By Tsion Chudnovsky @ Fierce Healthcare

California’s groundbreaking new “Patient’s Right to Know Act” takes effect July 1, 2019. This first-in-the-nation law has major consequences for all physicians and medical license holders practicing in the state. Senate Bill 1448 requires doctors to notify their patients if placed on probation for sexual misconduct, drug or alcohol abuse, inappropriate prescriptions or criminal convictions that involve harm to a patient.

How will it work?

Currently, when a doctor is put on probation they are only legally required to notify their insurance company and the hospital or clinic they are affiliated with. Patients usually only find out this information if they know to search on the doctor’s board license profile.

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