Governor’s Budget Plan Cuts Funding to Poison Call Centers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) proposed budget would eliminate $5.9 million in state funding for four poison call centers operated by the California Poison Control System. CPCS officials said the network cuts health care costs by $70 million by reducing emergency department visits.
- "Poison Hotlines Threatened" (Anderson, Fresno Bee, 6/7).