California Proposition 29 (2022): Dialysis clinic requirements

In Politics by Michael Rae

Summary of Proposition 29

California’s Proposition 29 on the state’s November 2022 ballot would require physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants with six months of relevant experience to be on-site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics. It would also require increased disclosure of clinic ownership and dialysis-related infections. Proposition 29 would prohibit clinics from closing without state approval or discriminating against patients based on the type of coverage they have.

Fiscal Impact

The Legislative Analyst Office estimates that Proposition 29 would cost Californias state and local governments— taxpayers—”tens of millions of dollars annually.” Dialysis centers would incur additional costs to implement the