|Posted:||December 3, 2020 10:16 AM|
|From:||Senator Katie J. Muth|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Patient's Right to Know Act|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would increase transparency in patient-doctor interactions and enhance consumer protections for patients overall.
Specifically, my legislation would require healthcare professionals to notify their patients prior to an appointment if they have been disciplined by their regulatory board for one of the following:
Currently, there are no protections in statute to notify patients if a healthcare professional is facing disciplinary actions for the aforementioned reasons.
As California State Senator Jerry Hill said, “Patients have a right to be notified of their doctor’s status so they can make informed decisions about their care.”
Please join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.