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Prop. 23: California voters reject new rules for dialysis clinics

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:22:26-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California voters have rejected a ballot measure to require a doctor or highly trained nurse at each of California's 600 dialysis clinics.

With more than 10 million votes tallied Tuesday, Proposition 23 had just 36% of votes.

It drew more than $110 million in spending.

Opponents, financed by dialysis clinic companies, say it would mandate that between two and three doctors at every facility, creating a financial burden that could lead some clinics to close.

Proposition 23 was the second attempt by unions representing health care workers to increase regulation of dialysis clinics in California.