Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Legislature passes HB1212, shielding complaints from public records law
by Larry Geller
Hey, you didn’t call legislators? HB1212 passed and is now headed to Gov. Lingle. Complaints against dentists, barbers, doctors and other professionals will be shielded from the public records law unless the complaints are investigated and found against the professional. With few resources in this tight economy, most complaints may remain invisible, valid or not.
Governor Lingle may either sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without her signature. So if you would like to weigh in on this, you must speak with her. 586-0034. Don’t worry, she doesn’t answer her own phone.