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

Board of Pharmacy Updates Ownership, Management, and Control of Pharmacy License Regulations

By Sarah Dahm On July 23, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) issued notice of its proposed rulemaking action to amend section 1709, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This proposed rulemaking action follows SB 1193 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

State Bar’s Regulation and Discipline Committee Works to Amend State Bar Rule 2201

By Ian Ross On September 23, 2021, the State Bar’s Regulation and Discipline (RAD) Committee unanimously approved the circulation for public comment of an amendment to State Bar Rule of Procedure 2201. The RAD Committee requests public comment on the Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Approve Resolution Establishing New Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Rules

By Benjamin L. Sheinman At its meeting on October 7, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to approve Resolution E-5167.  This resolution established new rules to account for utility-side distribution costs associated with EV charging deployment.  The Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Proposes Regulations to Add Self-Assessment Requirements for Third-Party Logistics Providers and Responsible Managers

By Sarah Dahm On September 17, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy noticed its proposal to amend section 1784, Title 16 of the CCR to provide clarity with respect to whom the section applies, as third-party logistics providers (3PLs) perform Continue reading

Board’s Proposed Regulation Aims to Curtail the Ongoing Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medication

By Steven Funk On September 17, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.65, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to address frequent compliance questions the Board receives on the Continue reading

OAL Approves DFPI’s Regulatory Package Related to Use of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program Administrators

By Summer M. Bosse On August 5, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved regulatory action PRO 02/17 from the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), which amends various sections in Subchapter 6 of Title 10, Chapter 3 Continue reading

California COVID-19 Emergency Testing Regulations Imposed By DMHC without Notice Ruled Improper

By William Espinosa California Association of Health Plans v. Mary Watanabe, et al., Case No. 20STCP03773 (Super. Ct., Los Angeles County). On May 5, 2021, after full consideration of the arguments and evidence presented at trial by Petitioner California Association Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee to Send AB 890 Rulemaking Recommendations to the Full Board of Registered Nursing

By Hamdy M. Masri On August 31, 2021, and again on September 21, 2021, the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, an advisory committee created by the Board of Registered Nursing pursuant to AB 890 (Wood) (Chapter 265, Statutes of 2020), met Continue reading