Legislature Introduces Bill Requiring Cultural Competency Training for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

By Sarah Dahm AB 2194 (Ward), as introduced February 15, 2022, would add sections 4202 and 4231 to the Business and Professions Code to require that one hour of the 30 continuing education hours required for license renewal as a Continue reading

The California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Approve Decision Revising General Order 156, Supplier Diversity Program, Adopting a Voluntary Procurement Goal for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Business Enterprises

By Benjamin L. Sheinman On April 7, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 5–0 to approve D.22-04-035. This decision, proposed by Commissioner Rechtschaffen, revised the Commission’s Supplier Diversity Program, set forth in General Order (GO) 156, to incorporate Continue reading

California Department of Insurance Takes Steps to Protect the Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

By Jennifer Wilczynski On June 12, 2020, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a statement disapproving the Trump Administration’s reversal of non-discrimination protections under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Without heeding the warning and dissatisfaction from 18 state insurance Continue reading