Senator Hill, Patient Safety Advocates & Consumers Union Call for Support of SB 1033

May 16, 2016

Victims of botched treatment and other severe medical errors join Senator Jerry Hill and representatives of the Consumers Union Safe Patient Project in a news conference in the state Capitol to call for support of Hill's Senate Bill 1033 and display examples of the notice that patients would receive from a doctor on probation for serious offenses under the legislation. Victims of dubious doctors say advance notice could have saved them or their loved ones from severe injuries and, in at least one case, death.

SB 1033 would require physicians, podiatrists, acupuncturists and chiropractors on probation for serious offenses – such as sexual misconduct, substance abuse, gross negligence, or a felony conviction related to patient care – to notify patients of their probationary status before visits take place.

Tina Minasian of Roseville and Michele Monserratt-Ramos of Torrance speak of their experiences and with Hill and Maryann O'Sullivan of the Consumers Union Safe Patient Project urge support for the bill that is to be taken up by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Click on the frame to view the video. Click here to view the fact sheet for SB 1033.