on probation. Patient advocates are asking the Medical Board of California to change that.

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Safe Patient Activist Calls Attention to #DocsOnProbation Campaign in New Op-Ed

Marian Hollingsworth, an invaluable member of our California Safe Patient Network and active with our Docs on Probation campaign, is broadcasting our ongoing fight for patient safety in a new op-ed published by the Sacramento Bee.

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“Docs on Probation” Guest Post: We Need Transparency for Doctors

If your doctor was on probation for sexual misconduct with a patient, would you want to know? What about offenses related to drug or alcohol addiction, or gross negligence? Unfortunately, in the state of California, that information is not easy to come by.

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Great start for California “Docs on Probation” campaign!

In less than a week since we launched our California online petition to require doctors on probation to inform their patients, we have received 4,700 signatures and our campaign was featured on San Diego’s KGTV news!

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Our New California “Docs on Probation” campaign fights for patients’ right to know

You have a right to choose whether you want to see a doctor who is on probation, and that’s why we are announcing a campaign aimed at getting the Medical Board of California to require that doctors tell their patients when they are on probation.

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Consumers Union April 28, 2014 Letter Regarding Opposition AB 2346 (Gonzales)

Consumers Union opposes AB 2346 (Gonzales) which would create a program that secretly diverts drug and alcohol addicted physicians from a public disciplinary track into a voluntary monitoring program, where physician participation and possible impairment are kept secret from both the CA medical board and patients.

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California advocate featured in LA Times on how to research your doctor

Michele Monserratt-Ramos, member of CU’s California Safe Patient Network, was featured in a February 9 Los Angeles Times article on how to research your doctor. Michele has been active on patient safety issues since the tragic death of her husband-to-be, Lloyd Monserratt.

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California Medical Board videos

CA medical board meetings on YouTube.

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