Contractors State Licensing Board Proposes New Rule Concerning Battery Energy Storage Systems

By Emily Powers On April 28, 2023, the Contractors State Licensing Board of California (CSLB) proposed a new regulation to address Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). According to the Board’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, BESS are separate electrical systems that Continue reading

Governor Signs Bills Expanding Protections for Health Care Providers Regarding Reproductive and Gender Affirming Health Care Services

By Emily Powers On September 27, 2023, Governor Newsom signed two bills, SB 345 (Skinner) (Chapter 260, Statutes of 2023) and AB 1707 (Pacheco) (Chapter 258, Statutes of 2023), to protect California’s doctors and other health care providers from criminalization, Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Rule on Coursework Exemptions for Out-of-State Applicants Approved by OAL

By Emily Powers At its meeting on April 20, 2023, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) considered the four public comments it received from the 45-day public comment period to add section 1410.5 to Article 2 of Division 14 of Continue reading

Medical Board of California Responds to Legislature’s Sunset Review Issues

By Emily Powers On April 26, 2023, the Medical Board of California (MBC) published a response to legislative concerns from the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development and the Assembly Committee of Business and Profession regarding its 2022 Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Approves Changes to Regulatory Language for Pharmacists Furnishing Opioid Antagonists

By Shannon Dart At its February 6–7, 2023 meeting (at 10:11:15), the Board of Pharmacy approved the recommendations from the Licensing Committee to move forward with changing regulatory language related to the authority of a licensed pharmacist to furnish opioid Continue reading

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