LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As of 11:24 p.m. on Election Day, the Associated Press has projected that Proposition 23 will fail in California. With 66% of the vote reported, 64% of voters have chosen not to bolster regulations for dialysis clinics.
If passed, the proposition would have require chronic dialysis clinics to have an on-site physician, report data on dialysis-related infections and obtain consent from the state health department before closing a clinic.
The proposition also would have mandated that clinics may not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.
In 2018, 59.9 percent of voters rejected a similar measure: California Proposition 8, which would have required dialysis clinics to issue refunds to patients (or patients’ insurers) for profits above 115% of the costs of direct patient care and healthcare improvements.
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