June 30, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy Scope of Practice
Sacramento – After today’s Assembly Business and Professions Committee vote, California Medical Association President Luther F. Cobb, M.D., responded with the following statement regarding Senate Bill 323:
"Today was a good day for the health of Californians. We commend the Assembly for rejecting SB 323, which would have significantly compromised patient safety. SB 323 would have done nothing to address access to care, and absent a bar on the corporate practice of medicine, adequate physician and medical board oversight, and the extensive training necessary, this legislation would have only put Californians at risk. We are hopeful that the Assembly continues to stand up for high standards of care and also rejects SB 622, which also unnecessarily and grossly expands the scope of practice for another group of non-physicians."