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Prop 29 Results: Push For Dialysis Clinic Requirements Is Defeated Again

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Proposition 29 would have created new requirements for kidney dialysis clinics that provide life-sustaining treatment for people suffering from chronic kidney disease.

Understanding The Measure

If the ballot measure had passed, kidney dialysis clinics would have been required to have at least one physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant on site during all treatment hours.

Clinics would have been required to report information on infections to state public health officials and provide patients with a list of doctors who own at least a 5% stake in the facility, among other requirements.

Opponents said the ballot measure would have lead to higher costs for patients and force some clinics to scale back or close altogether because they wouldn't be able to afford the additional staffing costs. Some opponents estimated that it could affect hundreds of clinics and say that that the new jobs created by the measure would be mainly administrative.

Opponents also argued that Proposition 29 would exacerbate a healthcare provider shortage California is facing.

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A Note On The Results

  • Keep in mind that in tight races particularly, the winner may not be determined for days or weeks after Election Day. In L.A. County, the first batch of results released includes vote by mail ballots received before Election Day, followed by early votes cast at vote centers before Election Day, then votes cast in-person on Election Day. This process is expected to wrap up in the early hours of Nov. 9. Then, additional results will be released following a schedule you can see on the county's site. In California, ballots postmarked on or before Nov. 8 are counted toward the results as long as they arrive within seven days of the election. Results must be certified by county election officials by Dec. 8.

Tracking Your Ballot

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If your mail-in ballot is rejected for any reason (like a missing or mismatched signature), your county registrar must contact you to give you a chance to fix it. In Los Angeles County, the registrar will send you a notification by mail and you have until Nov. 28 to reply and "cure" your ballot.

How We're Covering This Election

  • Early voters and mail-in ballots have fundamentally reshaped how votes are counted and when election results are known.

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