Requires drug testing of doctors. Requires review of statewide prescription database before prescribing controlled substances. Increases $250,000 pain/suffering cap in medical negligence lawsuits for inflation. Fiscal Impact: State and local government costs from raising the cap on medical malpractice damages ranging from tens of millions to several hundred million dollars annually, offset to some extent by savings from requirements on health care providers.
Popular Vote Results
Y:2,376,817; A:33.2; N: 4,774,364; B:66.8
Bob Pack, Father of victims of preventable medical error, Troy and Alana Pack; Carmen Balber, Executive Director of Consumer Watchdog; Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo, State President of Congress of California Seniors
Donna Emanuele, RN, President of California Association of Nurse Practitioners, Ann-Louise Kuhns, President of California Children’s Hospital Association; Stuart Cohen, MD, Chair for American Academy of Pediatrics, California
Rebuttal Against Author
Sarah Hitchcock-Glover, R.N., Mother of victim of preventable medical error, Adam Glover Alejandra Gonzalez, Mother of victim of preventable medical error, Mia Chavez, Jennifer Westhoff, Mother of victim of preventable medical error, Morgan Westhoff
Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. California Proposition 46 (2014).