August 2018

Is There an Umbrella?

Most people would think I am referring to the kind of umbrella that protects you from rain, but today’s discussion is about the kind of “umbrella” or excess liability insurance that provides an additional layer of insurance coverage on top of an underlying policy.  For example, automobile drivers are required under California state law to carry auto liability insurance coverage for their vehicles.  An individual may also purchase an “umbrella” or excess policy that provides an additional layer of liability coverage beyond the coverage limit of the underlying policy.  Homeowners also may choose


Physician Assistant Arrest Reporting Requirements

California’s Business and Professions Code requires that Physician Assistants report only (1) the bringing of an indictment or information that charges the Physician Assistant with a felony and/or (2) the conviction of the Physician Assistant, including any verdict of guilty or plea of no contest, of any felony or misdemeanor.  While that should seem simple enough, there is a regulation that requires a Physician Assistant to report any arrest within 30 days, whether there is ultimately a conviction or not.  Any failure to report to California’s Physician Assistant Board results in unprofession