Notice to Consumers Regulation

California law requires polysomnography registrants to provide notice to each patient they are registered and regulated by the Medical Board of California. The notice must include the following statement and information:

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS
Medical doctors and polysomnographic technologists, technicians, and trainees are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California
(800) 633-2322
www.mbc.ca.gov

The notice can be provided by one of three methods:

  • Prominently posting the notice in an area visible to patients on the premises where the registrant provides the services for which registration is required. The notice must be in at least 48-point type Arial font. Waiting rooms or patient-registration rooms are possible locations for the signage.
  • Including the notice in a written statement, signed and dated by the patient or the patient’s representative and retained in that patient’s medical records, stating the patient understands the polysomnographic registrant is registered and regulated by the board.
  • Including the notice in a statement on letterhead, discharge instructions, or other document given to a patient or the patient’s representative, where the notice is placed immediately above the signature line for the patient in at least 14-point type.

Although registrants are only required to provide notification in English, registrants are encouraged to provide the notification in other languages as well if it will better assist the patient population.