Board’s Proposed Regulation Aims to Curtail the Ongoing Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medication

By Steven Funk On September 17, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.65, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to address frequent compliance questions the Board receives on the 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

California COVID-19 Emergency Testing Regulations Imposed By DMHC without Notice Ruled Improper

By William Espinosa California Association of Health Plans v. Mary Watanabe, et al., Case No. 20STCP03773 (Super. Ct., Los Angeles County). On May 5, 2021, after full consideration of the arguments and evidence presented at trial by Petitioner California Association Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee to Send AB 890 Rulemaking Recommendations to the Full Board of Registered Nursing

By Hamdy M. Masri On August 31, 2021, and again on September 21, 2021, the Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee, an advisory committee created by the Board of Registered Nursing pursuant to AB 890 (Wood) (Chapter 265, Statutes of 2020), met Continue reading

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Opens Comments for Debt Collection Licensing Act Second Proposed Rulemaking

By Alexandra Loyo On August 19, 2021, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) published notice of the invitation to comment on a second rulemaking under SB 908 (Wieckowski) (Chapter 163, Statutes of 2020), otherwise known as the Debt Continue reading

Medical Board of California Focuses on Reform and Distinctions for Medical and Midwife Assistant Certifying Organizations in 2021

By Divya Sriharan On June 4, 2021, the Medical Board of California (MBC) published notice of its intent to amend sections 1366.3, 1366.31, and 1379.07, Title 16 of the CCR regarding Medical and Midwife Assistant Certifying Organizations and Administration of Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Issues Proposed Rulemaking Decision to Enhance Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement of Investor-Owned Utilities

By Riley Minkoff On September 17, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced the issuance of the proposed rulemaking decision R-20-07-013. This decision, if adopted, would further develop a risk-based framework for electric and gas utility decisions. The proposed Continue reading

Board’s Proposed Amendment on Reporting Pharmacy Drug Loss Undergoing Review by OAL

By Steven Funk On June 4, 2021, the California Board of Pharmacy (BOP) published notice of its intent to amend section 1715.6, Title 16 of the CCR to reduce mandatory reporting of loss of controlled substances, which is set forth Continue reading

Department of Managed Health Care Publishes Notice of Rulemaking on Transfer of Enrollees

By Yusra Serhan On September 17, 2021, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) published notice of its intent to adopt section 1300.67.02, Title 28 of the CCR to permanently adopt the emergency regulation that became effective on January 15, Continue reading