The Week Ahead
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services will hold a public hearing to discuss its MetroCare plan to transfer administration of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew University Hospital to University of California-Los Angeles-Harbor Medical Center.
A meeting announcement is available online. Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the announcement.
Election Day. In addition to elected office positions, the California statewide ballot includes:
Proposition 85, which would require doctors to notify a parent or guardian of unmarried minors before providing them with an abortion;
Proposition 86, which would increase the state tobacco tax to fund hospital emergency department services, children's health insurance coverage and other health programs; and
- Proposition 89, which would create a publicly funded campaign system and cap some donations to political campaigns.
A federal judge in Santa Ana will hear a motion to dismiss more than two dozen lawsuits alleging that hospitals and nursing corporations improperly billed Medicare for treatment of conditions resulting from medical errors or neglect. 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.