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A Government-Run Yelp (of sorts) for Doctors?

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As news of a study points to California's comparative lack in disciplining doctors--the state ranked 41--the LA Times reminds us of a new law coming into effect on June 27th. A step below restaurant rankings, Doctors will have to provide notice of or post this: "Notice to consumers, medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California, (800) 633-2322, www.mbc.ca.gov." Once on the Board's website, you can find yourself to their directory of California's 125,000 physicians where felony and misdemeanor convictions, malpractice judgements and more can be found. The California Medical Association has criticized the law, saying it's a way to boost complaints. 6,437 complaints were filed last year, notes the Times.