Category: News Releases

Audiologist’s License Revoked for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child

Southern California audiologist convicted of exposing himself at Universal Studios SACRAMENTO – The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board (Board) has revoked the license of Tarzana Audiologist Hershel Louis Korngut based on his November 7, 2018 conviction for PC288(A) Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under the Age of 14 years.…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Issues Warning About Mercury-Tainted Face Creams

Consumers urged to verify products are from U.S. distributors The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) wants consumers to be aware that certain face cream products from Mexico could be tainted with the toxic liquid metal mercury and to take the proper precautions to avoid poisoning. The potentially hazardous products can be purchased on…

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Encourages Milan Students to Obtain Their Records

State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) is joining the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in encouraging current and former Milan Institute students to obtain academic and financial records from the institution as soon as possible. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019,…

State Urges Milan Institute Students to Take Steps to Obtain Their Records

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State office assists students with next steps, provides resources free of charge The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is encouraging current and former students of Milan Institute locations in California to obtain academic and financial records from the institution. Last week, Milan Institute President Gary Yasuda admitted to using employees’ retirement funds to pay…

California State Board of Optometry Elects New Officers

Board elects its second non-optometrist president SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Optometry elected new board officers for the 2019-2020 term at the board’s August public meeting. Mark Morodomi, Esq., was elected president and succeeds Cyd Brandvein, who served as board president in 2018. Fellow board incumbents Dr. Glenn Kawaguchi (2012) and Dr. Debra…

State Board Informs Consumers, Therapists, Therapy Never Includes Sexual Behavior

Sponsored legislation, updated guide booklet helps consumers, psychology programs, and training settings to reinforce appropriate therapeutic behavior. SACRAMENTO – If you’re a client of a therapist, you have rights that protect you from inappropriate behavior, chief among them: the right to be treated with dignity and respect in a safe environment, free from sexual, physical,…

Department of Consumer Affairs Appoints New Chief to Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announces the appointment of Gina Chiaverini Sanchez as the new bureau chief for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, effective February 20, 2019. Ms. Sanchez replaces former bureau chief, Lisa Moore who retired last year. Ms. Sanchez has 11 years of experience working for DCA in various capacities. Most recently,…

Osteopathic Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

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The Osteopathic Medical Board of California announces the appointment of Mark Ito as its new executive officer, effective January 31, 2019. Mr. Ito replaces former executive officer Angie Burton who retired. Mr. Ito has 19 years of experience working for the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in various capacities. Most recently he served as a…

No More Messing With Margins: Out-Of-State Firms Must Now Follow California Rules For Court Reporting

Under a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown, the Court Reporters Board of California is now empowered to take legal action against out-of-state firms selling court and deposition transcripts in California if they skirt California’s rules on formatting, notification, and fee statutes. Read the press release here.

Regulator Shines Spotlight On Damage Restoration Companies, Interstate Movers

If you’re moving within (“intrastate”) or out of state (“interstate”), or if a damage restoration company is moving or storing your goods while rebuilding your home, did you know there are laws protecting you from predatory “bandit” companies that extort money from customers while holding goods hostage? Read about how the Bureau of Electronic and…