New domestic violence bill aims to remove mandatory reporting to police

A bill that's headed to the California Senate aims to ensure domestic violence victims can access healthcare, without notifying police. If State Assembly bill 3127 is approved, doctors would no longer be required to report all domestic abuse cases to law enforcement. Instead, they would only be required to notify police if the patient asks them to, or, if the victim is a child or elder. Melissa Hellums, the executive director of Serenity House in Oakland, joined us on 'The Nine' to discuss why survivors might be hesitant to seek care.

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