The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 14, 2009
Doctors sue over furloughs

medical board of california logo.jpgThe California Medical Association is suing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over furloughs that it says have illegally taken money from the Medical Board of California to help plug the state's deficit-riddled general fund.

The furloughs have created licensure, investigative and enforcement delays, the lawsuit says, because the policy has cost the board about 5,100 work hours so far. The doctors want the board's employees exempted from furlough order lifted $6 million in board funding restored.

Click here to read the CMA court brief. This link will take you to the San Francisco Superior Court docket. Click here to read the CMA press release.

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