SB 896, as introduced, Bates. Health care professionals.
Existing law, the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act, states findings of the Legislature regarding the shortage of qualified health care practitioners during times of national or state disasters, and authorizes a physician and surgeon, whose license has been expired for less than 5 years and who meets specified criteria, to obtain a license without paying fees.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those findings.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 921 of the Business and Professions Code
2 is amended to read:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares the
5(1) In times of national or state disasters, a shortage of qualified
6health care practitioners may exist in areas throughout the state
7where they are desperately required to respond to public health
9(2) Health care practitioners with lapsed or inactive licenses
10could potentially serve in those areas where a shortage of qualified
P2 1health care practitioners exists, if licensing requirements were
2streamlined and fees curtailed.
begin deleteIt is, therefore, end deletethe intent of the Legislature
4to address these matters through the
begin delete provisions of theend delete Health Care
5Professional Disaster Response Act.