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SB-695 Professions and vocations: applications and renewals: individual tax identification number.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/26/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 16, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  June 06, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 695


Introduced by Senators Lara and Mitchell

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 1247.61 30 of the Business and Professions Code, to add Section 44339.5 to the Education Code, and to amend Sections 1337.2, 1736.1, 1797.170, 1797.171, 1797.172, 106995, and 114870 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 695, as amended, Lara. Professions and vocations: applications and renewals: individual tax identification number.
(1)  Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various clinical laboratory personnel and health care professionals, including, but not limited to, the Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT), certified nurse assistant, certified home health aide, and radiologic technician, by the State Department of Public Health, and makes a violation of those provisions a crime.
This bill would require the applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) Existing law, the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (authority), which is responsible for establishing training, scope of practice, and continuing education for emergency medical technicians and other prehospital personnel, including Emergency Medical Technician-I (EMT-I), Emergency Medical Technician-II (EMT-II), and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P), and makes a violation of these provisions a crime. Existing law authorizes each county to designate an emergency medical services (EMS) agency, for the establishment and administration of an emergency medical services program, including the licensure of emergency medical technicians, in the county. Existing law provides for the authority’s sole responsibility to license and regulate paramedics.
The bill would require an applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal certificate with the authority or local EMS agency.
Because a willful violation of requirements related to the application for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate issued by the State Department of Public Health, the authority, or the local EMS agency would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(3) Existing law requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to, among other duties, establish standards for the issuance and renewal of credentials, certificates, and permits. Existing law requires the commission to adopt regulations requiring every applicant for a credential, or for the renewal of a credential, to submit reasonable evidence of identification and good moral character.
The bill would require the commission to authorize the use of an individual tax identification number in lieu of a social security number for purposes of applying for a credential, or the renewal of a credential, when an applicant cannot provide his or her social security number.
(4) The bill would state the Legislature’s intent to utilize the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for the purpose of establishing identification of persons applying for individual certificates or credentials. The bill would make a related finding and declaration.
(5) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the best interest of the State of California to provide persons who are not lawfully present in the United States with the state benefits provided by licensing entities, including the State Department of Public Health, the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to utilize the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for the purpose of establishing identification of persons applying for individual certificates or credentials.
SEC. 2.Section 1247.61 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
1247.61.

To be certified by the department as a Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT), a person shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a)Have a high school diploma or equivalency, or have greater than four years of work experience in dialysis as of October 14, 2008.

(b)Have successfully completed a training program that is approved by the medical director and governing body of a hemodialysis clinic or unit, under the direction of a registered nurse. Following approval by the medical director and governing body, the training program shall be submitted to the department for approval. The training program shall be approved by the department prior to implementation. The training program shall focus on the operation of kidney dialysis equipment and machines, providing direct patient care, and communication and interpersonal skills, including patient sensitivity training and care of difficult patients. For purposes of this subdivision, a person “successfully completes a training program” if he or she completes all didactic portions of the program and demonstrates competency in the knowledge and skills provided by the program.

(1)The training program shall include all of the following subjects, at a minimum:

(A)Principles of dialysis.

(B)Care of patients with kidney failure, including interpersonal skills.

(C)Dialysis procedures and documentation, including initiation, proper cannulation techniques, monitoring, and termination of dialysis.

(D)Possible complications of dialysis.

(E)Water treatment and dialysate preparation.

(F)Infection control.

(G)Safety.

(H)Dialyzer reprocessing, if applicable.

(2)A community or corporate-based training program, or a training program offered by an educational institution, is acceptable if the program meets the requirements of this subdivision.

(3)A person employed as a hemodialysis technician by a hemodialysis clinic or unit for more than two years as of October 14, 2008, who does not have documentation of having successfully completed a training program meeting the requirements of this subdivision, shall be deemed to be in compliance with this subdivision by doing both of the following:

(A)Passing a written exam, offered by a hemodialysis clinic or unit, or a community or corporate-based training program that meets the requirements of this chapter, covering the subjects listed in paragraph (1).

(B)Passing a skills checklist through observation by a registered nurse of the skills listed in paragraph (1).

(c)Successfully accomplish either of the following:

(1)Pass a standardized test that is approved by the department and that covers the subjects listed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) and in Section 1247.5. This test shall be administered in a proctored environment by an independent examiner. For purposes of this subdivision, independent examiners may include representatives appointed by End-Stage Renal Disease Network 17, End-Stage Renal Disease Network 18, the California Dialysis Council, or any private testing organization approved by the department for that purpose.

