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Disbanding of nursing board raises questions about public protection
California Watch

The state Board of Registered Nursing ceased to exist this year due to an October veto by Gov. Jerry Brown, and now stark disagreement is emerging over whether the public is adequately protected from nurses who need drug treatment or limits on their practice or to be stopped altogether.

Brown vetoed the bill that would have extended the board’s charter to 2016 after balking over possible pension obligations. In doing so, he dissolved the board after 106 years of operation.