AB 890 Allows Nurse Practitioners to Expand Their Scope of Practice Despite Medical Board of California’s Opposition

By Ellen Williams AB 890 (Wood), as amended August 28, 2020, amends sections 650.01, 805, and 805.5 of, and adds Article 8.5 (commencing with section 2837.100) to the Business and Professions Code to authorize a two-tiered framework for certified nurse Continue reading

California Attorney General Issues Opinion Clarifying Term ‘Effective Date’ For Mandatory Reporting After Disciplinary Actions for Healthcare Professionals

By Jonathan Padua On April 17, 2020, at the request of the Medical Board of California (MBC), the Office of the Attorney General of California (AG) published an opinion clarifying the time by which certain peer review bodies, such as Continue reading

The Medical Board of California Publishes Proposes Rule Change for Post Graduate Training Requirements

By Ellen Williams On June 19, 2020, the Medical Board of California (MBC) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1320 and 1321, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to modify postgraduate training requirements for licensees, Continue reading

Medical Board of California Endorses Legislation Allowing Pharmacists to Administer Potential COVID-19 Vaccines Without Federal-Level Approval

By Jonathan Padua At its August 13, 2020 meeting, the Medical Board of California (MBC), in anticipation of a potential COVID-19 vaccine becoming available to the general public, voted to support AB 1710 (Wood) (Chapter 123, September 24, 2020) a Continue reading

Medical Board of California Votes to Pursue Legislation to Increase Fees

By Angela O’Hara At its January 30, 2020 meeting [Agenda item 7], the Medical Board of California (MBC) evaluated whether to increase licensing fees to bridge the growing gap between revenues and expenses, a looming concern the Board has discussed Continue reading

Medical Board of California Declines to Pursue Legislation that would Limit Licensed Midwives’ Scope of Practice after Significant Pressure from Midwife Community

By Angela O’Hara At its November 7, 2019 meeting, the Medical Board of California (MBC) considered whether to pursue a legislative proposal that would amend section 2507 of the Business and Professions Code to, among other things, prohibit licensed midwives Continue reading