BILL NUMBER: AB 2382	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Blumenfield

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to add Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 66042) to
Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code,
relating to public postsecondary education.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2382, as introduced, Blumenfield. California State University:
Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.
   Existing law, known as the Donahoe Higher Education Act, sets
forth, among other things, the missions and functions of California's
public and independent segments of higher education, and their
respective institutions of higher education. Provisions of the act do
not apply to the University of California unless the regents of the
university act, by resolution, to make them applicable.
   Among other things, the act provides that the University of
California has exclusive jurisdiction in public higher education to
award the doctoral degree in all fields of learning, except that it
may agree with the California State University to award joint
doctoral degrees in selected fields. With respect to doctoral
degrees, the act limits the California State University to awarding
these degrees jointly with the University of California, as described
above, or jointly with independent institutions of higher education,
provided that the proposed doctoral program is approved by the
California Postsecondary Education Commission.
   This bill would instead authorize the California State University
to award the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. This bill would
require the degree to be distinguished from doctoral degree programs
at the University of California.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Article 4.7 (commencing with Section 66042) is added to
Chapter 2 of Part 40 of Division 5 of Title 3 of the Education Code,
to read:

      Article 4.7.  Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy


   66042.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 66010.4, the California State
University may award the Doctor of Physical Therapy (P.T.D.) degree.
The authority to award degrees granted by this article is limited to
the discipline of physical therapy. The Doctor of Physical Therapy
degree offered by the California State University shall be
distinguished from doctoral degree programs at the University of
California.
   (b) Nothing in this article shall be construed to limit or
preclude the California Postsecondary Education Commission from
exercising its authority under Chapter 11 (commencing with Section
66900) to review, evaluate, and make recommendations relating to any
and all programs established under this article.