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SB-1480 Professions and vocations.(2017-2018)



Current Version: 06/12/18 - Amended Assembly        


SB1480:v96#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  June 12, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  May 10, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 17, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1480


Introduced by Senator Hill

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Sections 101, 101.7, 328, 2499.5, 2708, 2715, 2788, 2816, 2892.6, 2895, 3047, 3147, 3680, 4008, 4518, 4548, 4604, 4809.7, 4830, 4836.2, 4990.06, and 11506 of, and to add Sections 109.5, 1007, 2892.7, 4518.1, 4826.4, 4829.5, and 4841.2 to, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 7000, 7103, 8731, 8778.5, 8785, 103775, and 103780 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend an initiative act entitled “An act prescribing the terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation thereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith” approved by voters on November 7, 1922, (the Chiropractic Act) by amending Sections 5 and 12 of the act, relating to professions and vocations, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1480, as amended, Hill. Professions and vocations.
(1) Existing law establishes the Department of Consumer Affairs, and specifies the various boards that comprise the department. department, and requires the boards to meet at least 3 times a year.
This bill would make technical changes to that provision. instead require the boards to meet at least 2 times a year. The bill would require each of the boards comprising the department to present and vote on any documents planned for submission to the department for a change in spending authority.
(2) Existing law requires the Director of Consumer Affairs to implement complaint prioritization guidelines for boards to use in prioritizing their respective complaint and investigative workloads.
This bill would require the director to amend those guidelines to include the category of “allegations of serious harm to a minor, as specified.”
(3) Existing law regulates the practice of podiatric medicine by the California Board of Podiatric Medicine 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 Board of Podiatric Medicine Fund, which is available to the board upon appropriation by the Legislature.
This bill would revise those fee provisions by, among other things, deleting the oral examination fee and increasing, until January 1, 2021, the amount of the biennial renewal fee.
(4) Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, establishes regulates the practice of nursing by the Board of Registered Nursing, and authorizes the board to appoint an executive officer and employ personnel, including legal counsel. Existing law authorizes the board to remove a nursing school from a list of approved nursing schools if, after being notified of defects in standards, the school does not correct the defects within a reasonable time.
This bill would authorize the executive officer to adopt a decision entered by default and a stipulation for surrender of a license. The bill would require the board to directly employ legal counsel to work exclusively for and report directly to the board if the board makes a specified finding. The bill would authorize the board to remove a nursing school from the list of approved nursing schools if a school does not correct the defects within 120 days.
Existing law establishes various fees in connection with the issuance of licenses under the act, and requires those fees to be deposited in the Board of Registered Nursing Fund, available to the Board of Registered Nursing board upon appropriation by the Legislature. Existing law establishes that the fee paid by a registered nurse for an evaluation of his or her qualifications to use the title “public health nurse” shall be not less than $500 or more than $1,500.
This bill would instead establish a fee for that purpose of not less than $300 or more than $1,000, would establish a penalty for failure to renew a certificate to practice as a public health nurse within the prescribed time, and would require the Board of Registered Nursing to reimburse any registered nurse who paid more than $300 for an evaluation between April 5, 2018, and December 31, 2018.
(5) Existing law, the Vocational Nursing Practice Act, provides for the regulation of vocational nurses by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California, establishes the Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician Fund, and makes those funds available to the board upon appropriation by the Legislature. Existing law prescribes various fees in connection with the issuance of licenses under the act and requires the board to collect a biennial fee not to exceed $200 from a continuing education course provider.
This bill would instead require the board to collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee of $150 unless a higher fee, not to exceed $250, is established by the board. The bill would also require the board to collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee of $150, unless a higher fee, not to exceed $250, is established by the board, from any provider of a course in intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal. The bill would revise the fees and fee amounts to be assessed under the act, including, but not limited to, application, examination, and renewal fees.
(6) Existing law, the Optometry Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of optometry by the State Board of Optometry. Existing law authorizes a person to renew an expired optometrist license by paying specified fees and filing a form prescribed by the board. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2018, requires the board to charge an applicant for licensure a fee of $2, and an applicant for renewal a fee of $4, for purposes of developing an interface with the National Practitioner Data Bank.
This bill would also authorize the renewal of expired statements of licensure, branch office licenses, and fictitious name permits by filing an application for renewal and paying renewal and delinquency fees prescribed by the board. board, and would make the Nurse Practitioner Data Bank fee $4 for both licensure and renewal applicants.
(7) Existing law, the Naturopathic Doctors Act, provides for the regulation of the practice of naturopathic medicine by the Naturopathic Medicine Committee within the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Existing law establishes various fees in connection with the issuance of a license to practice naturopathic medicine, which are deposited in the Naturopathic Doctor’s Fund and are available to the committee upon appropriation by the Legislature.
This bill would revise those provisions by, among other things, increasing the application, initial licensing, and renewal fees, and establishing a fee for a certified license verification.
(8) Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of pharmacists by the California State Board of Pharmacy and authorizes the board to employ legal counsel. Existing law establishes the Board of Behavioral Sciences to license and regulate certain healing arts practitioners and authorizes the board to employ personnel as it deems necessary.
This bill would require the California State Board of Pharmacy and the Board of Behavioral Sciences to directly employ legal counsel who works exclusively for, and directly reports to, those boards, as specified.

(8)

(9) Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of psychiatric technicians by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California, and authorizes the board, if it adopts a continuing education program, to collect a fee from continuing education course providers. Existing law also prescribes various fees in connection with the issuance of a psychiatric technician license.
This bill would instead require the board, if it adopts a continuing education or blood withdrawal program, to collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee from a provider of a course in continuing education or blood withdrawal, as specified. The bill would also revise the fees and fee amounts required for licensure as a psychiatric technician.
(10) Existing law, the Massage Therapy Act, provides for the certification and regulation of massage therapists by the California Massage Therapy Council and requires an applicant for certification as a massage therapist to pass a massage and bodywork competency assessment examination.
This bill would delete that examination requirement.

