California Prostate Law

California Law

My ass? Are you kidding me?

"Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California. Existing law requires a physician and surgeon examining a patient’s prostate gland during a physical examination to provide the patient with specified information if certain conditions are present.

This bill would exempt from this requirement a physician and surgeon working on a trauma case, defined as any injured person who has been evaluated by pre-hospital personnel according to policies and procedures established by the local EMS agency and who has been found to require transportation to a trauma facility."

Huh. If it's a trauma case, i.e. injury, perhaps even life and death, why would a doctor be sticking his finger up a guy's ass and checking his prostate? Seems like the doctor would have better things to do, like saving the guy's life!!!