Physicians for Informed Consent Opposes AB 2098

AB 2098/BPC 2270 (COVID-19 doctor-censorship) law was quietly repealed by the California legislature and Governor Newsom on September 30, 2023. Now PIC and allies file motion to directly challenge medical board’s claimed authority to censor California doctors’ recommendationsCLICK HERE to learn more.

The below information is an archive.

NOTICE: PIC’s AB 2098/BPC 2270 (COVID-19 doctor-censorship) lawsuit was successful in Federal Court on January 25, 2023, and its enforcement has been blocked. CLICK HERE for details.

Physicians for Informed Consent deems AB 2098 as the worst bill of the 2022 legislative session because it aims to eradicate free speech in California—starting with the attempted censorship of California’s physicians and surgeons who oppose vaccine mandates and offer alternative prevention/treatment options for COVID-19.

What can you do?
Contact California’s Governor Gavin Newsom and urge him to VETO AB 2098 today!
Use the tools below provided by our Coalition members or contact the Governor through the Capitol’s Web Portal.

Read the Physicians for Informed Consent position letter, and take action to defeat this bill!


March 9, 2022

Re: AB 2098 (doctor censorship)
Position: Oppose

Dear California Legislators,

On behalf of hundreds of physician and surgeon members of Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) and thousands of our health-freedom members, in the interest of the health and safety of all Californians, and in allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, we oppose AB 2098—and deem it as the worst bill of the 2022 legislative session.

Without California doctors being free to speak their mind and educate the public, regarding COVID-19 or vaccination or any other controversial topic, no other public health laws will matter as legislators will not be able to obtain knowledge from a breadth of physician and surgeon opinions, and the public will not be able to obtain their doctors’ honest opinion—because doctors who think and act differently from the contemporary “applicable standard of care” will fear losing their medical license. Section 2234.1 of the Business and Professions Code respects and protects doctors who think outside the box. AB 2098 blatantly proposes a new law “abridging the freedom of speech” of doctors and violating the right of doctors to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” which violates the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Public health is not achieved, and scientific knowledge does not progress, by censoring dissenting physicians and surgeons or anyone else. AB 2098 is anti-doctor, anti-public health, anti-science, and anti-free speech and we urge you to oppose it.


Shira Miller, M.D.
Founder and President
Physicians for Informed Consent

Notice: If AB 2098 becomes law then PIC’s enclosed “COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: 20 Scientific Facts That Challenge the Assumptions” may effectively become banned, so we urge you to read it while you still can.


About Physicians for Informed Consent
Physicians for Informed Consent is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization focused on science and statistics. PIC delivers data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unites doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. In addition, the PIC Coalition for Informed Consent consists of over 300 U.S. and international organizations that represent millions of people. To learn more, please visit

AB2098 passed in the California Senate on August 29, 2022, passed in the California Assembly on August 30, 2022, and is now at Governor Newsom’s desk until the end of September, awaiting his signature or veto.

Previously, AB 2098 was amended on August 22, 2022, whereby the meaning of “misinformation” was changed to mean “false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus to an extent where its dissemination constitutes gross negligence by the licensee. contrary to the standard of care.” And the Senate passed AB 2098 on August 11, 2022, the Assembly B&P Committee passed AB 2098 on April 19, 2022, and the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 2098 on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.  

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