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Bill to speed up licensing for doctors in underserved areas
Sacramento Business Journal

A bill to speed up license approvals for doctors who will practice in medically underserved areas passed out of the California Legislature on Friday. Assembly Bill 1288 by Democratic Assemblyman Manuel Perez from Coachella is pending on the governor’s desk. The bill requires the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California to develop a priority review process for applicants who can show plans to work in a medically underserved area or with a medically underserved population.