§ 27 Disclosure of License Status Information on Internet for Entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs

  1. Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that entity in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses issued by the entity and other related enforcement action, including accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) taken by the entity relative to persons, businesses, or facilities subject to licensure or regulation by the entity. The information may not include personal information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. Each entity shall disclose a licensee’s address of record. However, each entity shall allow a licensee to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of record. This section shall not preclude an entity from also requiring a licensee, who has provided a post office box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her address of record, to provide a physical business address or residence address only for the entity’s internal administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
  2. In providing information on the Internet, each entity specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) shall comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ guidelines for access to public records.
  3. Each of the following entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall comply with the requirements of this section:
    1. The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists shall disclose information on its registrants and licensees.
    2. The Bureau of Automotive Repair shall disclose information on its licensees, including auto repair dealers, smog stations, lamp and brake stations, smog check technicians, and smog inspection certification stations.
    3. The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants, including major appliance repair dealers, combination dealers (electronic and appliance), electronic repair dealers, service contract sellers, and service contract administrators.
    4. The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees, including cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery authorities, crematories, cremated remains disposers, embalmers, funeral establishments, and funeral directors.
    5. The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees.
    6. The Contractors’ State License Board shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants in accordance with Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3. In addition to information related to licenses as specified in subdivision (a), the board shall also disclose information provided to the board by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 98.9 of the Labor Code.
    7. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall disclose information on private postsecondary institutions under its jurisdiction, including disclosure of notices to comply issued pursuant to Section 94935 of the Education Code.
    8. The California Board of Accountancy shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
    9. The California Architects Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including architects and landscape architects.
    10. The State Athletic Commission shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
    11. The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shall disclose information on its licensees.
    12. The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
    13. The Acupuncture Board shall disclose information on its licensees.
    14. The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall disclose information on its licensees, including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors.
    15. The Dental Board of California shall disclose information on its licensees.
    16. The State Board of Optometry shall disclose information regarding certificates of registration to practice optometry, statements of licensure, optometric corporation registrations, branch office licenses, and fictitious name permits of its licensees.
    17. The Board of Psychology shall disclose information on its licensees, including psychologists, psychological assistants, and registered psychologists.
  4. The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall disclose information on its licensees.
  5. The Structural Pest Control Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including applicators, field representatives, and operators in the areas of fumigation, general pest and wood destroying pests and organisms, and wood roof cleaning and treatment.
  6. The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation shall disclose information on its licensees.
  7. "Internet" for the purposes of this section has the meaning set forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.