Porn Industry Clinic Shut Down After State Rejects License

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials have shut down a Los Angeles clinic that caters to porn stars after it lost its state operating license.

County health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding says his department issued a cease and desist order to the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation clinic on Thursday morning.

Fielding says state officials told the clinic in May that it was wrongly operating with a physician’s license instead of a community clinic license. AIM’s application for a community clinic was denied Wednesday.

Separately, the clinic has come under fire for being reluctant to share information about HIV tests with state and local officials. The clinic says it has upheld federal medical privacy laws for patients.

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  1. Big Al says:

    Thats unfair to those people who are involed in that industry. Regardless of what type work they do, This clinic at least provide a place for them to get medical service for check ups.

  2. wobbles says:

    It’s the Kalifornia way to make a ton of regulations then bend them whichever way they feel at the time. Their theory is that if you make enough red tape, you can make it do anything you want. Kinda like how there’s a death penalty but they’ve figured out how to make it never be applied, or how there’s welfare regulations but somehow people can spend their entire life abusing it instead of the 2 years it was supposed to be. They just basically do whatever they feel like.

  3. alan hart says:

    As a physician, I know that the clinic doesn’t need a state license if they turn it into a private practice.

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