Medical Board Votes To Support Bill Regulating Autopsies
Senate Bill 1189 dictates that only a licensed physician can perform an autopsy -- an issue that was raised recently in Ventura County when an assistant performed postmortem exams while the chief medical examiner was vacationing.
The Ventura County Star:
California Medical Board Unanimously Endorses Autopsy Bill As Practice Of Medicine
The state medical board voted unanimously Friday to support a bill that says only licensed physicians may conduct autopsies. Senate Bill 1189 would make it clear that an autopsy is the practice of medicine, said Jennifer Simoes, the board's legislative chief. (Carlson and Wilson, 5/8)
California's Medical Board Declares Neutrality On Proposed Doctor Disclosure Law
The 15-member board that monitors physicians in California Friday declared its neutrality on pending state legislation that would require doctors to notify their patients if they are put on probation for serious violations, including gross negligence, sexual misconduct and felony convictions related to the care they provide. The decision by the Medical Board of California to steer clear of the fray comes despite fierce opposition to the legislation by physicians and other licensed medical professionals. (Ibarra, 5/9)