May take 90 days for nursing license applications to be processed

Problems with launching BreEZe have caused severe processing delays for nursing license applicants.  Prior to the BRN’s implementation of BreEZe, it took approximately six to eight weeks at most to process a license application.  This included mailing the application to the board, entering data from the paper application form into the system, evaluating the application, and performing a background check.  However, under BreEZe, the BRN has not been able to accept online applications for new nursing licenses as originally planned due to a defective module in the system. As a result, board staff has to physically enter into the system the data received from paper application forms and is advising applicants that it may take 90 days for their applications to be processed due to the backlog.  Once completed, applicants will be authorized to take their licensure examination.

For more, see http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/mariposa-daily-news-2014/173-march/12393-california-state-senate-republican-caucus-briefing-report-department-of-consumer-affairs-new-breeze-system-easy-or-inefficient

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Thousands of nurses wait for California to clear backlogged licensure applications

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.

- See more at: http://healthcaretraveler.modernmedicine.com/node/380105#sthash.l54A7rst.dpuf

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CA State medical board hands over investigations July 1

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

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California’s new BreEZe online licensing and enforcement system upgrades delay licensing for nursing graduates

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

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CSLB undercover sting in Rancho Murieta targets illegal contractors

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.

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Students in Corona del Mar Cheating Scandal Face Range of Discipline

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

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Contractors: “Renting” Your License For a Monthly Fee is a Very Bad Idea.

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

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