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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.end delete
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those findings.end delete
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The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 921 of the Business and Professions Code
17 is amended to read:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares both of the
20(1) In times of national or state disasters, a shortage of qualified
21health care practitioners may exist in areas throughout the state
22where they are desperately required to respond to public health
24(2) Health care practitioners with lapsed or inactive licenses
25could potentially serve in those areas where a shortage of qualified
26health care practitioners exists, if licensing requirements were
27streamlined and fees curtailed.
P3 1(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature to address these
2matters through the Health Care Professional Disaster Response