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AB 1548 - An Act to Add Section 2417.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to the Practice of Medicine.

Practice of medicine: cosmetic surgery: employment of physicians and surgeons. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, establishes the Medical Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses physicians and surgeons and regulates their practice.

The Medical Practice Act restricts the employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists by a corporation or other artificial legal entity, subject to specified exemptions.… More
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, establishes the Medical Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses physicians and surgeons and regulates their practice.

The Medical Practice Act restricts the employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists by a corporation or other artificial legal entity, subject to specified exemptions. Existing law makes it unlawful to knowingly make, or cause to be made, any false or fraudulent claim for payment of a health care benefit, or to aid, abet, solicit, or conspire with any person to do so, and makes a violation of this prohibition a public offense.

This bill, with respect to a business organization that provides outpatient elective cosmetic medical procedures or treatments, that is owned and operated in violation of the prohibition against employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists, and that contracts with or employs these licensees to facilitate the offer or provision of procedures or treatments that may only be provided by these licensees, would make that business organization guilty of a violation of the prohibition against knowingly making or causing to be made any false or fraudulent claim for payment of a health care benefit. The bill would prohibit construing its provisions to alter or apply to any arrangements currently authorized by law. Because the bill would expand a public offense, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would state that its provisions are declaratory of existing law.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on July 2, 2012.

voted YES: 38 voted NO: 0
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Section 2417.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to the Practice of Medicine.

AB 1548 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, establishes the Medical Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses physicians and surgeons and regulates their practice.

The Medical Practice Act restricts the employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists by a corporation or other artificial legal entity, subject to specified exemptions. Existing law makes it unlawful to knowingly make, or cause to be made, any false or fraudulent claim for payment of a health care benefit, or to aid, abet, solicit, or conspire with any person to do so, and makes a violation of this prohibition a public offense.

This bill, with respect to a business organization that provides outpatient elective cosmetic medical procedures or treatments, that is owned and operated in violation of the prohibition against employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists, and that contracts with or employs these licensees to facilitate the offer or provision of procedures or treatments that may only be provided by these licensees, would make that business organization guilty of a violation of the prohibition against knowingly making or… More
Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, establishes the Medical Board of California within the Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses physicians and surgeons and regulates their practice.

The Medical Practice Act restricts the employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists by a corporation or other artificial legal entity, subject to specified exemptions. Existing law makes it unlawful to knowingly make, or cause to be made, any false or fraudulent claim for payment of a health care benefit, or to aid, abet, solicit, or conspire with any person to do so, and makes a violation of this prohibition a public offense.

This bill, with respect to a business organization that provides outpatient elective cosmetic medical procedures or treatments, that is owned and operated in violation of the prohibition against employment of licensed physicians and surgeons and podiatrists, and that contracts with or employs these licensees to facilitate the offer or provision of procedures or treatments that may only be provided by these licensees, would make that business organization guilty of a violation of the prohibition against knowingly making or causing to be made any false or fraudulent claim for payment of a health care benefit. The bill would prohibit construing its provisions to alter or apply to any arrangements currently authorized by law. Because the bill would expand a public offense, it would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would state that its provisions are declaratory of existing law.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 2417.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to the Practice of Medicine.
Author(s)
Wilmer Amina Carter
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Practice of medicine: cosmetic surgery: employment of physicians and surgeons
Major Actions
Introduced1/25/2012
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection3/27/2012
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations4/18/2012
Passed Assembly4/26/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development6/11/2012
Passed Senate7/02/2012
Presented to the governor (enrolled)7/06/2012
Became law (chaptered).7/17/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.3/27/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass, to Consent Calendar.4/18/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 1548 CARTER Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session4/26/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
74 voted YES 0 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic DevelopmentDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/11/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateSpecial Consent #14 AB1548 Carter7/02/2012This bill PASSED the Senate
38 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/25/2012
1/25/2012Read first time. To print.
1/26/2012From printer. May be heard in committee February 25.
2/09/2012Referred to Com. on B., P. & C.P.
3/22/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B., P. & C.P. Read second time and amended.
3/26/2012Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & C.P.
select this voteVote3/27/2012Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
3/27/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (March 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote4/18/2012Do pass, to Consent Calendar.
4/18/2012From committee: Do pass. To consent calendar. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (April 18).
4/19/2012Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
4/26/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 74. Noes 0. Page 4568.)
4/26/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage4/26/2012AB 1548 CARTER Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session
5/03/2012Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
select this voteVote6/11/2012Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/12/2012From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (June 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
6/25/2012From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
6/26/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
6/27/2012Ordered to special consent calendar.
7/02/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 4224.).
7/02/2012In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/02/2012Special Consent #14 AB1548 Carter
7/06/2012Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:20 p.m.
7/17/2012Approved by the Governor.
7/17/2012Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 140, Statutes of 2012.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

