Regulations Governing State Bar Significantly Altered in SB 40 in Light of Girardi Scandal

By Erol Kilic SB 40 (Umberg), as amended September 7, 2023, amends various sections of the Business and Professions Code. According to the Senate Floor Analysis, the State Bar’s highest priority is public protection, including swift disciplinary actions against incompetent Continue reading

State Bar Opens Public Comment Period on Alternative Path to Licensure

By Erol Kilic On September 25, 2023, the State Bar of California (State Bar) opened a 30-day public comment period for an alternative path to licensure for aspiring attorneys.  The Proposal for a Portfolio Bar Examination (PBE) would allow for Continue reading

Dental Board of California Proposes Rulemaking that would Change Licensing Examination Criteria

By Dimitri Davis On April 23, 2021, the Dental Board of California (DBC) published notice of its intent to amend section 1031, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), to establish the definition of successful results of the Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee to Send AB 890 Rulemaking Recommendations to the Full Board of Registered Nursing

By Hamdy M. Masri On August 31, 2021, and again on September 21, 2021, the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, an advisory committee created by the Board of Registered Nursing pursuant to AB 890 (Wood) (Chapter 265, Statutes of 2020), met Continue reading

Office of Administrative Law Approves Veterinary Medical Board’s Emergency Fee Increase

By Christine Lambert On January 17, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved California’s Veterinary Medical Board’s (VMB) proposed emergency rulemaking to amend sections 2070 and 2071, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to increase licensing Continue reading