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The Reporting of Settlements, Arbitration Awards, and Judgments

TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 9 - Rules of Professional Conduct

§ 61. The Reporting of Settlements, Arbitration Awards, and Judgments.

(a) To meet the reporting requirements of paragraph (b)(2) of Section 5063, licensees shall report settlements and arbitration awards consistent with that provision that are the result of actions brought by persons located, residing, or doing business in California.
(b) Reports of judgments in civil actions alleging negligent conduct (but not dishonesty, fraud, or gross negligence) by a licensee pursuant to paragraph (c)(1) of Section 5063 shall be limited to those judgments in which a person located, residing in or doing business in California is a named party to the action or where the alleged conduct relates to the practice of public accountancy in California. Nothing in this subsection limits a licensee's responsibility to report under any other paragraph of subdivision (c) of Section 5063.
(c) Reports received by the Board pursuant to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section shall not be publicly disclosed other than (1) in the course of any disciplinary proceeding by the Board after the filing of a formal accusation; (2) in the course of any legal action to which the Board is a party; (3) in response to an official inquiry from a state or federal agency; (4) in response to a subpoena or summons enforceable by order of a court; or (5) when otherwise specifically required by law.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010, 5018 and 5063, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5063, Business and Professions Code.


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