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California Quietly Repeals ‘Medical Misinformation’ Law Designed to Punish Doctors

By Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.


California lawmakers last week dealt a final blow to the state’s controversial “medical misinformation” law, which aimed to punish doctors for spreading COVID-19 “misinformation” or “disinformation.”

Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) was quietly put to rest on Sept. 14 when lawmakers voted 35-1 to pass another bill, Senate Bill 815 (SB 815), which included a clause that repealed AB 2098. SB 815 reforms how the Medical Board of California must address patient complaints.

Commenting on the news, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) President Mary Holland said:

“The California legislature likely saw the writing on the wall — that their statute would be found unconstitutional — so they attempted to quietly scuttle it. This is an example of how legal wins can lead to legislative wins, and this is definitely a win when doctors can practice medicine freely…


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