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California Medical Board Letter

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 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.

Is Kaiser Working Under the Radar?

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 […]

Medical Directives Are Not Always Enough

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 […]

One Legacy and Kaiser

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 […]

Attending physician may not participate in patient organ donation process

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 […]

Cornea Misappropriation

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.

Index

This index is for the Transplant/Tissue section of robynlibitsky.kaiserpapers.org Tissue Transplant Issues and Lack of Regulation April 18, 1008 Letter from Augustin R. Jimenez – Special Counsel to the Secretary of the Transportation Agency April 1, 2008 and April 7, 2008 – Correspondence between Hillarie Levy and the Consumer Information Center with the CA Dept. […]

Who is Looking Out for Transplant Patients?

also on this page at this link –  California Hearing of  August 15, 2006 – State of California triggered by Kaiser’s Kidney Transplant Fiasco 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? From Conclusion of this report: In California, there appears to be little state-level oversight […]

Augustin R. Jimenez – Special Counsel to the Secretary of the Transportation Agency

Violations of sections 4733 and 4736 of the California Probate Code by a physician affiliated with Kaiser Permanente (Woodland Hills Medical Center) (Kaiser) relative to organ donor protocols. These Probate Code sections concern, generally, (1) compliance with individual health care instructions by a health care provider, and (2) prompt notification to a patient or authorized person when the health care provider declines to comply with individual health care instructions. This allegation was the subject-matter of an investigation undertaken by the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC or Department) and its letter to you dated February 6, 2008, concluding its investigation. In your letter of February 18, 2008, you now allege Department “inaction” regarding alleged violations of the above Probate Code sections and “Knox Keene Act Title 42 part 482, and Title 28 § 1468.B(5) and § 1300.68(3).” Subsequently, in a facsimile transmittal dated April 3, 2008, you added an additional claimed violation of Health and Safety Code section 7154, subdivision (b).
A careful reading of the Knox Keene Act makes it clear that the Department has been conferred no authority by the Legislature relative to any provisions of the Probate Code.