Archives of 2011-2012 Infomation
Proposed Regulatory Technology Regulations
The regulatory documents for this action can be found at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/services/DPOPP/regs/Pages/DPH10-014RadiologicTechnologyActRegulations.aspx.
The purpose of these proposed regulations is to implement Senate Bill (SB) 1332 (Statutes of 2010, Chapter 525) and recommendations of the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee (RTCC) regarding schools providing training and education in radiologic technology. SB 1332 mandated CDPH to approve diagnostic or therapeutic radiologic technology schools that are also JRCERT-accredited as approved schools, provided the Department established an agreement with JRCERT. This proposal addresses SB 1332 statutes, the recommendations of the RTCC, and makes other numerous regulatory changes regarding the administration of the Radiologic Technology Act in general.
Board of Registered Nursing Reports
October 2012: Report from the BRN Education Committee Meeting
September 27, 2012: Report from the BRN meeting in San Diego, CA
August 29, 2012: Report from the BRN meeting held in Ontario, CA
August 15, 2012: Report from the National Council State Boards of Nursing Conference
July 25, 2012: Report from the BRN meeting held on July 25 in Ontario
July 19, 2012: Louise Bailey appointed at BRN Executive Director.
February 14, 2012: Governor Brown signs SB 98 and moves to reappoint new Board of Registered Nursing Board members.
February 3, 2012: APRN Maps on NCSBN web site & Certification Exam for DNP Graduates Accredited:
One challenge in implementation of the Consensus Model has been lack of a common understanding and a shared repository of information identifying which states recognize which APRN roles, whether practice is "independent", etc. At a LACE meeting in 2010, NCSBN accepted responsiblity to establish and maintain such a repository. Read the complete report.
December 5-A recap on status of BRN Sunset Review Process: On January 1, 2012 the BRN will cease to exists. Without immediate and urgent legislation to extend the BRN professional nursing will have NO VOICE in our state. A recap of where we are in this process is provided for your review.
November 11: BRN Sunset Review Process: On October 7th Governor Brown vetoed SB 538 which would continue the BRN. The reason for the veto had nothing to do with the BRN and its purposes but rather had to do with administrative issues like salary and pensions for the investigators. IT IS URGENT THAT WE COMMUNICATE WITH THE LEGISLATOR TO PASS LEGISLATION TO CONTINUE THE BRN. A document has been written that explains all the details of this critical issue and it also includes key points on why the BRN is so important as well as a sample letter to be sent to Senator Steinberg. Please down this document and write your letter today.
July 25, 2011 National Council State Boards of Nursing Nurse Licensure Compact Information
In 2000 NCBSN launched a new initiative to expand the mobility of nurses as part of our nation's health care delivery system. The NLC allows nurses to have one multistate license, with the ability to practice in both their home state and other party states. To date 24 states have signed onto the NLC. If you are in a state that has agreed to the compact you will have the ability to practice across state lines; state boards reach new levels of cooperation, and patients enjoy access to safe nursing care. Read the Fact Sheet. For more information visit www.ncsbn.org
March 3, 2011 Urgent Request For Letters To BRN
The BRN is proposing that if you are arrested you must notify the board within 30 days or you can lose your license for unprofessional conduct. If you are involved in a protest, arrested and don't notify the board you would be in trouble. ANA\C Is opposed to this regulation. ANA\C support the requirement to report if you are charged with a felony but an arrest could never go any further and yet you would go through a BRN investigation.
ANA\C is asking for every nurse to provide written comments by mail, fax or e-mail before 5:00 pm March 3, 2011. Here are the resources you will need.
March 14-Sunset Review for California BRN: Every so many years (set in legislation) the BRN must go through a process to determine whether they are an appropriate government entity and whether they should continue. The BRN is required to do a document addressing questions from the committee.
ANA\C will be testifying for the BRN at the Sunset Hearing. This process is very important to licensed nurses. If a bill is not introduced, passed through both houses and signed by the Governor-the BRN will cease to exist.
Every nurse should write a letter of support for the licensing process for nurses! Don't know who your legislator is? Visit for Legislators & Committee page to find out who that is.
ANA\C has provided the Sunset Review documents for your review. The initial Report and its Addendum
BRN Administrative Administrative Meeting Held February 2, 2011. Read Report.