Medical Board Accuses Doctor Who Worked At Fresno County Jail Of Negligence
In one case, Dr. Michelle A. Thomas decided an inmate could use a walker instead of a wheelchair, but the patient was unable to get around using the walker.
Former Fresno Jail Doctor Accused Of Negligence
The California Medical Board has accused a doctor who provided care at the Fresno County Jail with repeated negligent acts, including denying a wheelchair to an inmate who could not walk. The medical board investigation found Dr. Michelle A. Thomas negligent in the care of five patients she saw at the jail in 2014 and 2015. If the accusations are upheld, the board could reprimand Thomas, place her on probation or revoke her medical license. (Anderson, 10/9)
In other news from across the state —
Orange County Register:
New Costa Mesa Sober-Living Webpage Aims To Combat Lack Of Information On City Efforts
To combat a lack of information regarding sober-living and group homes, the city unveiled a webpage this week that gives an overview of the Costa Mesa’s efforts to regulate the industry and ways residents can voice their concerns. The page features everything from city ordinances targeting the facilities, which some city officials have called the strongest in Orange County, to a list of FAQs and a portal where complaints to code enforcement are reported. (Casiano Jr., 10/9)