Santa Cruz Sentinel: Two bills that would bring transparency to records relating to police and physician misconduct are being considered this week in the California Legislature. Both should be approved. SB 1448, the Patient’s Right to Know Act, is up for a key committee vote this week. The bill would allow patients to be informed if their doctor has been placed on probation. California presently only requires physicians placed on probation, even in cases of gross negligence, to inform their insurance carriers and the clinics or hospitals where they practice about their professional status. But they don’t have to tell the people who should know: their patients.