Board of Registered Nursing Continues to Undergo Contentious Sunset Review

By Hamdy M. Masri On March 14, 2022, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) published its 2022 Sunset Review Report in preparation for its third Sunset Review Oversight Hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Issues Declaratory Decision with Precedential Effect on Administration of Medicinal Cannabis to Students

By Hamdy M. Masri At its February 16, 2022 meeting, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) unanimously voted to adopt a declaratory decision with precedential effect pursuant to section 11425.60 of the Government Code that “a registered nurse does not Continue reading

California State Board of Pharmacy Intends to Enter the Food and Drug Administration’s Memorandum of Understanding Addressing Certain Distributions of Compounded Human Drug Products

By Steven Funk On April 29-30, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) held a meeting [Agenda Item XI(b–c)], where the Board expressed its intention to sign the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Memorandum of Understanding Addressing Certain Distributions of 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

Board’s Proposed Amendment on Reporting Pharmacy Drug Loss Undergoing Review by OAL

By Steven Funk On June 4, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (BOP) published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.6, Title 16 of the CCR to reduce mandatory reporting of loss of controlled substances, which is set forth Continue reading

California’s Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate Further Impacts Nursing Shortage

By Hamdy M. Masri On August 5, 2021, Tomás J. Aragón, the State Public Health Officer & Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), issued an order requiring that all healthcare workers in California be vaccinated against COVID-19. Continue reading

Senate Rules Committee Confirms Appointment of Three Medical Board of California Members, Looks to Possible Legislation Adding Two More Public Members

By Jonathan Padua On February 3, 2021, the Senate Rules Committee held a hearing to confirm the Governor’s appointments of three members to the Medical Board of California (MBC), Dev GnanaDev, Asif Mahmood, and Richard Thorp, all practicing physicians. After Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy to Accept Remote-Proctored CPA Examination Scores

By Connor Greth At its January 14, 2021 meeting (Agenda Items II. A and B (recording)), the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) heard an update from representatives of the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) and the American Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Undergoes Sunset Review

By Jordan Bourque On December 1, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for VMB’s Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Continue reading