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AB 1532

Title: Nursing.
Author: Assembly Committee on Business and Professions

Summary
AB 1532, Committee on Business and Professions. Nursing. (1) Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law requires the board to appoint an executive officer to perform duties delegated by the board. Under existing law, the repeal of the provision establishing the board renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The act, on January 1, 2022, repeals the provisions establishing the board and the executive officer position.This bill would revise and recast those provisions and would extend the repeal dates of the board and the executive officer position to January 1, 2023.(2) Existing law provides that a person, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, is eligible to hold an appointed civil office if the person is 18 years of age and a resident of the state. The act requires a member of the board to be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state.This bill would provide that a member of the board is required to be a resident of the state. (3) Existing law provides that the act does not prohibit various services that may otherwise constitute nursing under specified circumstances, including the incidental care of the sick by domestic servants and nursing services in an emergency, and defines emergency to include an epidemic or public disaster.This bill would refer to domestic workers instead of domestic servants, specify that emergency also includes a pandemic, and make other nonsubstantive changes. (4) Existing law authorizes the board, upon approval of an application and payment of a prescribed fee, to issue temporary licenses or certificates to practice professional nursing, or as a certified public health nurse, certified clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse-midwife, certified nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse practitioner, for a period of 6 months from the date of issuance, as specified.This bill would require the board to prominently display on the front page of its website the availability of temporary licenses and certificates pursuant to this authority. (5) Existing law, until the end of the 2020–21 academic year, and whenever the Governor declares a state of emergency for a county, as provided, requires a board nursing education consultant to approve a request from an approved nursing program to revise certain clinical experience requirements, provided the request meets specified conditions.This bill would extend the application of the above-described provisions to the 2021–22 academic year. The bill would also correct an erroneous cross-reference in those provisions.

Status
Introduced. To print. 02/19/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 22. 02/20/2021
Read first time. 02/22/2021
Referred to Com. on B. & P. 03/11/2021
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 19. Noes 0.) (April 27). 04/28/2021
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading. 04/29/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 05/03/2021
Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5. 05/03/2021
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file. 05/19/2021
Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. 05/20/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20). 05/20/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 05/24/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.) 05/27/2021
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. 05/28/2021
Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D. 06/09/2021
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (July 12). 07/12/2021
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. 07/13/2021
In committee: Referred to suspense file. 08/16/2021
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26). 08/26/2021
Read second time. Ordered to third reading. 08/26/2021
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.). 09/02/2021
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 4 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77. 09/02/2021
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 78. Noes 0.). 09/08/2021
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m. 09/20/2021

Bill Documents
AB 1532 - Enrolled
09/10/21 - AB 1532 (Enrolled)


AB 1532 - Assembly Floor Analysis
09/02/21 - AB 1532 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 1532 - Senate Floor Analyses
08/28/21 - AB 1532 (Senate Floor Analyses)

AB 1532 - Senate Appropriations
08/13/21 - AB 1532 (Senate Appropriations)

AB 1532 - Amended Senate
07/13/21 - AB 1532 (Amended Senate)

AB 1532 - Senate Business, Professions And Economic Development
07/09/21 - AB 1532 (Senate Business, Professions And Economic Development)

AB 1532 - Assembly Floor Analysis
05/24/21 - AB 1532 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 1532 - Assembly Appropriations
05/17/21 - AB 1532 (Assembly Appropriations)

AB 1532 - Assembly Floor Analysis
05/05/21 - AB 1532 (Assembly Floor Analysis)

AB 1532 - Amended Assembly
04/29/21 - AB 1532 (Amended Assembly)

AB 1532 - Assembly Business And Professions
04/25/21 - AB 1532 (Assembly Business And Professions)

AB 1532 - Introduced
02/19/21 - AB 1532 (Introduced)