(2)Successfully pass an examination offered by a national, commercially available certification program for hemodialysis technicians which is approved for this purpose by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

(d)(1)The applicant shall provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.

(2)If the department utilizes a national examination to issue a certificate, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between the State of California and the state requesting release of the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the department may release an individual’s taxpayer identification number or social security number to an examination or certifying entity, only for the purpose of verification of certification or examination status.

(3)The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.

SEC. 2.

 Section 30 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

30.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, any board, as defined in Section 22, and the State Bar of California, the State Department of Public Health, and the Department of Real Estate shall, at the time of issuance of the license, require that the applicant provide its federal employer identification number, if the applicant is a partnership, or the applicant’s social security number for all other applicants.
(2) No later than January 1, 2016, in In accordance with Section 135.5, a board, as defined in Section 22, and the State Bar of California, the State Department of Public Health, and the Department of Real Estate shall require either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number if the applicant is an individual for a license or certificate, as defined in subparagraph (2) of subdivision (e), and for purposes of this subdivision.
(b) A licensee failing to provide the federal employer identification number, or the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number shall be reported by the licensing board to the Franchise Tax Board. If the licensee fails to provide that information after notification pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 19528 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the licensee shall be subject to the penalty provided in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 19528 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(c) In addition to the penalty specified in subdivision (b), a licensing board shall not process an application for an initial license unless the applicant provides its federal employer identification number, or individual taxpayer identification number or social security number where requested on the application.
(d) A licensing board shall, upon request of the Franchise Tax Board or the Employment Development Department, furnish to the board or the department, as applicable, the following information with respect to every licensee:
(1) Name.
(2) Address or addresses of record.
(3) Federal employer identification number if the licensee is a partnership, or the licensee’s individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for all other licensees.
(4) Type of license.
(5) Effective date of license or a renewal.
(6) Expiration date of license.
(7) Whether license is active or inactive, if known.
(8) Whether license is new or a renewal.
(e) For the purposes of this section:
(1) “Licensee” means a person or entity, other than a corporation, authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600.
(2) “License” includes a certificate, registration, or any other authorization needed to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600.
(3) “Licensing board” means any board, as defined in Section 22, the State Bar, Bar of California, the State Department of Public Health, and the Department of Real Estate.
(f) The reports required under this section shall be filed on magnetic media or in other machine-readable form, according to standards furnished by the Franchise Tax Board or the Employment Development Department, as applicable.
(g) Licensing boards shall provide to the Franchise Tax Board or the Employment Development Department the information required by this section at a time that the board or the department, as applicable, may require.
(h) Notwithstanding Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, a federal employer identification number, individual taxpayer identification number, or social security number furnished pursuant to this section shall not be deemed to be a public record and shall not be open to the public for inspection.
(i) A deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of a licensing board described in subdivision (a), or any former officer or employee or other individual who, in the course of his or her employment or duty, has or has had access to the information required to be furnished under this section, shall not disclose or make known in any manner that information, except as provided pursuant to this section to the Franchise Tax Board, the Employment Development Department, or the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, or as provided in subdivision (k).
(j) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to utilize the federal employer identification number, individual taxpayer identification number, or social security number for the purpose of establishing the identification of persons affected by state tax laws, for purposes of compliance with Section 17520 of the Family Code, and for purposes of measuring employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges and, to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(k) If the board utilizes a national examination to issue a license, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between the State of California and the state requesting release of the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of any licensing board described in subdivision (a) may release an individual taxpayer identification number or social security number to an examination or licensing entity, only for the purpose of verification of licensure or examination status.
(l) For the purposes of enforcement of Section 17520 of the Family Code, and notwithstanding any other law, a board, as defined in Section 22, and the State Bar of California, the State Department of Public Health, and the Department of Real Estate shall at the time of issuance of the license require that each licensee provide the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number of each individual listed on the license and any person who qualifies for the license. For the purposes of this subdivision, “licensee” means an entity that is issued a license by any board, as defined in Section 22, the State Bar, Bar of California, the State Department of Public Health, the Department of Real Estate, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
(m) The department shall, upon request by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, furnish to the chancellor’s office, as applicable, the following information with respect to every licensee:
(1) Name.
(2) Federal employer identification number if the licensee is a partnership, or the licensee’s individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for all other licensees.
(3) Date of birth.
(4) Type of license.
(5) Effective date of license or a renewal.
(6) Expiration date of license.
(n) The department shall make available information pursuant to subdivision (m) only to allow the chancellor’s office to measure employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges and recommend how these programs may be improved. Licensure information made available by the department pursuant to this section shall not be used for any other purpose.
(o) The department may make available information pursuant to subdivision (m) only to the extent that making the information available complies with state and federal privacy laws.
(p) The department may, by agreement, condition or limit the availability of licensure information pursuant to subdivision (m) in order to ensure the security of the information and to protect the privacy rights of the individuals to whom the information pertains.
(q) All of the following apply to the licensure information made available pursuant to subdivision (m):
(1) It shall be limited to only the information necessary to accomplish the purpose authorized in subdivision (n).
(2) It shall not be used in a manner that permits third parties to personally identify the individual or individuals to whom the information pertains.
(3) Except as provided in subdivision (n), it shall not be shared with or transmitted to any other party or entity without the consent of the individual or individuals to whom the information pertains.
(4) It shall be protected by reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information to protect that information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
(5) It shall be immediately and securely destroyed when no longer needed for the purpose authorized in subdivision (n).
(r) The department or the chancellor’s office may share licensure information with a third party who contracts to perform the function described in subdivision (n), if the third party is required by contract to follow the requirements of this section.

