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Law to protect patients from radiation overdose

Cali law will protect patients from radiation overdose, Dot Med News, September 30, 2010 by Heather Mayer, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Wednesday that will protect hospital patients from radiation overdoses – a response to more than 260 accidental overexposures at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The events were publicized in a New York Times series looking at overexposure risks.
The law would require hospitals to disclose radiation overdoses during computed tomography exams and to record the doses from all scans in the patient’s medical records. The bill’s author, Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), noted that while the dose appears on the CT operator’s computer screen, there was no requirement to make that information available to the patient. DOTmed.com – Cali law will protect patients from radiation overdose

October 1, 2010 - Posted by | Legal, USA | , , ,

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