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AB-3298 Frauds of medical credentials: penalty.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2020 09:00 PM


Assembly Bill
No. 3298

Introduced by Assembly Member Brough

February 21, 2020

An act to amend Section 585 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.


AB 3298, as introduced, Brough. Frauds of medical credentials: penalty.
Existing law prohibits, among other specified acts, a person, company, or association from selling or offering to sell any medical or other healing arts degree, or any other writing, made or purporting to be made pursuant to any laws regulating the licensing and registration or issuing of a certificate to physicians and surgeons or other healing arts professionals. Under existing law, any person, company, or association engaging in these prohibited acts is guilty of a felony, which is punishable by imprisonment, as provided, or by a fine of not less than $2,000 but not more than $6,000.
This bill would increase the maximum fine to $10,000.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 585 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

 Any person, company, or association violating the provisions of this article is guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000) nor more than six ten thousand dollars ($6,000), ($10,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code. The enforcement remedies provided under this article are not exclusive and shall not preclude the use of any other criminal, civil, or administrative remedy.