SB 541 by Sen. Elaine Alquist (D-Santa Clara) was amended to increase the maximum penalties for hospitals cited for care violations. Under the legislation, the maximum financial penalty would jump from $50,000 to $150,000. The bill initially addressed mobile home parks (Bill text, 8/7). The Assembly Health and Appropriations committees are considering the measure (Bill status, 8/7).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.