Medical Board Holds Quarterly Meeting, Discusses Enforcement Challenges

By Emily Powers On February 29th and March 1st, the Medical Board of California (MBC) held its Quarterly Board meeting in Los Angeles. A key agenda item included reviewing the Executive Management Report, specifically the Enforcement Program Summary. The Enforcement 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

California Attorney General Issues Opinion Clarifying Term ‘Effective Date’ For Mandatory Reporting After Disciplinary Actions for Healthcare Professionals

By Jonathan Padua On April 17, 2020, at the request of the Medical Board of California (MBC), the Office of the Attorney General of California (AG) published an opinion clarifying the time by which certain peer review bodies, such as Continue reading

Department of Consumer Affairs Extends series of Licensing Waivers Pertaining to the Medical Board of California During State of Emergency

By Ellen Williams On August 27, 2020, Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Director, Kimberly Kirchmeyer, issued two orders extending the deadlines for licensing waivers issued as a result of Governor Newsom’s March 30, 2020, State of Emergency proclamation in California, Continue reading

State of California Waives Licensing Requirements for Out-of-State Medical Personnel to Aid in the Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

By Angela O’Hara On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Concerned that the number of persons in California requiring medical care would soon exceed locally available resources, the Governor authorized the Continue reading

Medical Board of California Votes to Pursue Legislation to Increase Fees

By Angela O’Hara At its January 30, 2020 meeting [Agenda item 7], the Medical Board of California (MBC) evaluated whether to increase licensing fees to bridge the growing gap between revenues and expenses, a looming concern the Board has discussed Continue reading

Medical Board of California Declines to Pursue Legislation that would Limit Licensed Midwives’ Scope of Practice after Significant Pressure from Midwife Community

By Angela O’Hara At its November 7, 2019 meeting, the Medical Board of California (MBC) considered whether to pursue a legislative proposal that would amend section 2507 of the Business and Professions Code to, among other things, prohibit licensed midwives Continue reading