Requires physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant on site during dialysis treatment. Prohibits clinics from reducing services without state approval. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on payment source. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local government costs likely in the low tens of millions of dollars annually.
YES A YES vote on this measure means: Chronic dialysis clinics would be required to have a doctor on-site during all patient treatment hours.
NO A NO vote on this measure means: Chronic dialysis clinics would not be required to have a doctor on-site during all patient treatment hours.
PRO Combats poor hygiene in dialysis clinics by requiring infection reporting. Improves staffing, including requiring a doctor in clinics during treatment. Stops discrimination based on patients’ insurance. Applies improvements to ALL clinics, whether in wealthy neighborhoods or poor, rural, Black or Brown communities. Patients, healthcare professionals, veterans, faith leaders agree: YesOnProp23.com
CON American Nurses Association\California, California Medical Association, patient advocates strongly urge NO on 23! Prop. 23 would force many community dialysis clinics to shut down—threatening the lives of 80,000 California patients who need dialysis to survive. Prop. 23 increases health care costs by hundreds of millions annually; makes our doctor shortage and ER overcrowding worse. NoProposition23.com