Month: May 2014

Pedicures: There’s Infection Risk Afoot

Pedicures can be a great way to pamper yourself. But they can also lead to serious health problems unless salons follow the sanitation procedures required by law. Lurking in the depths of a foot spa basin may be bacteria, fungal strains, and other dangerous microorganisms that thrive in warm, moist environments. Any break in the…

Seven Plead Guilty to Forging Transcripts in Order to Become Nurses

SACRAMENTO – Seven people have pleaded guilty to charges of forgery for using fake transcripts to become licensed as Registered Nurses. All were arrested as a result of a multi-agency probe involving the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Internal…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Revokes Licenses For Beloved Care Funeral Service

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked the licenses associated with the Beloved Care Funeral Service in Bakersfield. An investigation into Beloved Care and its owner James Otis Gamble, Jr., uncovered fraud, misrepresentation and unprofessional conduct. As a result, the funeral establishment license, funeral director license and embalmer…

DCA Wins Big at the SiOC Awards

The Department of Consumer Affairs Communications team took home 10 awards at the Annual State Information Officers Council’s (SiOC) Excellence in Government Communications Awards. SiOC holds an annual awards contest to highlight the “best of the best” in state public information. Awards are presented for work done in the previous calendar year. This year’s awards were presented…

Fresh look, fresh news: California Board of Psychology’s website

The California Board of Psychology’s website has a fresh new look! Now, consumers and licensees have more user-friendly access to the latest Board news, meeting schedules, as well as links to professional associations, mental health information, and State entities. A link to DCA’s BreEZe system allows site visitors to renew or verify licenses, or file…

#safesandalseason Is Back!!

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. That means it is once again #SafeSandalSeason! The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology wants to make sure Californians know the dos and don’ts of safe pedicures. Here are few things to keep in mind the next time you head out to your next…

Attention Nursing Students: You Can Now Apply Online

  Good news for California nursing students! You can now fill out your Board of Registered Nursing’s Application for Licensure by Examination online! It’s quick and easy. Simply follow the instructions found here or go directly to BreEZe to get started. You will also be able to pay your fees online, shaving several days or…

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