California Business and Professions Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Business and Professions Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter shall...
  • Section 3.
    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...
  • Section 4.
    No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by the provisions of this code, but all procedure...
  • Section 5.
    No rights given by any license or certificate under any act repealed by this code are affected by the enactment of this code or by...
  • Section 6.
    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, are entitled to a certificate under any act repealed by this code, are thereby...
  • Section 7.
    Any conviction for a crime under any act repealed by this code, which crime is continued as a public offense by this code, constitutes a...
  • Section 7.5.
    A conviction within the meaning of this code means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. Any...
  • Section 8.
    Unless the context otherwise requires, the general provisions hereinafter set forth shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 9.
    Division, part, chapter, article and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify, or in any manner affect the scope, meaning,...
  • Section 10.
    Whenever, by the provisions of this code, a power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such an officer, the power...
  • Section 11.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, or record is required by this...
  • Section 12.
    Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, such reference shall apply to all...
  • Section 12.5.
    Whenever in any provision of this code authority is granted to issue a citation for a violation of any provision of this code, that authority...
  • Section 13.
    The term materia medica as used in this code or in any initiative act referred to in this code, means those substances listed in the...
  • Section 14.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present. Each gender includes the other two genders.(Amended by Stats. 1939, Ch.
  • Section 14.1.
    The Legislature hereby declares its intent that the terms man or men where appropriate shall be deemed person or persons and any references to the...
  • Section 15.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. Subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which that term...
  • Section 16.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 17.
    County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 18.
    City includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 19.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 20.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399.)
  • Section 21.
    State means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
  • Section 22.
    Board, as used in any provision of this code, refers to the board in which the administration of the provision is vested, and unless otherwise...
  • Section 23.
    Department, unless otherwise defined, refers to the Department of Consumer Affairs.Wherever the laws of this state refer to the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards,...
  • Section 23.5.
    Director, unless otherwise defined, refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs.Wherever the laws of this state refer to the Director of Professional and Vocational Standards,...
  • Section 23.6.
    Appointing power, unless otherwise defined, refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs.(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 716.)
  • Section 23.7.
    Unless otherwise expressly provided, license means license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred...
  • Section 23.8.
    Licentiate means any person authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or...
  • Section 23.9.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, any individual who, while imprisoned in a state prison or other correctional institution, is trained, in the course...
  • Section 24.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof, to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
  • Section 25.
    Any person applying for a license, registration, or the first renewal of a license, after the effective date of this section, as a licensed marriage...
  • Section 26.
    Wherever, pursuant to this code, any state department, officer, board, agency, committee, or commission is authorized to adopt rules and regulations, such rules and regulations...
  • Section 27.
    (a) Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that...
  • Section 27.6.
    The successor agency to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education shall transmit any available data regarding school performance, including, but not limited to,...
  • Section 28.
    (a) The Legislature finds that there is a need to ensure that professionals of the healing arts who have demonstrable contact with victims and potential...
  • Section 29.
    (a) The Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Sciences shall consider adoption of continuing education requirements including training in the area of recognizing...
  • Section 29.5.
    In addition to other qualifications for licensure prescribed by the various acts of boards under the department, applicants for licensure and licensees renewing their licenses...
  • Section 30.
    (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, any board, as defined in Section 22, and the State Bar and the Bureau of Real Estate shall, at...
  • Section 31.
    (a) As used in this section, board means any entity listed in Section 101, the entities referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600, the State...
  • Section 32.
    (a) The Legislature finds that there is a need to ensure that professionals of the healing arts who have or intend to have significant contact...
  • Section 35.
    It is the policy of this state that, consistent with the provision of high-quality services, persons with skills, knowledge, and experience obtained in the armed...
  • Section 40.
    (a) Subject to the standards described in Section 19130 of the Government Code, any board, as defined in Section 22, the State Board of Chiropractic...

Last modified: September 9, 2016