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HEALTH CARE - INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes mandatory procedure for reporting improper conduct of licensed medical personnel and facilities, and provides for initiation of investigations and hearings concerning such conduct. Requires Board of Medical Examiners to establish standards for continuing education of physicians and surgeons. Creates three district medical quality review committees. Authorizes execution of binding arbitration agreements between patients and licensed medical personnel for resolution of medical malpractice disputes. Limits liability for medical malpractice and limits recovery of attorneys' fees. Requires Insurance Commissioner to conduct hearings on reasonableness of existing professional liability insurance rates and order refunds if rates are excessive. If the proposed initiative is adopted, undefined additional financing from state sources in the approximate amount of three hundred sixty three thousand six hundred dollars ($363,600) will be required annually.
John P. Beauclair, M.D., 23101 Sherman Place Suite 404, Canoga Park, California 91304; Taylor J. Daigneault, 3555 Torrance Blvd. Suite 204, Torrance, California 90503
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Health Care California Initiative 122 (1975).