Proposed California Measure Requires Doctor Drug Tests

June 3, 2013

A proposed state ballot measure in California would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, and the initiative might also seek to lift the cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.

The “Pee in the Cup” initiative is being pushed by Bob Pack, a technology mogul and former executive at AOL Inc. and NetZero Inc.

Pack’s young son and daughter were killed a decade ago by a driver under the influence of alcohol and prescription pills.

Pack’s campaign already is armed with $2 million in funding and will launch this summer.

The goal is to get the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

A spokesperson for the California Medical Association called the effort a “publicity stunt.”

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