Requires drug and alcohol testing of doctors and reporting of positive test to the California Medical Board.
Requires Board to suspend doctor pending investigation of positive test and take disciplinary action if doctor was impaired while on duty.
Requires doctors to report any other doctor suspected of drug or alcohol impairment or medical negligence.
Requires health care practitioners to consult state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances.
Increases $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical negligence lawsuits to account for inflation.