California Signs Law Creating Elective PCI Program

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law S.B. 906, a measure strongly supported by the ACC's California Chapter. The law creates the Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Program in the California Department of Public Health. It also authorizes certification of general acute care hospitals that provide urgent and emergent cardiac catheterization laboratory service. In order to be certified, a hospital must provide proof that it follows ACC, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions recommendations for performance of PCI without onsite cardiac surgery, and agree to participate in and provide timely data to the NCDR.

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