Saturday, April 18, 2009

AB 933 (Fong) requires licensure in California: it does not require doctors to live or reside in California

AB 933 (Fong) deals with licensure for psychologists and physicians -- it will oblige physicians who do utilization review for injured workers in California and who are not licensed in California to get licensed in California. It will not require that they live or reside in California. Watch out for a workers' comp lobbying group alleging that it represents management and that has been going from office to office telling legislators and staff that the bill would require the doctors to live or reside in California. This assertion is false. One wonders in astonishment at a lobbying tactic of such dubious merit.