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Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting
Notice & Agenda

Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd., Trinity Room (Third Floor, Room 307)
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7720

Public Call-in Information
Call-in Number: (866) 509-3031
Participant Code: 44835535

 

Committee Members
Nicole J. Jones, Chairperson
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
Michael Erickson, PhD

Legal Counsel
Norine Marks

Board Staff
Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer
Jeffrey Thomas, Assistant Executive Officer
Cherise Burns, Central Services Manager
Stephanie Cheung, Licensing Manager
Sandra Monterrubio, Enforcement Program Manager
Jason Glasspiegel, Central Services Coordinator
Konnor Leitzell, Student Assistant

Links to agenda items with attachments are available at www.psychology.ca.gov, prior to the meeting date.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or until completion of business

The Committee welcomes and encourages public participation in its meetings. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Committee at the time the item is heard. If public comment is not specifically requested, members of the public should feel free to request an opportunity to comment.

  • 1. Call to Order/Roll Call
  • 2. Welcome from the Chair
  • 3. Public Comment(s) for Items not on the Agenda. Note: The Committee May not Discuss or Take Action on any Matter Raised During This Public Comment Section, Except to Decide whether to Place the Matter on the Agenda of a Future Meeting [Government Code Sections 11125 and 11125.7(a)]
  • 4. Approval of Committee Minutes: May 15, 2017
  • 5. Summary of Legislative Visits on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • 6. Sponsored Legislation for the 2018 Legislative Session: Review and Potential Action, Recommendations to the Full Board (Jones Chairperson)
  • a. AB 2968 (Levine) Amend Sections 337 and 728 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding the Brochure Addressing Sexual Contact Between a Psychotherapist and a Patient.
  • 7. Review and Consideration of Legislation: Review of Bill Analyses and Potential Action to Recommend Positions to the Full Board, Recommendations to the Full Board (Jones Chairperson).
  • a. Newly Introduced Bills Review of Bill Analyses and Potential Action to Recommend Positions to the Full Board
  • 1) Recommendations for Active Positions on Bills
  • A. AB 282 (Jones-Sawyer) Aiding, Advising, or Encouraging Suicide: Exemption from Prosecution
  • B. AB 1779 (Nazarian) Sexual Orientation: Change Efforts
  • C. AB 2044 (Stone) Child Custody: Safety of the Child
  • D. AB 2138 (Chiu) Licensing Boards: Denial of Application: Criminal Conviction
  • E. AB 2943 (Low) Unlawful Business Practices: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
  • F. SB 1125 (Atkins) Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Services
  • 2) Recommendations for Committee to Watch Bills
  • A. AB 1436 (Berman) Board of Behavioral Sciences: Licensees: suicide prevention training
  • B. AB 1659 (Low) Healing Arts Boards: Inactive Licenses
  • C. AB 1893 (Maienschein) Maternal Mental Health: Federal Funding
  • D. AB 1896 (Cervantes) Sexual Assault Counselor-Victim Privilege
  • E. AB 1968 (Low) Mental Health: Firearms
  • F. AB 2018 (Maienschein) Mental Health Workforce Planning: Loan Forgiveness, Loan Repayment, and Scholarship Programs
  • G. AB 2022 (Chu) Pupil Health: On-Campus Mental Health Professionals
  • H. AB 2117 (Arambula) Marriage and Family Therapists: Clinical Social Workers: Professional Clinical Counselors
  • I. AB 2119 (Gloria) Foster Care: Gender Affirming Health Care and Behavioral Health Services
  • J. AB 2143 (Caballero) Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program: Providers.
  • K. AB 2156 (Chen) Mental Health Services: Gravely Disabled
  • L. AB 2193 (Maienschein) Maternal Mental Health
  • M. AB 2483 (Voepel) Department of Consumer Affairs: Office of Supervision of Occupational Boards
  • N. AB 2539 (Mathis) California Physician Corps Program: Practice Setting
  • O. AB 2619 (Allen) Severely Mentally Ill Children
  • P. AB 2780 (Bloom) Family Law: Support Orders and Child Custody
