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

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

Contractors’ State License Board Commences Formal Rulemaking Process to Implement AB 2138 (Chiu) to Establish Substantial Relationship Criteria for Criminal Convictions and to Evaluate Rehabilitation of Applicants and Licensees

By Mariela Romo On March 2, 2020, the Contractors’ State License Board (CSLB) published notice of its intent to adopt section 868.1, repeal section 869.5, and amend sections 868, 869, 869.9, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Continue reading

Office of Administrative Law Approves California Board of Accountancy’s Updated Regulations to Comply with AB 1521 (Low)

By Thomas Burke On January 23, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Board of Accountancy’s proposed nonsubstantive changes to sections 15.1, 16, 19, and 20, Title 16 of the CCR, in light of the recent passage Continue reading

State Bar of California’s 2020 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force to Focus on Risk-Based Regulation

By Alaina Dye At its November 14, 2019 meeting, the State Bar’s 2020 Governance in the Public Interest Task Force voted to focus its efforts and report on proactive regulation, also known as risk-based regulation, which seeks to prevent lawyers Continue reading

SmileDirectClub Sues Dental Board of California Staff and Members in Federal Court

By Katie Abajian On October 16, 2019, SmileDirectClub, and its owner, Jeffrey Sulitzer, D.M.D., a dentist licensed to practice in California, filed a complaint in the Central District of California against an investigator, the Executive Officer, and all individual Board Continue reading

Department of Insurance Holds Pre-Notice Public Workshop on Proposed Regulations Regarding Auto Insurance Discounts

By Marie McDonald Hulen On January 28, 2020, the California Department of Insurance (the Department) held a pre-notice workshop in Los Angeles to hear public feedback on a proposed regulation that would change the way auto insurers offer discounts to Continue reading