Report 2007-038 Recommendations and Responses in 2012-041

Report 2007-038: Medical Board of California: It Needs to Consider Cutting Its Fees or Issuing a Refund to Reduce the Fund Balance of Its Contingent Fund

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Medical Board of California 5 2 1 1

Recommendation To: Medical Board of California

To ensure the fund balance in the medical board's contingent fund does not continue to significantly exceed the level established in law, it should, in light of its future needs, consider refunding physicians' license fees or, if successful in gaining the flexibility to adjust its fees through an amendment to existing law, consider temporarily reducing them.


The Board has partially implemented the recommendation in that it obtained a legislative change through AB 501 to the Board's mandated fund reserve from two months operating expenditures to “not less than two nor more than four months' operating expenditures”. As explained in the plan below, it is not appropriate for the Board to reduce fees at this time, as the Board will be in the mandated reserve of two to four months by FY 11-12.

Current Status of Recommendations

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