CLERK SACHI HAMAI: THIS IS PUBLIC COMMENT. SUP. YAROSLAVSKY, CHAIRMAN: GO AHEAD, MISS LEVY. HILLARIE LEVY: OKAY. GOOD AFTERNOON, HONORABLE SUPERVISORS. MY NAME IS HILLARIE LEVY AND I AM ROBYN LIBITSKIY’S MOTHER. ROBYN WAS HONORED TO BE EMPLOYED AT SUPERVISOR YAROSLAVSKY’S CALABASAS OFFICE PRIOR TO HER DEATH ON FEBRUARY 15TH, 2005. HER TRAGIC DEATH WAS […]
Originally posted at: https://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/sv/article/0,1375,VCS_239_4017608,00.html Death sparks Simi mother’s mission By Adam Foxman, afoxman@VenturaCountyStar.com August 20, 2005 Following her daughter’s death from cancer earlier this year, a Simi Valley woman has launched a campaign seeking more accountability for healthcare providers. Hillarie Levy, whose daughter Robyn Libitsky died in February at age 29, has contacted state legislators […]
On October 27, 2007, Hillarie Levy wrote to the California Medical Board expressing her concern over tissue transplant issues that Dr. Attarchi of Kaiser Permanente did not respect. Kaiser also did not respect the law, the family nor the patient’s wishes and they do not appear to care to this day that what they did […]
Please Mr. Halvorson – Please respond to this letter. This is very, very important. You have to be told directly what the company you are representing is doing! Mr. Halvorson as the time of this writing was CEO of Kaiser the not for profit portion of Kaiser and the for profit Permanente.
mirrored here for ease of locating from:https://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title42/42cfr482_main_02.tpl Organ Procurement and Transplantation Oversight:Who is looking out for patients? CHAPTER IV–CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SUBCHAPTER G–STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION Title 42: Public Health CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION FOR HOSPITALS C—Basic Hospital Functions § 482.45 Condition of participation: Organ, tissue, and eye procurement. (a) […]
The Kaiser Permanente response to Hillarie Levy regarding the flagrant violation of law in having a Permanente physician attempt to coerce a surviving family member to over ride an advance directive to obtain transplant material to make money off of yet another patient without disclosing the full truth. The tissue that Kaiser tried to obtain […]
Text Version of the above Letter to the Acorn Newspaper ” Medical directives aren’t always enough “ This is in response to “Residents attend workshop on difficult, but important topic,” concerning medical directives. The information was very helpful but there is additional information your readers need to know to further protect themselves. In the case of […]
What Are Tissues? Tissues for donation include corneas, skin, heart valves, bone, ligaments, veins, and arteries, and they are generally donated/taken from individuals who have experienced cardiac death or brain death. Donors may not have: HIV; Hepatitis; have been a Intravenous (IV) drug user; have active infections such as sepsis or certain cancers. However, most […]
California Health and Safety Code: 7154(b) (b) The time of death must be determined by a physician or surgeon who attends the donor at death or, if none, the physician or surgeon who certifies the death. Neither the physician or surgeon who attends the donor at death nor the physician or surgeon who determines the […]
April 7, 2008
CD File Number MB 2008 76
Dear Mr. Weitman,
The enclosed April 1, 2008 form letter informing me of DCA’s intent to defend the Medical Board’s actions of nonresponse to a complaint concerning multiple proven violations by Shahab Attarchi MD, compelled me to respond.
The enclosed recent articles demonstrate how violations of California Probate Code sections §4733(a) and §4736(a), Knox Keene Act Title 42 part 482 and California Health and Safety Code section §7154(b), have life threatening irreversible effects on transplant and donor patients.