DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Health professions investigation division. Establishes the health professions investigation division (division) within the health professions bureau (bureau). Provides that the division is responsible for the investigation of complaints filed against persons in regulated health occupations that are administered by the bureau. (Current law provides that the division of consumer protection, office of the attorney general, is responsible for these investigations.) Establishes duties and procedures for investigations. Establishes the health professions investigation fund to finance the operation of the division, consisting of fees, civil penalties, and assessments collected by the board of a regulated occupation or the bureau. Amends references to prior investigation statutes and the deposit of fees, civil penalties, and assessments. Provides that the attorney general retains responsibility for the investigation of all complaints filed before November 1, 2005, and that the division is responsible for complaints filed beginning November 1, 2005. Makes conforming amendments.