California medical board intact
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 14, 2005
The Medical Board of California was in jeopardy of being abolished under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to eliminate many state boards. But in February the California governor dropped the plan after legislators and others criticized it.
Under the plan, the medical board's duties would have been shifted to the State and Consumer Services Agency. An oversight panel that makes recommendations to legislators said that would have reduced public oversight.
"Obviously, this is welcome news to the board," board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said. "[Board members] believe their contributions further our public protection mandate."
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/03/14/prbf0314.htm.