BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                               AB 1524
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       AB 1524 (Hayashi)
       As Amended  August 9, 2010
       Majority vote
       |ASSEMBLY:  |68-0 |(January 27,    |SENATE: |33-0 |(August 18,    |
       |           |     |2010)           |        |     |2010)          |
        Original Committee Reference:    B.,P. & C.P.

       SUMMARY  :   Establishes a new dental clinical exam for licensure in  
       which dental students may complete the clinical portion of the  
       licensure exam throughout dental school, instead of during a single  

        The Senate amendments  :  

        1)Require the Dental Board of California (Board) to independently  
         monitor and audit the standardization and calibration of dental  
         school competency instructors, rather than use Board-appointed  

       2)Require the Board to develop regulations implementing the new  
         portfolio examination prior to conducting the exam, and requires the  
         Board to post notice on its Internet Web site and provide written  
         notice to the Legislature and the Legislative Counsel when these  
         regulations have been adopted.

       3)Require the Board to review the portfolio examination to ensure  
         compliance with appropriate standards.  If the Board determines that  
         the portfolio examination fails to meet those requirements, the  
         portfolio examination will no longer be administered. 

       4)Require the Board's review and determination be completed and  
         submitted to the Legislature and the Department of Consumer Affairs  
         by December 1, 2016.

       5)Sunset the reporting requirement on December 1, 2020.

       6)Make technical changes.

        AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill was substantially similar to the  
       version approved by the Senate. 

        FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations Committee:


                                                               AB 1524
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                             Fiscal Impact (in thousands)
        Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12      2012-13     Fund
        Develop of portfolio   $100 -$150                       Special*
       Implement portfolio               $175-$210** annually, fullySpecial*
       examination assessments           offset by certification fee
       *State Dentistry Fund
       **Estimated 500 to 600 assessments

       Analysis Prepared by  :    Sarah Huchel / B. & P. / (916) 319-3301 FN: