This post was also written by Rachel M. Golick.

During 2008, the California legislature passed numerous bills impacting health care providers and debated several high-profile bills touting universal health insurance. In this memorandum, we bring to your attention four new laws (each becoming effective Jan. 1, 2009) impacting hospitals and other licensed health care facilities. These laws address patient privacy, diagnostic imaging services, infection control and health care reporting.

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