(9)

(11) The Veterinary Medicine Practice Act regulates the practice of veterinary medicine by the Veterinary Medical Board and makes a violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law separately provides immunity from liability to a veterinarian or registered veterinary technician who renders services during certain states of emergency.
This bill would authorize a California-licensed veterinarian at a registered premises located within a 25-mile radius of any declared condition of emergency to, in good faith, provide veterinary services without establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship and dispense or prescribe a dangerous drug or device where failure to provide services or medications may result in loss of life or intense suffering. The bill would provide immunity from liability for a veterinarian providing those services.
Existing law excludes specified persons from the provisions regulating the practice of veterinary medicine, including veterinary medicine students in 2 specified schools of veterinary medicine who participate in diagnosis and treatment, as specified.
This bill would instead exclude students from any veterinary medical program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education who participate in diagnosis or treatment with direct supervision, or surgery with immediate supervision, subject to specified conditions.
Existing law provides for a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit issued by the Veterinary Medical Board to qualified applicants and authorizes the board to deny, revoke, or suspend a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit for specified reasons.
This bill would add to those list of reasons the conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, or veterinary dentistry. The bill would also authorize the board, in addition to denial, revocation, or suspension, to issue a probationary veterinary assistant controlled substance permit.
The bill would prohibit a graduate of a veterinary college from performing animal health care tasks otherwise performed by a registered veterinary technician, except as specified, and would require a veterinarian to offer a consultation to the client each time he or she initially prescribes, dispenses, or furnishes a dangerous drug, as defined, to an animal patient in an outpatient setting. Because a violation of that provision would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
Existing law requires the Veterinary Medical Board to establish a regular inspection program, and provides that the board is required to make every effort to inspect at least 20% of veterinary premises annually.
This bill would instead require the board to inspect at least 20% of veterinary premises annually.

(10)

(12) Existing law requires a person to meet specified requirements in order to use the title “certified common interest development manager,” and requires a certified common interest development manager to make specified disclosures to the board of directors of a common interest development before providing services to the common interest development. Existing law repeals those provisions governing certified common interest development managers on January 1, 2019.
This bill would delete the repeal provision, thereby extending those provisions indefinitely.

(11)

(13) Existing law, the Chiropractic Act, enacted by initiative, provides for the licensure and regulation of chiropractors by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which is composed of 7 members appointed by the Governor, and establishes an application fee of not more than $100 and, on and after January 1, 2019, a renewal fee of $250. Existing law authorizes the Legislature to fix the amounts of the fees payable by applicants and licensees, and directs the deposit of these fees into the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ Fund, a continuously appropriated fund.
This bill would delete the provisions providing for the application and renewal fees and would instead establish a schedule of regulatory fees necessary to carry out the responsibilities required by the Chiropractic Initiative Act, including, among others, application and renewal fees for licensure, fees to apply for approval for a continuing education course, and satellite office certificate fees. By increasing specified fees and establishing new fees for deposit into a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation.

(12)

(14) The bill would make technical changes to various provisions of the Business and Professions Code. The bill would also make technical changes to various provisions of the Health and Safety Code by eliminating cross-references to obsolete provisions governing cemeteries.

(13)

(15) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

101.
 The department is comprised of the following:
(a) The Dental Board of California.
(b) The Medical Board of California.
(c) The State Board of Optometry.
(d) The California State Board of Pharmacy.
(e) The Veterinary Medical Board.
(f) The California Board of Accountancy.
(g) The California Architects Board.
(h) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(i) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(j) The Contractors’ State License Board.
(k) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(l) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation.
(m) The Board of Registered Nursing.
(n) The Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(o) The State Athletic Commission.
(p) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(q) The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(r) The Court Reporters Board of California.
(s) The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
(t) The Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(u) The Division of Investigation.
(v) The Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(w) The Respiratory Care Board of California.
(x) The Acupuncture Board.
(y) The Board of Psychology.
(z) The California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(aa) The Physical Therapy Board of California.
(ab) The Arbitration Review Program.
(ac) The Physician Assistant Committee.
(ad) The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(ae) The California Board of Occupational Therapy.
(af) The Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
(ag) The Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
(ah) The Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
(ai) The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(aj) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(ak) The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
(al) The Structural Pest Control Board.
(am) The Bureau of Cannabis Control.
(an) Any other boards, offices, or officers subject to its jurisdiction by law.
(ao) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 2.

 Section 101.7 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

101.7.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, boards shall meet at least three two times each calendar year. Boards shall meet at least once each calendar year in northern California and once each calendar year in southern California in order to facilitate participation by the public and its licensees.
(b) The director at his or her discretion may exempt any board from the requirement in subdivision (a) upon a showing of good cause that the board is not able to meet at least three two times in a calendar year.
(c) The director may call for a special meeting of the board when a board is not fulfilling its duties.
(d) An agency within the department that is required to provide a written notice pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11125 of the Government Code, may provide that notice by regular mail, email, or by both regular mail and email. An agency shall give a person who requests a notice the option of receiving the notice by regular mail, email, or by both regular mail and email. The agency shall comply with the requester’s chosen form or forms of notice.
(e) An agency that plans to Web cast a meeting shall include in the meeting notice required pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11125 of the Government Code a statement of the board’s intent to Web cast the meeting. An agency may Web cast a meeting even if the agency fails to include that statement of intent in the notice.

SEC. 3.

 Section 109.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

109.5.
 Each board comprising the department shall present and vote on, in a public meeting, any concept papers, budget change proposals, or any other documents planned for submission to the department for a change in spending authority.

SEC. 2.SEC. 4.

 Section 328 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

328.
 (a) In order to implement the Consumer Protection Enforcement Initiative of 2010, the director, through the Division of Investigation, shall implement “Complaint Prioritization Guidelines” for boards to utilize in prioritizing their respective complaint and investigative workloads. The guidelines shall be used to determine the referral of complaints to the division and those that are retained by the health care boards for investigation.
(b) Neither the Medical Board of California nor the California Board of Podiatric Medicine shall be required to utilize the guidelines implemented pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) On or before July 1, 2019, the director shall amend the guidelines implemented pursuant to subdivision (a) to include the category of “allegations of serious harm to a minor” under the “urgent” or “highest priority” level.

SEC. 3.SEC. 5.

 Section 1007 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

1007.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the amount of regulatory fees necessary to carry out the responsibilities required by the Chiropractic Initiative Act and this chapter are fixed in the following schedule:
(a) Fee to apply for a license to practice chiropractic: three hundred seventy-one dollars ($371).
(b) Fee for initial license to practice chiropractic: one hundred eighty-six dollars ($186).
(c) Fee to renew an active or inactive license to practice chiropractic: three hundred thirteen dollars ($313).
(d) Fee to apply for approval as a continuing education provider: eighty-four dollars ($84).
(e) Biennial continuing education provider renewal fee: fifty-six dollars ($56).
(f) Fee to apply for approval of a continuing education course: fifty-six dollars ($56) per course.
(g) Fee to apply for a satellite office certificate: sixty-two dollars ($62).
(h) Fee to renew a satellite office certificate: thirty-one dollars ($31).
(i) Fee to apply for a license to practice chiropractic pursuant to Section 9 of the Chiropractic Initiative Act: three hundred seventy-one dollars ($371).
(j) Fee to apply for a certificate of registration of a chiropractic corporation: one hundred eighty-six dollars ($186).
(k) Fee to renew a certificate of registration of a chiropractic corporation: thirty-one dollars ($31).
(l) Fee to file a chiropractic corporation special report: thirty-one dollars ($31).
(m) Fee to apply for approval as a referral service: five hundred fifty-seven dollars ($557).
(n) Fee for an endorsed verification of licensure: one hundred twenty-four dollars ($124).
(o) Fee for replacement of a lost or destroyed license: fifty dollars ($50).
(p) Fee for replacement of a satellite office certificate: fifty dollars ($50).
(q) Fee for replacement of a certificate of registration of a chiropractic corporation: fifty dollars ($50).
(r) Fee to restore a forfeited or canceled license to practice chiropractic: double the annual renewal fee specified in subdivision (c).
(s) Fee to apply for approval to serve as a preceptor: thirty-one dollars ($31).
(t) Fee to petition for reinstatement of a revoked license: three hundred seventy-one dollars ($371).
(u) Fee to petition for early termination of probation: three hundred seventy-one dollars ($371).
(v) Fee to petition for reduction of penalty: three hundred seventy-one dollars ($371).

SEC. 4.SEC. 6.

 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 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 first renewal.
(d) On and after January 1, 2021, the biennial renewal fee shall be nine hundred dollars ($900). 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 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. 7.

 Section 2708 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2708.
 (a) The board shall appoint an executive officer who shall perform the duties delegated by the board and who shall be responsible to it for the accomplishment of those duties.
(b) The executive officer shall be a nurse currently licensed under this chapter and shall possess other qualifications as determined by the board.
(c) The executive officer shall not be a member of the board.
(d) The executive director is authorized to adopt a decision entered by default and a stipulation for surrender of a license.

(d)

(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 8.

 Section 2715 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2715.
 (a) The board shall prosecute all persons guilty of violating this chapter.
(b) Except as provided by Section 159.5, the board, in accordance with the Civil Service Law, may employ personnel, including legal counsel, personnel as it deems necessary to carry into effect this chapter. The board shall directly employ legal counsel, who shall work exclusively for, and report directly to, the board upon a finding by the board that directly employing legal counsel will further the board’s mission.
(c) The board shall have and use a seal bearing the name “Board of Registered Nursing.” The board may adopt, amend, or repeal, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the rules and regulations that may be reasonably necessary to enable it to carry into effect this chapter.

SEC. 9.

 Section 2788 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2788.
 It shall be the duty of the board, through its executive officer, to inspect all schools of nursing in this state at such times as the board shall deem necessary. Written reports of the executive officer’s visits shall be made to the board, which shall thereupon approve those schools of nursing that meet the requirements provided by the board.
Upon receiving the report of the executive officer, if the board determines that any approved school of nursing is not maintaining the standard required by the board, notice thereof in writing specifying the defect or defects shall be immediately given to the school. If the defects are not corrected within a reasonable time, 120 days, the school of nursing may be removed from the approved list and notice thereof in writing given to it. provided to the school.

SEC. 5.SEC. 10.

 Section 2816 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2816.
 The nonrefundable fee to be paid by a registered nurse for an evaluation of his or her qualifications to use the title “public health nurse” shall not be less than three hundred dollars ($300) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000). The fee to be paid upon the application for renewal of the certificate to practice as a public health nurse shall not be less than one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500). The penalty fee for failure to renew a certificate to practice as a public health nurse within the prescribed time shall be 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of renewal of the certificate, but not less than sixty-two dollars and fifty cents ($62.50), and not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250). All fees payable under this section shall be collected by and paid to the Board of Registered Nursing Fund. It is the intention of the Legislature that the costs of carrying out the purposes of this article shall be covered by the revenue collected pursuant to this section. The board shall refund any registered nurse who paid more than three hundred dollars ($300) for an evaluation of his or her qualifications to use the title “public health nurse” between April 5, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

SEC. 6.SEC. 11.

 Section 2892.6 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2892.6.
 The board shall collect an initial approval fee and a biennial renewal fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) unless a higher fee, not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), is established by the board, from any provider of a course in continuing education who requests approval by the board of such course for purposes of continuing education requirements under this chapter. That fee, however, shall in no event exceed that cost required for the board to administer the approval of continuing education courses by continuing education providers.

SEC. 7.SEC. 12.

 Section 2892.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

2892.7.
 The board shall collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) unless a higher fee, not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), is established by the board, from any provider of a course in intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal, who requests approval by the board of such a course for purposes of intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal requirements under this chapter. That fee, however, shall not exceed the regulatory cost required for the board to administer the approval of intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal courses by intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal providers.

SEC. 8.SEC. 13.

 Section 2895 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2895.
 The amount of the fees prescribed by this chapter in connection with the issuance of licenses under its provisions shall be according to the following schedule:
(a) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by examination by applicants who have successfully completed a prescribed course of study in a California-approved vocational nursing program shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board.
(b) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by examination by applicants who are qualified to take the examination by methods other than as specified in subdivision (a) shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred thirty dollars ($330), is established by the board.
(c) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by endorsement shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board.
(d) The fee to be paid for taking each examination for licensure shall be the actual cost to purchase the examination from a vendor approved by the board.
(e) The fee to be paid for any examination for licensure after the first shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board.
(f) The biennial renewal fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for renewal shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board. In addition, an assessment of five dollars ($5) shall be collected and credited to the Vocational Nurse Education Fund, pursuant to Section 2895.5.
(g) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the delinquency fee for failure to pay the biennial renewal fee within the prescribed time shall be one hundred ten dollars ($110) unless a higher fee, not to exceed 50 percent of the regular renewal fee and in no case no more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150), is established by the board.
(h) The initial license fee is an amount equal to the biennial renewal fee in effect on the date the application for the license is filed.
(i) The fee to be paid for an interim permit shall be twenty dollars ($20) unless a higher fee, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), is established by the board.
(j) The fee to be paid for verification of licensure papers to other states shall be one hundred dollars ($100) unless a higher fee, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150), is established by the board.
(k) The fee to be paid for postlicensure certification in intravenous therapy, blood withdrawal, or intravenous therapy with blood withdrawal shall be twenty dollars ($20) unless a higher fee, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), is established by the board.
No further fee shall be required for a license or a renewal thereof other than as prescribed by this chapter.

SEC. 14.

 Section 3047 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3047.
 (a) The board shall develop an interface with the National Practitioner Data Bank for the purpose of conducting inquiries on applicants for licensure, applicants for renewal of licensure, and current licensees.
(b) The board shall limit its inquiries to both of the following:
(1) Whether an applicant or current licensee has been subject to discipline.
(2) Whether an applicant or current licensee has been the subject of an action required to be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank by federal law.
(c) On and after July 1, 2018, the board shall charge, in addition to the fees in Section 3152, an applicant for licensure two dollars ($2) and an applicant for renewal of licensure four dollars ($4) for the purposes of this section.

SEC. 9.SEC. 15.

 Section 3147 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3147.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided by Section 114, an expired optometrist license may be renewed at any time within three years after its expiration, and a retired license issued for less than three years may be reactivated to active status, by filing an application for renewal or reactivation on a form prescribed by the board, paying all accrued and unpaid renewal fees or reactivation fees determined by the board, paying any delinquency fees prescribed by the board, and submitting proof of completion of the required number of hours of continuing education for the last two years, as prescribed by the board pursuant to Section 3059. Renewal or reactivation to active status under this section shall be effective on the date on which all of those requirements are satisfied. If so renewed or reactivated to active status, the license shall continue as provided in Sections 3146 and 3147.5.
(b) Expired statements of licensure, branch office licenses, and fictitious name permits issued pursuant to Sections 3070, 3077, and 3078, respectively, may be renewed at any time by filing an application for renewal, paying all accrued and unpaid renewal fees, and paying any delinquency fees prescribed by the board.

SEC. 10.SEC. 16.

 Section 3680 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

3680.
 (a) The application fee for a doctor of naturopathic medicine shall be no more than five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than six hundred dollars ($600).
(b) The initial license fee shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000) and may be increased to not more than one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200).
(c) The renewal fee for a license shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000) and may be increased to not more than one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200).
(d) The late renewal fee for a license shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).
(e) The fee for processing fingerprint cards shall be the current fee charged by the Department of Justice.
(f) The fee for a duplicate or replacement license shall be thirty-eight dollars ($38).
(g) The fee for a certified license verification shall be thirty dollars ($30).

SEC. 17.

 Section 4008 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4008.
 (a) (1) Except as provided by Section 159.5, the board may employ legal counsel and inspectors of pharmacy. The inspectors, whether the inspectors are employed by the board or the department’s Division of Investigation, may inspect during business hours all pharmacies, wholesalers, dispensaries, stores, or places where drugs or devices are compounded, prepared, furnished, dispensed, or stored.
(2) The board shall directly employ legal counsel, who shall work exclusively for, and report directly to, the board, upon a finding by the board that directly employing legal counsel will further the board’s mission.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a pharmacy inspector may inspect or examine a physician’s office or clinic that does not have a permit under Section 4180 or 4190 only to the extent necessary to determine compliance with and to enforce either Section 4080 or 4081.
(c) (1) (A) A pharmacy inspector employed by the board or in the department’s Division of Investigation shall have the authority, as a public officer, to arrest, without warrant, any person whenever the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has, in his or her presence, violated a provision of this chapter or of Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code.
(B) If the violation is a felony, or if the arresting officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has violated any provision that is declared to be a felony, although no felony has in fact been committed, he or she may make an arrest although the violation or suspected violation did not occur in his or her presence.
(2) In any case in which an arrest authorized by this subdivision is made for an offense declared to be a misdemeanor, and the person arrested does not demand to be taken before a magistrate, the arresting inspector may, instead of taking the person before a magistrate, follow the procedure prescribed by Chapter 5C (commencing with Section 853.5) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code. That chapter shall thereafter apply with reference to any proceeding based upon the issuance of a citation pursuant to this authority.
(d) There shall be no civil liability on the part of, and no cause of action shall arise against, a person, acting pursuant to subdivision (a) within the scope of his or her authority, for false arrest or false imprisonment arising out of an arrest that is lawful, or that the arresting officer, at the time of the arrest, had reasonable cause to believe was lawful. An inspector shall not be deemed an aggressor or lose his or her right to self-defense by the use of reasonable force to effect the arrest, to prevent escape, or to overcome resistance.
(e) Any inspector may serve all processes and notices throughout the state.
(f) A pharmacy inspector employed by the board may enter a facility licensed pursuant to subdivision (c) or (d) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code to inspect an automated drug delivery system operated pursuant to Section 4119 or 4119.1.

SEC. 11.SEC. 18.

 Section 4518 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4518.
 In the event the board adopts a continuing education or blood withdrawal program, the board shall collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee as prescribed under Sections 4548 and 4518.1 from any provider of a course in continuing education or blood withdrawal who requests approval by the board of the course for purposes of continuing education or blood withdrawal requirements adopted by the board. The fee, however, shall in no event exceed the cost required for the board to administer the approval of continuing education or blood withdrawal courses by continuing education or blood withdrawal providers.

SEC. 12.SEC. 19.

 Section 4518.1 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4518.1.
 The board shall collect an initial approval and a biennial renewal fee in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) unless a higher fee, not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), is established by the board, from any provider of continuing education or a course to meet the certification requirements for blood withdrawal who requests approval by the board of the course for purposes of continuing education or blood withdrawal requirements under this chapter. That fee, however, shall not exceed the regulatory cost required for the board to administer the approval of continuing education or blood withdrawal by continuing education or blood withdrawal providers.

SEC. 13.SEC. 20.

 Section 4548 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4548.
 The amount of the fees prescribed by this chapter in connection with the issuance of licenses under its provisions shall be according to the following schedule:
(a) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by examination by applicants who have successfully completed a prescribed course of study in a California-approved school for preparation of psychiatric technicians shall be two hundred sixty-five dollars ($265) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred forty-five dollars ($345), is established by the board.
(b) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by examination by applicants who are qualified to take the examination by methods other than as described in subdivision (a) shall be two hundred ninety-five dollars ($295) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375), is established by the board.
(c) The fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for licensure by endorsement shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board.
(d) The fee to be paid for taking each examination for licensure shall be the actual cost to purchase an examination from a vendor approved by the board.
(e) The fee to be paid for any examination for licensure after the first shall be two hundred sixty-five dollars ($265) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred forty-five dollars ($345), is established by the board.
(f) The biennial renewal fee to be paid upon the filing of an application for renewal shall be two hundred twenty dollars ($220) unless a higher fee, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), is established by the board.
(g) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the delinquency fee for failure to pay the biennial renewal fee within the prescribed time shall be one hundred ten dollars ($110) unless a higher fee, not to exceed 50 percent of the regular renewal fee and in no case more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150), is established by the board.
(h) The initial license fee is an amount equal to the biennial renewal fee in effect on the date the application for the license is filed.
(i) The fee to be paid for an interim permit shall be twenty dollars ($20) unless a higher fee, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), is established by the board.
(j) The fee to be paid for processing verification of licensure papers to other states shall be twenty dollars ($20) unless a higher fee, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), is established by the board.
(k) The fee to be paid for postlicensure certification in blood withdrawal shall be twenty dollars ($20) unless a higher fee, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), is established by the board.

SEC. 21.

 Section 4604 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4604.
 (a) In order to obtain certification as a massage therapist, an applicant shall submit a written application and provide the council with satisfactory evidence that he or she meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The applicant is 18 years of age or older.
(2) The applicant has successfully completed the curricula in massage and related subjects totaling a minimum of 500 hours, or the credit unit equivalent, that incorporates appropriate school assessment of student knowledge and skills.
(A) Of the 500 hours, a minimum of 100 hours of instruction shall address anatomy and physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene, and business and ethics.
(B) All of the 500 hours shall be from approved schools. Notwithstanding any other law, pursuant to its policies and procedures for approval of schools, the council shall accept hours earned by an applicant for certification as a massage therapist if those hours were completed before July 1, 2016, and were earned from a school providing education in this state that was unapproved by the council after July 1, 2016, based solely on the fact that the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork took denial or disciplinary action against the school. For purposes of this section, “unapproved” means that the council determined that it will not accept hours from a school toward certification.

(3)The applicant has passed a massage and bodywork competency assessment examination that meets generally recognized psychometric principles and standards and that is approved by the council. The successful completion of this examination may have been accomplished before the date the council is authorized by this chapter to begin issuing certificates.

(4)

(3) The applicant has successfully passed a background investigation pursuant to Section 4606, and has not violated any of the provisions of this chapter.

(5)

(4) All fees required by the council have been paid.

(6)

(5) The council may issue a certificate to an applicant who meets the qualifications of this chapter if he or she holds a current and valid registration, certification, or license from any other state whose licensure requirements meet or exceed those defined within this chapter. If an applicant has received education at a school that is not approved by the council, the council shall have the discretion to give credit for comparable academic work completed by an applicant in a program outside of California.
(b) A certificate issued pursuant to this chapter and any identification card issued by the council shall be surrendered to the council by any certificate holder whose certificate is suspended or revoked.

SEC. 14.SEC. 22.

 Section 4809.7 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4809.7.
 The board shall establish a regular inspection program that will provide for random, unannounced inspections and the board shall inspect at least 20 percent of veterinary premises on an annual basis.

SEC. 15.SEC. 23.

 Section 4826.4 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4826.4.
 (a) A California-licensed veterinarian at premises registered in accordance with Section 4853 that is located within a 25-mile radius of any condition of emergency specified in Section 8558 of the Government Code may, in good faith, do both of the following in addition to any other acts authorized by law:
(1) Render necessary and prompt care and treatment to an animal patient without establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship if conditions are such that one cannot be established in a timely manner.
(2) Dispense or prescribe a dangerous drug or device, as defined in Section 4022, in reasonable quantities where failure to provide services or medications, including controlled substances, may result in loss of life or intense suffering of the animal patient. Prior to refilling a prescription pursuant to this paragraph, the veterinarian shall make a reasonable effort to contact the originally prescribing veterinarian.
(b) A veterinarian acting under this section shall make an appropriate record that includes the basis for proceeding under this section.
(c) A veterinarian who performs services pursuant to this section shall have immunity from liability pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 8659 of the Government Code.

SEC. 16.SEC. 24.

 Section 4829.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4829.5.
 (a) Each time a veterinarian initially prescribes, dispenses, or furnishes a dangerous drug, as defined in Section 4022, to an animal patient in an outpatient setting, the veterinarian shall offer to provide, in person or through electronic means, to the client responsible for the animal, or his or her agent, a consultation that includes the following information:
(1) The name and description of the dangerous drug.
(2) Route of administration, dosage form, dosage, duration of drug therapy, the duration of the effect of the drug, and the common severe adverse effects associated with the use of a short-acting or long-acting drug.
(3) Any special directions for proper use and storage.
(4) Actions to be taken in the event of a missed dose.
(5) If available, precautions and relevant warnings provided by the drug’s manufacturer, including common severe adverse effects of the drug.
(b) If requested, a veterinarian shall provide drug documentation, if available.
(c) A veterinarian may delegate to a registered veterinary technician or veterinary assistant the task of providing the consultation and drug documentation required by this section.
(d) It shall be noted in the medical record of the animal patient if the consultation described in this section is provided or declined by the client or his or her agent.

SEC. 17.SEC. 25.

 Section 4830 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4830.
 (a) This chapter does not apply to:
(1) Veterinarians while serving in any armed branch of the military service of the United States or the United States Department of Agriculture while actually engaged and employed in their official capacity.
(2) Veterinarians holding a current, valid license in good standing in another state or country who provide assistance to a California licensed veterinarian and attend on a specific case. The California licensed veterinarian shall maintain a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship. The veterinarian providing the assistance shall not establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship with the client by attending the case or at a future time and shall not practice veterinary medicine, open an office, appoint a place to meet patients, communicate with clients who reside within the limits of this state, give orders, or have ultimate authority over the care or primary diagnosis of a patient that is located within this state.
(3) Veterinarians called into the state by a law enforcement agency or animal control agency pursuant to subdivision (b).
(4) A student of a veterinary medical program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education who participates as part of his or her formal curriculum in the diagnosis and treatment with direct supervision, or in surgery with immediate supervision, provided all of the following requirements are met:
(A) The clinical training site has been approved by the university where the student is enrolled.
(B) The student has prior training in diagnosis, treatment, and surgery as part of the formal curriculum.
(C) The student is being supervised by a California-licensed veterinarian in good standing, as that term is defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 4848.
(5) A veterinarian who is employed by the Meat and Poultry Inspection Branch of the California Department of Food and Agriculture while actually engaged and employed in his or her official capacity. A person exempt under this paragraph shall not otherwise engage in the practice of veterinary medicine unless he or she is issued a license by the board.
(6) Unlicensed personnel employed by the Department of Food and Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture when in the course of their duties they are directed by a veterinarian supervisor to conduct an examination, obtain biological specimens, apply biological tests, or administer medications or biological products as part of government disease or condition monitoring, investigation, control, or eradication activities.
(b) (1) For purposes of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), a regularly licensed veterinarian in good standing who is called from another state by a law enforcement agency or animal control agency, as defined in Section 31606 of the Food and Agricultural Code, to attend to cases that are a part of an investigation of an alleged violation of federal or state animal fighting or animal cruelty laws within a single geographic location shall be exempt from the licensing requirements of this chapter if the law enforcement agency or animal control agency determines that it is necessary to call the veterinarian in order for the agency or officer to conduct the investigation in a timely, efficient, and effective manner. In determining whether it is necessary to call a veterinarian from another state, consideration shall be given to the availability of veterinarians in this state to attend to these cases. An agency, department, or officer that calls a veterinarian pursuant to this subdivision shall notify the board of the investigation.
(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a regularly licensed veterinarian in good standing who is called from another state to attend to cases that are a part of an investigation described in paragraph (1) may provide veterinary medical care for animals that are affected by the investigation with a temporary shelter facility, and the temporary shelter facility shall be exempt from the registration requirement of Section 4853 if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) The temporary shelter facility is established only for the purpose of the investigation.
(B) The temporary shelter facility provides veterinary medical care, shelter, food, and water only to animals that are affected by the investigation.
(C) The temporary shelter facility complies with Section 4854.
(D) The temporary shelter facility exists for not more than 60 days, unless the law enforcement agency or animal control agency determines that a longer period of time is necessary to complete the investigation.
(E) Within 30 calendar days upon completion of the provision of veterinary health care services at a temporary shelter facility established pursuant to this section, the veterinarian called from another state by a law enforcement agency or animal control agency to attend to a case shall file a report with the board. The report shall contain the date, place, type, and general description of the care provided, along with a listing of the veterinary health care practitioners who participated in providing that care.
(c) For purposes of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), the board may inspect temporary facilities established pursuant to this section.

SEC. 18.SEC. 26.

