Medical Board of California Supports Recently Passed Law Requiring Physicians Give Notice of Open Payments Database

By Carter Cordura On September 29, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1278 (Nazarian) (Chapter 750, Statutes of 2022) into law. The Medical Board of California (MBC) supported the bill. AB 1278 is the first California law that requires physicians 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

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

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