(s)This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 3.

 Section 44339.5 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44339.5.
 The commission shall authorize the use of an individual tax identification number in lieu of a social security number for purposes of applying for a credential, or the renewal of a credential, when an applicant cannot provide his or her social security number.

SEC. 4.

 Section 1337.2 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1337.2.
 (a) An applicant for certification as a certified nurse assistant shall comply with each of the following:
(1) Be at least 16 years of age.
(2) Have successfully completed a training program approved by the department, which includes an examination to test the applicant’s knowledge and skills related to basic patient care services.
(3) Obtain a criminal record clearance pursuant to Section 1338.5.
(b) (1) The applicant shall provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) If the department utilizes a national examination to issue a certificate, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between the State of California and the state requesting release of the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the department may release an individual’s taxpayer identification number or social security number to an examination or certifying entity, only for the purpose of verification of certification or examination status.
(3) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(c) The state department may establish procedures for issuing certificates which recognize certification programs in other states and countries.
(d) Upon written application, criminal record clearance pursuant to Section 1338.5, and documentation of passing an appropriate competency examination, the state department may issue a certificate to any applicant who possesses a valid state license as either a licensed vocational nurse or a registered nurse issued by any other state or foreign country, and who, in the opinion of the state department, has the qualifications specified in this article.
(e) Upon written application, criminal record clearance pursuant to Section 1338.5, and documentation of passing an appropriate examination, the state department may issue a certificate to any applicant who has completed the fundamentals of nursing courses in a school for registered nurses, approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, or in a school for licensed vocational nurses, approved by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, which are substantially equivalent to the certification training program specified in this article.
(f) Every person certified as a nurse assistant under this article may be known as a “certified nurse assistant” and may place the letters CNA after his or her name when working in a licensed health facility. An individual working independently, providing personal care services, may not advertise or represent himself or herself as a certified nurse assistant.
(g) Any person holding a nurse assistant certificate issued by the state department prior to January 1, 1988, may continue to hold himself or herself out as a certified nurse assistant until January 1, 1991. Thereafter, it shall be unlawful for any person not certified under this article to hold himself or herself out to be a certified nurse assistant. Any person willfully making any false representation as being a certified nurse assistant is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(h) Any person who violates this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon a conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 180 days, or by a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1736.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1736.1.
 (a) An applicant for certification as a certified home health aide shall comply with each of the following requirements:
(1) Have successfully completed a training program with a minimum of 75 hours or an equivalent competency evaluation program approved by the department pursuant to applicable federal and state regulations.
(2) Obtain a criminal record clearance pursuant to Section 1736.6.
(b) (1) The applicant shall provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) If the department utilizes a national examination to issue a certificate, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between the State of California and the state requesting release of the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the department may release an individual’s taxpayer identification number or social security number to an examination or certifying entity, only for the purpose of verification of certification or examination status.
(3) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(c) Any person who violates this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon a conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 180 days, or by a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 6.