 Section 4836.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4836.2.
 (a) Applications for a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit shall be upon a form furnished by the board.
(b) The fee for filing an application for a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit shall be set by the board in an amount the board determines is reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purposes of this section, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
(c) The board may suspend or revoke the controlled substance permit of a veterinary assistant after notice and hearing for any cause provided in this subdivision. The proceedings under this section shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions for administrative adjudication in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and the board shall have all the powers granted therein. The board may deny, revoke, or suspend a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit, or, subject to terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the board, issue a probationary veterinary assistant controlled substance permit, for any of the following reasons:
(1) The employment of fraud, misrepresentation, or deception in obtaining a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit.
(2) Chronic inebriety or habitual use of controlled substances.
(3) The applicant or permit holder has been convicted of a state or federal felony controlled substance violation.
(4) Violating or attempts to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provision of this chapter, or of the regulations adopted under this chapter.
(5) Conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, or veterinary dentistry, in which case the record of the conviction shall be conclusive evidence.
(d) The board shall not issue a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit to any applicant with a state or federal felony controlled substance conviction.
(e) (1) As part of the application for a veterinary assistant controlled substance permit, the applicant shall submit to the Department of Justice fingerprint images and related information, as required by the Department of Justice for all veterinary assistant applicants, for the purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal convictions and state or federal arrests and information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on his or her own recognizance pending trial or appeal.
(2) When received, the Department of Justice shall forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requests for federal summary criminal history information that it receives pursuant to this section. The Department of Justice shall review any information returned to it from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and compile and disseminate a response to the board summarizing that information.
(3) The Department of Justice shall provide a state or federal level response to the board pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.
(4) The Department of Justice shall charge a reasonable fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing the request described in this subdivision.
(f) The board shall request from the Department of Justice subsequent notification service, as provided pursuant to Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code, for persons described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (e).
(g) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2015.

SEC. 19.SEC. 27.

 Section 4841.2 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

4841.2.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a graduate of a recognized veterinary college shall not perform animal health care tasks otherwise performed by a registered veterinary technician unless the graduate has obtained licensure or registration as otherwise required under this chapter.
(b) If, on or before January 1, 2020, a graduate of a recognized veterinary college has performed animal health care tasks otherwise performed by a registered veterinary technician, the graduate shall discontinue performing such duties on or after January 1, 2020, unless the graduate is issued a license or registration as otherwise required under this chapter.

SEC. 28.

 Section 4990.06 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4990.06.
 Subject to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and except as provided by Sections 155, 156, and 159.5, the board may employ any clerical, technical, and other personnel as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter and the other chapters it administers and enforces, within budget limitations. The board shall directly employ legal counsel, who shall work exclusively for, and report directly to, the board, upon a finding by the board that directly employing legal counsel will further the board’s mission.

SEC. 20.SEC. 29.

 Section 11506 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

11506.
 This part shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

SEC. 21.SEC. 30.

 Section 7000 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

7000.
 The definitions in this chapter apply to this division, Division 8 (commencing with Section 8100) and Division 102 (commencing with Section 102100) of this code and Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 7600) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

SEC. 22.SEC. 31.

 Section 7103 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

7103.
 (a) Every person, upon whom the duty of interment is imposed by law, who omits to perform that duty within a reasonable time is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Every licensee or registrant pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 7600) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and the agents and employees of the licensee or registrant, or any unlicensed person acting in a capacity in which a license from the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau is required, upon whom the duty of interment is imposed by law, who omits to perform that duty within a reasonable time is guilty of a misdemeanor that shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both that imprisonment and fine.
(c) In addition, any person, registrant, or licensee described in subdivision (a) or (b) is liable to pay the person performing the duty in his or her stead treble the expenses incurred by the latter in making the interment, to be recovered in a civil action.

SEC. 23.SEC. 32.

 Section 8731 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

8731.
 (a) The cemetery authority may appoint a board of trustees of not less than three in number as trustees of its endowment care fund. The members of the board of trustees shall hold office subject to the direction of the cemetery authority.
(b) If within 30 days after notice of nonreceipt by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau or other agency with regulatory authority over cemetery authorities, the cemetery authority fails to file the report required by Section 7612.6 of the Business and Professions Code, or if the report is materially not in compliance with law or the endowment care fund is materially not in compliance with law, the cemetery authority may be required to appoint as sole trustee of its endowment care fund under Section 8733.5, any bank or trust company qualified under the provisions of the Banking Law (Division 1 (commencing with Section 99) of the Financial Code) to engage in the trust business. That requirement may be imposed by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau or other agency with regulatory authority over cemetery authorities, provided that the cemetery authority has received written notice of the alleged violation and has been given the opportunity to correct the alleged violation, and there has been a finding of a material violation in an administrative hearing.
(c) (1) Each member of the board of trustees shall provide signatory acknowledgment of understanding of the role of a trustee in managing trust funds in the following areas:
(A) Trustee duties, powers, and liabilities as contained in Part 4 (commencing with Section 16000) of Division 9 of the Probate Code.
(B) Reporting and regulatory requirements contained in Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 7611) of Chapter 12 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(C) Provisions related to the care of active cemeteries contained in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 8700) of Part 3 of Division 8.
(2) The signatory acknowledgment shall be retained by the cemetery authority during the duration of the trustee’s term of office.

SEC. 24.SEC. 33.

 Section 8778.5 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

8778.5.
 Each special care trust fund established pursuant to this article shall be administered in compliance with the following requirements:
(a) (1) The board of trustees shall honor a written request of revocation by the trustor within 30 days upon receipt of the written request.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the board of trustees upon revocation of a special care trust may assess a revocation fee on the earned income of the trust only, the amount of which shall not exceed 10 percent of the trust corpus, as set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 2370 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
(3) If, prior to or upon the death of the beneficiary of a revocable special care trust, the cemetery authority is unable to perform the services of the special care trust fund agreement, the board of trustees shall pay the entire trust corpus and all earned income to the beneficiary or trustor, or the legal representative of either the beneficiary or trustor, without the imposition of a revocation fee.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 2370 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, the board of trustees may charge an annual fee for administering a revocable special care trust fund, which may be recovered by administrative withdrawals from current trust income, but the total administrative withdrawals in any year shall not exceed 4 percent of the trust balance.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 8785, any person, partnership, or corporation who violates this section shall be subject to disciplinary action as provided in Article 6 (commencing with Section 7686) of Chapter 12 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, or by a civil fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or by both, as determined by the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau and shall not be guilty of a crime.

