Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act
Hospitals would have to subject physicians to random drug and alcohol testing. Hospitals would have to subject physicians to mandatory testing after a patient’s unexpected death or serious injury. $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages would be adjusted for inflation, raising it to $1.1 million. There will be a presumption of negligence when a provider in a malpractice case tested positive for drugs or alcohol or failed to comply with testing requirements. Needs 504,760 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot in California.