TaKe Action 2:
Submit Your Opposition Letter to Policy Committees
Make sure that your position on this bill is heard and put on record by submitting you comments to the California Legislature Position Letter Portal.
Comments will be shared with the appropriate policy committee members hearing the bill.
"I oppose SB 920 which would authorize a Medical Board investigator to inspect the business location and records of a physician or surgeon, including patient and client records, without the need for patient consent or a court subpoena. SB 920 is too broad in granting access to patient and client records and violates a patient's right to privacy.”
If the deadline has passed for submitting comments through the portal, please email you comments to the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee:
Committee Staff: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
You might add a personal experience.
Talking Points for Sb 920
Specific Ask: Oppose SB 920 or abstain from voting on the bill.
Main Talking Points
- The bill is too broad in granting access to patient and client records.
- The California Constitution gives each citizen an "inalienable right" to pursue and obtain "privacy.” Many other California laws protect the medical information of individuals. The courts have ruled this protection applies to information the Medical Board wishes to obtain.
- The Medical Board can gain access to patient records through the proper means of patient consent or a simple judicial proceeding to obtain a court subpoena based on good cause.