SEC. 25.SEC. 34.

 Section 8785 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

8785.
 Any person, partnership, or corporation administering, managing, or having responsibility for endowment care or special care funds who violates the provisions of this chapter relating to the collection, investment, or use of those funds shall be punished either by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not exceeding six months or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or by both such imprisonment and fine, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months, or two or three years. If the violator is a cemetery licensee or the holder of a certificate of authority, he, she, or it shall be subject to disciplinary action as provided in Article 6 (commencing with Section 7686) of Chapter 12 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.

SEC. 26.SEC. 35.

 Section 103775 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

103775.
 (a) Every person, except a parent informant for a certificate of live birth and as provided in subdivision (b), who is responsible for supplying information who refuses or fails to furnish correctly any information in his or her possession that is required by this part, or furnishes false information affecting any certificate or record required by this part, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Every licensee or registrant pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 7600) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and the agents and employees of the licensee, or any unlicensed person acting in a capacity in which a license from the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau is required, who is responsible for supplying information and who refuses or fails to furnish correctly any information in his or her possession that is required by this part, or furnishes false information with intent to defraud affecting a death certificate or record required by this part, is guilty of a misdemeanor that shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.

SEC. 27.SEC. 36.

 Section 103780 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

103780.
 (a) Every person, except as provided in subdivision (b), who willfully alters or knowingly possesses more than one altered document, other than as permitted by this part, or falsifies any certificate of birth, fetal death, or death, or marriage license, or any record established by this part is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Every licensee or registrant pursuant to Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 7600) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and the agents and employees of the licensee, or any unlicensed person acting in a capacity in which a license from the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau is required, who willfully alters or knowingly possesses more than one altered document, other than as permitted by this part, or falsifies any certificate of death, is guilty of a misdemeanor that shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.

SEC. 28.SEC. 37.

 Section 5 of the Chiropractic Act, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 533 of the Statutes of 1983, is amended to read:

Sec. 5.
 (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to practice chiropractic in this state without a license so to do.
(b) Any person wishing to practice chiropractic in this state shall make application to the board 45 days prior to any meeting thereof, upon such form and in such manner as may be provided by the board.
(c) Proof of graduation from an approved chiropractic school or college, as defined in Section 4, must reach the board 15 days prior to any meeting thereof.
(d) On and after January 1, 2019, each application must be accompanied by the fee specified in subdivision (a) of Section 1007 of the Business and Professions Code.
(e) Except in the cases herein otherwise prescribed, each applicant shall present to the board at the time of making such application a diploma from a high school and a transcript of 60 prechiropractic college credits satisfactory to the board, or proof, satisfactory to the board, of education equivalent in training power to such high school and college courses.
(f) The schedule of minimum educational requirements to enable any person to practice chiropractic in this state is as follows, except as herein otherwise provided:
Group 1

Anatomy, including embryology and histology ........................ 14%

Group 2

Physiology ........................ 6%

Group 3

Biochemistry and clinical nutrition ........................ 6%

Group 4

Pathology and bacteriology ........................ 10%

Group 5

Public health, hygiene and sanitation ........................ 3%

Group 6

Diagnosis, dermatology, syphilology and geriatrics, and radiological technology, safety, and interpretation ........................ 18%

Group 7

Obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics ........................ 3%

Group 8

Principles and practice of chiropractic, physical therapy, psychiatry, and office procedure ........................ 25%

Total ........................ 85%

Electives ........................ 15%

(g) Any applicant who had matriculated at a chiropractic college prior to the effective date of the amendments to this section submitted to the electors by the 1977–78 Regular Session of the Legislature shall meet all requirements that existed immediately prior to the effective date of those amendments but need not meet the change in requirements made by said amendments.

SEC. 29.SEC. 38.

 Section 12 of the Chiropractic Act, as amended by Section 78 of Chapter 429 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

Sec. 12.

 (a) Licenses issued under the provisions of this section expire at 12 midnight on the last day of the month of birth of licentiates of the board.
(b) The board shall establish regulations for the administration of a birth month renewal program.
(c) A person practicing chiropractic within this state shall, on or before the last day of the person’s month of birth of each year, after a license is issued to the person under this act, pay to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners the renewal fee specified under subdivision (d).
(d) On and after January 1, 2019, the renewal fee shall be the amount specified in subdivision (c) of Section 1007 of the Business and Professions Code.
(e) The secretary shall mail to a licensed chiropractor in this state, on or before 60 days prior to the last day of the month of the licensee’s birth each year, a notice that the renewal fee will be due on or before the last day of the next month following the licensee’s birth. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require the receipts to be recorded in like manner as original licenses.
(f) The failure, neglect or refusal of a person holding a license or certificate to practice under this act in the State of California to pay the annual fee during the time the license remains in force shall, after a period of 60 days from the last day of the month of the licensee’s birth, automatically work a forfeiture of the license or certificate, and it shall not be restored except upon the written application therefor and the payment to the board of a fee of twice the annual amount of the renewal fee in effect at the time the restoration application is filed except that a licensee who fails, refuses, or neglects to pay the annual tax within a period of 60 days after the last day of the month of the licensee’s birth of each year shall not be required to submit to an examination for the reissuance of the certificate.

SEC. 30.SEC. 39.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.