Laws

Laws, regulations, pending legislation, and precedential decisions governing the practice of medicine and other allied health professionals.

California Law

These are the sections of California Law pertaining to the Medical Board of California. A complete list of California Law can be found on the California Legislation Information website.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
General Provisions Section 7.5-40
Division 1. Department of Consumer Affairs
Chapter 1. The Department Section 100-144.5
Chapter 1.5. Unlicensed Activity Enforcement Section 145-149
Chapter 2. The Director of Consumer Affairs Section 150-166
Chapter 3. Funds of the Department Section 200.1-211
Chapter 4. Consumer Affairs
Article 3. Powers and Duties Section 310-313.2
Article 3.6. Uniform Standards Regarding Substance-Abusing Healing Arts Licensees Section 315-315.4
Article 4. Representation of Consumers Section 320-321
Article 5. Consumer Complaints Section 325-328
Article 6. Information Section 337
Chapter 6. Public Members Section 450-453
Chapter 7. Licensee Section 460-464
Division 1.5 Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Licenses
Chapter 1. General Provisions Section 475-478
Chapter 2. Denial of Licenses Section 480-489
Chapter 3. Suspension and Revocation of Licenses Section 490-494.6
Chapter 4. Public Reprovals Section 495
Chapter 5. Examination Security Section 496-499
Division 2. Healing Arts
Chapter 1. General Provisions
Article 1. Records Section 500-501
Article 1.5. Advocacy for Appropriate Health Care Section 510-512
Article 2. Eyeglasses Section 525-527
Article 4. Frauds of Medical Records Section 580-585
Article 5. Illegal Advertising Section 601
Article 6. Unearned Rebates, Refunds and Discounts Section 650-657
Article 9. Inactive License Section 700-704
Article 10. Federal Personnel and Tribal Health Programs Section 715-719
Article 10.5. Unprofessional Conduct Section 725-733
Article 11. Professional Reporting Section 800-809.9
Article 12. Insurance Fraud Section 810
Article 12.5. Mental Illness or Physical Illness Section 820-828
Article 13. Standards for Licensure or Certification Section 850-856
Article 15. Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Section 865-865.2
Chapter 1.5. Exemption From Licensure Section 900
Chapter 1.6. Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act Section 920-922
Chapter 5. Medicine
Article 1. Administration Section 2000-2028.5
Article 2. General Provisions Section 2030-2041
Article 3. License Required and Exemptions Section 2050-2079
Article 4. Requirements for Licensure Section 2080-2099
Article 5. Foreign Medical Graduates Section 2100-2115
Article 7. Reciprocity and National Board Diplomate Applications Section 2135-2153
Article 8. Loans to Medical Students Section 2155-2167
Article 8.5. Special Permits Section 2168-2169
Article 9. Examinations Section 2170-2186
Article 10. Continuing Medical Education Section 2190-2196.8
Article 10.5. Cultural and Linguistic Competency of Physicians Act of 2003 Section 2198-2198.1
Article 11. Physician and Surgeon Incentive Pilot Program Section 2200-2213
Article 11.5. Surgery in Certain Outpatient Settings Section 2215-2217
Article 12. Enforcement Section 2220-2319
Article 13. Medical Adjudication Section 2330-2337
Article 14. Physician and Surgeon Health and Wellness Program Section 2340-2340.8
Article 17. Exemptions From Liability Section 2395-2398
Article 18. Corporations Section 2400-2417.5
Article 18.5. Locum Tenens Services Section 2418
Article 19. Renewal of Licenses Section 2421-2433
Article 20. Revenue Section 2435-2448
Article 21. Provisions Applicable to Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Section 2450-2459.7
Article 22. Podiatric Medicine Section 2460-2499.8
Article 23. Alternative Practices and Treatments Section 2500-2501
Article 24. Licensed Midwives Section 2505-2523
Article 25. Recommending Medical Cannabis Section 2525-2525.5
Chapter 5.1. Research Psychoanalysts Section 2529-2529.6
Chapter 5.4. Prescription Lenses Section 2540-2545
Chapter 5.67. Perfusionists Section 2590-2596
Chapter 7.7. Physician Assistants
Article 1. General Provisions Section 3500-3503.5
Article 2. Administration Section 3504-3512
Article 3. Certification and Approval Section 3513-3519.5
Article 4. Revenue Section 3520-3526
Article 5. Denial, Suspension and Revocation Section 3527-3531
Article 6. Penalties Section 3532-3533
Article 6.5. Diversion of Impaired Physician Assistants Section 3534-3534.10
Article 7. Osteopathic Physician Assistants Section 3535
Article 7.5. International Medical Graduate Physician Assistants Section 3537.10-3537.50
Article 8. Physicians' Assistants Corporations Section 3540-3546
Chapter 7.8. Polysomnography Program Section 3575-3579
Chapter 9. Pharmacy
Article 2. Definitions Section 4016.5-4040
Article 3. Scope of Practice and Exemptions Section 4052-4068
Article 4. Requirements for Prescriptions Section 4076-4076.6
Article 5. Authority of Inspectors Section 4080-4082
Article 6. General Requirements Section 4105-4107.5
Article 7. Pharmacies Section 4113-4126.9
Article 7.5. Sterile Drug Products Section 4127.8
Article 7.7. Outsourcing Facilities Section 4129.4129.9
Article 9. Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Section 4141-4149
Article 11. Wholesalers, Third-Party Logistics Providers, and Manufacturers Section 4169
Article 12. Prescriber Dispensing Section 4170-4175
Article 13. Nonprofit or Free Clinics Section 4181-4186
Article 14. Clinics Section 4191
Article 20. Prohibitions and Offenses Section 4320-4343
Article 22. Unfair Trade Practices Section 4380
Chapter 15. Telephone Medical Advice Services Section 4999-4999.7
DIVISION 7. General Business Regulations
Part 2. Preservation and Regulation of Competition
Chapter 5. Enforcement Section 17200
Part 3. Representations to the Public
Chapter 1. Advertising
Article 1. False Advertising in General Section 17500-17506.5
Article 2. Particular Offenses Section 17535-17536.5
CIVIL CODE
DIVISION 1. Persons
Part 2. Personal Rights Section 43.7-43.8
Part 2.6. Confidentiality of Medical Information
Chapter 2. Disclosure of Medical Information by Providers Section 56.10-56.1007
CORPORATIONS CODE
TITLE 1. Corporations
DIVISION 3. Corporations for Specific Purposes
Part 4. Professional Corporations Section 13400-13410
EVIDENCE CODE
DIVISION 9. Evidence Affected or Excluded by Extrinsic Policies
Chapter 3. Other Evidence Affected or Excluded by Extrinsic Policies Section 1157
FAMILY CODE
DIVISION 17. Support Services
Chapter 2. Child Support Enforcement
Article 2. Collections and Enforcement Section 17520
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 1.General
DIVISION 4. Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 4. Resignations and Vacancies
Article 2. Vacancies Section 1774
DIVISION 7. Miscellaneous
Chapter 3.5. Inspection of Public Records
Article 1. General Provisions Section 6250-6265
TITLE 2. Government of the State of California
DIVISION 3. Executive Department
Part 1. State Departments and Agencies
Chapter 1. State Agencies
Article 9. Meetings Section 11120-11132
Chapter 2. State Departments
Article 2. Investigations and Hearings Section 11181
Chapter 4. Office of Administrative Hearings
Article 1. General Provisions Section 11370-11370.3
Article 2. Medical Quality Hearing Panel Section 11371-11373.3
Chapter 5. Administrative Adjudication: Formal Hearing Section 11500-11529
Chapter 6. Statutory Salary Equalization Plan
Article 1. Salaries of Specified Positions Section 11564.5
Part 2. Constitutional Officers
Chapter 6. Attorney General
Article 2. General Powers and Duties Section 12529-12529.7
Part 2.8. Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Chapter 6. Discrimination Prohibited
Article 1. Unlawful Practices, Generally Section 12944
TITLE 3. Government of Counties
DIVISION 2. Officers
Part 3. Other Officers
Chapter 1. District Attorney
Article 1. Duties as Public Prosecutor Section 26509
Chapter 10. Coroner