  • Q. AB 2861 (Salas) Medi-Cal: Telehealth: Substance Use Disorder Services
  • R. SB 1371 (Morrell) Occupational Licensing: List
  • 3) Recommendations for Committee to Watch Spot Bills
  • A. AB 2442 (Santiago) Mental Health
  • B. SB 1134 (Newman) Mental Health Services Fund
  • b. Review of 2-Year Bills with Watch Position
  • 1) AB 93 (Medina) Healing Arts: Marriage and Family Therapists: Clinical Social Workers: Professional Clinical Counselors: Required Experience and Supervision
  • 2) AB 148 (Mathis) California Physician Corps Program: Practice Setting
  • 3) AB 349 (McCarty) Civil Service: Preference: Special Immigrant Visa Holder
  • 4) AB 451 (Arambula) Health Facilities: Emergency Services and Care
  • 5) AB 456 (Thurmond) Healing Arts: Associate Clinical Social Workers
  • 6) AB 700 (Jones-Sawyer) Public Health: Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery: Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • 7) AB 767 (Quirk-Silva) - Master Business License Act
  • 8) AB 827 (Rubio) Department of Consumer Affairs: Task Force: Foreign-Trained Professionals
  • 9) AB 1116 (Grayson) Peer Support and Crisis Referral Services Act
  • 10) AB 1136 (Eggman) Health Facilities: Residential Mental or Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • 11) SB 142 (Beall) Criminal Offenders: Mental Health
  • 12) SB 215 (Beall) Diversion: Mental Disorders
  • 13) SB 399 (Portantino) Health Care Coverage: Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism
  • 14) SB 715 (Newman) Department of Consumer Affairs: Regulatory Boards: Removal of Board Members
  • 15) SB 762 (Hernandez) Healing Arts Licensee: License Activation Fee: Waiver
  • 8. Review and Consideration of Statutory Revisions to Section 2960.1 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding Denial, Suspension and Revocation for Acts of Sexual Contact
  • 9. Regulatory Update
  • a. 16 CCR Sections 1391.1, 1391.2, 1391.5, 1391.6, 1391.8, 1391.10, 1391.11, 1391.12, 1392.1 Psychological Assistants
  • b. 16 CCR Section 1396.8 Standards of Practice for Telehealth
  • c. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1381.10, 1392 Retired License, Renewal of Expired License, Psychologist Fees
  • d. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62, 1397.67 Continuing Professional Development
  • 10. Update Regarding the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and Mandated Reporting Penal Code Sections 261.5, 288, and 11165.1.
  • 11. Recommendations for Agenda Items for Future Committee Meetings. Note: the Committee May not Discuss or Take Action on any Matter Raised During This Public Comment Section, Except to Decide Whether to Place the Matter on the Agenda of a Future Meeting [Government Code Sections 11125 and 11125.7(a)]

Except where noticed for a time certain, all times are approximate and subject to change. The meeting may be canceled or changed without notice. For verification, please check the Board's Web site at www.psychology.ca.gov, or call (916) 574-7720. Action may be taken on any item on the agenda. Items may be taken out of order, tabled or held over to a subsequent meeting, and items scheduled to be heard on Thursday may be held over to Friday, items scheduled to be heard on Friday may be moved up to Thursday, for convenience, to accommodate speakers, or to maintain a quorum.

Meetings of the Board of Psychology are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board at the time the item is heard, but the President may, at his discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. Board members who are present who are not members of the Committee may observe, but may not participate or vote.

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer, at (916) 574-7720 or email bopmail@dca.ca.gov or send a written request addressed to 1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite N-215, Sacramento, CA 95834. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

The goal of the Policy and Advocacy Committee is to advocate and promote legislation that advances the ethical and competent practice of psychology in order to protect consumers of psychological services. The committee reviews and tracks legislation and regulations that affect the Board, consumers, and the profession of psychology, and recommends positions on legislation for consideration by the Board