California Department of Insurance-Sponsored Legislation Cracking Down on Inhumane Conditions in Private Prisons Signed by Governor Newsom

By Jackson Sullivan SB 334 (Durazo), known as the Private Detention Accountability Act, as amended September 2, 2021, adds section 679.75 to the Insurance Code and section 9506 to the Penal Code to require private detention facilities to maintain general Continue reading

Department of Managed Health Care Proposes the Formal Adoption of Dental Benefits and Coverage Disclosure Matrix Regulations

By William Espinosa On July 23, 2021, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) published notice of rulemaking action pertaining to the formal adoption of section 1300.63.4, Title 28 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), “Summary of Dental Benefits Continue reading

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Undergoes Sunset Review

By Madison Beck On December 1, 2019, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for its Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Undergoes Sunset Review

By Kendra J. Muller On January 1, 2021, the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for its Sunset Review Oversight Hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Undergoes Sunset Review

By Jordan Bourque On December 1, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for VMB’s Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Continue reading

Office of Administrative Law Approves Department of Managed Healthcare’s Proposed Emergency Regulation Regarding Transfer of Enrollees Pursuant to a Public Health Order

By Alex Ruf On January 12, 2021, the Department of Managed Healthcare (DMHC) published a notice of emergency rulemaking action with respect to its intent to adopt section 1300.67.02, Title 28 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), pertaining to Continue reading

Department of Insurance Enforces Regulations Over Bail Bonds as Discussions of Reform Move Forward

By Hannah Ohman On July 15, 2020, the Department of Insurance (DOI) issued a press release stating that an investigation by the Department of an unlicensed immigration bond company led to a $5.5 million settlement. After an investigation and subsequent Continue reading

AB 890 Signed Into Law After Opposition from Board of Registered Nursing

By Kendra J. Muller AB 890 (Wood), as amended August 28, 2020, amends sections 650.01, 805, 805.5, and adds Article 8.5 to the Business and Professions Code regarding nursing practitioner guidelines. According to a bill analysis and as defined by Continue reading

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education Releases “BPPE At A Glance”

By Mikaila Hernández On February 19, 2020, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) distributed a one-page “BPPE At A Glance” informational flyer at its Advisory Committee meeting, summarizing the work that BPPE completed in 2019. The BPPE Advisory Committee Continue reading

Veterinary Medical Board Releases Sunset Review Report

By Christine Lambert On December 1, 2019, the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for VMB’s Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Continue reading