Bill Text: CA AB2854 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-06-23 - Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D. [AB2854 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2854-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2854


Introduced by Committee on Business and Professions (Assembly Members Low (Chair), Arambula, Chiu, Eggman, Gipson, Gloria, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Mullin, and Ting)

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Sections 2841, 2841.3, 2847.1, 2847.3, 2876, 4501, and 4503 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2854, as introduced, Committee on Business and Professions. Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.
Existing law, until January 1, 2021, establishes the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California to license and regulate vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians. Existing law requires the board to discipline the holder of any license whose default has been entered or who has been heard by the board and found guilty.
Existing law, prior to January 1, 2018, required the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Existing law, beginning January 1, 2018, and until January 1, 2021, instead requires the Governor to appoint an executive officer, and, commencing January 1, 2021, requires the executive officer to again be appointed by the board. Existing law repeals the authority to appoint an executive officer on January 1, 2022.
This bill would require the board to delegate to the executive officer the authority to adopt a decision entered by default and to adopt a stipulation for surrender of a license. The bill would make various other additional nonsubstantive changes to related provisions establishing the board and appointing the executive officer.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2841 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2841.
 (a) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California, which consists of 11 members.
(b) Within the meaning of As used in this chapter, “board,” or “the board,” refers to “board” means the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2841.3 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2841.3.
 If the board becomes is made inoperative or is repealed, the director may, until December 31, 2024, assume the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the board and its executive officer that are not otherwise repealed or made inoperative.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2847.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2847.1.
 (a) The board shall select an executive officer who shall perform duties as are delegated by the board and who shall be responsible to it for the accomplishment of those duties. The
(b) The executive officer shall not be a member of the board.

(b)

(c) With the approval of the Director of Finance, the board shall fix the salary of the executive officer.

(c)

(d) The executive officer shall be entitled to traveling and other necessary expenses in the performance of their duties. The executive officer shall make a statement, certified before a duly authorized person, that the expenses have been actually incurred.

(d)

(e) Commencing January 1, 2018, the executive officer appointed by the board pursuant to subdivision (a) is abolished. Thereafter, until January 1, 2021, the executive officer shall be appointed as set forth in Section 2847.3. Commencing January 1, 2021, the executive officer shall, again, be appointed by the board as set forth in subdivision (a).

(e)

(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 2847.3 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2847.3.
 (a) Commencing January 1, 2018, the executive officer position established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2847.1 is temporarily abolished. Commencing January 1, 2018, the Governor shall appoint an executive officer who shall perform duties as are delegated by the board and who shall be responsible for the accomplishment of those duties. The executive officer shall exercise all powers, discharge all responsibilities, and administer and enforce all laws pursuant to this chapter and Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 4500) of Division 2 that are necessary to perform the duties delegated by the board.
(b) The executive officer shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor and the Governor shall fix the salary of the executive officer. The
(c) The executive officer shall not be a member of the board.

(c)

(d) The executive officer shall be entitled to traveling and other necessary expenses in the performance of their duties.

(d)

(e) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2018, and shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 2876 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

2876.
 (a) The board shall discipline the holder of any license, whose default has been entered or who has been heard by the board and found guilty, by any of the following methods:

(a)

(1) Suspending judgment.

(b)

(2) Placing him upon the licensee on probation.

(c)

(3) Suspending his the licensee’s right to practice vocational nursing for a period not exceeding one year.

(d)

(4) Revoking his the licensee’s license.

(e)

(5) Taking such other action in relation to disciplining him the licensee as the board in its discretion may deem proper.
(b) The board shall delegate to its executive office the authority to adopt a decision entered by default and a stipulation for surrender of a license.

SEC. 6.

 Section 4501 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4501.
 (a) “Board,” as used in this chapter, As used in this chapter, “board” means the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 4503 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4503.
 (a) The board shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

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