Amended in Senate September 1, 2015

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California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 773


Introduced by Assembly Member Baker

February 25, 2015


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

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 773, as amended, Baker. begin deleteLicenses: Medical Board of California: end deleteBoard ofbegin delete Psychology.end deletebegin insert Psychology: licenses.end insert

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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 of California. 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.

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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 the above licenses, with the exception of certificates to practice podiatric medicine,end deletebegin insert those licensesend 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is repealed.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, registrations
6of dispensing opticians, spectacle lens dispensers, and contact lens
7dispensers, and certificates to practice midwifery shall expire at
812 midnight on the last day of the month in which the license was
9issued during the second year of a two-year term commencing
10from the date of issuance.

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

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SEC. 3.  

Section 2499.7 is added to the Business and Professions
16Code
, to read:

17

2499.7.  

(a) Certificates to practice podiatric medicine shall
18expire at 12 midnight on the last day of the birth month of the
19licensee during the second year of a two-year term.

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

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Section 2982 of the Business and Professions
26Code
is amended to read:

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2982.  

(a) All licenses expire and become invalid at 12 midnight
2on the last day of February, 1980, and thereafter shall expire at 12
3midnight of the last date of the two-year period from the date the
4license was issued.

5(b) To renew an unexpired license, the licensee, on or before
6the date on which it would otherwise expire, shall apply for renewal
7on a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed
8renewal fee.



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