Interim Suspension Order Issued Against California Horse Racing Board Equine Medical Director, Jeff Blea, Pending Full Investigation and Formal Hearing

By Stella Gerson On January 28, 2022, Judge Nana Chin, Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), granted the Veterinary Medical Board’s (VMB) Petition for Interim Suspension and Cease Practice Order against the license of Jeff A 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

OAL Approves Veterinary Medical Board Rulemaking Regarding Animal Physical Rehabilitation, Disciplinary Guidelines, and Drug Compounding

By Stella Gerson The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) recently approved three rulemaking packages proposed by the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB). On November 15, 2021, OAL approved the Board’s regulatory proposal to add section 2038.5, Title 16 of the California Code Continue reading

Director of the Veterinary Medical Board Named in Telemedicine Lawsuit Filed by the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

By Stella Gerson On May 3, 2021 in San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, et al. v. Jessica Sieferman, Case No. 2:21-cv-00786-TLN-KJN (E.D. Cal.), plaintiffs San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Continue reading

New Law Makes Illegal Dumping a Cause for Disciplinary Action by Contractors State License Board

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari AB 246 (Quirk), as introduced January 13, 2021, and revised April 8, 2021, repeals and adds section 7110 to the Business and Professions Code relating to contractors. This bill explicitly makes a licensed contractor’s unlawful Continue reading

California State Auditor Finds State Bar Did Not Effectively Manage Its System for Investigating and Disciplining Attorneys Who Abuse the Public Trust

By Ian Ross On April 29, 2021, Elaine Howle, the California State Auditor presented her audit of the State Bar of California’s discipline and bar examination administration systems. The State Auditor conducted this audit pursuant to section 6145(b) of the Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Announces Further Extension of DCA Director’s Order Waiving Restrictions on Telemedicine and Extending Time to Refill Prescriptions

By Stella Gerson On August 31, 2021, the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Kimberly Kirchmeyer, issued Waiver Order DCA-21-193, which further extend the June 4, 2020 waiver order, DCA-20-21, regarding telemedicine for new or different medical conditions Continue reading

State Bar Challenges Tom Girardi Protective Conservatorship, Files Disciplinary Charges

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage On March 12, 2021, the State Bar of California filed a verified objection to a petition for temporary conservatorship of attorney Thomas Girardi’s person and estate in Conservatorship of Thomas V. Girardi, Case No. 21STPB00413, in Probate Continue reading

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Undergoes Sunset Review

By Madison Beck On December 1, 2019, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for its Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Continue reading