California Business And Professions Code Section 473.4

(a) The Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection shall evaluate and determine whether a board or regulatory program has demonstrated a public need for the continued existence of the board or regulatory program and for the degree of regulation the board or regulatory program implements based on the following factors and minimum standards of performance: (1) Whether regulation by the board is necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. (2) Whether the basis or facts that necessitated the initial licensing or regulation of a practice or profession have changed. (3) Whether other conditions have arisen that would warrant increased, decreased, or the same degree of regulation. (4) If regulation of the profession or practice is necessary, whether existing statutes and regulations establish the least restrictive form of regulation consistent with the public interest, considering other available regulatory mechanisms, and whether the board rules enhance the public interest and are within the scope of legislative intent. (5) Whether the board operates and enforces its regulatory responsibilities in the public interest and whether its regulatory mission is impeded or enhanced by existing statutes, regulations, policies, practices, or any other circumstances, including budgetary, resource, and personnel matters. (6) Whether an analysis of board operations indicates that the board performs its statutory duties efficiently and effectively. (7) Whether the composition of the board adequately represents the public interest and whether the board encourages public participation in its decisions rather than participation only by the industry and individuals it regulates. (8) Whether the board and its laws or regulations stimulate or restrict competition, and the extent of the economic impact the board` s regulatory practices have on the state`s business and technological growth. (9) Whether complaint, investigation, powers to intervene, and disciplinary procedures adequately protect the public and whether final dispositions of complaints, investigations, restraining orders, and disciplinary actions are in the public interest; or if it is, instead, self-serving to the profession, industry or individuals being regulated by the board. (10) Whether the scope of practice of the regulated profession or occupation contributes to the highest utilization of personnel and whether entry requirements encourage affirmative action. (11) Whether administrative and statutory changes are necessary to improve board operations to enhance the public interest. (b) The Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection shall consider alternatives to placing responsibilities and jurisdiction of the board under the Department of Consumer Affairs. (c) Nothing in this section precludes any board from submitting other appropriate information to the Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection.