Professional License Law

Tweaks to C.U.R.E.S. Database Reporting and Access

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (C.U.R.E.S.) is a prescription monitoring program maintained by California’s licensed physicians, licensed physician assistants, licensed pharmacies, licensed pharmacists, and any other prescribing California health care professionals. On October 2, 2018, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) certified the mandatory statewide

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 is placing unprecedented stress and demand on California physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other medical professionals.  However, despite these urgent demands, the administrative disciplinary system continues to investigate claims of unprofessional conduct, and hearings for nurses and doctors are still being scheduled, prepared, and settled, despite the

The California Department of Insurance (DOI or CDI) regulates California insurance brokers, insurance adjusters, bail bondsmen, annuity salespeople and others.  The California Department of Insurance License Background Bureau processes applications for insurance brokers, agents, adjusters, and bondsmen.  The Producer Background Licensing Section investigates and evaluates adverse actions, such as convictions, in applicant’s backgrounds.  The Department

The Department of Consumer Affairs, or DCA, is a California state government department that is the umbrella organization over almost all California state licensing agencies, from the Medical Board of California  to the California Board of Accountancy.  If a California licensing agency receives a complaint or notice of alleged unprofessional conduct alleged to

A state licensing agency has the power to appear in criminal court to ask the judge to suspend a defendant’s license while the criminal case is pending, as a condition of bail.  This request is made under Penal Code section 23, usually at the first court appearance (the arraignment) or early in the criminal

Disciplinary cases brought by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, or CTC, typically start with a letter inquiring about a criminal conviction or other adverse report.  A teacher will typically respond with a letter of explanation and supporting documents.  After reviewing the response from the teacher, the Committee of Credentials of the California Commission on

The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) licenses and regulates California finance lender licenses, or CFLs.  A CFL licensee is subject to regulatory examination.  Under California Finance Code section 22701, the commissioner of DBO may “at any time” investigate the records of a CFL licensee to discover violations.   A licensee is required to give “free

Our licensing clients, most often traveling Registered Nurses or Department of Insurance agents who work for multistate companies, sometimes have licenses in more than one state.  They also could be on their way to California to continue their career in our great state.  Either way, licensees who hold licenses in different states have specific, unique