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SB-572 Healing arts licensees: violations: grace period.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/27/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 27, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 572


Introduced by Senator Stone

February 17, 2017


An act to add Article 16 (commencing with Section 870) to Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 572, as amended, Stone. Healing arts licensees: violations: grace period.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various healing arts professions by various boards, as defined, within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law imposes certain fines and other penalties for, and authorizes these boards to take disciplinary action against licensees for, violations of the provisions governing those professions.
This bill would prohibit the boards from taking disciplinary action against, or otherwise penalizing, healing arts licensees who violate those provisions but correct the violations within 15 days, days and who are not currently on probation at the time of the violations, if the violations did not cause irreparable harm and will not result in irreparable harm if left uncorrected for 15 days.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 16 (commencing with Section 870) is added to Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, to read:
Article  16. Grace Period for Violations

870.
 Notwithstanding any other law, a person with a license issued pursuant to this division shall not be subject to disciplinary action by, or otherwise penalized by, the board that issued the license for a violation of a provision applicable to the license if both all of the following apply:
(a) The violation did not cause any irreparable harm and will not result in irreparable harm if left uncorrected for 15 days.
(b) The person licensee corrects the violation within 15 days.
(c) The licensee is not currently on probation at the time of the violation.