Amended in Senate June 1, 2015

Amended in Senate May 21, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 773


Introduced by Assembly Member Baker

February 25, 2015


An act to amend Sections 2423 and 2982 of,begin insert to add Section 2499.7 to,end insert and to repeal Section 2422 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to business and professions.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 773, as amended, Baker. Licenses: Medical Board of California: Board of Psychology.

Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of specific health care professions by the Medical Board of California or a licensing and regulatory authority within the jurisdiction of that board. The Medical Practice Act determines the expiration of, and governs the renewal of, certificates, licenses, registrations, and permits issued by or under the Medical Board ofbegin delete California, including physician and surgeon’s certificates, certificates to practice podiatric medicine, physical therapy licenses and approvals, registrations of research psychoanalysts, registrations of dispensing opticians, registrations of nonresident contact lens sellers, registrations of spectacle lens dispensers, registrations of contact lens dispensers, certificates to practice midwifery, and fictitious-name permits.end deletebegin insert California.end insert Under the act, physician and surgeon’s certificates, certificates to practice podiatric medicine, registrations of spectacle lens dispensers and contact lens dispensers, and certificates to practice midwifery expire on the last day of the birth month of the licensee during the 2nd year of a 2-year term. Under that act, registrations of dispensing opticians expire on the last day of the month in which the license was issued during the 2nd year of a 2-year term.

The Psychology Licensing Law establishes the Board of Psychology to license and regulate the practice of psychology. Under that law, psychology licenses expire on the legal birth date of the licensee during the 2nd year of a 2-year term.

This bill would instead havebegin delete all ofend delete the above licensesbegin insert, with the exception of end insertbegin insertcertificates to practice podiatric medicine,end insert expire at the end, as provided, of a 2-year period from the date the license was issued.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 2422 of the Business and Professions
2Code
is repealed.

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SEC. 2.  

Section 2423 of the Business and Professions Code is
4amended to read:

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2423.  

(a) All physician and surgeon’s certificates,begin delete certificates
6to practice podiatric medicine,end delete
registrations of dispensing opticians,
7spectacle lens dispensers, and contact lens dispensers, and
8certificates to practice midwifery shall expire at 12 midnight on
9the last day of the month in which the license was issued during
10the second year of a two-year term commencing from the date of
11issuance.

12(b) To renew an unexpired license, the licensee, on or before
13the date on which it would otherwise expire, shall apply for renewal
14on a form prescribed by the licensing authority and pay the
15prescribed renewal fee.

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begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 2499.7 is added to the end insertbegin insertBusiness and Professions
17Code
end insert
begin insert, to read:end insert

begin insert
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begin insert2499.7.end insert  

(a) Certificates to practice podiatric medicine shall
19expire at 12 midnight on the last day of the birth month of the
20licensee during the second year of a two-year term.

21(b) To renew an unexpired certificate, the licensee, on or before
22the date on which it would otherwise expire, shall apply for renewal
23on a form prescribed by the board and pay the prescribed renewal
24fee.

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begin deleteSEC. 3.end delete
2begin insertSEC. 4.end insert  

Section 2982 of the Business and Professions Code is
3amended to read:

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2982.  

(a) All licenses expire and become invalid at 12 midnight
5on the last day of February, 1980, and thereafter shall expire at 12
6midnight of the last date of the two-year period from the date the
7license was issued.

8(b) To renew an unexpired license, the licensee, on or before
9the date on which it would otherwise expire, shall apply for renewal
10on a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed
11renewal fee.



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