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Will California’s Governor Veto a Bill that Allows Non-physicians to Perform Eye Surgery?

September 2nd, 2022|General|

On Sept. 1, California lawmakers passed a bill—by one vote—that would allow optometrists, who are not physicians, to perform surgeries. Gov. Newsom now considers whether to approve or veto.

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