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Acting on two of the CMA’s priority opposition bills

August 23, 2022
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Please join the California Medical Association (CMA) in opposing two priority bills that are currently still being debated in the California Senate.

AB 1278 would create unnecessary administrative burdens

AB 1278 would increase administrative burdens in medical practices and divert time that should be spent providing healthcare to patients towards administrative tasks. This ill-conceived bill would require a doctor to produce a written notice every two years about the open payment database and obtain signatures from patients acknowledging receipt of said notice.

Please join us in telling lawmakers that AB 1278 will reduce the time doctors can spend with their patients.

Click here to take action on AB 1278. (Sample letter provided.)

AB 2236 would dangerously expand the scope of practice for optometrists

AB 2236 would allow optometrists to perform surgery on a patient’s eye with scalpels and lasers, even if they lack the training to do so safely.

However, the bill does NOT require adequate training to ensure the competence of candidates who would be certified to perform these procedures, and in fact has loopholes that undermine the training requirements of the bill.

Please join us in telling lawmakers that AB 2236 will expose patients to unnecessary health risks by allowing such procedures to be performed by optometrists who are not sufficiently trained to perform surgeries or procedures with lasers or scalpels.

Click here to take action on AB 2236. (Sample letter provided.)

The CMA appreciates your voice in opposing these measures.

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