In the News

September 20, 2018

Sacramento Bee: “This legislation owes its success to all the brave survivors who have testified about their traumatic and deeply personal experiences in the past three years,” Hill said. “They include mothers, grandmothers, former students, star athletes, a prosecutor and other professionals who shared their stories with lawmakers to persuade the legislature to lift the veil of secrecy that has protected bad actors.”

September 20, 2018

ABC 7 San Diego: The breakthrough legislation was signed Wednesday by Governor Jerry Brown and is the result of years of debate and compromise by consumer and patient advocates, physicians, and the California Medical Association.

September 20, 2018

Fox 5 San Diego: “We at the San Diego Community College District and at college districts throughout California are truly grateful for Senator Hill and Governor Brown for this much needed legislation that will extend opportunities for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in critical workforce areas,” said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll.

September 20, 2018

Politico: California becomes the first state to require doctors to notify patients if placed on probation for certain serious professional violations under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The signing caps three years of work by state Sen. Jerry Hill, author of Senate Bill 1448 – dubbed the Patient Right to Know Act

September 20, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle:  SB 1448, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requires licensed physicians to notify their patients if they are on probation for sexual misconduct, drug abuse that has or could harm patients, a criminal conviction involving harm to patients, or inappropriate prescribing resulting in patient harm.

September 20, 2018

Kaiser Health News: Briefed on the investigation’s findings, [Senator] Hill said this “definitely warrants a deeper examination into what’s going on at the surgery centers and how the accreditation process is working today — and [whether it’s] providing the patient protection I was hoping for when we established it.”

September 20, 2018

Daily Breeze: SB 823, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would require the state to adopt the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s treatment criteria as the minimum standard of care. That means medical management with drugs that block opioid cravings, like buprenorphine, morphine or naltrexone.

September 19, 2018

CT Post: The measure's author, Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo, credited the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment with helping his bill gain traction this year. Hill and other supporters say the law will help protect women from being abused by doctors.

September 19, 2018

Capitol Public Radio News: California will soon become the first state to require doctors placed on probation by state regulators for serious misconduct to notify their patients.

September 19, 2018

Daily Californian: SB 1205 would require fire departments to report annually their compliance with safety building inspection requirements to administering agents, such as city council or district boards...State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced the bill after a Bay Area News Group report showed that many schools and apartment buildings in the Bay Area did not receive their annual required fire inspection at least once from 2010 to 2017.