The Patient Transparency and Protection Act Seeks to Address Medical Board’s Legislative Request

By Tala Hughes SB 920 (Hurtado), as amended on March 29, 2022, would amend sections 2220.5 and 2330 of, and add section 2220.8 to the Business and Professions Code regarding the Medical Board of California’s (MBC) ability to request records Continue reading

AB 2060 Aims to Address Medical Board Criticisms with Public Member Majority Board

By Divya Sriharan On February 14, 2022, California Assemblymember Quirk introduced AB 2060, a bill sponsored by the Medical Board of California (MBC) that would establish a public member majority on the Board. Specifically, the bill would amend sections 2001, Continue reading

AB 1636 Aims to Prevent Licensure of Physicians and Surgeons Who Have Committed Sexual Misconduct

By Tala Hughes AB 1636 (Weber), as introduced January 12, 2022, would amend sections 2221, 2232, and 2307 of the Business and Professions Code, pertaining to the Medical Board of California (“MBC” or “Board”) obligations to deny and revoke licensure Continue reading

Medical Board Seeks Significant Reform to Address Recent Controversies

By Divya Sriharan On January 5, 2022, the President and Vice President of the Medical Board of California (MBC) sent a letter on behalf of the Board to California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Continue reading

Medical Board of California Amends Regulations Regarding Postgraduate Training for Medical School Graduates

By Divya Sriharan On June 11, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved proposed amendments to sections 1320 and 1321, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), to implement SB 798 (Hill) (Chapter 775, Statutes of 2017), Continue reading

SB 65 Seeks to Address Racial Inequities in Reproductive Care by Increasing the Number of Students in Licensed Midwife Training Programs

By Tala Hughes SB 65 (Skinner), as amended September 2, 2021, and as it applies to the Medical Board of California (MBC), adds Article 4 (commencing with section 128295) to the Health and Safety Code to require the Office of Continue reading

Medical Board of California Extended Two More Years after Undergoing Substantial Sunset Review and Major Reform Discussion

By Tala Hughes On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Medical Board of California’s (MBC) sunset extension bill, SB 806 (Roth) (Chapter 649, Statutes of 2021), which extends the Board’s sunset date for just two years, to January 1, Continue reading

Medical Board Releases Its 2020–2021 Annual Report

By Divya Sriharan On October 5, 2021, the Medical Board of California (MBC) released its Annual Report for 2020–2021 to the public. The Annual Report updates stakeholders on new legislation and describes the Board’s work over the past fiscal year. Continue reading

Medical Board of California Focuses on Reform and Distinctions for Medical and Midwife Assistant Certifying Organizations in 2021

By Divya Sriharan On June 4, 2021, the Medical Board of California (MBC) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1366.3, 1366.31, and 1379.07, Title 16 of the CCR regarding Medical and Midwife Assistant Certifying Organizations and Administration of Continue reading

California Supreme Court Defines Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law in Peer Review Proceedings Dispute

By Tala Hughes On July 29, 2021, in Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System, 11 Cal. 5th 995 (2021), the California Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that statements made in connection with peer review proceedings and the required reporting Continue reading