Dental Board Postpones Consideration of Action Regarding New Pathway to Dental Licensure

By Dimitri A. Davis During its August 25, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 9(c)], the Dental Board of California (DBC) heard a presentation from a representative of Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS). CRDTS asked DBC to consider the CRDTS Continue reading

Safeco Insurance Company Faces Class-Action Lawsuit over Automobile Insurance Rates During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jackson Sullivan On November 23, 2021, in Jimmy Monge v. Safeco Insurance Company of America et al., Case No. 2:21-cv-09175-MWF-AFM (C.D. Cal.)., plaintiffs filed a class action complaint in the Central District of California on behalf of the putative Continue reading

Dental Board of California Grants Provisional Approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine

By Dimitri Davis At its February 11, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 24], the Dental Board of California (DBC) voted to grant provisional approval to California North State University College of Dental Medicine (CNSUCDM) to operate as a Board-approved dental school Continue reading

Despite Shortfalls, PG&E Exits Criminal Probation and is Awarded Safety Certificate after Meeting Statutory Requirements

By Justin Dalton On January 19, 2022, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California issued his final comments upon the expiration of Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) five-year criminal probation term in the matter of United Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Rulemaking that would Remove Clarity Issues in Compliance with SB 501

By Dimitri Davis On December 21, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to adopt sections 1017, 1043.8.1, 1043.9, 1043.9.1, 1043.9.2, and Article 5.1, and amend sections 1021, 1043, 1043.1, 1043.2, 1043.3, 1043.4, 1043.5, 1043.6, Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Rulemaking that would Change Licensing Examination Criteria

By Dimitri Davis On April 23, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to amend section 1031, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), to establish the definition of successful results of the Continue reading

Ninth Circuit Holds that Even Comprehensive Commercial Property Insurance Policies Do Not Cover Business Income Losses from the Pandemic

By Jackson Sullivan On October 1, 2021, the Ninth Circuit decided Mudpie, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America, Case No. 20-16858 (9th Cir.).  The opinion affirmed the district court’s order dismissing Petitioner Mudpie, Inc.’s claims against its insurer, Continue reading

SB 607 Deletes Clinical and Practical Exam Requirements for Specific Registered Dental Assistants

By Dimitri Davis SB 607 (Roth), as amended September 3, 2021, adds sections 1636.5 and 1636.6, amends sections 1724, 1753, 1753.55, 1753.6 of, and repeals section 1753.4 of, the Business and Professions Code, as it applies to the Dental Board. Continue reading

Litigation Challenging CSLB’s July 27, 2021 Decision to Restrict C-46 Licenses

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari On September 17, 2021, in California Solar Energy Industries Association vs. Contractors State License Board, et al., Case No. CGC-21-594911 (Super. Ct., County of San Francisco), petitioner California Solar Energy Industries Association, filed a Verified Continue reading