California COVID-19 Emergency Testing Regulations Imposed By DMHC without Notice Ruled Improper

By William Espinosa California Association of Health Plans v. Mary Watanabe, et al., Case No. 20STCP03773 (Super. Ct., Los Angeles County). On May 5, 2021, after full consideration of the arguments and evidence presented at trial by Petitioner California Association Continue reading

Assembly Bill 526 Would Authorize Dentists with Necessary Training to Administer COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines

By Dimitri Davis AB 526 (Wood), as amended September 1, 2021, would amend section 1209 and add sections 1625.6 and 1645.2 to the Business and Professions Code, which would allow dentists to independently prescribe and administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines Continue reading

Senate Bill 607 Would Aim to Eliminate Clinical and Practical Examination for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions

By Jonathan Greenbergs During the Dental Board of California’s December 4, 2020 meeting [Agenda Item 16(c)ii], the Board presented a legislative proposal that would delete the clinical or practical examination requirement for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions (RDAEFs). As Continue reading

California Superior Court Sustains State Bar’s Demurrer to LegalMatch’s Constitutional Challenge to Business and Professions Code § 6155; Second Amended Cross Complaint Pending

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage On February 3, 2021, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman sustained the State Bar of California’s demurrer to LegalMatch’s First Amended Cross Complaint (FACC) for Declaratory Relief, with leave to amend, in State Bar of California Continue reading

California Department of Insurance Leaving Virus Exclusion Questions up to the Courts

By: Jennifer Wilczynski At the start of 2021, there were over 1,500 property insurance claims across the country due to COVID-19 business interruptions. These cases largely address interruptions caused by local and state ordinances, which forced the closure of many Continue reading

Maximum Malpractice Fine Imposed By Dental Board Doubled

By Jonathan Greenbergs On February 10, 2021, OAL approved the Dental Board of California’s proposed rulemaking on Citations and Fines. This proposed language amends sections 1023.2 and 1023.7 of the CCR to set the maximum penalty for Class A crimes, Continue reading

Dental Board Announces That Dentists Can Administer Covid-19 Vaccine

By Jonathan Greenbergs On January 4, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published an announcement from the Department of Consumer Affairs(DCA), DCA Waiver DCA-21-104, which waives restrictions on dentists from ordering and administering COVID-19 vaccines. To order or administer Continue reading

Former Executive Director Files Lawsuit Against the California Public Utilities Commission

By: Madison Orcutt On December 4, 2020, the former executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Alice Stebbins, filed a complaint against the Commission in the San Francisco Superior Court (Alice Stebbins v. California Public Utilities Commission, et Continue reading

Attorney General of California Files Lawsuit Against the U.S. Department of Education for Alleged Rollback of Federal Oversight of For-Profit Schools

By Madison Beck On January 15, 2021, in People of the State of California v. United States Department of Education, et al., Case No. 21-cv-00384 (N.D. Cal), Xavier Becerra, the Attorney General of California, filed a complaint on behalf of Continue reading