Commissioner Lara Protects Homeowner Insurance Coverage Following Wildfire Emergency Declaration

By Shiloh Wallack On September 22, 2022, Ricardo Lara, Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance (DOI), issued a press release informing Californians that DOI will “protect insurance coverage for over 236,000 homeowners following wildfire emergencies in Northern and Southern Continue reading

CPUC Acts, Makes California National Trailblazer for Natural Gas Subsidy Elimination

By Shiloh Wallack On September 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a press release announcing it was taking action to “eliminate natural gas line subsidies for new natural gas hookups,” stating “[t]he first-in-the-nation action will reduce greenhouse Continue reading

Contractors State License Board Aims to Crack Down on Unlicensed Contractors

By Lauren Holappa At its August 31, 2022, Quarterly Board Meeting, the California State License Board (CSLB) discussed how to address issues involving unlicensed contractors or the “underground economy.” According to CSLB, 18-20 percent of all consumer complaints received by Continue reading

State Bar Releases Its New Five-Year Strategic Plan

By Lauren Holappa In May 2022, the California State Bar Board of Trustees approved its five-year strategic plan focusing on four goals to support its public protection mission. Between 2022 and 2027, the State Bar plans to protect the public 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

Board of Registered Nursing Publishes Notice of Rulemaking on Categories and Scope of Practice of Nurse Practitioners, Requirements for a Nurse Practitioner

By Carter Cordura On September 6, 2022, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1480 and 1481, and add sections 1482.3, 1482.4, and 1487 of Article 8, Division 14 of Title 16 of Continue reading

SB 1433 Further Extends Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Sunset Review Date and Makes Additional Changes to Sunset Review Process

By Mackenzie McCoy SB 1433 (Roth), as amended August 24, 2022, extends the sunset date for the BPPE and California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (Act) to January 1, 2027. The bill extends BPPE’s operations for another four years Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Proposes Rulemaking to Increase Continuing Education Options for Licensed Accountants

By Dimitri A. Davis On August 3, 2022, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) published notice of its intent to amend sections 87, 88, 88.1, 88.2, 89, and 90 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) relating Continue reading

Dental Board Postpones Consideration of Action Regarding New Pathway to Dental Licensure

By Dimitri A. Davis During its August 25, 2022, meeting [Agenda Item 9(c)], the Dental Board of California (DBC) heard a presentation from a representative of Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS). CRDTS asked DBC to consider the CRDTS Continue reading