California Board of Accountancy Sponsors AB 298 (Irwin) to Implement its Legislative Priorities for 2021

By Connor Greth AB 298 (Irwin), as introduced on January 25, 2021, is a bill sponsored by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) that would amend sections 5007, 5070, and 5070.5 of, and add sections 5009.5 and 5093.5 to the Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Proposes Regulations to Clarify the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

 By Jordan Bourque On June 5, 2020, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published notice of its intent to amend sections 2032.15 and 2032.25, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, to clarify the meaning of veterinarian-client-patient relationships (VCPRs), which Continue reading

AB 1525, Providing Financial Services to the Cannabis Industry, Signed into Law

By Connor Greth AB 1525 (Jones-Sawyer), as amended August 21, 2020, adds Chapter 24 (commencing with section 26260) to Division 10 of the Business and Professions Code to establish a safe harbor under California law for financial institutions and accountants Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Audit Report Released to the Public

By Kendra J. Muller On June 30, 2020, California State Auditor, Elaine M. Howle, released an investigative audit report finding that the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) delivered a falsified report in response to a 2016 audit concerning the number Continue reading

State Bar of California Board of Trustees Approves Minor Amendment to Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4; Submits to Supreme Court of California

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage At the State Bar of California Board of Trustees meeting on September 24, 2020 [Agenda Item 54-123], the Board approved an amendment to California Rule of Professional Conduct 5.4, as proposed by the Task Force on Access Continue reading

AB 890 Signed Into Law After Opposition from Board of Registered Nursing

By Kendra J. Muller AB 890 (Wood), as amended August 28, 2020, amends sections 650.01, 805, 805.5, and adds Article 8.5 to the Business and Professions Code regarding nursing practitioner guidelines. According to a bill analysis and as defined by Continue reading