Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Letters to Governor Jerry Brown - VETO AB 655

For Your Own Sake, the Future of Our Patients' Safety and the House Of Medicine,

Please submit your letters to:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814

FAX Numbers: (916) 558-3160 and (916) 558-3177

Via the Internet at http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

Below, please find, copies of letters already sent. Please send your own and provide us a copy to, FAX: 310-382-2412, so that we can keep a record of it.

Thank you very much for your continuous support,

Respectfully submitted,

Gil Mileikowsky MD - President and Founder - Alliance For Patient Safety.org - AFPS, http://allianceforpatientsafety.org/

 

  1. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Robert Weinmann, M.D., Past President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentitst - VETO AB 655 - 9/8/2011
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  2. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from R.V. Rao, M.D., Vascular Surgeon, Freemont, CA - VETO AB 655 - 9/9/2011
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  3. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Robert Weinmann, M.D., Past President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentitst - VETO AB 655 - 9/15/2011
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  4. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Harvey Frey, M.D., hD JD, President, Health Administration Responsibility Project (HARP), http://www.harp.org/ - VETO AB 655 - 9/20/2011
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  5. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Robert Weinmann, M.D., Past President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentitst - VETO AB 655 - 9/20/2011
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  6. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Robert Weinmann, M.D., Past President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentitst - VETO AB 655 - 9/21/2011
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  7. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Michael Fitzgibbons, M.D. Dr. Fitzgibbons is a California physician and patient safety advocate - VETO AB 655 - 9/24/2011
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  8. Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Beth Stover - VETO AB 655 - 9/29/2011
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Letters to Elected Officials in Opposition to A.B. 655 (Hayashi)

  1. Letter to Assemblymember Hayashi from Robert Weinmann, M.D., Past President, Union of American Physicians & Dentists, sent 6/12/2011 Read Letter

  2. Letters to Assemblymember Mary Hayashi & Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod - URGENT AMENDMENT REQUIRED in AB 655 Re: Transfer of Peer Review Records from one Hospital to Another sent 6/12/2011
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    The above letter contains 27 emails from the following individuals voicing their opposition to H.B. 655

    1. Dr. Hinsdale, President, California Medical Association, CMA,

    2. Dr. Weinmann, Past President, Union of American Physicians and Dentists, UAPD, affiliated with the AFL/CIO,

    3. Dr. Zwelling, Past President, Los Angeles County Medical Association, LACMA,

    4. Dr. Garfinkle, prominent General Surgeon, in Hayward, CA, 18th District,

    5. Dr. Rao, victim of retaliation by Washington Hospital, in Alameda County, because of his participation in a documentary entitled, " Life for Sale ", http://evelynlimd.blogspot.com/, see: Is Peer Review on a Collision Course with Finance? by Robert Weinmann, M.D. Summary of Retaliation against Dr. Rao from The Weinmann Report. http://politicsofhealthcare.blogspot.com/2011/01/is-peer-review-on-collision-course-with.html

    6. Sharon Kramer, prominent CA Healthcare Activist, particularly regarding the adverse effects of toxic elements in building, such as Mold,... see: http://katysexposure.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/truth-out-sharon-kramer-letter-to-andrew-saxon-mold-issue/

    7. Dr. Moza, victim of retaliation by hospitals in CA, http://allianceforpatientsafety.org/moza.php

    8. Gil Mileikowsky MD, - http://allianceforpatientsafety.org/socalphysgm.pdf

  3. Letter to Assemblymember Mary Hayashi - RED ALERT !!! URGENT AMENDMENT REQUIRED in AB 655 (Hayashi), as it Compromises our patients' safety. Sent 7/13/2011
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    Letter Includes:

    • Legal analysis of AB 655 by Harvey Frey MD PhD JD, President, Health Administration Responsibility Project (HARP), http://www.harp.org/ and

    • Amendment of AB 655 proposed by Jeffrey R. White Esq, Senior Counsel, Center for Constitutional Litigation, Senior Amicus Counsel of the American Association for Justice, AAJ.

  4. Letter to Angela Mapp, Consultant, CA's Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections - OPPOSITION to AB 655 sent from Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. by E-mail and Fax to: 916-319.3306, on July 15, 2011.
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  5. Letter to Ross Warren, Chief Consultant, CA Assembly B & P Committee. SECOND REQUEST - URGENT CONFERENCE CALL REQUEST Subject: OPPOSITION to AB 655 sent from Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. by E-mail and Fax to: 916-319.33.06, on July 20, 2011.
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  6. Letter to Ross Warren, Chief Consultant, CA Assembly B & P Committee. OPPOSITION to AB 655 - Managed care enters the exam room as insurers buy doctors groups sent from Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. by E-mail and Fax to: 916-319.33.06, on July 21, 2011.
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  7. Letter to Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
    Opposition to AB 655 - A Viewpoint from A Federal Whisltleblower
    sent on July 22, 2011 from Charles Phillips, MD
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    Charles Phillips MD, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Phillips has worked with Senator Grassley's Finance Committee regarding HMOs that withhold clinical testing and Lumetra deficiencies.

