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Section 1691. (Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 1387, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1691.

The failure of a physician and surgeon to inform a patient by means of written consent, in layman’s language and in a language understood by the patient of alternative efficacious methods of treatment which may be medically viable, when a hysterectomy is to be performed, constitutes unprofessional conduct within the meaning of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.

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