Editorial: Hernandez’s Bills Would Curb Doctor Shortage
A Contra Costa Times editorial argues that a series of bills (SB 491, SB 492 and SB 493) by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) that would expand the scope of practice for non-physicians would help curb a shortage of primary care physicians in California. According to the editorial, "California has to make more efficient use of its medical professionals to serve newly insured patients." It concludes, "Instead of fighting Hernandez's bills, doctors should work with him to build in safeguards."
- "Curing California's Acute Doctor Shortage" (Contra Costa Times, 4/15).