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

Board of Accountancy Finalizes Rulemaking Package Regarding the Definition of Satisfactory Evidence of Educational Requirements

By Frannie Winters At its January 21, 2022, meeting [Agenda item XI.A.], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the public comments received regarding its proposed amendments to section 2.8, Title 16 of the CCR to streamline the Board’s process 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

Contractors State License Board Considers Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Solar BESS Installer Requirements

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari At the November 29, 2021 Contractors State License Board (CSLB) meeting, the Board considered whether to approve proposed regulatory text to amend sections 810, 831, 832.10, and 832.46, Title 16 of the California Code of 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

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