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AB-2457 Podiatry: Podiatric Medical Board of California. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/16/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 2457
CHAPTER 102

An act to amend Sections 2460 and 2499 of, and to amend, repeal, and add Section 2461 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to podiatry.

[ Approved by Governor  July 16, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  July 16, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2457, Irwin. Podiatry: Podiatric Medical Board of California.
Existing law provides for the certification and regulation of podiatrists by the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, which is within the Department of Consumer Affairs, and establishes the Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund.
This bill, on and after July 1, 2019, would change the name of the California Board of Podiatric Medicine to the Podiatric Medical Board of California and the name of the Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund to the Podiatric Medical Board Fund.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2460 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2460.
 (a) There is created in the Department of Consumer Affairs the California Board of Podiatric Medicine. Commencing July 1, 2019, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine is renamed the Podiatric Medical Board of California. Any reference in any provision of law to the California Board of Podiatric Medicine shall, commencing July 1, 2019, be deemed to refer to the Podiatric Medical Board of California.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed. Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the California Board of Podiatric Medicine subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
(c) The amendments made by Chapter 775 of the Statutes of 2017 relating to podiatrists shall not be construed to change any rights or privileges held by podiatrists prior to the enactment of that act.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2461 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2461.
 As used in this article:
(a) “Board” means the California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(b) “Podiatric licensing authority” refers to any officer, board, commission, committee, or department of another state that may issue a license to practice podiatric medicine.
(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2019, and, as of January 1, 2020, is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2461 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

2461.
 (a) As used in this article:
(1) “Board” means the Podiatric Medical Board of California.
(2) “Podiatric licensing authority” refers to any officer, board, commission, committee, or department of another state that may issue a license to practice podiatric medicine.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2019.

SEC. 4.

 Section 2499 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2499.
 (a) There is in the State Treasury the Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund. Commencing July 1, 2019, the Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund is renamed the Podiatric Medical Board Fund. Any reference in any provision of law to the Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund shall, commencing July 1, 2019, be deemed to refer to the Podiatric Medical Board Fund.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 2445, the board shall report to the Controller at the beginning of each calendar month for the month preceding the amount and source of all revenue received by it on behalf of the board, pursuant to this chapter, and shall pay the entire amount thereof to the Treasurer for deposit into the fund. All revenue received by the board and the division from fees authorized to be charged relating to the practice of podiatric medicine shall be deposited in the fund as provided in this section, and shall be available, upon appropriation of the Legislature, to carry out the provisions of this chapter relating to the regulation of the practice of podiatric medicine.