    He is a medical consultant and reviewer for USA TODAY.

    Hours after he was quoted in an article that appeared on April 29, 2008, he was advised by two hospitals that his clinical privileges were in imminent jeopardy.

    Charles Phillips, M.D., is a former Kaiser California Physician, Recipient of Semmelweis Society Clean Hands Award, 2008,
    http://allianceforpatientsafety.org/may13.php

    He is the author of :

    The Killing Fields:
    The ongoing slaughter in the offices, clinics, gurneys, and beds of Managed Care
    Kaiser and Stress Tests
    http://www.rescuehealthcareday.com/killingfields.htm

  8. Letter to Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
    OPPOSITION TO AB 655 by Michael Fitzgibbons MD, Sent July 24, 2011
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    Dr. Fitzgibbons is a well known figure as the California Medical Association, CMA and the American Medical Association, AMA, filed jointly an amicus brief in his support, when he was sued by his hospital for frivolous reasons in a coercive action taken by the hospital administration to enforce the "Code of Silence", denying him his right to free speech protected under the First amendment of the Constitution and threatened him personally, as the hospital used mafia type tactics going as far as attempt on his life, and his family's life, see:

    Attempt to injure and intimidate Michael Fitzgibbons, M.D.,
    http://www.ocweekly.com/2006-08-24/news/car-trouble/

    Following his personal experience, Dr Fitzgibbons was called upon to assist numerous physicians facing similar predicaments and represents them pro bono in their administrative proceedings at their hospitals.

    As a consequence, Michael Fitzgibbons MD became a well known whistleblower and a foremost expert in peer review, see:

    Retaliation Against Physicians - Michael Fitzgibbons, MD,
    http://www.allianceforpatientsafety.org/fitzgibbons.php

    - He was Chief of Staff of the Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, from 2002 to 2004.

    - Member of the board of the Orange County Medical Association.

    - Delegate to the CMA House of Delegates, HOD.

    - Clinical instructor at the University of California Irvine, in internal medicine, from 1982 until 2011.

  9. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Sharon Kramer, prominent CA Healthcare Activist, particularly regarding the adverse effects of toxic elements in buildings, such as Mold. Sent August 5, 2011
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  10. Sham Peer Review & AB 655 - - article by Robert Weinmann, M.D., 8/8/2011
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  11. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from R.V. Rao, M.D., Vascular Surgeon, Hayward, California, sent 8/9/2011
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    See Retaliation Against R.V. Rao, M.D., http://www.allianceforpatientsafety.org/rao.php

  12. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Harvey Frey MD PhD JD, President, Health Administration Responsibility Project (HARP), http://www.harp.org/, sent 8/10/2011
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  13. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Robert Weinmann, MD, Past President, Union of American Physicians and Dentists, UAPD, affiliated with the AFL/CIO, sent 8/11/2011
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  14. Letter #1 sent on 8/11/2011 to Assmblymember Hayashi from Gil Mileikowsky, in Opposition to AB 655, as it Compromises our Patients' Safety by Promoting the "Code of Silence"
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  15. Letter #2 sent on 8/11/2011 to Assmblymember Hayashi from Gil Mileikowsky, in Opposition to AB 655, as it Compromises our Patients' Safety by Promoting the "Code of Silence"
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  16. Open Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Robert Weinmann, MD, Past President, Union of American Physicians and Dentists, UAPD, affiliated with the AFL/CIO, sent 8/12/2011
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  17. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Paul M. Hittelman, Esq., Los Angeles, CA, sent 8/13/2011
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  18. Letter to members & staff of California Senate Standing Committee on Business, Professions in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Gil Mileikowsky, M.D., sent 8/15/2011 Read Letter: In HTML Format   In PDF Format

  19. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Howard Long, M.D., Pleasanton, CA, sent 8/15/2011
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  20. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. Includes Action Alert of Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, sent 8/16/2011
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  21. How to Promote Sham Peer Review Without Even Trying - article by Robert Weinmann, M.D. - 8/22/2011
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  22. Letter of Concern in Opposition to AB 655 sent to Assemblymember Hayashi from Robert Weinmann, M.D. - 8/24/2011
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  23. AB 655 vs. El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Med Ctr - article by Robert Weinmann, M.D. - 8/24/2011
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  24. Letter to Assmblymember Hayashi in OPPOSITION to AB 655, from the California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery, sent 8/24/2011
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  25. Opposition to AB 655 Correspondence between office of State Senator Joel Anderson and Paty Newman
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