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Physician experience highlights unintended consequences of CA's surprise billing laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new survey of California physicians illustrates serious unintended consequences from California’s surprise billing law (AB 72) that will have long term impacts on patient access to care if not corrected.

STUDY: Pregnant women should be cautious of CBD oil

A word of warning to women of childbearing years — be wary of Cannabis-based oils during pregnancy. A recent study found 30% of women in California have a positive attitude toward the use of CBD for the treatment of nausea, pain or anxiety during pregnancy or labor.

The Single-Clinician–Operator/Anesthetist Model for Dental Deep Sedation/Anesthesia: A Major Safety Issue for Children

This statement contains strong wording concerning the need for an independent, skilled professional to manage children during deep sedation in the dental setting.

Dentists required by new law to use updated informed consent form

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed Assembly Bill 1622, which revises language in the written informed consent form that dentists must provide to patients prior to administering general anesthesia and deep or moderate sedation.

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