Ask CA Senators, Assembly Members and the Governor to vote NO on SB276 and AB262
PETITION Opposing CA SB 276 and AB 262:
To the Honorable Governor and Legislature of the State of California,
We, the undersigned people of California, are writing in regards to Senate Bill 276 and Assembly Bill 262 and asking you to OPPOSE both bills when they come before you. Both these bills would allow public health officers to direct medical treatment of Californian citizens and override the doctor patient relationship.
SB 276 Is a Solution in Search of a Problem as the main theme of the bill is to target unscrupulous doctors “selling” “fake” medical exemptions, but there is NO evidence of this happening. The bill also questions the validity of the California Medical Board, undermines due process and the California Medical Board licensing system set up by our state to monitor our physicians.
SB 276 Breaks the Legislature’s Promises and contradicts Senators Pan and Allen’s own public promises made during the SB 277 hearings: “medical exemption that is at the professional judgment of the physician” (Pan) and a “strong and robust medical exemption so that anybody who has a legitimate medical concern…can get a medical exemption from a doctor” (Allen).
SB 276 Threatens the Doctor-Patient Relationship, a concern to the rank and file doctors and patients. It would be unprecedented to have a law that a doctor could not provide honest advice.
AB 262 gives unilateral, blanket authority to the health officer. Laws are to be narrowly tailored, and specific. This bill is not. Without being defined this bill is overly broad and could lead to an abuse of power.
AB 262 would allow a health officer to have these powers at all times because there could always be a perception of an imminent and proximate threat of a communicable disease.
As your constituents, we ask that you vote NO on SB 276 and AB 262, and trust California’s medical providers, our state licensing board and do not legislate practice of medicine.
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