14 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Add Section 2417.5 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to the Practice of Medicine.: Special Consent #14 AB1548 Carter

14 organizations supported this bill

American Academy of Dermatology
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American College of Emergency Physicians
Advocacy News (2012, April 3). April 2012 ASDSA e-Advocacy News. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Advocacy News.
American Medical Association
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Advocacy News (2012, April 3). April 2012 ASDSA e-Advocacy News. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Advocacy News.
California Hospital Association
Advocacy News (2012, April 3). April 2012 ASDSA e-Advocacy News. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Advocacy News.
California Medical Association
Advocacy News (2012, April 3). April 2012 ASDSA e-Advocacy News. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Advocacy News.
California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Medical Board of California
Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2012, March 26). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
Physicians Coalition For Injectable Safety
Advocacy News (2012, April 3). April 2012 ASDSA e-Advocacy News. Retrieved May 24, 2012, from Advocacy News.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$7,000$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$49,200$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$32,600$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,900$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$16,350$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$13,800$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$29,750$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$66,700$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$21,900$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$18,515$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$52,919$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$9,100$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$32,050$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$26,450$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$3,500$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$18,250$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$133,198$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$44,250$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$3,500$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,750$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$20,150$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$91,165$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$2,300$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$46,900$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$30,400$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$13,500$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$37,800$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$104,250$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$13,700$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$5,000$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$142,050$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$59,950$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$33,850$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$51,540$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$17,700$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$30,400$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$34,250$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$29,950$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$7,000$0
Joel AndersonRCA-36$49,200$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-14$32,600$0
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,900$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$16,350$0
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$13,800$0
Lou CorreaDCA-34$29,750$0
Kevin De LeonDCA-22$66,700$0
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$21,900$0
Bob DuttonRCA-31$18,515$0
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$52,919$0
Noreen EvansDCA-2$9,100$0
Jean FullerRCA-18$32,050$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$26,450$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$3,500$0
Tom HarmanRCA-35$18,250$0
Ed HernandezDCA-24$133,198$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$44,250$0
Christine KehoeDCA-39$3,500$0
Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,750$0
Mark LenoDCA-3$20,150$0
Ted LieuDCA-28$91,165$0
Carol LiuDCA-21$2,300$0
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$46,900$0
Alex PadillaDCA-20$30,400$0
Fran PavleyDCA-23$13,500$0
Curren PriceDCA-26$37,800$0
Michael RubioDCA-16$104,250$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-17$13,700$0
Joe SimitianDCA-11$5,000$0
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$142,050$0
Tony StricklandRCA-19$59,950$0
Juan VargasDCA-40$33,850$0
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$51,540$0
Lois WolkDCA-5$17,700$0
Rod WrightDCA-25$30,400$0
Mark WylandRCA-38$34,250$0
Leland YeeDCA-8$29,950$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Physicians$436,443
Hospitals$312,140
Optometrists & ophthalmologists$307,913
Other physician specialists$302,441
Health, education & human resources$4,500
Public official (elected or appointed)$4,100

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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