Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Seeks Public Input on Draft Regulations Impacting Escrow Companies

By Alexandra Loyo On November 4, 2021, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) noticed and held a public hearing for comments on modifications to the proposed rulemaking PRO 13/13, which would amend sections 1711.1 through 1741.7, Title 10 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

Medical Board of California Amends Regulations Regarding Postgraduate Training for Medical School Graduates

By Divya Sriharan On June 11, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved proposed amendments to sections 1320 and 1321, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), to implement SB 798 (Hill) (Chapter 775, Statutes of 2017), 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

California Pharmacy Board Publishes Notice on Pharmacists Initiating and Administering Vaccines

By Sarah Dahm On October 8, 2021, the Board of Pharmacy (Board) published notice of its intent to amend section 1746.4 of Title 16, Division 17 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to permanently waive a requirement of pharmacists Continue reading

OAL Approves Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s Public Banking Regulations to Become Effective January 1, 2022

By Summer M. Bosse On September 14, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved regulatory action PRO 1/20 from the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), which amends and adopts various sections in Subchapter 1 in Title 10, 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

OAL Approves DFPI’s Regulatory Package Related to Use of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program Administrators

By Summer M. Bosse On August 5, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved regulatory action PRO 02/17 from the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), which amends various sections in Subchapter 6 of Title 10, Chapter 3 Continue reading

Annual DFPI Report Shows Significant Decline of Payday Loans Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Summer M. Bosse On July 22, 2021, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) released its Annual Report of Payday Lending Activity Under the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law to the public. This report is required through the Continue reading