Code Section Group

Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 10. Psychiatric Technicians [4500 - 4548]

  ( Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1851. )

ARTICLE 6. Revenue [4544 - 4548]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1851. )

4544.
  

A license expires each year on that date prescribed by the board, if not renewed. To renew an unexpired license the holder thereof shall, on or before each of the dates on which it would otherwise expire, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 376, Sec. 6.)

4544.5.
  

The board may establish a biennial renewal period.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 996.)

4545.
  

Except as provided in Section 4545.2, a license that has expired may be renewed at any time within four years after its expiration on filing an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees, and payment of all fees required by this chapter. If the license is renewed more than 30 days after its expiration, the holder, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which the renewal fee is paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license shall continue in effect through the date provided in Section 4544 which next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.

A certificate which was forfeited for failure to renew under the law in effect before October 1, 1961, shall, for the purposes of this article, be considered to have expired on the date that it became forfeited.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 435, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2002.)

4545.1.
  

A suspended certificate is subject to expiration in the same manner as provided in this article for an unsuspended certificate, is subject to renewal in the same manner as provided in this article for an unsuspended certificate, and is subject to the provisions of this section relating to a suspended license.

A suspended license is subject to expiration and shall be renewed as provided in this article, but such renewal does not entitle the holder of the license, while it remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the activity to which the license relates, or in any other activity or conduct in violation of the order or judgment by which it was suspended.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1323.)

4545.2.
  

A revoked certificate is subject to expiration in the same manner as provided in this article for an unrevoked certificate, but it may not be renewed. An application for reinstatement of a revoked certificate shall be deemed an application for reinstatement of a revoked license and shall be processed as such. The board shall issue a psychiatric technician’s license to each holder of a psychiatric technician certificate who qualifies for reinstatement pursuant to this chapter and who applies for reinstatement.

A revoked license is subject to expiration as provided in this article, but it may not be renewed. If it is reinstated after its expiration, the holder of the license shall, as a condition precedent to its reinstatement, pay a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date before the date on which it is reinstated, plus the delinquency fee, if any, accrued at the time of its revocation.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1323.)

4545.3.
  

A certificate and the holder thereof are subject to this section in the same manner as are a license and the holder thereof.

A license which is not renewed within four years after its expiration may not be renewed, restored, reinstated, or reissued thereafter, but the holder may apply for and obtain a new license if:

(a) No fact, circumstance, or condition exists which would justify denial of the license under Section 480.

(b) He pays all of the fees which would be required of him if he were then applying for a license for the first time, and

(c) He takes and passes the examination, if any, which would be required of him if he were then applying for the license for the first time, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that, with due regard for the public interest, he is qualified to perform the services described in Section 4502.

The board may, by appropriate regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of all or any part of the application fee in those cases in which a license is issued without an examination under this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 376, Sec. 8.)

4546.
  

The board shall report each month to the Controller the amount and source of all revenue received by it pursuant to this chapter and at the same time pay the entire amount thereof into the State Treasury for credit to the Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 659, Sec. 17. Effective January 1, 2007.)

4547.
  

(a) All expenses incurred in the operation of this chapter or Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 2840) shall be paid out of the Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Fund from the revenue received by the board under this chapter or Chapter 6.5 (commencing with Section 2840) and deposited in the Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Fund.

(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2016.

(Repealed (in Sec. 25) and added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 510, Sec. 26. (AB 179) Effective January 1, 2016. Section operative July 1, 2016, by its own provisions.)

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 a duplicate license or wall certificate shall be in an amount not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) and may be fixed by the board at an amount no more than fifty dollars ($50).

(k) 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.

(l) 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.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 571, Sec. 22. (SB 1480) Effective January 1, 2019.)

BPCBusiness and Professions Code - BPC6.