Nonprofit Hospital Trade Group Faces Lobbying Fine
Los Angeles Ethics Commission staffers want to impose a $17,500 fine against the Hospital Association of Southern California for alleged violations tied to lobbying disclosures. In other hospital news, a state Department of Public Health report indicates that bacterial infection controls are still a struggle for many facilities.
The Los Angeles Times:
Two Nonprofits Face More Than $47,000 In Fines Over L.A. Lobbying Forms
Two nonprofits could face fines totaling more than $47,000 from the city Ethics Commission for failing to accurately report how much they had spent on lobbying at City Hall. ... Ethics Commission investigators found gaps in the lobbying forms filed by the Hospital Assn. of Southern California. The group has spoken up about city issues, pushing to exempt hospitals from the city makeover of its trash hauling system and opposing the formation of a city health department. (Reyes, 2/10)
The Los Angeles Daily News:
California Hospitals Struggle To Control Some Infections
Infection rates in California hospitals and other settings have shown some improvement, but the presence of one particular bacteria is on the rise, according to a report released Wednesday by the state’s Department of Public Health. (Abram, 2/10)