Wednesday, October 12, 2011
ACCOLADES FOR AB 536 (MA)
In the tradition of never give up, never give up, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma has won a battle that began years ago when she sponsored legislation to have wrongful information expunged from doctors' records. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 536, sponsored by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), into law. This bill accomplishes part of Ma's original objective in that it will require the Medical Board of California to remove an expunged misdemeanor conviction from a doctor's record on the medical board's website within 90 days of notification of the expungement order. Our accolades go to Fiona Ma as author of the bill, to the UAPD for sponsoring it, and to Gov. Brown for signing it into law.