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AB-1838 Healing arts: medical school accreditation.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 1838
CHAPTER 143

An act to add Section 2084.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.

[ Approved by Governor  July 18, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  July 18, 2014. ]

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AB 1838, Bonilla. Healing arts: medical school accreditation.
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California. Existing law requires each applicant for a physician’s and surgeon’s certificate to show by official transcript or other official evidence satisfactory to the Division of Licensing that he or she has successfully completed a specified medical curriculum that meets certain clinical instruction requirements extending over a period of at least 4 academic years, or 32 months of actual instruction, in a medical school, as specified.
This bill, notwithstanding any other law, would provide that a medical school or medical school program accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation is deemed to meet the requirements described above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2084.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

2084.5.
 Notwithstanding any other law, a medical school or medical school program accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools, or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation shall be deemed to meet the requirements of Sections 2089 and 2089.5.