Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education Releases “BPPE At A Glance”

By Mikaila Hernández On February 19, 2020, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) distributed a one-page “BPPE At A Glance” informational flyer at its Advisory Committee meeting, summarizing the work that BPPE completed in 2019. The BPPE Advisory Committee Continue reading

Assembly Revives AB 1350 (Gonzalez), a Proposal to Provide Free Transit Passes to California Youth

By Michael J. Melton AB 1350 (Gonzalez), as amended January 15, 2020, is a two-year bill that would add Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 99100), to Part 11, Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code to require transit agencies statewide Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Releases Sunset Review Report

By Christine Lambert On December 1, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for VMB’s Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Continue reading

California Department of Insurance Issues a Series of Notices to Insurance Companies Pertaining to Continued Health Care Coverage During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Brittany Hodgson On March 18, 2020, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a public notice requesting that all insurance companies operating in California provide their insureds with at least a 60-day grace period to pay premiums so that policies are Continue reading

State of California Waives Licensing Requirements for Out-of-State Medical Personnel to Aid in the Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

By Angela O’Hara On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Concerned that the number of persons in California requiring medical care would soon exceed locally available resources, the Governor authorized the Continue reading

Department of Business Oversight Proposes New Regulations to Implement the California Money Transmission Act Regarding the Agent Of Payee Exemption

By James D. Colleran On March 6, 2020, the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) published notice of its intent to adopt sections 80.126.10, 80.126.20, 80.126.30, 80.128, 80.128.10, and 80.130 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to Continue reading

Committee of Bar Examiners Holds Emergency Teleconference Meeting to Address Legal Education and Exam Administration in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Halie Turigliatti On March 30, 2020, the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners (CBE) held an emergency and special meeting over teleconference. The meeting began by voting to start an official emergency meeting, according to the Bagley-Keene Continue reading

Contractors’ State License Board Commences Formal Rulemaking Process to Implement AB 2138 (Chiu) to Establish Substantial Relationship Criteria for Criminal Convictions and to Evaluate Rehabilitation of Applicants and Licensees

By Mariela Romo On March 2, 2020, the Contractors’ State License Board (CSLB) published notice of its intent to adopt section 868.1, repeal section 869.5, and amend sections 868, 869, 869.9, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Continue reading

Department of Managed Health Care Issues All Plan Letter Regarding Populations Vulnerable to Coronavirus

By Rayne Brown On March 27, 2020, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued the latest of five all plan letters regarding COVID-19, the global pandemic that has brought several nations to a standstill. All plan letters serve as Continue reading