Ventura County’s take-over of the Ventura County Ambulatory Care clinic system has resulted in a dramatic decline in patient access to care and quality of care due to significant staff reductions and lack of supplies and equipment. When the County took over the clinic system in June, many physicians resigned. The County has refused to retain or hire enough physicians, nurses and support staff. The remaining doctors, nurses, and support staff are struggling, often unable to provide minimum levels of care required by state law and medical practice standards. See examples below.
We the undersigned demand that Ventura County take immediate action to:
Examples of current problems: