BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  SB 1489
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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

            SB 1489 (Business, Professions and Economic Development) - As  
                              Amended:  June 17, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                             Business &  
          Professions  Vote:                            11-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This noncontroversial committee bill makes minor changes to laws  
          governing several healing arts boards under the jurisdiction of  
          the Department of Consumer Affairs. Specifically, this bill  
          makes changes to laws governing: 

          1)The Board of Behavioral Sciences
          2)The California Board of Occupational Therapy 
          3)The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid  
            Dispensers Board
          4)The California Board of Pharmacy 
          5)The California State Board of Optometry 
          6)The Medical Board of California. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          No direct fiscal impact is created by the provisions of this  


           Rationale  . This bill makes several changes to a half-dozen of  
          the healing arts boards within DCA. The changes include adding  
          clarity and consistency to licensing laws, deleting obsolete  
          references, and modifying requirements for license renewal. 


          Analysis Prepared by  :    Mary Ader / APPR. / (916) 319-2081