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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]