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AB-109 Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: licensees: regulatory fees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 08/25/2020 12:30 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 25, 2020
Amended  IN  Senate  September 06, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 109


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting Committee on Budget (Assembly Members Ting (Chair), Arambula, Bloom, Chiu, Cooper, Frazier, Cristina Garcia, Jones-Sawyer, Limón, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, O’Donnell, Ramos, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Blanca Rubio, Mark Stone, Weber, Wicks, and Wood)

December 03, 2018


An act to amend the Budget Act of 2019 (Chapters 23 and 55 of the Statutes of 2019) by amending Items 0250-101-0001, 0515-101-0001, 0540-001-6088, 0540-101-0001, 0540-101-3228, 0555-001-0001, 0690-101-0001, 0820-001-0001, 0840-001-0970, 0954-101-0001, 1111-002-0702, 2240-103-0001, 2240-105-0001, 3340-001-0001, 3340-001-0318, 3340-001-3228, 3540-001-0001, 3540-002-3228, 3540-490, 3600-490, 3600-495, 3760-001-6088, 3760-101-0565, 3760-101-6088, 3790-101-0001, 3790-101-6088, 3790-492, 3790-493, 3790-496, 3860-101-0001, 3860-301-6083, 3860-490, 3860-495, 3900-490, 3940-101-0001, 3960-001-0001, 3970-001-0133, 4140-101-0001, 4170-101-0001, 4260-001-3305, 4300-001-0001, 4440-011-0001, 4560-001-3085, 4560-101-3085, 5180-101-0001, 5180-151-0001, 5180-153-0001, 5180-492, 5225-491, 5227-108-0001, 6100-001-0001, 6100-001-0890, 6100-125-0890, 6100-136-0890, 6100-149-0001, 6100-182-0001, 6100-194-0001, 6100-194-0890, 6100-195-0890, 6100-485, 6100-488, 6120-161-0001, 6120-217-0001, 6440-001-0001, 6610-001-0001, 6870-101-0001, 6870-488, 6980-101-0001, 7120-001-3228, 7120-101-3228, 7120-491, 7730-001-0001, 7760-301-0666, and 9210-102-0001 of, and adding Items 0540-301-6088, 0690-105-0001, 0690-493, 0720-490, 3540-101-0001, 3600-301-8018, 3600-311-6051, 3640-301-6031, 3640-495, 3860-301-0001, 6870-101-3273, and 6870-302-6087 to, Section 2.00 of, and amending Sections 12.32, 35.50, and 39.00 of, that act, relating to the state budget, and making an appropriation therefor, to take effect immediately, budget bill. An act to amend Sections 2499.5 and 4970 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Sections 208, 4971, 4984.7, 4989.68, 4996.3, and 4999.120 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to the Department of Consumer Affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 109, as amended, Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2019. Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: licensees: regulatory fees.
Existing law establishes the Department of Consumer Affairs, which is comprised of boards that are established for the purpose of licensing and regulating various professions and vocations, including healing arts licensees and generally authorizes a board to charge fees for the reasonable regulatory cost of administering the regulatory program for the profession or vocation. Existing law establishes the Professions and Vocations Fund in the State Treasury, which consists of specified special funds and accounts, some of which are continuously appropriated.
(1) Existing law requires a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) fee of $6 to be assessed annually, at the time of license renewal, on specified active licensees to pay the reasonable costs associated with operating and maintaining CURES for the purpose of regulating those licensees. Existing law requires these fees to be deposited in the CURES Fund, which is subject to appropriation by the Legislature.
This bill, beginning April 1, 2021, would increase that fee to $11 and subsequently, beginning April 1, 2023, the bill would decrease that fee to $9.
(2) Existing law regulates the practice of podiatric medicine by the Podiatric Medical Board of California and prescribes various fees relating to, among others, an application, licensure, and renewal. All revenue received by the board is required to be deposited into the Podiatric Medical Board Fund, which is available to the board upon appropriation by the Legislature. Existing law, on and after January 1, 2021, decreases the biennial renewal fee from $1,100 to $900.
This bill instead would increase the biennial renewal fee from $1,100 to $1,318 on and after January 1, 2021.
(3) Existing law, the Acupuncture Licensure Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of acupuncture by the Acupuncture Board. Existing law establishes the Acupuncture Fund to carry out the provisions of the act, upon appropriation by the Legislature. Existing law requires the board to issue a license to practice acupuncture to a person who, among other things, furnishes satisfactory evidence of completion of one of specified types of education and training, including satisfactory completion of a tutorial program in the practice of an acupuncturist that is approved by the board. Existing law requires the fees prescribed for acupuncture tutorial programs to be specified amounts. Existing law requires the board to pay the entire amount of the revenue it receives pursuant to the act to the Treasurer for deposit in the fund.
