CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations
ARTICLE 6 - Peer Review
§ 39. Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply to Article 6 - Peer Review:
(a) Accounting and Auditing Practice: Any services that are performed using the following professional standards: Statements on Auditing Standards (SASs), Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS), Statements on Standards on Attestation Engagements (SSAEs), Government Auditing Standards, and audits of non-Security Exchange Commission (SEC) issuers performed pursuant to the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
(b) Peer Review Report: A report issued to the peer reviewed firm which documents the findings and conclusions reached by a qualified peer reviewer and issued in accordance with Section 48(b) of this Article.
(c) Pass Peer Review Report: A report issued to the peer reviewed firm in accordance with either Section 48(b)(1)(A) or 48(b)(2)(A) of this Article.
(d) Pass With Deficiencies Peer Review Report: A report issued to the peer reviewed firm in accordance with either Section 48(b)(1)(B) or 48(b)(2)(B) of this Article.
(e) Substandard Peer Review Report: A report issued to the peer reviewed firm under either Section 48(b)(1)(C) or 48(b)(2)(C) of this Article.
(f) Peer Reviewer: A certified public accountant holding a valid and active license to practice public accounting in good standing issued by this state or some other state who (1) maintains a currency of knowledge in professional standards governing accounting and auditing engagements, (2) meets the qualifications of Section 48(c) of this Article, and (3) is unaffiliated with the firm being reviewed.
(g) Peer Review Team: One or more individuals who collectively conduct a peer review, at least one of whom is a qualified peer reviewer.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010 and 5076, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5076, Business and Professions Code.
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