Silencing Physicians Right to Free Speech

Introduced on February 14, 2022
Status: Sent to Governor




Assembly Bill 2098 would designate the dissemination or promotion of “misinformation” or “disinformation” related to COVID-19″ by California doctors or surgeons as unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action by California medical boards. The bill would define misinformation as contradicted by “contemporary scientific consensus” and allow the state to dictate whether a patient’s decision to decline COVID-19 prevention or treatment was “justified by the individual’s medical history.”

Last Action

Passed Assembly. Voted 56-20 in favor.