This bill would decrease the application and registration fee to supervise an acupuncture trainee from $200 to $100, and would authorize the board to increase the fee to not more than $200. The bill would increase the annual renewal fee for approval to supervise an acupuncture trainee from $50 to $200, and would authorize the board to increase the fee to not more than $500. The bill would increase the application fee for an acupuncture trainee from $25 to $1,000, and would authorize the board to increase the fee to not more than $2,500. The bill would increase the renewal fee for an acupuncture trainee from $10 to $500, and would authorize the board to increase the fee to not more than $600. The bill would revise the delinquency fee for a supervisor from 50% of the renewal fee to be 50% of the renewal fee in effect on the date of the renewal of the license, but not less than $25 nor more than $150. The bill would revise the delinquency fee for an acupuncture trainee from 50% of the renewal fee to be $100, and would authorize the board to increase the fee to not more than $200. The bill would make these provisions operative on January 1, 2021.
Existing law requires a licensee, within 30 days of licensure, to register each of the licensee’s places of practice or notify the board if the licensee does not have a place of practice. Existing law requires an acupuncturist to post a wall license at their place of practice and, if the acupuncturist has more than one place of practice, to obtain and post a duplicate wall license at each place of practice.
Existing law requires a licensee to apply to the board to obtain a wall license for each place of practice and to renew each wall license biennially. Existing law requires a licensee to carry a pocket license during treatments outside of the licensee’s place of practice and to make the pocket license available upon request. Existing law requires a licensee to return a former wall license to the board if the licensee obtains a new wall license for a location. Existing law revises specified fees associated with acupuncture practice, including specifying that an initial license fee shall include one wall license registration if a place of practice is specified in the application, and establishes a wall license renewal fee, a wall license replacement fee, and a pocket license replacement fee. Existing law makes the provisions described in this paragraph operative January 1, 2021.
This bill instead would revise the amounts of the fees that are operative on January 1, 2021, including requiring the application fee to be $250 and authorizing the board to increase the application fee to not more than $350, requiring the examination and reexamination fees to be $800, requiring the initial license fee and the renewal to be $500 each, except as specified, requiring the endorsement fee to be $100, and requiring the wall license fee, the wall license renewal fee, the wall license replacement fee, and the pocket license replacement fee to be $50 each. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2021, require the application fee for foreign applicants to be $350 and authorizes the board to increase the application fee to not more than $500. The bill, commencing January 1, 2021, would require the approval fee for each provider of continuing education and the biennial renewal fee for each provider to be $500 each, and would authorize the board to increase the fees to not more than $700. The bill, commencing January 1, 2021, would require the fee for continuing education course applications to be assessed to the continuing education provider at a floor of $10 per hour of continuing education requested to offer, and a cap of $20 per hour of continuing education requested to offer, allowing up to a maximum of 50 hours to be approved per course application. The bill would specify that an approved course may be offered for a period of one year from the date of the board course approval.
(4) Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of marriage and family therapists, licensed educational psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional clinical counselors by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Existing law requires applicants for licensure and licensees under those acts to pay specified fees for licensure, license renewal, and examinations, and requires licensees who renew their license after allowing it to expire to pay delinquency fees. Existing law requires the board to establish the required fees at or below the maximum amounts specified under the act. Under existing law, the Behavioral Sciences Fund is required to be used for the purposes of carrying out and enforcing those provisions. Under existing law, all moneys in the Behavioral Sciences Fund is required to be expended, upon appropriation of the Legislature, by the respective board, as provided.
This bill would revise and recast the fees described above. The bill would establish new minimum fee amounts, and would authorize the board to adopt regulations to set the fees at a higher amount up to the prescribed maximum. The bill would require the delinquency fee to be 50% of the fee for license renewal. The bill would make these provisions operative on January 1, 2021.

