State of California Waives Licensing Requirements for Out-of-State Medical Personnel to Aid in the Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

By Angela O’Hara On March 4, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Concerned that the number of persons in California requiring medical care would soon exceed locally available resources, the Governor authorized the 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