Health Workers Union Seeks Probe Of Kaiser Ex-Regulator Hire

Law360, Washington (September 20, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The National Union of Healthcare Workers urged a California regulator Wednesday to investigate whether the health care giant Kaiser Permanente violated state anti-corruption laws by hiring a former regulator to defend it against a government investigation.

Marcy Gallagher, a former attorney for California's Department of Managed Health Care, oversaw the regulatory agency's probe into Kaiser's alleged “substandard health care” until she resigned her position in July 2012. Just weeks later, she joined Kaiser's defense team against the very investigation she ran, the NUHW's complaint said....
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