 Section 1797.170 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1797.170.
 (a) The authority shall develop and, after approval by the commission pursuant to Section 1799.50, adopt regulations for the training and scope of practice for EMT-I certification.
(b) (1) The authority and local EMS agency shall require an applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(c) Any individual certified as an EMT-I pursuant to this division shall be recognized as an EMT-I on a statewide basis, and recertification shall be based on statewide standards.
(d) Effective July 1, 1990, any individual certified as an EMT-I pursuant to this act shall complete a course of training on the nature of sudden infant death syndrome which is developed by the California SIDS program in the State Department of Public Health in consultation with experts in the field of sudden infant death syndrome.
(e) On or before July 1, 2016, the authority shall develop and, after approval by the commission pursuant to Section 1799.50, adopt regulations to include the administration of naloxone hydrochloride in the training and scope of practice of EMT-I certification. These regulations shall be substantially similar to existing regulations set forth in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 100101) of Division 9 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations that authorize an EMT-I to receive EMT-II training in the administration of naloxone hydrochloride without having to complete the entire EMT-II certification course. This subdivision shall be implemented in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1798).

SEC. 7.

 Section 1797.171 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1797.171.
 (a) The authority shall develop, and after approval of the commission pursuant to Section 1799.50, shall adopt, minimum standards for the training and scope of practice for EMT-II.
(b) (1) The authority and local EMS agency shall require an applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(c) An EMT-II shall complete a course of training on the nature of sudden infant death syndrome in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 1797.170.
(d) In rural or remote areas of the state where patient transport times are particularly long and where local resources are inadequate to support an EMT-P program for EMS responses, the director may approve additions to the scope of practice of EMT-IIs serving the local system, if requested by the medical director of the local EMS agency, and if the EMT-II has received training equivalent to that of an EMT-P. The approval of the director, in consultation with a committee of local EMS medical directors named by the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California, is required prior to implementation of any addition to a local optional scope of practice for EMT-IIs proposed by the medical director of a local EMS agency. No drug or procedure that is not part of the basic EMT-P scope of practice, including, but not limited to, any approved local options, shall be added to any EMT-II scope of practice pursuant to this subdivision.
Approval of additions to the scope of practices pursuant to this subdivision may be given only for EMT-II programs in effect on January 1, 1994.

SEC. 8.

 Section 1797.172 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1797.172.
 (a) The authority shall develop and, after approval by the commission pursuant to Section 1799.50, adopt minimum standards for the training and scope of practice for EMT-P.
(b) The approval of the director, in consultation with a committee of local EMS medical directors named by the EMS Medical Directors Association of California, is required prior to implementation of any addition to a local optional scope of practice for EMT-Ps proposed by the medical director of a local EMS agency.
(c) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authority shall be the agency solely responsible for licensure and licensure renewal of EMT-Ps who meet the standards and are not precluded from licensure because of any of the reasons listed in subdivision (d) of Section 1798.200. Each application for licensure or licensure renewal shall require the applicant’s individual taxpayer identification number or the social security number in order to establish the identity of the applicant. The information obtained as a result of a state and federal level criminal offender record information search shall be used in accordance with Section 11105 of the Penal Code, and to determine whether the applicant is subject to denial of licensure or licensure renewal pursuant to this division. Submission of fingerprint images to the Department of Justice may not be required for licensure renewal upon determination by the authority that fingerprint images have previously been submitted to the Department of Justice during initial licensure, or a previous licensure renewal, provided that the license has not lapsed and the applicant has resided continuously in the state since the initial licensure.
(2) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.
(d) The authority shall charge fees for the licensure and licensure renewal of EMT-Ps in an amount sufficient to support the authority’s licensure program at a level that ensures the qualifications of the individuals licensed to provide quality care. The basic fee for licensure or licensure renewal of an EMT-P shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) until the adoption of regulations that specify a different amount that does not exceed the authority’s EMT-P licensure, license renewal, and enforcement programs. The authority shall annually evaluate fees to determine if the fee is sufficient to fund the actual costs of the authority’s licensure, licensure renewal, and enforcement programs. If the evaluation shows that the fees are excessive or are insufficient to fund the actual costs of the authority’s EMT-P licensure, licensure renewal, and enforcement programs, then the fees shall be adjusted accordingly through the rulemaking process described in the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). Separate additional fees may be charged, at the option of the authority, for services that are not shared by all applicants for licensure and licensure renewal, including, but not limited to, any of the following services:
(1) Initial application for licensure as an EMT-P.
(2) Competency testing, the fee for which shall not exceed thirty dollars ($30), except that an additional fee may be charged for the cost of any services that provide enhanced availability of the exam for the convenience of the EMT-P, such as on-demand electronic testing.
(3) Fingerprint and criminal record check. The applicant shall, if applicable according to subdivision (c), submit fingerprint images and related information for criminal offender record information searches with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(4) Out-of-state training equivalency determination.
(5) Verification of continuing education for a lapse in licensure.
(6) Replacement of a lost licensure card. The fees charged for individual services shall be set so that the total fees charged to EMT-Ps shall not exceed the authority’s actual total cost for the EMT-P licensure program.
(e) The authority may provide nonconfidential, nonpersonal information relating to EMS programs to interested persons upon request, and may establish and assess fees for the provision of this information. These fees shall not exceed the costs of providing the information.
(f) At the option of the authority, fees may be collected for the authority by an entity that contracts with the authority to provide any of the services associated with the EMT-P program. All fees collected for the authority in a calendar month by any entity designated by the authority pursuant to this section to collect fees for the authority shall be transmitted to the authority for deposit into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Fund within 30 calendar days following the last day of the calendar month in which the fees were received by the designated entity, unless the contract between the entity and the authority specifies a different timeframe.

