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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

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

CHAPTER 11. Veterinary Medicine [4800 - 4917]

  ( Chapter 11 repealed and added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 933. )

ARTICLE 5. Revenue [4900 - 4905]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 933. )

4900.
  

(a) All veterinary licenses and veterinary technician registrations shall expire at 12 midnight of the last day of the birth month of the licensee or registrant during the second year of a two-year term if not renewed.

(b) The board shall establish by regulation procedures for the administration of a birth date renewal program, including, but not limited to, the establishment of a system of staggered license and registration expiration dates and a pro rata formula for the payment of renewal fees by veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians affected by the implementation of the program.

(c) To renew an unexpired license or registration, the licensee or registrant shall, on or before the date of expiration of the license or registration, apply for renewal on a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed renewal fee.

(d) 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 occurs last. If so renewed, the license or registration shall continue in effect through the expiration date provided in this section which next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire, if it is not again renewed.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 18. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4901.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an expired license or registration may be renewed at any time within five years after its expiration on filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees. If the license or registration is renewed more than 30 days after its expiration, the licensee or registrant, 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 all renewal fees are paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license or registration shall continue in effect through the expiration date provided in Section 4900 that next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 19. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4901.1.
  

A license or registration that is suspended is subject to expiration, and shall be renewed as provided in this chapter, but that renewal does not entitle the licensee or registrant, while the license or registration remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed or registered activity, or in any other activity in violation of the order or judgment by which the license or registration was suspended.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 20. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4901.2.
  

A revoked license or registration is subject to expiration as provided in this article, but it may not be renewed. If it is reinstated after its expiration, the licensee or registrant, as a condition precedent to reinstatement, shall 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. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 21. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4902.
  

A person who fails to renew his license within five years after its expiration may not renew it, and it shall not be restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, but such person may apply for and obtain a new license if:

(a) He is not subject to denial of licensure under Section 480.

(b) He takes and passes the examination, if any, which would be required of him if he were then applying for a 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 practice veterinary medicine, and

(c) He pays all of the fees that would be required of him if he were then applying for the license for the first time.

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

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1161.)

4903.
  

Of all fines or forfeitures of bail in any case wherein any person is charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this act, 50 percent shall be paid upon collection by the proper officer of the court to the State Treasurer, to be deposited to the credit of the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund. The other 50 percent shall be paid as provided by law, for the payment of fines or forfeitures of bail in misdemeanor cases.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 60, Sec. 39. Effective July 6, 1995.)

4904.
  

All fees collected on behalf of the board and all receipts of every kind and nature shall be reported each month for the month preceding to the Controller and at the same time the entire amount shall be paid into the State Treasury and shall be credited to the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund. This contingent fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the use of the Veterinary Medical Board.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 484, Sec. 51. (SB 1193) Effective January 1, 2017.)

4905.
  

The following fees shall be collected by the board and shall be credited to the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund:

(a) The fee for filing an application for examination shall be set by the board in an amount it determines is reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(b) The fee for the California state board examination shall be set by the board in an amount it determines is reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(c) The fee for the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act examination shall be set by the board in an amount it determines reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

(d) The initial license fee shall be set by the board not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) except that, if the license is issued less than one year before the date on which it will expire, then the fee shall be set by the board not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250). The board may, by appropriate regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of the initial license fee where the license is issued less than 45 days before the date on which it will expire.

(e) The renewal fee shall be set by the board for each biennial renewal period in an amount it determines is reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(f) The temporary license fee shall be set by the board in an amount it determines is reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(g) The fee for filing an application for a university license shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125), which may be revised by the board in regulation but shall not exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(h) The initial license fee for a university license shall be two hundred ninety dollars ($290), which may be revised by the board in regulation but shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(i) The biennial renewal fee for a university license shall be two hundred ninety dollars ($290), which may be revised by the board in regulation but shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(j) The delinquency fee shall be set by the board, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(k) The fee for issuance of a duplicate license is twenty-five dollars ($25).

(l) Any charge made for duplication or other services shall be set at the cost of rendering the service, except as specified in subdivision (k).

(m) The fee for failure to report a change in the mailing address is twenty-five dollars ($25).

(n) The initial and annual renewal fees for registration of veterinary premises shall be set by the board in an amount not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400) annually.

(o) If the money transferred from the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund to the General Fund pursuant to the Budget Act of 1991 is redeposited into the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund, the fees assessed by the board shall be reduced correspondingly. However, the reduction shall not be so great as to cause the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund to have a reserve of less than three months of annual authorized board expenditures. The fees set by the board shall not result in a Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund reserve of more than 10 months of annual authorized board expenditures.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 484, Sec. 52. (SB 1193) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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