News Conference on Patient’s Right to Know Act of 2018 – Senate Bill 1448
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News Conference on Patient’s Right to Know Act of 2018 – Senate Bill 1448


Good morning everyone in and a welcome and thank you for being here today — I’m proud to stand here with the my good friend. And colleague of the assembly member Evan low who is the chair of this assembly business and professions committee. And we’re here really to acknowledge. The bravery of some a young ladies who survived. Doctor Larry Nasser and the Michigan state — Fiasco in disaster that we saw coming from a from that. That practice and and and the medical. Condition is that the is that these young ladies had to had to suffer under. They were also here to change the law. The patients are more informed about their doctor. SB fourteen forty eight the patient’s right to know act of twenty eighteen it requires the patience discipline by the regulatory Bob board for the following four categories of misconduct will have to notify their patients. Prior to their visit. Those who M. were involved in sexual misconduct with a patien. Drug abuse that can harm patients criminal conviction involving patient harm in inappropriate prescribing resulting in patient harm. Patients will finally be given information that’s already publicly available so they can make an informed decision about their health care provider. Currently doctors have to notify their insurer. And their hospital or clinic about their probation status. Patients receive no notice they are left in the dark and susceptible to future abuse. A study by the California research bureau found that doctors who engage in misconduc. 30% more likely to re offend. The medical board revoke the licenses of about a hundred and eight doctors each year for misconduct in that’s out of the hundred and forty thousand licensed doctors in California but only a hundred and eight are of provokes those licenses but they also negotiate probation. For about a hundred twenty four doctors each year which allows them to keep practicing. This bill this bill this legislation will make sure patients are fully informed when they C. doctors on probation. And I would like to introduce us M. remember Evan though. Thank you very much senator hill I appreciate the opportunity to coauthor this piece of legislation with you — First of all it is — With a great importance that we recognize the courage of the dynamic women behind us and the obligation that we have as public officials to ensure the safety and protection of all Californians. A boy you’re here from today ar. To that personal testimony. Of the experiences of individuals that have — At dawn through some troubling – Tasks at hand and will then head into the business of professions chameleon which will hear public testimony yet again and hopefully we’ll have a a robust dialogue with respect to these policies at hand but again. I want to thank senator hill a for his commitment to these issues and with very much looking forward to having a robust dialogue on these effort. Thank you very much M. remember low and it’s really a pleasure to be here with such dynamic young ladies who suffered tremendously but have the courage. Courage to stand up for what is right and to educate other young women. As to the potential and the problem that can be a can occur if a if doctors — Go in the wrong direction as I’d like to introduce — Genet Antone former team of the USA gymnastic team of nineteen ninety five to two thousand Janet. For being here and Tiffany Thomas Lopez Michigan State University softball scholarship player from nineteen ninety seven to two thousand and Jamie dancer. Two thousand Olympic bronze medalist in artistic gymnastics and they would like to say something now or we can group will be testifying in the committee shortly — This one to make that opportunity if you’d like. To hi — I just like to say — I have the utmost confidence that this legislation will — Be passed and that everyone takes a moment’s you hear each and everyone of us and realize how impactful this bill would b- Understand that all we’re asking for is to just give knowledge give patients the knowledge and allowed them to make the decision for themselves. I’m Tiffany Thomas Lopez. Very good thank you would be happy to answer questions if you’d like [inaudible] After [inaudible] Yes [inaudible] Not [inaudible] Look if [inaudible] So. Well I think so in without hearing highlighted for us is that there are and there are some loopholes and in the law in current law that that really affects — The opportunity for things to slide through the cracks. And I think that’s where the U. S. C. the up situation and the problems at their encountered it have encountered in are. Really struggling with today — I have identified and I think it’s our job as a legislature to try and fill those voids in this crap and so there. Are a good ideas coming forward because of the unique situation of having a teaching hospital — University with an educational component in an employee relationship that we saw — And then a doctor in a clinic at the side so there are number of per parameters there that need to come together and they all fit into the one a major component which is that. Doctors that — That abuse doctors that have a problem they are reported to the medical porch of the discipline can be — Investigations can be completed [inaudible] Private successfully. Children get this year. Bill through in the province. With the problems duty I I think the beat the problems I don’t know or getting worse but certainly. The attention to the problems is getting worse and the the disclosure of the problems are becoming more obvious so I don’t know if the situation has been this back in the past. But now there’s a there’s more attention to it which is a a very good thing and I think it’s so important that that transparency be there in that. That we as a as lawmakers and we as a community recognize that and do something about it because it’s a it’s gone on for too long and that. In this case there’s a bad doctors have been protected and in that protection we find that 30% of them reoffend. And that’s just a rate it’s a too high especially when that patient goes to see that doctor and doesn’t know that fact and they should be able to make that decision. No that’s true it is it took a up myself and staff members about twenty minutes to find that information on their website — It is available it’s all public information and and that’s another reason why we we support this this idea is that we’re not disclosing anything that isn’t already public which is making it. User friendly convenient so that the public in the patients can. Find it in and have it right in front of them and they don’t have to look for it and they shouldn’t have to look. For thank you very much

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