Proposition 46

Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits.

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Proposition 46 would increase the state's cap on medical negligence lawsuits from $250,000 to over $1 million. Under certain conditions doctors would receive drug and alcohol testing, with the results reported to the California Medical Board. The Medical Board would be required to suspend any doctors with positive results while investigating the results. Any doctors found to be impaired would be disciplined. Health care practitioners would be required to report doctors suspected of drug or alcohol use while on duty. Finally, health care practitioners would be required to consult a state prescription drug database before prescribing specific controlled substances. 

Proposition 46 is an initiative statute.

Official Results

Yes votes: 2,376,817 [33.2%]

No votes: 4,774,364 [66.8%]


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