Medical Board of California Supports Recently Passed Law Requiring Physicians Give Notice of Open Payments Database

By Carter Cordura On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1278 (Nazarian) (Chapter 750, Statutes of 2022) into law. The Medical Board of California (MBC) supported the bill. AB 1278 is the first California law that requires physicians Continue reading

Medical Board of California Supports Law to Strengthen Punishment of Physicians Who Disseminate Misinformation

By Carter Cordura On June 1, 2022, in a letter to Assemblymember Low, the Medical Board of California (MBC) took a stance on AB 2098 (Low), stating it would “support if amended.”  After its amendment on April 20, 2022, the Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Publishes Notice of Rulemaking on Categories and Scope of Practice of Nurse Practitioners, Requirements for a Nurse Practitioner

By Carter Cordura On September 6, 2022, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1480 and 1481, and add sections 1482.3, 1482.4, and 1487 of Article 8, Division 14 of Title 16 of Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Proposes Rulemaking to Increase Continuing Education Options for Licensed Accountants

By Dimitri A. Davis On August 3, 2022, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) published notice of its intent to amend sections 87, 88, 88.1, 88.2, 89, and 90 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) relating Continue reading

California State Board of Pharmacy Modifies Language of Proposed Regulation Related to Inventory Reconciliation in Response to Public Comment

By Steven Funk At its December 2, 2021 meeting, the California State Board of Pharmacy (the Board) discussed the pending Inventory Reconciliation regulation and clarified that the proposed regulation intends to require licensees to complete a full inventory reconciliation for Continue reading

Department of Managed Healthcare Proposes Rulemaking Action on Annual, Quarterly, and Monthly Financial Reporting Requirements

By Yusra Serhan On December 24, 2021, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) published notice of its intent to adopt Rule 1300.84.03; amend and renumber Rules 1300.84.06; amendment to Rules 1300.84.2 and 1300.84.3; and renumber Rules 1300.84.06 to 1300.84.1, Continue reading

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