California Health Care Providers Will Soon Have To Inform Patients If They’re On Probation For Serious Misconduct
The legislation was one of several measures signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this week. After July 2019, providers will have to disclose things such as criminal convictions involving harm to patients, drug abuse, and sexual misconduct.
Larry Nassar Survivors ‘Elated’ Over California Law
California resident and former standout softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez said she was elated Thursday morning after hearing Gov. Jerry Brown had signed Senate Bill 1448 requiring physicians, chiropractors and other practitioners notify patients if they are on probation for serious misconduct such as sexual abuse. Lopez, now 38, said she was just 17 and 18 years of age when Michigan State University team doctor Larry Nassar molested her. Nassar, who also treated many of the nation’s foremost gymnasts, was sentenced earlier this year to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse. Lopez said she came to Sacramento twice to testify in support of SB 1448. (Anderson, 9/20)