Article 2. Inquests Section 27491.4-27491.47
Article 2.5. Autopsy Section 27520-27522
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
DIVISION 1. Administration of Public Health
Part 1.85. End of Life Option Act Section 443-443.22
DIVISION 2. Licensing Provisions
Chapter 1.3. Outpatient Settings Section 1248-1248.85
Chapter 2. Health Facilities
Article 1. General Section 1254.7
Article 3. Regulations Section 1279.1-1280.4
Chapter 2.2 Health Care Services Plans
Article 2. Administration Section 1348.8
Article 5. Standards Section 1374.13
Chapter 4.2. Donations of Organs, Tissues, or Body Fluids Section 1644.5
Chapter 4.5. The Paul Gann Blood Safety Act Section 1645
DIVISION 10. Uniform Controlled Substances Act
Chapter 4. Prescriptions
Article 1. Requirements of Prescriptions Section 11153-11173
Article 2. Prescriber's Record Section 11190
Article 3. Copies of Prescriptions Section 11195
DIVISION 20. Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions
Chapter 1.4. Human Cloning Section 24185-24187
DIVISION 102. Vital Records and Health Statistics
Part 1. Vital Records
Chapter 6. Death Registration
Article 1. Duty of Registering Death Section 102775-102805
Article 2. Responsibility of Attending Physician Section 102825
Article 3. Responsibility of Coroner Section 102850-102870
Chapter 17. Penalties
Article 1. Misdemeanors Section 103785
Part 2. Population and Public Health Surveillance
Chapter 1.6. Richard Paul Hemann Parkinson's Disease Program Section 103870-103870.2
Chapter 2. Ken Maddy California Cancer Registry Section 103885
DIVISION 104. Environmental Health
Part 4. Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics
Chapter 4. Treatment of Cancer and Other Serious Diseases
Article 1. Intent and Definition Section 109275-109295
Part 5. Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Laws
Chapter 6. Drugs and Devices
Article 4.5 Right to Try Act Section 111548-111548.5
Article 6. Licenses Section 111655
DIVISION 105. Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Part 1. Administration of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control
Chapter 3. Functions and Duties of Local Health Officers Section 120250
Part 2. Immunizations
Chapter 1. Educational and Child Care Facility Immunization Requirements Section 120325-120375
Part 4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Chapter 7. Mandated Blood Testing and Confidentiality to Protect Public Health Section 120990
Part 5. Tuberculosis
Chapter 1. Tuberculosis Control Section 121362-121363
DIVISION 106. Personal Health Care (Including Maternal, Child, and Adolescent)
Part 1. General Administration
Chapter 1. Patient Access to Health Records Section 123100-123149.5
DIVISION 107. Statewide Health Planning and Development
Part 3. Health Professions Development
Chapter 5. Health Professions Education Foundation Programs
Article 1. Health Professions Education Foundation Section 128335-128371
LABOR CODE
DIVISION 1. Department of Industrial Relations
Chapter 5. Division of Workers' Compensation Section 139.21
DIVISION 4. Workers’ Compensation and Insurance
Part 2. Computation of Compensation
Chapter 2. Compensation Schedules
Article 2. Medical and Hospital Treatment Section 4610
PENAL CODE
Part 4. Prevention of Crimes and Apprehension of Criminals
TITLE 1. Investigation and Control of Crimes and Criminals
Chapter 2. Control of Crimes and Criminals
Article 2.5. Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act Section 11166
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE
DIVISION 3. Employment Services Program
Part 1. Employment and Employability Services
Chapter 4. Programs
Article 1. Eligibility Section 10501
WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE
DIVISION 4.5. Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Chapter 1.6. General Provisions Section 4514
DIVISION 9. Public Social Services
Part 3. Aid and Medical Assistance
Chapter 7. Basic Health Care
Article 1. General Provisions Section 14028
Article 3. Administration Section 14123