No Hospital Disclosure Law For California

Schwarzenegger’s pen has been busy.

In addition to axing menu labeling legislation, the California governor vetoed a bill that would require hospitals to disclose surgical success rates as well as safety info.

Reader Kit is mad:

I was reading the LA Times this morning and was a bit disgusted to read that Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would require hospitals to disclose infection and death rates. As someone who has lost two relatives to staph infections that they acquired at the same hospital, I was disgusted to read this.

I would love to have access to this vital information, but I guess it’s not going to happen anytime soon in California. Looks like the governor is in bed with the hospital industry. I hope that bed is staph infected.

Here are some tips to help you prevent hospital acquired infections on your own.

Gov. vetoes hospital disclosure proposal[LA Times]
(Photo:State of California)