Tag Archives: California

California Legislature Passes AB1020

The California state Senate has followed the Assembly in passing AB1020, a bill that would restrict hospitals from selling certain patient debts, require collectors to certify that patients have been screened for public programs and financial assistance before filing a collection lawsuit, and extend the period before a debt could …

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Calif. DFPI Issues Proposal to Change Licensing Application

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has issued a notice of rulemaking, seeking to incorporate changes to its debt collection license application after reviewing comments on the proposal. Interested parties have until July 12 to submit their comments on the new proposal. The licensing law is scheduled …

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California Assembly Passes AB 1020

The California Assembly on Tuesday passed AB 1020, a bill that would ban hospitals from selling patient debts, require collectors to certify that patients have been screened for public programs and financial assistance before filing a collection lawsuit, and extend the period before a debt could be placed with a …

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California DFPI Issues NPRM on Licensing Application

California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in relation to its plan to adopt licensing requirements for debt collectors, and opened a 45-day comment period on those proposed rules. The proposed rules seek to adopt the application that will have to be used …

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New California Regulator Launches Investigation Into Collection Industry; Subpoenas 12 Companies

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) came out swinging yesterday with its first major action, issuing subpoenas to a dozen companies in the accounts receivable management industry, investigating consumer complaints about alleged unlawful, unfair, deceptive, or abusive collection practices. The companies that were issued subpoenas are: Portfolio …

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