DHS Continues Investigation of Family Planning Clinic
Department of Health Services officials in October issued a cease-and-desist order to the Family Planning Medical Center in West Covina and are investigating whether the clinic was operating without a license, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.
State law requires clinics to be licensed if they are not run by a physician, according to DHS spokesperson Norma Arceo.
Eva Winchell of Win Management, which administers the clinic, said the clinic is physician-owned and the investigation is related to an "administrative problem." Winchell said the investigation stems from the property landlords' opposition to abortions being performed on the premises.
Winchell said the clinic would move from that location by the end of the month (Esparza, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 12/2).