WATCH News Conference: Senator Hill, Assemblymember Low & Star Athletes Champion Senate Bill 1448

June 19, 2018

Star athletes Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Jeanette Antolin and Jamie Dantzscher, whose testimony helped bring a sexual predator to justice, teamed with State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Evan Low to urge support for Senate Bill 1448. SB 1448: The Patient’s Right Know Act would require doctors placed on probation for sexual misconduct and other serious professional misconduct to notify patients.

Assemblymember Low, D-Silicon Valley, has joined Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, as principal coauthor of the bill that would require doctors to notify patients of their status if placed on probation for sexual abuse or misconduct involving patients; drug or alcohol abuse that results in harm to patients or impairs the ability to practice safely; a criminal conviction involving harm to a patient’s safety or health; or inappropriate prescribing that resulted in harm to patients and a probationary period of five years or more.