Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Bill That Would Require CA Doctors to Disclose Probation Status

If your doctor was on probation for an incident, say, involving medical malpractice, you’d probably want to know about it and maybe even want to change doctors, right?

But what about if your doctor was on probation for billing negligence? Would you feel the same way?

These are questions at the heart of proposed legislation that would require doctors to tell a patient at his or her first visit if they are on probation. SB 1448 would require doctors to give patients a form to sign that shows how long the probation period is and when it ends. (read more)