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SB-797 The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: vocational nursing: discipline.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 02:53 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 17, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 797


Introduced by Senator Hill

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Sections 2841, 2847.1, 4501, and 4503 Section 2876 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 797, as amended, Hill. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: sunset extension. vocational nursing: discipline.
Existing law establishes the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs and sets forth its powers and duties relating to the licensure and regulation of vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians. nurses. Existing law requires the board to, among other things, select an executive officer. Existing law requires the board to discipline a licensee whose default has been entered or who has been heard by the board and found guilty by, among other methods, revoking his or her license.

Existing law repeals, on January 1, 2018, those provisions establishing the board and authorizing appointment of the executive officer.

This bill would extend the repeal date of those provisions to January 1, 2022, and would make conforming changes. require the board to delegate to the executive officer the authority to adopt a decision entered by default and a stipulation for surrender of a license.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2876 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2876.
 (a) The board shall discipline the holder of any license, whose default has been entered or who has been heard by the board and found guilty, by any of the following methods:

(a)

(1) Suspending judgment.

(b)

(2) Placing him or her upon probation.

(c)

(3) Suspending his or her right to practice vocational nursing for a period not exceeding one year.

(d)

(4) Revoking his or her license.

(e)

(5) Taking such other action in relation to disciplining him or her as the board in its discretion may deem proper.
(b) The board shall delegate to its executive officer the authority to adopt a decision entered by default and a stipulation for surrender of a license.

SECTION 1.Section 2841 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
2841.

(a)There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California, consisting of 11 members.

(b)Within the meaning of this chapter, “board,” or “the board,” refers to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.

(c)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed. Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

SEC. 2.Section 2847.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
2847.1.

(a)The board shall select an executive officer who shall perform duties as are delegated by the board and who shall be responsible to it for the accomplishment of those duties. The executive officer shall not be a member of the board.

(b)With the approval of the Director of Finance, the board shall fix the salary of the executive officer.

(c)The executive officer shall be entitled to traveling and other necessary expenses in the performance of his or her duties. He or she shall make a statement, certified before a duly authorized person, that the expenses have been actually incurred.

(d)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.Section 4501 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
4501.

(a)“Board,” as used in this chapter, means the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.

(b)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.Section 4503 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
4503.

(a)The board shall administer and enforce this chapter.

(b)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.