Calif. Senate bill would strike down in-office exception
Article Thumbnail ImageMarch 27, 2014 -- A bill introduced in February in the California Senate was amended on March 26 to eliminate the in-office exception for advanced imaging and radiation oncology from the state's self-referral regulations.

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SB 1215, authored by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), would also remove the exception for anatomic pathology and physical therapy. Hernandez is the chair of the California Senate Health Committee, to which the bill has been referred.