Proposition 46 will increase the state's cap on medical negligence lawsuits from $250,000 to over $1 million. All 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 pracitioners would be required to report doctors suspected of drug or alchol use while on duty. Finally, health care practioners would be required to consult a state prescription drug database before prescribing specific controlled substances.
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