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Vendor Vigilance in the WIC Program

A fast-growing state licensing area is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (“WIC”). In 2011 alone, the California WIC Program trained 2,970 new vendors. As with any new license area comes the potential for abuse. However, given the subject-matter, WIC is prone to overzealous prosecution of licensees. Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Strategy for Handling California Veterinary Medical Board Investigations

California Veterinary Medical Board Investigation Process The California Veterinary Medical Board (“Board”) receives from 500 to 600 consumer complaints per year. While many of these complaints do not necessarily constitute violations of the Veterinary Practice Act, the Board aggressively investigates complaints, including against the clients of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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California Veterinary Premises Licensees – Ready to be Wholly Responsible?

The California Veterinary Medical Board is in the process of adopting a new regulation to “establish minimum standards” for a managing licensee of a veterinary hospital premise. Currently the Board’s regulations require the managing veterinarian to be responsible for the premises complying with minimum standards of veterinary practice. They do Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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New Physical Therapy Board Regulations on Adequate Supervision and Patient Records

The Physical Therapy Board of California (“Board”) has issued new regulations which became effective July 14, 2011. The regulations address and define “adequate supervision” of physical therapist assistants (“PTA”), requirements for use of physical therapy aides (“PT aides”), and new recordkeeping requirements. Background In 1983, the Board established a regulation Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago