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Why Practicing Across State Lines Could Result in You Losing Your Medical License

Medical professionals are known to have a passion for helping people. To have the opportunity to help people, medical professionals put in much time, effort, and cost of getting through medical school. Obtaining a medical license is an important and meaningful moment in someone’s life. It is important to know that

Can You Get a Liquor License in California With a Felony on Your Record?

If you have a felony conviction on your record, you have likely experienced how that prior conviction can affect you long after paying your debt to society. One prominent example deals with firearms. Convicted felons automatically lose their second amendment rights to own a gun. While some rights are lost automatical

Five Ways to Protect Your Psychologist License from Accusations of Malpractice

HOW TO PREVENT MALPRACTICE ACCUSATIONS If you have earned a psychologist license from the state of California, then you have walked a path that most choose not to. In earning your license, you have made it through the complex steps of medical school and taken and passed more exams than you can likely recall. While earning a license can be

Can Unprofessional Conduct Outside the Workplace Put My Nursing License in Danger?

THE REQUIREMENTS OF LICENSED NURSES If you are a licensed nurse, then you already understand the time, effort, and money spent to earn your license in the first place. Becoming a licensed nurse likely required much sacrifice and self-reliance. Earning your license, however, is only the first step. You must also do everything in your power

Can a Domestic Assault Accusation Affect Your Professional License?

THE REQUIREMENTS OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSE HOLDERS If you hold a professional license to practice in your profession, then you already know the time, effort, and money spent to earn the license in the first place. Becoming a doctor, mortgage broker, lawyer, or another type of licensed professional likely was not cheap, nor was it easy. Earn

Why It’s Important to Obey an Order to Compel a Psychological Evaluation

WHAT IS AN ORDER TO COMPEL A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION? If you are a licensed nurse in the state of California, then you are subject to the rules and regulations of the California Board of Nursing. Among the rules and regulations of the Board are rules that relate to the use of substances and substance abuse. If a licensed nurse has been a

What’s the Best Way to Handle a Complaint from the California Board of Pharmacy? 

REASONS WHY A LICENSED PHARMACIST MIGHT FACE A COMPLAINT When an individual in California gains their pharmacy license, it is important to understand that this license will continually be under monitoring and scrutiny by the California Board of Pharmacy. Any violations of the rules and regulation

What to Do If You are Being Investigated by the Multi-State Regulatory Taskforce, NMLS, and DFPI for Continuing Education Violations? 

WHAT ARE CONTINUING EDUCATION VIOLATIONS? Under the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (Safe Act), anyone who has earned a mortgage loan originator (MLO) license must complete continuing education (CE) courses to keep their MLO license in good standing. The Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) has set rules an

Why It’s Best for Nurses to Have Their Own Medical Malpractice Insurance

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE Medical malpractice insurance is a type of professional liability insurance that covers a medical professional for errors in medical services that result in a patient injury of the patient’s death. For nurses, this specialized type of insurance exists to help p

Is It Best to Report All Past Misdemeanors When Applying for Your Nursing License?

REPORTING RULES REGARDING CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS FOR NURSING LICENSE APPLICANTS If you are a first-time applicant who is applying for a nursing license in California, then you are actually not required to report your prior cr

Why It’s Best for Nurses to Have Their Own Medical Malpractice Insurance

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE Medical malpractice insurance is a type of professional liability insurance that covers a medical professional for errors in medical services that result in a patient injury of the patient’s death. For nurses, this specialized ty

How Medical Professionals Should Handle a Request for a Patient’s Records

WHY A PATIENT MIGHT REQUEST THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS Medical records are important documents detailing a patient’s health history. There are times when a patient might want a copy of their medical records. Some of the most common reasons why a patient might request thei

How Do Compact Nursing Licenses Work?

THE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT EXPLAINED The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), first established in the year 2000, is an interstate agreement that authorizes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses holding a multistate license to practice nursing in any other state that is include

Why Billing Is So Important to Your Automotive Repair License

THE ROLE OF THE CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR In California, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) seeks to protect consumers and the public from fraud and incompetence in the automotive industry. The BAR does this by regulating auto repair shops, smog check stations, and even mediating automotive

Can You Lose Your Professional License for Mental Health Issues?

HOW YOUR LICENSE MAY BE AT RISK Many professionals worry about seeking mental health treatment because they fear that the record of treatment could lead to the potential loss of their license. The most important thing to understand here is that you will likely not face any license sanction unless you

Nursing and Negligence: How to Know What’s Against the Code of Ethics

UNDERSTANDING BASIC NEGLIGENCE The legal standard of negligence is the general basis for most injury claims. If you are injured in an accident of some kind, then you may be eligible for monetary damages if you can prove the following elements:

What Can Nurses Do While There is an Ongoing Investigation?

REASONS WHY A NURSE MAY BE INVESTIGATED When a state licensing board issues an individual or business a professional license<

Why You Should Expunge Your Criminal Record Before Getting Your Professional License

WHAT IS AN EXPUNGEMENT? An expungement is a legal process to remove a conviction from someone’s criminal record. In many states, people are allowed to expunge one or more prior convictions if they meet certain specifications. Usually, only certain crimes can be expunged after a certain time period has pas

What Happens After a Nurse is Convicted of a DUI? 

MANDATORY AND NON-MANDATORY DISCLOSURES As a holder of a nursing license granted by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), you agree to follow many ethical rules and responsibilities. One responsibility that you have as a state-licensed nurse is that of the

Can You Get a Cosmetology License if Convicted of a Felony or Misdemeanor?

COSMETOLOGY LICENSE REQUIREMENTS In California, to be a cosmetologist, you will have to meet several licensing requirements.

Will a Criminal Record Affect Your Architect License?

THE ARCHITECTS PRACTICE ACT EXPLAINED The California Architects Practice Act (ACT) is a state statute that describes all of the rules and regulations relating to the expected conduct of licensed architects in the state of California. All California architects are subje

How to Protect Your License When Terminating Doctor/Patient Relationship

PATIENT ABANDONMENT EXPLAINED When a doctor-patient relationship is established, a doctor generally has the right to end the relationship without the patient’s consent. A doctor, however, may not terminate a doctor-patient relationship for a discriminatory reason. Al

Is My Nursing Reprimand Public?

THE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM OF THE BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING (BRN)  The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) is the main administrative body that awards nursing licenses

Can a Criminal Conviction Affect Your Professional License?

If you hold a professional license in the state of California, it is essential to understand that a criminal conviction can have sign

What Nurses Need to Know About Telehealth and Their Licenses

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented change to the telehealth industry. Health care

Can I Practice Medicine in a State Where I am Not Licensed?

One of the biggest obstacles that physicians have historically faced when they are first licensed is the idea that they can only practice in one place, in one area, limiting their mobility and ability to grow. Advancements in technology and the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic have increased both the ability and n

Why Your Child Care License May Be Disciplined

The Importance of Proper Child Care License Defense If you are a daycare provider, it generally indicates that you have successfully completed several steps to be awarded a child care license by the

Top Reasons Physical Therapists Lose Their License

The Importance of Proper Physical Therapist License Defense If you are a physical therapist, then it is important to know that any claim of misconduct, even if untrue, can have a significant impact on your physical therapist license. A patient simply making a complaint

Can a Sexual Harassment Claim Affect Your Medical License?

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER MEDICAL LICENSE DEFENSE A single sexual harassment claim, even if untrue, can have a significant impact on your medical license

What is Medical Abandonment, and How Could it Affect Your License?

MEDICAL ABANDONMENT DEFINED Medical abandonment, also known as patient abandonment, happens when a doctor terminates the doctor-patient relationship without giving his or her reasonable patient notice, reasoning, and a reasonable opportunity to find a suitable replacem

How to Deal with a Complaint Against Your Contractor License

Contractors in the state of California have a lot of challenges on their plates. They have to ensure that their business operates under ever-changing state laws and local codes, and they have to successfully work through challenges with each and every client to keep their reputations in good standing. 

Excessive Drug Prescriptions Put Your License at Risk

For any medical professional, writing prescriptions for a wide range of medical conditions is a crucial part of your job. But writing prescriptions, especially in significant numbers, can put your California medical license at risk. Even if you are within standards of care for your profession, writing many prescripti

What if You Fail to Keep Proper Documentation as a Chiropractor?

As a chiropractor, keeping documentation of patient visits may feel like a normal part of the job. Still, its importance is critical when it comes to keeping your professional license in good standing. Unfortunately, many chiropractors keep shoddy or brief records, only to face a patient complaint and realize that th

Boundary Violations That May Put Your Teaching License at Risk

The best teachers are not only outstanding educators, but they also care deeply about their students. However, it is essential for teachers to keep strict professional boundaries between themselves and their students, or they could face serious legal and license issues. Even an innocent offer to give a student a ride

What Happens When Nurses Violate HIPAA

Most nurses would agree that a HIPAA violation is at the bottom of their list of serious issues they would want to face in their careers. A serious HIPAA violation can result in stressful investigations by the

What Does a Public Reprimand Mean for Your Professional License?

Most licensed healthcare professionals are familiar with a type of discipline known as a public reprimand. Whether you are a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, veterinarian, or another health provider, your governing board can issue a public reprimand if you are found guilty of a minor legal violation. In a nutshell,

Why Informed Consent is Important for Your Medical License

As a medical provider, acting ethically during each and every interaction with a patient is an essential part of your job. One situation where ethics are especially important is when obtaining informed consent for treatment. While informed consent often happens in the blink of an eye with a quick signature, taking th

Top Strategies for Defending Your Professional License

No matter what kind of licensed professional you are, complaints against you can spell serious trouble for your license, especially when they result in an investigation. However, before you give up and accept the punishment for an error you made, it is important to know that there are many simple steps you can take to protect your license, even whe

California Launches “Health Corps” to Help Fight Coronavirus

As confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom is finding new ways to get more health care professionals into positions where they can help.  Recently, he created the California Health Corps, where anyone with a license in their

Lack of Protection: Healthcare Workers Fear Discipline Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Health care workers are an irreplaceable human resource when it comes to helping people recover from COVID-19. Unfortunately, however, far too many health workers, including many nurses, are currently at risk due to a lack of

Why a Chiropractor May Have Their License Disciplined

Like all health professionals, chiropractors can face license 

California’s Marijuana Laws and Your Professional License     

California is among one of the most progressive states in the U.S. and was one of the first to legally approve recreational marijuana use. Many people assume that since marijuana is legal in the state of California, there are no legal restrictions to its use. However, for licensed professionals, this is not always

California Board of Registered Nursing Guide: What Nurses Need to Know

In the state of California, the licensing and regulation of registered nurses is overseen by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The BRN is responsible for determining and maintaining high

How to Handle Your Administrative Hearing

As a licensed professional in California, there is almost nothing more frustrating than learning that a complaint has been filed against you. Any complaint that is found to be valid upon investigation will result in an administrative hearing with the California Office of Administrativ

Consequences of Out of State License Discipline

It is common for professionals licensed in California to also hold licenses in nearby states, but what happens to your California license if a license you hold in another state is disciplined? Many people incorrectly assume that because the licenses are in different states, discipl

Reasons Your Professional License Could Be Denied in California

If you are preparing to apply for a professional license in the state of California, knowing the reasons why professional licenses are most likely to be denied can help improve the chances of your application being approved. Below we will detail some of the most common reasons for license denial and tell you when a licensing attorney can help.

How Physicians Can Avoid Opioid Prescription Trouble

As a physician, you may or may not be aware of new government efforts to fight the U.S. opioid epidemic. While the goal is to reduce unlawful or unnecessary opioid prescriptions, the new enforcement is also causing trouble for doctors who prescribe the drugs. A particular part of the program that could be problematic for doctors is a data analys

How Domestic Assault Charges Could Affect Your Professional License

Regardless of whether you are a real estate broker, a doctor, a teacher, or any other licensed professional, domestic assault charges can put your license—and your career—in jeopardy. Any criminal conviction can result in the revocation or suspension of a professional license, and depending on the circumstances of your case, a domestic assault

How to Avoid Accusations by the Department of Real Estate

As a licensed real estate professional, you have many responsibilities to your clients, and in order to keep your license in good standing, you must ensure that you uphold all of them. Unfortunately, however, there are many situations that can prompt the California Department of Real Estate (CalBRE) to make accusations against you that could put yo

Do You Need to Expunge Your Criminal Record to Get Your Nursing License?

If you’re considering a career in nursing but have a criminal record, you may be wondering whether criminal charges will affect your ability to get your RN license. Typically, having a conviction expunged (i.e., having it

Ways a Criminal Conviction Can Impact Your Medical License

If you are a physician who has recently been convicted of a crime, you are likely extremely worried about the consequences to your medical license. Since every person’s case is different, there is no one answer to how your license will be impacted, but there are some common outcomes worth considering. Below you’ll learn about how a criminal

How to Cope with Losing Your Professional License – And What to do About it

Whether you are a doctor, a nurse, a real estate broker, or another licensed professional, losing your professional license can have a devastating impact on your life. From financial difficulties to relationship strain, the loss of your license can be extremely difficult to cope with. If your licensing board has filed a

Can I Get a Real Estate License After an Expungement?

Whether you are a real estate broker or are simply considering applying for a real estate license, and have had a criminal conviction that was expunged from your record, you likely have a lot of questions about the impact this could have on your career.

What California Real Estate Brokers Should Know About Records Retention

As a real estate broker, you’re likely aware that retaining important records is an essential part of keeping your license in good standing. But as we all know, during busy times it is easy to get behind on recordkeeping or to stay abreast of recordkeeping requirements. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for

How Doctors Should Respond to Negative Online Reviews

In the age of the internet, negative online reviews are a frustrating but inevitable part of life for many professionals, including doctors. As you likely know, it can be exceedingly difficult to ignore negative reviews, especially if they cast doubt on your reputation or a patient makes false claims. Unfortunately, many doctors don’t consider th

I Failed a Drug Test: Will I Lose My Nursing License?

Regular or random drug testing of nurses is a common practice in the state of California. However, California is also a place where, due to the recent legalization of marijuana, the repercussions of failing a drug test can be a source of confusion for nurses. If you recently tested positive for an illegal drug, you likely have many questions about

Will Getting a DUI Affect Your Professional License?

No one wants to face the consequences of getting a DUI in California. From losing your driver’s license to upsetting your personal life, a DUI can be an incredibly difficult experience. Beyond this, however, many people fail to think about the enormous impact it can have on their career. When employed in any profession that requires a license,

Top 5 Reasons Bars Lose Their Liquor License

Bars owners have many responsibilities, but among the most important is keeping their liquor licenses in good standing. This can be more challenging than it sounds because bars often oversee many employees, each of whom must adhere strictly to California law to prevent problems with your license. Below you’ll learn about several of the most commo

Understanding the Disciplinary Action Process for Educators

As an educator, you have many ethical responsibilities, and ethical misconduct is one of the easiest ways to jeopardize your credentials. In this post, you’ll learn more about what constitutes ethical misconduct, get details on the disciplinary action process for California educators, and find out when to seek help from a lawyer. Disciplinar

How to Avoid Common Social Media Pitfalls as a Nurse

As a nurse, you may think when you post on Facebook or enter into a discussion on a nursing forum, your remarks are private and protected. But in reality, anything you post on social media can potentially become public, resulting in severe issues for your license<

What Happens to Pharmacists Accused of Diverting Drugs?

From physical pain and stress to a desire for financial gain, there are many reasons why pharmacists divert or misappropriate drugs. Regardless of the reason, if you are a pharmacist who is accused of either of these violations, it can result in disciplinary action against your license by the California State Board of Pharmacy (CBP). In addition, y

What to Know About Standards of Care in Nursing

If you’re a nurse, you are likely familiar with the importance of following standard of care guidelines that outline what you should and should not do to provide quality care to your patients. Although standards of care may sound like common sense, with changing regulations, procedures, and technologies, they can sometimes be tricky to navigate.

How to Reinstate a Real Estate License in California

Attorney Advertising or Solicitation California real estate licenses can be restricted, suspended, or revoked for a wide variety of reasons. If yours has been revoked or restricted, how should you go about getting it back? There are several steps you can take, which we’ll outline below. We will also tell you about when it is i

What We Can Learn from a Doctor Who Prescribed Marijuana to a 4-Year-Old

It is incredibly rare that a California medical license is revoked. According to the LA Times, in the fiscal year 2018, 43 doctors lost their licenses but only seven licenses were revoked due to gross negligence. However, in a recent nationally-reported ne

What is Physician Disruptive Behavior?

As a doctor, you’ve probably heard that “physician disruptive behavior” is something you should avoid. It can jeopardize your license and result in disciplinary action that can impact your license and your career. Unfortunately, physician disruptive behavior can be difficult to define. Since many are not aware of the definition, a doctor m

Will You Lose Your License After a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

One of the scariest situations a doctor can find themselves in is a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to the American Medical Association, 1 in 3 doctors has had a medical malpractice suit filed against them, with the likelihood increasing to 1 in 2 by age 55. Not only are medical malpractice cases costly, they can shatter doctors’ reputa

Properly Addressing Ethical Complaints in Real Estate

Real estate agents know that building relationships with clients is all about trust. Part of ensuring your credibility means abiding by the real estate code of ethics. But what happens when an ethical complaint from a client or the Department of Real Estate arises? This situation can be incredibly worrisome because it can put your real estate licen

Why Physicians Struggle with Substance Abuse

All practicing physicians know that high-stress levels, long hours, and the pressure to care for patients can take a toll on their physical and mental health. Unfortunately, in an attempt to alleviate these ever-present issues, many doctors turn to drugs and alcohol. Doctors are just as prone to substance abuse as other people, and drug use can qui

Advice to Psychologists on How to Avoid Ethical Violations

As a psychologist, there are many ethical gray areas you may encounter. Unfortunately, many of these can lead to disciplinary action by the board, or even legal action. In order to avoid ethical violations and keep your license in good standing, it is essenti

How Nurses Can Improve Observations to Avoid Accusations

As a nurse, the most important thing you can do to ensure the safety of your patients is to properly observe, assess and monitor each and every person under your care. If you fail to do so and an injury or death occurs, you may be subjected to disciplinary action or even held legally liable. Most legal cases involving improper observations by nu

What are the Steps for Dental License Complaint Enforcement?

All licensed professionals in the state of California are subject to board enforcement for complaints, and dentists are no exception. The Dental Board of California has a specific Enforcement Program that is tasked with investigating both criminal and administrative violations. Unfortunately, the process for enforcing complaints can be confusing

Types of Violations the Department of Insurance Investigates

People employed in the insurance industry can be subject to a variety of violations investigations that can lead to license suspension, fines, and other penalties. Below you’ll learn more about common violations the Department of Insurance investigates so you can ensure that you are operating your business legally. We’ll also tell you how to

6 Common Violations for Real Estate Brokers in California

Violations of real estate law are unfortunately very common in California, often because brokers don’t know that they’re committing a crime. Below you’ll learn about six common enforcement violations that result in disciplinary action for real estate b

What Happens to My Teaching License When I Get a DUI?

If you are employed as a teacher in the State of California and were recently convicted of a DUI, you’re probably very worried about how it will impact your career. Since the profession takes DUIs very seriously, you are right to be concerned. That said, whether or not a DUI will be detrimental to your career depends on the details of your parti

How Does a Conviction Affect My Professional License?

Whether you are a nurse, a child care provider, a teacher, or another licensed professional, be

What Nurses Should Know about Complaints and Investigation

If you are a nurse who has recently found yourself at the center of a California Board of Registered Nursing complaint, you may be worried about what you need to do to protect your license. Below, you’ll learn about the best ways to handle the complaint and

What Should I Report to the Medical Board of California?

Physicians licensed in the state of California are under a lot of legal pressure to notify the medical board about certain circumstances involving their patients and their practices. Although the board’s reporting requirements are relatively straightforward, an occasional refresher on what you need to report can ensure that you don’t make a small m

How to Become a Licensed Child Care Provider in California

If you’re ready to start a career as a licensed child care provider in California, it’s essential that you start by understanding the requirements for licensure, which are rigorous and controlled by the Department of Social Services. Below you’ll learn

Protecting Your Nursing License During a Complaint

On May 6, we celebrated National Nurses Day in honor of the hard work and dedication of nurses nationwide. If you are a nurse, you know how essential your service is to your patients, but unfortunately even the best nurses struggle with complaints. As you can imagine, receiving a compla

Have a Smoother Board of Behavioral Sciences Licensing Process

If you’re preparing to apply for a license in behavioral sciences or renew your existing license, knowing how to make the process go as smoothly as possible can save you substantial time and stress. Even more importantly, by taking the proper steps you’ll ensure that your license remains valid. Types of licenses In California, there are

Home Improvement Contractors’ Cancellation Laws

If you are a contractor offering home improvement services, understanding laws surrounding consumers’ rights to cancel services is essential. Below is an overview of what you need to know to make sure you handle cancellations according to legal requirement

Understanding the Role of Licensing Boards

Whether you are already a member of a licensed profession or are preparing to apply for a license, knowing how licensing boards work and how they can impact your license is a must. Below you’ll learn about what boards do and how they can affect your licensure. In the U.S., licensing is a state-based system, which means that state licensing bo

Know the Mandatory Reporting Requirements When Applying for a Professional License

