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Amid scandals, California struggles to revamp professional discipline

State orders revamp of health care discipline after LA Times series

November/December 2009 Amid the state’s worst budget crisis in history, in the latter part of 2009, the California Department of Consumer Affairs launched a wholesale revamping of the disciplinary system for health professionals.  Entitled the Consumer Protection Enforcement Initiative (CPEI), the reforms coincided with reaction to a Los Angeles Times series that was highly critical of nurse discipline in the state.

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