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

AB 2060 Aims to Address Medical Board Criticisms with Public Member Majority Board

By Divya Sriharan On February 14, 2022, California Assemblymember Quirk introduced AB 2060, a bill sponsored by the Medical Board of California (MBC) that would establish a public member majority on the Board. Specifically, the bill would amend sections 2001, Continue reading

Contractors State License Board Proposes Amendments to SB 216 after Years of Ineffectively Enforcing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirement

By Thomas A.T. Ferrari At its January 26, 2022 meeting, the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) Legislative Committee, heard an update on SB 216 (Dodd), a Board-sponsored bill pertaining to workers’ compensation.  Staff reported that the bill has become a Continue reading

AB 1636 Aims to Prevent Licensure of Physicians and Surgeons Who Have Committed Sexual Misconduct

By Tala Hughes AB 1636 (Weber), as introduced January 12, 2022, would amend sections 2221, 2232, and 2307 of the Business and Professions Code, pertaining to the Medical Board of California (“MBC” or “Board”) obligations to deny and revoke licensure Continue reading

SB 65 Seeks to Address Racial Inequities in Reproductive Care by Increasing the Number of Students in Licensed Midwife Training Programs

By Tala Hughes SB 65 (Skinner), as amended September 2, 2021, and as it applies to the Medical Board of California (MBC), adds Article 4 (commencing with section 128295) to the Health and Safety Code to require the Office of Continue reading

Contractors State License Board’s Expert Recommends Limiting C-46 Licenses for Solar Battery Energy Storage Systems

By Thomas A.T. Ferrari At its July 27, 2021 teleconference meeting [Agenda Item C], Contractors State License Board (CSLB) heard a presentation from UC Berkeley’s Labor Center on the Battery Energy Storage Systems Study, which strongly recommended that CSLB preclude Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Updates Ownership, Management, and Control of Pharmacy License Regulations

By Sarah Dahm On July 23, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (Board) issued notice of its proposed rulemaking action to amend section 1709, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This proposed rulemaking action follows SB 1193 Continue reading

Medical Board Releases Its 2020–2021 Annual Report

By Divya Sriharan On October 5, 2021, the Medical Board of California (MBC) released its Annual Report for 2020–2021 to the public. The Annual Report updates stakeholders on new legislation and describes the Board’s work over the past fiscal year. Continue reading

State Bar of California Releases Paraprofessional Program Working Report for Public Comment

By Andrea Lavelle On September 23, 2021, the State Bar Board voted after two hours of public comment, to release the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group’s (CPPWG) report and recommendations with a 110 day comment period. In 2019, the State Continue reading