Debunk No on Prop 46 Commercial
Together with informed supporters of California Proposition 46, we refer to it as the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014 after two children who were killed by a driver under the influence of abused prescription drugs. If approved by voters, the initiative will:
- Increase the state’s cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million from the current cap of $250,000. The old MICRA law will no longer apply.
- Require drug and alcohol testing of doctors and reporting of positive tests to the California Medical Board.
- Require the California Medical Board to suspend doctors pending investigation of positive tests and take disciplinary action if the doctor was found impaired while on duty.
- Require health care practitioners to report any doctor suspected of drug or alcohol impairment or medical negligence.
- Require health care practitioners to consult state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances.
Those that oppose this much needed proposition are misleading California consumers with untrue television commercials. Here’s the truth behind their untrue assertions…