Illegal Tubal Ligation Procedures Under Investigation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A letter from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) to the Medical Board of California revealed allegations that 148 women received unauthorized tubal ligations between 2006 and 2010. Any procedure not deemed medically necessary required authorization from the state of California, said Joyce Hayhoe, director for legislation and communication with California Correctional Health Care Services. These procedures went against California state law requiring approval prior to operation.

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