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AB-3330 Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: licensees: regulatory fees.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2020


SECTION 1.

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

208.
 (a) Beginning April 1, 2021, 2014,  a Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) fee of eleven six  dollars ($11) ($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 eleven six  dollars ($11) ($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) Licensees  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, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, the Naturopathic Medicine Committee of the Osteopathic Medical Board, the California  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) (e)  This section shall remain in effect only until April 1, 2023, 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, 2023, 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, 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 their first renewal.
(d) On and after January 1, 2021, the biennial renewal fee shall be one thousand three hundred and eighteen dollars ($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 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 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).
(c) The examination and reexamination fees shall be eight hundred dollars ($800).
(d) The initial license fee shall be five hundred dollars ($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.
(e) The renewal fee shall be five hundred dollars ($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.
(f) The delinquency fee shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5.
(g) The wall license fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).
(h) The wall license renewal fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).
(i) If a pocket license is lost or destroyed, the pocket license replacement fee is fifty dollars ($50).
(j) The endorsement fee is one hundred dollars ($100).
(k) If a wall license is lost or destroyed, the wall license replacement fee is fifty dollars ($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.
(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:
(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  is  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). is fifty dollars ($50). 
(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). is twenty-five dollars ($25). 
(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). is ten dollars ($10). 
(5) The delinquency fee for a supervisor shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5. is 50 percent of the renewal fee. 
(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. 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 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). seventy-five dollars ($75). 
(2) The annual  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). seventy-five dollars ($75). 
(3) The fee for the application for licensure shall be two one  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). dollars ($100). 
(4) (A)  (i)  The fee for the clinical examination shall be two one  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). ($100). The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred dollars ($100). 
(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) (A)  An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fee.
(C) (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 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). a maximum of one hundred eighty dollars ($180). 
(7) The fee for the two-year  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). a maximum of one hundred eighty dollars ($180). 
(8) The fee for inactive license renewal shall be a maximum of ninety dollars ($90).
(8) (9)  The renewal delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal.  a maximum of ninety dollars ($90).  A person who permits their license to expire is subject to the delinquency fee.
(9) (10)  The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(10) (11)  The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(11) (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.
(b) (c)  This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021. 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 licensure  examination eligibility  shall be two one  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). dollars ($100). 
(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). a maximum amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150). 
(3) The fee for the two-year  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). a maximum amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150). 
(4) The delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal. a maximum amount of seventy-five dollars ($75).  A person who permits their license to expire shall be subject to the delinquency fee. become delinquent may have it restored only upon payment of all the fees that 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 two one  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).  dollars ($100).  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) 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.
(b) (c)  This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021. 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 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). seventy-five dollars ($75). 
(2) The fee for annual  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). seventy-five dollars ($75). 
(3) The fee for application for licensure shall be two one  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). dollars ($100). 
(4) (A)  (i)  The fee for the board-administered clinical examination, if the board chooses to adopt this examination in regulations, shall be two one  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). ($100). The fee for the California law and ethics examination shall be one hundred dollars ($100). 
(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) (A)  An applicant who fails to appear for an examination, after having been scheduled to take the examination, shall forfeit the examination fees.
(C) (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 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). a maximum of one hundred fifty-five dollars ($155). 
(7) The fee for the two-year  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). 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).
(8) (9)  The renewal delinquency fee shall be one-half of the fee for license renewal.  a maximum of seventy-five dollars ($75).  A person who permits their license to expire shall be  is  subject to the delinquency fee.
(9) (10)  The fee for issuance of a replacement registration, license, or certificate shall be twenty dollars ($20).
(10) (11)  The fee for issuance of a certificate or letter of good standing shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).
(11) (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.
(b) (c)  This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021. 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 the following fees relating to the licensure of professional clinical counselors: 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: 
(1) The fee for the application for licensure shall be up to  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 up to  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 up to  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) (4)  The fee for the California  law and ethics examination shall be up to  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) (5)  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). up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250). 
(5) (6)  The fee for the  annual renewal of an associate registration shall be up to  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) (7)  The fee for the  two-year 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). of licenses shall be up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250). 
(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. 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.