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October 19, 2015 4:00 PM

Your doctor’s on probation: Should you be told?

Nearly 500 California doctors are on probation for varied offenses, including substance abuse, medical negligence or sexual misconduct

Consumers Union wants those doctors to inform patients in writing, by phone and on posted notices

CMA and state medical board say probation status is already accessible online

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