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Attorney General Opinion Clarifies Effective Date for Filing 805 Report

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On April 20, the California Attorney General issued a published opinion clarifying the time period within which a Business and Professions Code section 805 report must be filed. Section 805 requires a report to be filed with the relevant state healing arts licensing agency “within 15 days after the effective date” of certain actions taken by a peer review body against specified health care practice licentiates. 

The Attorney General’s opinion clarifies that the “effective date” for purposes of section 805 is the date on which the triggering decision becomes final, following the conclusion of any appeal by the licentiate to the peer review body, and not the date of the peer review body’s final proposed decision.