Professional License Law

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

After a licensing board has issued an order revoking a license, the very next step to keep the license valid and the licensed practice or business running can be to seek a stay from the agency or from a Superior Court judge.  A “stay” is an order to stop the license revocation order from taking

The story is a familiar one in our office.  A health care professional comes into the office, furious at their former employer.  The employer called the professional into the hospital personnel office, confronted them with an allegation, and then asks for their resignation.  To give the professional – a registered nurse, physician, respiratory therapist, or