CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Today we present a Special Episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast, recorded live, Thursday May 26 at CALIFORNIA VOTES, A 2022 Election Preview.
This episode explores Proposition 29, which would require a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, with six months’ relevant experience, on site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics; authorizes exemption for staffing shortage if qualified medical professional is available through telehealth. Requires clinics to disclose to patients all physicians with clinic ownership interests of five percent or more. Requires clinics to report dialysis-related infection data to state. Prohibits clinics from closing or substantially reducing services without state approval. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on source of payment.
Panelists Kathy Fairbanks, spokeswoman for Stop Yet Another Dangerous Dialysis Proposition and David Miller, Research Director for SEIU-UHW, discuss the merits of the proposition. The panel was moderated by Sigrid Bathen of Capitol Weekly.
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