Limits the charges to 115 percent of the costs for direct patient care and quality improvement costs, including training, patient education, and technology support. Requires rebates and penalties if charges exceed the limit. Requires annual reporting to the state regarding clinic costs, patient charges, and revenue. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on the source of payment for care. Fiscal Impact: Overall annual effect on state and local governments ranging from net positive impact in the low tens of millions of dollars to net negative impact in the tens of millions of dollars.
Popular Vote Results
Y:4845264; A:40.1; N:7247917; B:59.9
Code Sections Affected
This initiative measure adds sections to the Health and Safety Code;
TANGI FOSTER, Dialysis Patient, GARY PASSMORE, President, Congress of California Seniors, NANCY BRASMER, President, California Alliance for Retired Americans
PHILLIP BAUTISTA, RN, President, American Nurses Association\California, THEODORE M. MAZER, MD, President, California Medical Association, AIMEE MOULIN, MD, President, American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter
Rebuttal Against Author
GUADALUPE TELLEZ, Dialysis Registered Nurse, PASTOR WILLIAM D. SMART, JR., Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, TANGI FOSTER, Dialysis Patient
Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute. California Proposition 8 (2018).