as amended, Maienschein.
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Existing law, the Health Care Professional Disaster Response Act, states findings of the Legislature regarding the shortage of qualified health care practitioners during times of national or state disasters, and authorizes a physician and surgeon, whose license has been expired for less than 5 years and who meets specified criteria, to obtain a license without paying fees.end delete
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to those provisions.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 921 of the Business and Professions Code
23 is amended to read:
(a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
25(1) In times of national or state disasters, a shortage of qualified
26health care practitioners may exist in areas throughout the state
27where they are desperately required to respond to public health
P3 1(2) Health care practitioners with lapsed or inactive licenses
2could potentially serve in those areas where a shortage of qualified
3health care practitioners exists, if licensing requirements were
4streamlined and fees curtailed.
5(b) Therefore, it is the intent of the
Legislature to address these
6matters through the provisions of the Health Care Professional
7Disaster Response Act.