Proposition 29 - Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative (2022)
- A "yes" vote supported this ballot initiative to require dialysis clinics to have at least one physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant while patients are being treated; report data on dialysis-related infections; and not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.
- LASCC's Position: Oppose
- The union group, SEIU-UHW, is working on their third attempt in trying to pass their heavily defeated (63% no votes in 2020) bill in the mid elections with almost identical terms as the previous proposals. This proposition for 2022 mandates that every dialysis clinic in California have a physician or nurse practitioner in every clinic during all operating hours doing administrative duties. This measure would increase dialysis clinic costs by up to $367 million annually or between $345k and $608k per clinic. This will reduce access to needed dialysis services and increase costs on patients/consumers.
- 11/08/22 - Defeated