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Legal Complaint Takes on California Law Mandating Doctors Comply With 'COVID-19 Consensus'

A new California law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom empowers the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians who “disseminate” information regarding COVID-19 that departs from the “contemporary scientific consensus.” The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, filed a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction in Hoeg, et al. v. Newsom, et al., asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California to prevent the law, AB 2098, from going into effect.

The NCLA represents five physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California (MBC), most of whom treat patients on a regular basis. Drs. Hoeg, Duriseti, Kheriaty, Mazolewski, and Khatibi allege Assembly Bill (AB) 2098, signed into law on September 30, 2022, violates their First Amendment rights to free speech and their Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process of law.

NCLA attorney Jenin Younes says the new law targets the doctor-patient relationship. The law also practices viewpoint discrimination and creates a severe chilling effect in direct violation of the First Amendment. AB 2098 subjects plaintiffs to discipline and negative professional consequences, including loss of license, for conveying non-consensus messages to their patients. It has already been used as a weapon to intimidate and punish doctors who dissent from mainstream views. Several plaintiffs have experienced threats on social media from doctors and individuals willing to use AB 2098 to take their licenses away.

1. The law is moronic (is that a clear enough opinion?). "Consensus" is vague, and to the extent it means anything, it is absurdly one-size-fits-all, practicing physicians are not necessarily aware of new meds/treatments, and punishes/hinders development of new meds/treatments. As the legal complaint points out, it side-steps due process so as to squash free speech. It also is a "camel's nose" that could be used for further abuse (e.g. against Ob/Gyns and nurses who are Pro-Life).

2. Being curious, I DDGed several of the plaintiffs. They have a wide range of specialties, from psychiatry to GP to surgeon, and, variously, practice at/within Sutter Health, John Muir Medical Center, UC Irvine, and Children's Health of Orange County.
Anti-Covid-Vaxxer pig crap claim/prediction, Doctor: Heart Failure from mRNA Jabs "Will Kill Most People" | Principia Scientific Intl. ; Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche Warns COVID-19 Jab Injuries and Deaths Will Soon "Collapse Our Health System" (VIDEO) ; Fully Vaxxed May 2021; Since that time I've done 10 5Ks, 1 8K, 8 10Ks, and 4 half marathons