The Budget Act of 2019 made appropriations for the support of state government for the 2019–20 fiscal year.

This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2019 by amending and adding items of appropriation and making other changes.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a Budget Bill.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YESNO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 208 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

208.
 (a) Beginning April 1, 2014, a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) fee of six dollars ($6) shall be assessed annually on each of the licensees specified in subdivision (b) to pay the reasonable costs associated with operating and maintaining CURES for the purpose of regulating those licensees. The fee assessed pursuant to this subdivision shall be billed and collected by the regulating agency of each licensee at the time of the licensee’s license renewal. If the reasonable regulatory cost of operating and maintaining CURES is less than six dollars ($6) per licensee, the Department of Consumer Affairs may, by regulation, reduce the fee established by this section to the reasonable regulatory cost.
(b) (1) Licensees authorized pursuant to Section 11150 of the Health and Safety Code to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances or pharmacists licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 2.
(2) Beginning July 1, 2017, licensees issued a license that has been placed in a retired or inactive status pursuant to a statute or regulation are exempt from the CURES fee requirement in subdivision (a). This exemption shall not apply to licensees whose license has been placed in a retired or inactive status if the licensee is at any time authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances.
(3) Wholesalers, third-party logistics providers, nonresident wholesalers, and nonresident third-party logistics providers of dangerous drugs licensed pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 4160) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(4) Nongovernmental clinics licensed pursuant to Article 13 (commencing with Section 4180) and Article 14 (commencing with Section 4190) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(5) Nongovernmental pharmacies licensed pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 4110) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(c) The funds collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited in the CURES Fund, which is hereby created within the State Treasury. Moneys in the CURES Fund shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be available to the Department of Consumer Affairs to reimburse the Department of Justice for costs to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(d) The Department of Consumer Affairs shall contract with the Department of Justice on behalf of the Medical Board of California, the Dental Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California,, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the Naturopathic Medicine Committee of the Osteopathic Medical Board, the State Board of Optometry, and the California Podiatric Medical Board of Podiatric Medicine California to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(e) This section shall remain in effect only until April 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 208 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

208.
 (a) Beginning April 1, 2021, a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) fee of eleven dollars ($11) shall be assessed annually on each of the licensees specified in subdivision (b) to pay the reasonable costs associated with operating and maintaining CURES for the purpose of regulating those licensees. The fee assessed pursuant to this subdivision shall be billed and collected by the regulating agency of each licensee at the time of the licensee’s license renewal. If the reasonable regulatory cost of operating and maintaining CURES is less than eleven dollars ($11) per licensee, the Department of Consumer Affairs may, by regulation, reduce the fee established by this section to the reasonable regulatory cost.
(b) (1) Licensees authorized pursuant to Section 11150 of the Health and Safety Code to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances or pharmacists licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 2.
(2) Licensees issued a license that has been placed in a retired or inactive status pursuant to a statute or regulation are exempt from the CURES fee requirement in subdivision (a). This exemption shall not apply to licensees whose license has been placed in a retired or inactive status if the licensee is at any time authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances.
(3) Wholesalers, third-party logistics providers, nonresident wholesalers, and nonresident third-party logistics providers of dangerous drugs licensed pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 4160) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(4) Nongovernmental clinics licensed pursuant to Article 13 (commencing with Section 4180) and Article 14 (commencing with Section 4190) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(5) Nongovernmental pharmacies licensed pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 4110) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(c) The funds collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited in the CURES Fund, which is hereby created within the State Treasury. Moneys in the CURES Fund shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be available to the Department of Consumer Affairs to reimburse the Department of Justice for costs to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(d) The Department of Consumer Affairs shall contract with the Department of Justice on behalf of the Medical Board of California, the Dental Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Physician Assistant Board, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the Naturopathic Medicine Committee of the Osteopathic Medical Board, the State Board of Optometry, and the Podiatric Medical Board of California to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(e) This section shall become operative on April 1, 2021.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until April 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 208 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

