AB 2626

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 18, 2022
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 31, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Sep 27, 2022

Medical Board of California: licensee discipline: abortion.

Abstract

Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California. Existing law authorizes the board to take action against all persons guilty of violating the Medical Practice Act. Existing law requires the board to enforce and administer various disciplinary provisions as to physician and surgeon certificate holders. Existing law, the Osteopathic Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of osteopathic physicians and surgeons by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Under existing law, the board has disciplinary functions pursuant to the act. Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of nursing by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law provides for the certification of nurse-midwives by the Board of Registered Nursing. Existing law, the Physician Assistant Practice Act, establishes the Physician Assistant Board for the licensure and regulation of physician assistants. Existing law requires the Board of Registered Nursing and the Physician Assistant Board to enforce and administer various disciplinary provisions as to nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and physician assistants. Existing law, the Reproductive Privacy Act, provides that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to their personal reproductive decisions. Under existing law, an abortion is unauthorized if either the person performing the abortion is not an authorized health care provider, as specified, or the fetus is viable. Under existing law, the failure of a physician and surgeon to comply with the Reproductive Privacy Act constitutes unprofessional conduct. This bill would prohibit the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California from suspending or revoking the certificate of a physician and surgeon solely for performing an abortion if they performed the abortion in accordance with the provisions of the Medical Practice Act and the Reproductive Privacy Act. The bill would also prohibit those boards from denying an application for licensure as a physician and surgeon, or suspending, revoking, or otherwise imposing discipline upon a physician and surgeon because the person was disciplined in another state in which they are licensed or certified solely for performing an abortion in that state, or the person was convicted in that state for an offense related solely to the performance of an abortion in that state. The bill would additionally prohibit the Board of Registered Nursing and the Physician Assistant Board from suspending or revoking the certification or license of a nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or a physician assistant for performing an abortion if they performed the abortion in accordance with the provisions of the Nursing Practice Act or the Physician Assistant Practice Act, as applicable, and the Reproductive Privacy Act. The bill would also prohibit those boards from denying an application for certification or licensure as a nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or a physician assistant, or suspending, revoking, or otherwise imposing discipline upon a nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, or a physician assistant because the person was disciplined in another state in which they are licensed or certified solely for performing an abortion in that state, or the person was convicted in that state for an offense related solely to the performance of an abortion in that state. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (15)

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Actions


Sep 27, 2022

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 565, Statutes of 2022.

Sep 13, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 31, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 30. Noes 9.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 16.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended.

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 25, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2022

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 09, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 08, 2022

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Aug 01, 2022

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 27, 2022

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 30, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 2.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 29, 2022

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 20, 2022

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 14, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 9. Noes 3.) (June 13). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Jun 06, 2022

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Jun 01, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.

May 24, 2022

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 56. Noes 15. Page 4824.).

May 16, 2022

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Ayes 51. Noes 16. Page 4708.)

May 12, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 11, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 11).

Apr 27, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (April 26). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Apr 19, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 18, 2022

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.

Apr 07, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HEALTH.

Apr 06, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 05, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (April 5).

Mar 21, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Mar 17, 2022

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B. & P. Read second time and amended.

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and HEALTH.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on B. & P. and HEALTH.

Feb 19, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 18, 2022

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2626 HTML
02/18/22 - Introduced PDF
03/17/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/06/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/18/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/16/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/06/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/20/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/01/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/24/22 - Amended Senate PDF
09/02/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/27/22 - Chaptered PDF

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