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

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

State Auditor Releases Report Finding State Officials are Failing to Hold California’s Electric Utility Companies Accountable for Wildfires

By Justin Dalton On March 24, 2022, the Acting California State Auditor, Michael Tilden, released an audit finding that state officials are failing to hold California utility companies accountable for preventing fires started by those companies’ equipment. The Audit found Continue reading

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

Court Orders For-Profit College, Ashford University, to Pay Over $22 Million in Civil Penalties

By Mackenzie McCoy In The People of the State of California v. Ashford University, Case No. 37–2018–00046134–CU–MC–CTL (March 3, 2022), the San Diego County Superior Court held that for-profit giant Ashford University violated the law by misleading students as to Continue reading