- Examiners, state boards rethinking traditional use of practical exams, scored exams, and live patients
- Default discipline of licensee who sent rebuttal letter prior to filing of disciplinary charges is valid
- Law does not waive sovereign immunity for constitutional claims unless they involve challenge of a state statute
- U.S. court restores emergency health law authorizing discipline of physicians performing abortions
- Architects, CPAs, engineers, surveyors push back against licensing deregulation campaigns
A 2-day sting operation by the Contractor Licensing Board in California resulted in 13 unlicensed contractors being cited in August. All the individuals in question had placed business cards in local home improvement stores or advertised their services online, but without stating a licensee number, a legal requirement. The penalty for a first offense includes up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. A second offense carries a mandatory 90 days in jail.
Full story by Rob McCarthy via Thousand Oaks Acorn