Health Care Law

Can a DUI Affect My PA License?

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, you are required to report that conviction to the Physician Assistant Board. Section 802.1(a)(1)(B) of the Business & Professions Code requires physician assistants to report, “the conviction of a licensee, including any verdict of guilty or plea of guilty or no contest, of Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Veterinary Medicine Law

California Veterinarians and Cannabis Can they recommend it? — Senate Bill 627

Good news for pet owners: you may soon be able to enjoy the benefits of medical cannabis products together—legally. Veterinarians “discussing” Cannabis Last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to recognize cannabis in veterinary medicine, providing legal protection to those veterinarians who talk to their clients about Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Professional License Defense

Older Criminal Convictions No Longer Bar to Licensing Applications -Update on AB 2138.

Californians with past criminal convictions seeking a professional license should soon have an easier time doing so. On September 30, 2018, AB 2138 was signed into law, which will remove barriers for close to 8 million California workers with criminal records seeking vocational and professional licenses. The new bill will Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Veterinary Medicine Law

VETERINARY TELEMEDICINE IN CALIFORNIA – CAN YOU ESTABLISH THE VETERINARIAN-CLIENT-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP?

As with every new technology, there comes with it a legal minefield which must be understood to avoid offending the regulatory authorities. With the advent and adoption of telehealth and telemedicine, veterinarians from across the state may now see patients, with less overhead, saving the customer money. But is this Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago