Calif. Assembly Committee Passes Bill To Tighten Oversight of Health Care Provider Licensing System
On Tuesday, the California Assembly on Business and Professions voted 14-0 to advance a bill (AB 507), that would require the state Department of Consumer Affairs to submit a yearly report to the state Legislature and Department of Finance on IT plans and potential "operational efficiencies" of the state's BreEZe licensing system. The bill follows a state audit that found the computer system, which is designed to process online applications and renewals for health care providers, is on pace to more than triple its original $27 million budget.
- "Lawmakers Consider Bill To Fix Another Troubled California State Computer System" (Oriz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 4/14).