208.
 (a) Beginning April 1, 2023, a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) fee of nine dollars ($9) shall be assessed annually on each of the licensees specified in subdivision (b) to pay the reasonable costs associated with operating and maintaining CURES for the purpose of regulating those licensees. The fee assessed pursuant to this subdivision shall be billed and collected by the regulating agency of each licensee at the time of the licensee’s license renewal. If the reasonable regulatory cost of operating and maintaining CURES is less than nine dollars ($9) per licensee, the Department of Consumer Affairs may, by regulation, reduce the fee established by this section to the reasonable regulatory cost.
(b) (1) Licensees authorized pursuant to Section 11150 of the Health and Safety Code to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances or pharmacists licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 4000) of Division 2.
(2) Licensees issued a license that has been placed in a retired or inactive status pursuant to a statute or regulation are exempt from the CURES fee requirement in subdivision (a). This exemption shall not apply to licensees whose license has been placed in a retired or inactive status if the licensee is at any time authorized to prescribe, order, administer, furnish, or dispense Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substances.
(3) Wholesalers, third-party logistics providers, nonresident wholesalers, and nonresident third-party logistics providers of dangerous drugs licensed pursuant to Article 11 (commencing with Section 4160) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(4) Nongovernmental clinics licensed pursuant to Article 13 (commencing with Section 4180) and Article 14 (commencing with Section 4190) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(5) Nongovernmental pharmacies licensed pursuant to Article 7 (commencing with Section 4110) of Chapter 9 of Division 2.
(c) The funds collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited in the CURES Fund, which is hereby created within the State Treasury. Moneys in the CURES Fund shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be available to the Department of Consumer Affairs to reimburse the Department of Justice for costs to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(d) The Department of Consumer Affairs shall contract with the Department of Justice on behalf of the Medical Board of California, the Dental Board of California, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Registered Nursing, the Physician Assistant Board, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the Naturopathic Medicine Committee of the Osteopathic Medical Board, the State Board of Optometry, and the Podiatric Medical Board of California to operate and maintain CURES for the purposes of regulating the licensees specified in subdivision (b).
(e) This section shall become operative on April 1, 2023.

SEC. 4.

 Section 2499.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2499.5.
 The following fees apply to certificates to practice podiatric medicine.The amount of fees prescribed for doctors of podiatric medicine shall be determined by the board and shall be as described below. Fees collected pursuant to this section shall be fixed by the board in amounts not to exceed the actual costs of providing the service for which the fee is collected.
(a) Each applicant for a certificate to practice podiatric medicine shall pay an application fee of one hundred dollars ($100) at the time the application is filed. If the applicant qualifies for a certificate, he or she they shall pay a fee of one hundred dollars ($100).
(b) Each applicant who qualifies for a certificate, as a condition precedent to its issuance, in addition to other fees required by this section, shall pay an initial license fee. The initial license fee shall be eight hundred dollars ($800). The initial license shall expire the second year after its issuance on the last day of the month of birth of the licensee. The board may reduce the initial license fee by up to 50 percent of the amount of the fee for any applicant who is enrolled in a postgraduate training program approved by the board or who has completed a postgraduate training program approved by the board within six months prior to the payment of the initial license fee.
(c) Before January 1, 2021, the biennial renewal fee shall be one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,100). Any licensee enrolled in an approved residency program shall be required to pay only 50 percent of the biennial renewal fee at the time of his or her their first renewal.
(d) On and after January 1, 2021, the biennial renewal fee shall be nine one thousand three hundred eighteen dollars ($900). ($1,318). Any licensee enrolled in an approved residency program shall be required to pay only 50 percent of the biennial renewal fee at the time of his or her their first renewal.
(e) The delinquency fee shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(f) The duplicate wall certificate fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(g) The duplicate renewal receipt fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).
(h) The endorsement fee shall be thirty dollars ($30).
(i) The letter of good standing fee or for loan deferment shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(j) There shall be a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) for the issuance of a resident’s license under Section 2475.
(k) The fee for approval of a continuing education course or program shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

SEC. 5.

 Section 4970 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 308 of the Statutes of 2019, is amended to read:

4970.
 The amount of fees prescribed for licensed acupuncturists shall be those set forth in this section unless a lower fee is fixed by the board in accordance with Section 4972:
(a) The application fee shall be seventy-five dollars ($75). two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and may be increased to not more than three hundred fifty dollars ($350).
(b) The application fee for foreign applicants shall be three hundred fifty dollars ($350) and may be increased to not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(b)

(c) The examination and reexamination fees shall be the actual cost to the board for the development and writing of, grading, and administering of each examination. eight hundred dollars ($800).

(c)

(d) The initial license fee shall be three five hundred twenty-five dollars ($325), ($500), except that if the license will expire less than one year after its issuance, then the initial license fee shall be an amount equal to 50 percent of the initial license fee. The initial license fee shall include one wall license registration if a place of practice is specified in the application.

(d)

(e) The renewal fee shall be three five hundred twenty-five dollars ($325) ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred seventy-five dollars ($775) and, if a lower fee is fixed by the board, shall be an amount sufficient to support the functions of the board in the administration of this chapter. The board shall assess the renewal fee biennially.

(e)

(f) The delinquency fee shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5.

(f)

(g) The wall license fee shall be fifteen fifty dollars ($15). ($50).

(g)

(h) The wall license renewal fee shall be fifteen fifty dollars ($15). ($50).

(h)

(i) If a pocket license is lost or destroyed, the pocket license replacement fee is ten fifty dollars ($10). ($50).

(i)

(j) The endorsement fee is ten one hundred dollars ($10). ($100).

(j)

(k) If a wall license is lost or destroyed, the wall license replacement fee is fifteen fifty dollars ($15). ($50).
(l) The approval fee for each provider of continuing education shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred dollars ($700).
(m) The biennial renewal approval fee for each provider of continuing education shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred dollars ($700).
(n) (1) Fees for continuing education course applications shall be assessed to the continuing education provider at a floor of ten dollars ($10) per hour of continuing education requested to offer, and a cap of twenty dollars ($20) per hour of continuing education requested to offer, allowing up to a maximum of 50 hours to be approved per course application.
(2) Fees for course hours shall be prorated in one-half hour increments.
(3) An approved course may be offered for a period of one year from the date of board course approval.
(k)
(o) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 6.

 Section 4971 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4971.
 (a) The amount of fees prescribed for acupuncture tutorial programs shall be as follows:

(a)

(1) The application and registration fee to supervise an acupuncture trainee is two hundred dollars ($200).

(b)

(2) The annual renewal fee for approval to supervise an acupuncture trainee is fifty dollars ($50).

(c)

(3) The application fee for an acupuncture trainee is twenty-five dollars ($25).

(d)

(4) The annual renewal fee for an acupuncture trainee is ten dollars ($10).

(e)

(5) The delinquency fee is 50 percent of the renewal fee.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 4971 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4971.
 (a) The amount of fees prescribed for acupuncture tutorial programs shall be as follows:
(1) The application and registration fee to supervise an acupuncture trainee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to not more than two hundred dollars ($200).
(2) The annual renewal fee for approval to supervise an acupuncture trainee shall be two hundred ($200) and may be increased to not more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(3) The application fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000) and may be increased to not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).
(4) The annual renewal fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than six hundred dollars ($600).
(5) The delinquency fee for a supervisor shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5.
(6) The delinquency fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to not more than two hundred dollars ($200).
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 8.

 Section 4984.7 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4984.7.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of marriage and family therapists:
(1) The application fee for an associate registration shall be seventy-five dollars ($75).
(2) The renewal fee for an associate registration shall be seventy-five dollars ($75).
(3) The fee for the application for licensure shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(4) The fee for the clinical examination shall be one hundred dollars ($100). The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(A) An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fee.
(B) The amount of the examination fees shall be based on the actual cost to the board of developing, purchasing, and grading each examination and the actual cost to the board of administering each examination. The examination fees shall be adjusted periodically by regulation to reflect the actual costs incurred by the board.
(5) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(6) The fee for the issuance of an initial license shall be a maximum of one hundred eighty dollars ($180).
(7) The fee for license renewal shall be a maximum of one hundred eighty dollars ($180).
(8) The fee for inactive license renewal shall be a maximum of ninety dollars ($90).
(9) The renewal delinquency fee shall be a maximum of ninety dollars ($90). A person who permits his or her their license to expire is subject to the delinquency fee.
(10) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(11) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(12) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) With regard to license, examination, and other fees, the board shall establish the fee amounts at or below the maximum amounts specified in this chapter.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 9.

 Section 4984.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4984.7.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of marriage and family therapists:
(1) The application fee for an associate registration shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(2) The renewal fee for an associate registration shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(3) The fee for the application for licensure shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(4) (A) (i) The fee for the clinical examination shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(ii) The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(B) An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fee.
(C) The amount of the examination fees shall be based on the actual cost to the board of developing, purchasing, and grading each examination and the actual cost to the board of administering each examination. The examination fees shall be adjusted periodically by regulation to reflect the actual costs incurred by the board.
(5) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(6) The fee for the issuance of an initial license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(7) The fee for license renewal shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(8) The renewal delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal. A person who permits their license to expire is subject to the delinquency fee.
(9) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(10) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(11) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 10.

 Section 4989.68 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4989.68.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of educational psychologists:
(1) The application fee for examination eligibility shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(2) The fee for issuance of the initial license shall be a maximum amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(3) The fee for license renewal shall be a maximum amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
(4) The delinquency fee shall be a maximum amount of seventy-five dollars ($75). A person who permits his or her their license to become delinquent may have it restored only upon payment of all the fees that he or she they would have paid if the license had not become delinquent, plus the payment of any and all delinquency fees.
(5) The written examination fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100). An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, once having been scheduled, shall forfeit any examination fees he or she they paid.
(6) The fee for rescoring a written examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(7) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(8) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(9) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) With regard to all license, examination, and other fees, the board shall establish fee amounts at or below the maximum amounts specified in this chapter.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 11.

 Section 4989.68 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4989.68.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of educational psychologists:
(1) The application fee for licensure shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) The fee for issuance of the initial license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(3) The fee for license renewal shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(4) The delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal. A person who permits their license to expire shall be subject to the delinquency fee.
(5) The written examination fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500). An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, once having been scheduled, shall forfeit any examination fees they paid.
(6) The fee for rescoring a written examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(7) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(8) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(9) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 12.

