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Mar 28, 2014, 11:09 ET

UAPD/AFSCME Announces Opposition to MICRA Measure

 The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (AFSCME Local 206) has registered its opposition to a ballot initiative that would raise the cap...

Mar 27, 2014, 13:54 ET

On National Doctors Day, Santa Clara County Doctors Plan Strike

Some doctors in Santa Clara County will spend National Doctors' Day (March 30) organizing for a strike against their employer. In mid-March,...

Nov 21, 2013, 17:29 ET

UAPD Forms New Union for Doctors at the University of California

More Health Care Providers See Unionization as Means for Increasing Voice in the Workplace Today the University of California (UC) formally...

Aug 31, 2013, 14:06 ET

SB 491, the Bill to Expand Nurse Practitioner Practice, Stalls in Committee

The Union of American Physicians and Dentists released the following statement regarding the failure of SB 491 to pass out of the Assembly...

Aug 21, 2013, 14:40 ET

UAPD Member Ronald Lewis, M.D., Named to Medical Board

 Today Governor Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Lewis to the California Medical Board.  In addition to the many...

Jun 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Doctors Criticize Conditions at the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

 Doctors working for the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA) don't believe that County administrators are doing enough to fill...

Aug 17, 2012, 14:10 ET

Napa State Hospital Workers Celebrate Victory Over Department of State Hospital (DSH) Intransigence

 This week, after nearly two years of protests, the workers who care for mentally ill patients at Napa State Hospital have achieved one of the...

Aug 31, 2011, 18:49 ET

Ventura County Ordered to Bargain with Doctors' Union

Union of American Physicians and Dentists Urges County to Stop Making Baseless Appeals A Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) Administrative...

Aug 24, 2011, 02:11 ET

DMH Doctor, a Member of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, Makes Statement During "At the Tipping Point- A Blueprint for Change"

The following testimony was given today by Dr. Laura Dardashti, a staff psychiatrist at DMH Metropolitan State Hospital, as part of today's hearing...

Mar 04, 2011, 13:00 ET

Non-Profit Clinic Doctors Vote to Join Union

A group of medical professionals working at the thirteen clinics that make up the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) voted last week to...

May 19, 2010, 09:00 ET

UC Regents to Discuss Proposed Role in Prison Health Care

UAPD President to Present Flaws in Sweeping Plan The following was released today by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists: What: The...

May 17, 2010, 09:00 ET

UC Regents to Discuss Proposed Role in Prison Health Care

UAPD President to Present Flaws in Sweeping Plan The following was released today by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists: What: The...

Mar 25, 2010, 20:36 ET

Doctors Speak Out at UC Regents Meeting

This morning Dr. Stuart Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), and Attorney Andrew Kahn (Davis, Cowell &...

Mar 24, 2010, 17:38 ET

NEWS ADVISORY: UAPD President Stuart A. Bussey to Address University of California Regents About Proposed Plan to Transfer Prison Medical Care to UC

The Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) is circulating a report, written by Texas-based telemedicine firm NuPhysicia, that recommends...

Mar 22, 2010, 19:29 ET

Union of American Physicians and Dentists: Does UC Vice President Stobo Stand to Profit From Corrections Healthcare Deal?

The Schwarzenegger administration has proposed a plan to transfer responsibility for the medical care of California prison inmates to the...

Feb 26, 2010, 18:28 ET

Napa State Hospital Doctors Question DMH Judgment

Doctors at Napa State Hospital (NSH), who are represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), expressed concern today over...

Feb 26, 2010, 18:23 ET

Doctors Applaud Latest Furlough Reversal

Dr. Stuart A. Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), praised Judge Frank Roesch's decision on Thursday to grant...

Feb 25, 2010, 12:49 ET

Doctors Applaud House Vote to Remove Anti-Trust Exemption for Health Insurers

Outlawing Health Insurance Monopolies Would Be Good for Doctors, Patients "This vote is an important step towards breaking the monopoly power of...

Oct 01, 2009, 09:00 ET

Nation's Largest Doctors' Union to Announce Survey Results: Doctors Say Congress Must Include Public Option in Health Care Reform

At its Triennial Convention in San Francisco on Friday, October 2, the Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD), an affiliate...

Jul 27, 2009, 16:34 ET

Union of American Physicians and Dentists: Court Appointee El-Sabaawi Practicing Medicine Without a License?

Psychiatric Care at Five California State Hospitals In Hands of Unlicensed Doctor The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) has...