SEC. 9.

 Section 106995 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

106995.
 (a) The department shall prescribe minimum qualifications for granting of permits and certificates in radiologic technology in any classification, as well as continuing education requirements for holders of these permits and certificates in order to protect the public health and safety.
(b) (1) The department shall permit an applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for a certificate or the renewal of a certificate.
(2) If the department utilizes a national examination to issue a certificate, and if a reciprocity agreement or comity exists between the State of California and the state requesting release of the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number, any deputy, agent, clerk, officer, or employee of the department may release an individual’s taxpayer identification number or social security number to an examination or certifying entity, only for the purpose of verification of certification or examination status.
(3) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.

SEC. 10.

 Section 114870 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

114870.
 The department shall do all of the following:
(a) Upon recommendation of the committee, adopt regulations as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
(b) (1) Provide for certification of radiologic technologists, without limitation as to procedures or areas of application, except as provided in Section 106980. Separate certificates shall be provided for diagnostic radiologic technology, for mammographic radiologic technology, and for therapeutic radiologic technology. If a person has received accreditation to perform mammography from a private accreditation organization, the department shall consider this accreditation when deciding to issue a mammographic radiologic technology certificate.
(2) Provide, upon recommendation of the committee, that a radiologic technologist who operates digital radiography equipment devote a portion of his or her continuing education credit hours to continuing education in digital radiologic technology.
(c) (1) (A) Provide, as may be deemed appropriate, for granting limited permits to persons to conduct radiologic technology limited to the performance of certain procedures or the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body, except for mammography, prescribe minimum standards of training and experience for these persons, and prescribe procedures for examining applicants for limited permits. The minimum standards shall include a requirement that persons granted limited permits under this subdivision shall meet those fundamental requirements in basic radiological health training and knowledge similar to those required for persons certified under subdivision (b) as the department determines are reasonably necessary for the protection of the health and safety of the public.
(B)  Provide that an applicant for approval as a limited permit X-ray technician in the categories of chest radiography, extremities radiography, gastrointestinal radiography, genitourinary radiography, leg-podiatric radiography, skull radiography, and torso-skeletal radiography, as these categories are defined in Section 30443 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, shall have at least 50 hours of education in radiological protection and safety. The department may allocate these hours as it deems appropriate.
(2) Provide that a limited permit X-ray technician in the categories of chest radiography, extremities radiography, gastrointestinal radiography, genitourinary radiography, leg-podiatric radiography, skull radiography, and torso-skeletal radiography, as these categories are defined in Section 30443 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, may perform digital radiography within their respective scopes of practice after completion of 20 hours or more of instruction in digital radiologic technology approved by the department. This requirement shall not be construed to preclude limited permit X-ray technicians in the categories of dental laboratory radiography and X-ray bone densitometry from performing digital radiography upon meeting the educational requirements determined by the department.
(3) Provide, upon recommendation of the committee, that a limited permit X-ray technician who has completed the initial instruction described in paragraph (2) devote a portion of his or her required continuing education credit hours to additional continuing instruction in digital radiologic technology.
(d) Provide for the approval of schools for radiologic technologists. Schools for radiologic technologists shall include 20 hours of approved instruction in digital radiography. The department may exempt a school from this requirement as it deems appropriate.
(e) Provide, upon recommendation of the committee, for certification of licentiates of the healing arts to supervise the operation of X-ray machines or to operate X-ray machines, or both, prescribe minimum standards of training and experience for these licentiates of the healing arts, and prescribe procedures for examining applicants for certification. This certification may limit the use of X-rays to certain X-ray procedures and the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body.
