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Brockovich is best known for the work she did to build a case against PG&E on their groundwater contamination in
"Today, I am announcing my support of Proposition 46, the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act," said Brockovich. "I'm backing it for a simple reason: this ballot measure will save lives. Proposition 46 gives all of us, the voters of
Proposition 46 would:
- Mandate random drug and alcohol testing of doctors modeled after the
Federal Aviation Administration'stesting of airline pilots, and testing after an adverse event in a hospital;
- Require that physicians check the state's existing prescription drug database before prescribing narcotics and other addictive drugs to first-time patients to curb doctor-shopping drug abusers;
- Promote justice for patients and legal deterrence to wrongdoing by adjusting the state's malpractice cap to account for 38 years of inflation, while maintaining the existing cap on attorneys fees;
- Require physicians to report suspected drug or alcohol abuse at work by a colleague.
The proponent of Proposition 46 is
Brockovich joins a growing coalition of supporters including
Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in
Opponents of Proposition 46's patient safety provisions, mostly hospitals and large insurance companies, have already raised
Learn more about Proposition 46 at www.yeson46.com.
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