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

Pending Legislation

The Medical Board of California (Board) takes positions on bills that are introduced in the Legislature impacting the Board and its jurisdiction. During quarterly meetings, the Board Members are presented with analyses and staff recommendations, and then decide what position to take after discussion between the Members and comments from the public. The Board encourages the public to participate in Board Meetings and comment on bills. Another way to provide input on bills going through the Legislature is to contact the author’s office or provide comments at legislative committee hearings. Visit the California Legislative Information website for hearing information.

Below is a list of bills in the current legislative session that the Board has considered and adopted a position. The Board has provided links to the bill, author, and the Board’s position letter. This list will be updated as the Board adopts new or revised positions on legislation.

For additional information contact Aaron Bone, Chief of Legislation, at or (916) 274-6251.

Bill Author Title Position
AB 356 Chen Fluoroscopy: temporary permit Support
AB 359 Cooper Physicians and surgeons: licensure: examination Neutral
AB 562 Low Frontline COVID-19 Provider Mental Health Resiliency Act off 2021: health care providers: mental health services Support if Amended
AB 1102 Low Telephone medical advice services Support
AB 1278 Nazarian Physicians and surgeons: payments: disclosure: notice Support
SB 48 Limón Medi-Cal: annual cognitive health assessment Neutral
SB 57 Wiener Controlled substances: overdose prevention program Neutral
SB 310 Rubio Unused medications: cancer medication recycling Support
SB 528 Jones Juveniles: health information summary: psychotropic medication Support
SB 806 Roth Healing arts Support if Amended

Updated 09/14/2021