(f) (1) Provide for certification of any physician and surgeon to operate, and supervise the operation of, a bone densitometer, if that physician and surgeon provides the department a certificate that evidences training in the use of a bone densitometer by a representative of a bone densitometer machine manufacturer, or through any radiologic technology school. The certification shall be valid for the particular bone densitometer the physician and surgeon was trained to use, and for any other bone densitometer that meets all of the criteria specified in subparagraphs (A) to (C), inclusive, if the physician and surgeon has completed training, as specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2), for the use of that bone densitometer. The physician and surgeon shall, upon request of the department, provide evidence of training, pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2), for the use of any bone densitometer used by the physician and surgeon. The activity covered by the certificate shall be limited to the use of an X-ray bone densitometer to which all of the following is applicable:
(A) The bone densitometer does not require user intervention for calibration.
(B) The bone densitometer does not provide an image for diagnosis.
(C) The bone densitometer is used only to estimate bone density of the heel, wrist, or finger of the patient.
(2) The certificate shall be accompanied by a copy of the curriculum covered by the manufacturer’s representative or radiologic technology school. The curriculum shall include, at a minimum, instruction in all of the following areas:
(A) Procedures for operation of the bone densitometer by the physician and surgeon, and for the supervision of the operation of the bone densitometer by other persons, including procedures for quality assurance of the bone densitometer.
(B) Proper radiation protection of the operator, the patient, and third parties in proximity to the bone densitometer.
(C) Provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 106955) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 104.
(D) Provisions of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 114840) of Part 9 of Division 104.
(E) Provisions of Group 1 (commencing with Section 30100) of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(F) Provisions of Group 1.5 (commencing with Section 30108) of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(G) Provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 30250) of Group 3 of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(H) Provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 30254) of Group 3 of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(I) Provisions of Article 3 (commencing with Section 30265) of Group 3 of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(J) Provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 30305) of Group 3 of Subchapter 4 of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(K) Provisions of Subchapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 30400) of Chapter 5 of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
(3) (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this subdivision shall constitute all the requirements that must be met by a physician and surgeon in order to operate, and supervise the operation of, a bone densitometer. The department may adopt regulations consistent with this section in order to administer the certification requirements.
(B) No person may be supervised by a physician and surgeon in the use of a bone densitometer unless that person possesses the necessary license or permit required by the department.
(C) Nothing in this subdivision shall affect the requirements imposed by the committee or the department for the registration of a bone densitometer machine, or for the inspection of facilities in which any bone densitometer machine is operated.
(D) This subdivision shall not apply to a licentiate of the healing arts who is certified pursuant to subdivision (e) or pursuant to Section 107111.
(E) The department shall charge a fee for a certificate issued pursuant to this subdivision to the extent necessary to administer certification. The fee shall be in an amount sufficient to cover the department’s costs of implementing this subdivision and shall not exceed the fee for certification to operate or supervise the operation of an X-ray machine pursuant to subdivision (e). The fees collected pursuant to this subparagraph shall be deposited into the Radiation Control Fund established pursuant to Section 114980.
(g) Upon recommendation of the committee, exempt from certification requirements those licentiates of the healing arts who have successfully completed formal courses in schools certified by the department and who have successfully passed a roentgenology technology and radiation protection examination approved by the department and administered by the board that issued his or her license.
(h) (1) Require an applicant to provide either the individual taxpayer identification number or social security number for purposes of applying for or the renewal of a certificate, license, or permit issued under this section or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
(2) The individual taxpayer identification or the social security number shall serve to establish the identification of persons affected by state tax laws and for purposes of establishing compliance with subsection (a) of Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code, Section 60.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and Section 17520 of the Family Code, and to that end, the information furnished pursuant to this section shall be used exclusively for those purposes.

SEC. 11.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.