 Section 4996.3 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4996.3.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of clinical social workers:
(1) The application fee for registration as an associate clinical social worker shall be seventy-five dollars ($75).
(2) The fee for renewal of an associate clinical social worker registration shall be seventy-five dollars ($75).
(3) The fee for application for licensure shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(4) The fee for the board-administered clinical examination, if the board chooses to adopt this examination in regulations, shall be one hundred dollars ($100). The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
(A) An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fees.
(B) The amount of the examination fees shall be based on the actual cost to the board of developing, purchasing, and grading each examination and the actual cost to the board of administering each examination. The written examination fees shall be adjusted periodically by regulation to reflect the actual costs incurred by the board.
(5) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(6) The fee for issuance of an initial license shall be a maximum of one hundred fifty-five dollars ($155).
(7) The fee for license renewal shall be a maximum of one hundred fifty-five dollars ($155).
(8) The fee for inactive license renewal shall be a maximum of seventy-seven dollars and fifty cents ($77.50).
(9) The renewal delinquency fee shall be a maximum of seventy-five dollars ($75). A person who permits his or her their license to expire is subject to the delinquency fee.
(10) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(11) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(12) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) With regard to license, examination, and other fees, the board shall establish fee amounts at or below the maximum amounts specified in this chapter.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 13.

 Section 4996.3 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4996.3.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of clinical social workers:
(1) The application fee for registration as an associate clinical social worker shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(2) The fee for renewal of an associate clinical social worker registration shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(3) The fee for application for licensure shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(4) (A) (i) The fee for the board-administered clinical examination, if the board chooses to adopt this examination in regulations, shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(ii) The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(B) An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fees.
(C) The amount of the examination fees shall be based on the actual cost to the board of developing, purchasing, and grading each examination and the actual cost to the board of administering each examination. The written examination fees shall be adjusted periodically by regulation to reflect the actual costs incurred by the board.
(5) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(6) The fee for issuance of an initial license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(7) The fee for license renewal shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(8) The renewal delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal. A person who permits their license to expire shall be subject to the delinquency fee.
(9) The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(10) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(11) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

SEC. 14.

 Section 4999.120 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4999.120.
  (a)  The board shall assess fees for the application for and the issuance and renewal of licenses and for the registration of associates to cover administrative and operating expenses of the board related to this chapter. Fees assessed pursuant to this section shall not exceed the following:

(a)

(1) The fee for the application for licensure shall be up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(b)

(2) The fee for the application for associate registration shall be up to one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(c)

(3) The fee for the board-administered clinical examination, if the board chooses to adopt this examination in regulations, shall be up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(d)

(4) The fee for the law and ethics examination shall be up to one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(e)

(5) The fee for the issuance of a license shall be up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(f)

(6) The fee for annual renewal of an associate registration shall be up to one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(g)

(7) The fee for two-year renewal of licenses shall be up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(h)

(8) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).

(i)

(9) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).

(j)

(10) The fee for issuance of a replacement license or registration shall be twenty dollars ($20).

(k)

(11) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 15.

 Section 4999.120 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4999.120.
 (a) The board shall assess the following fees relating to the licensure of professional clinical counselors:
(1) The fee for the application for licensure shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) The fee for the application for associate registration shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(3) (A) (i) The fee for the board-administered clinical examination, if the board chooses to adopt this examination in regulations, shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500).
(ii) The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(B) An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fees.
(C) The amount of the examination fees shall be based on the actual cost to the board of developing, purchasing, and grading each examination and the actual cost to the board of administering each examination. The written examination fees shall be adjusted periodically by regulation to reflect the actual costs incurred by the board.
(4) The fee for the issuance of a license shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(5) The fee for annual renewal of an associate registration shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of three hundred dollars ($300).
(6) The fee for license renewal shall be two hundred dollars ($200). The board may adopt regulations to set the fee at a higher amount, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400).
(7) The renewal delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal. A person who permits their license to expire shall be subject to the delinquency fee.
(8) The fee for issuance of a retired license shall be forty dollars ($40).
(9) The fee for rescoring an examination shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(10) The fee for issuance of a replacement license or registration shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(11) The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.