Media Statement

California Hospitals Express Concern About Two PPE Bills Signed into Law by Gov. Newsom

SB 275, AB 2537 Will Subject Hospitals to Disparate Rules, Penalties

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“Unfortunately, in signing both bills about personal protective equipment supply, the Administration has created double jeopardy for hospitals — subjecting them to disparate requirements and penalties,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “But, as always, California’s hospitals stand ready to work together with others on the front lines of COVID to find meaningful, long-term solutions to increase the availability of appropriate personal protective equipment to keep patients and workers safe.”