Thousands of California nursing school graduates are in limbo right now, waiting to find out when they can take their licensure examinations.
The California Board of Registered Nursing blames the delay in processing applications to a new software implementation, which wasn’t quite ready when a wave of December nursing school graduates applied for testing.
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Legislation signed last fall by Gov. Brown moves Medical Board of California investigative staff to the Department of Consumer Affairs by July 1. Planning for the transition of Medical Board investigative officers, medical consultants and support staff to Consumer Affairs started last fall. Town hall meetings with employees, unions and stakeholders will begin this month.
For more, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2014/01/17/medical-board-hands-over-investigations.html
Problems with a new California state computer system used by 37 boards and agencies delay licenses for many recent graduates. The software was intended to improve efficiency.
For more, go to http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-nursing-license-delays-20140213,0,369167.story#ixzz2tDf8rQXJ
A recent undercover sting operation in Rancho Murieta indicates that the statewide drought has provided illegal contractors with a new angle in approaching conservation-minded property owners, according to the Contractors State License Board.
Students involved in the Corona del Mar High School grade-changing incident may not be forced to leave the district.
The roughly dozen Corona del Mar students accused of hacking into the high school’s computers to access tests and change grades are facing various disciplinary actions, including expulsion and stipulated expulsion, which allow them to transfer to another high school within Newport-Mesa Unified.
For , go to http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-corona-del-mar-cheating-scandal-20140120,0,5485403.story#ixzz2qxiNZI9w
CSLB is cracking down on “retired” licensees who serve as RMOs of corporate licenses for a monthly fee, but do not have direct involvement in the construction and business activities. For more, see http://www.cslb.ca.gov/GeneralInformation/Newsroom/PressReleases/PressReleases2013/News20130827.asp
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ new Enterprise Licensing and Enforcement System (BreEZe) went into production for Release One Boards on October 8, 2013.
The programs in Release One are:
- Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
- Board of Behavioral Sciences
- Board of Podiatric Medicine
- Board of Psychology
- Board of Registered Nursing
- Medical Board of California
- Naturopathic Medicine Committee
- Osteopathic Medical Board of California
- Physician Assistant Board
- Respiratory Care Board of California
After all three releases are completed, BreEZe will be the largest enterprise licensing and enforcement solution in the world.