Whether you’re applying for a physician’s license, a nursing license, a real estate license, or an insurance license, it’s essential that you know and adhere to the licensing board’s mandatory reporting requirements for any crimes you’ve committed. If you fail to do so, even unknowingly, your license may be denied. Learn about mandatory reporting

Top Ways to Lose Your License

If you work in the healthcare field, having a full understanding of the specific actions that can cause you to lose your license is essential. Below you’ll learn more about what to avoid in order to keep your license in good standing. Criminal Conviction A

New Licensing Laws in California

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued several new employment laws that became effective on January 1, 2018, several of which will affect business licenses in specific industries. Construction Contractors AB 1701 imposes liability on

Defending your Professional License

Your career, business and professional license are the cornerstone of your future, and that of your family. We all understand the importance of the government’s role in ensuring that each licensee is equipped with the knowledge, background, and experience to be licensed by the State of California.

Contractor’s State License Board Enforcement Stings

From March 8-10, 2011, the Contractor’s State License Board conducted one of your twice yearly undercover sting operations in order to catch unlicensed contractors. 736

California Board of Registered Nursing Accusations

Starting in July 2010, the California Board of Registered Nursing started filing Accusations (charges of violations of the law) against licensed nurses in the State of California in response to a report issued, comparing enforcement information of the Board with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s license verification database.

What do I do if an Accustion is Filed Against my License?

If you receive an Accusation from your licensing Board or Agency, you have been charged with violating the rules and regulations governing your license. You may have a conviction which the licensing agency believes is substantially related to the practice of your profession;


Here is a Basic Guide to Defending an Accusation that I have created for AVVO.COM. For More information, contact Scott J. Harris, Esq., at 323-370-6139.

As Nurses do more, More Regulations Are Likely to Come

As reported by the LA Times today, (see article link below), the role of nurses is going to expand in the coming years. As nurse practitioners begin to take on the role of primary care providers, at some point, new regulations are bound to arise.

Los Angeles Massage Parlor Regulation and Defense

Last week, the LA Times had an op-ed piece about the City of Los Angeles and its enforcement, or lack there of, regarding laws regulating massage parlors. 731

CA Medical Board Revokes License of Fertility Doctor

As reported by the LA Times, in its Article entitled, “California medical board revokes license of ‘Octomom’ doctor”, the Medical Board of California has taken action as the result of charges related to gross negligence in the practice of medicine by a fertility Doctor.

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology – Outlaws Fish Pedis

The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology has outlawed fish pedicures. Don’t know what this is? A so-called fish predicure is when you place your feet into a tub full of carp that eat away at the dead skin of your feet. Sound clean?

Is the California Medical Board a Failed Regulator?

According to the LA Times, the California Medical Board may be a “failed regulator”. You can view the LA Times article on this topic by visiting this link What does this mean for California doctors? It could mean that they are truly less regulated.

Bureau of Automotive Repair gets an ISO in Los Angeles

The California Department of Consumers Affairs and the Bureau of Automotive Repair have indicated that they have obtained an Interim Suspension Order (“ISO”) against a Los Angeles Smog Check Emissions Technician and Automotive Repair Dealer for clean-piping.

California Athletic Commission Re-Interprets Rule 399

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen can reapply for a license any time after his license expires. The California Athletic Commission has reviewed its decision, and because they have suspended Sonnen’s license, and not revoked it, he is free to seek relicensure as soon as his license expires.

Controversy at the Comission on Teacher Credentialing

Top leaders of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are stepping down after criticism over how the agency has been run, and how they have conducted investigations and discipline teachers. How will this change affect teachers?  

Medical Licenses (Nurse, Doctor, Therapist, Dental, Etc.) and the Uniform Standard of Substance Abuse

The laws and rules that govern how state professional licensing agencies like the Board of Registered Nursing, Medical Board of California, Dental Board of California, and others, govern licensees with substance abuse problems changed significantly starting in January 2010.

Contractors’ State License Board – Now Issuing LLC Licenses

Starting in 2012, the Contractors’ State License Board (CSLB) is now issuing licenses to Limited Liability Companies, in addition to corporations and individuals. 629

Defend your Professional License Against an Accusation – File your Notice of Defense

If your licensing agency serves you with an Accusation, you must submit a Notice of Defense in order to secure your rights to defend yourself. Usually you will have only 15 days from the date on which the Accusation was sent to you to file the Notice of Defense.

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