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BOARD MEETING
NOTICE OF MEETING AND AGENDA

Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5400 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90045
 (310) 216-5858

 

Board Members
Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD, President
Nicole J. Jones, Vice-President
Lucille Acquaye-Baddoo
Alita Bernal
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
Michael Erickson, PhD
Seyron Foo
Jacqueline Horn, PhD

Legal Counsel
Norine Marks

Board Staff
Antonette Sorrick, Executive Officer
Sandra Monterrubio, Enforcement Program Manager
Cherise Burns, Central Services Manager
Stephanie Cheung, Licensing Manager
Curtis Gardner, Probation Coordinator
Liezel McCockran, Continuing Education and Renewals Coordinator

The Board plans to webcast this meeting on its website. Webcast availability cannot, however, be guaranteed due to limitations on resources or technical difficulties that may arise. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at a physical location. Adjournment, if it is the only item that occurs after a closed session, may not be webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Board's Website at 9:00 a.m. May 10, 2018, or you may access it at: https://thedcapage.wordpress.com/webcasts/. Links to agenda items with attachments are available at www.psychology.ca.gov, prior to the meeting date,
Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

9:00 a.m. - OPEN SESSION

Unless noticed for a specific time, items may be heard at any time during the period of the Board meeting. The Board welcomes and encourages public participation in its meetings. The public may take appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before the Board 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/Establishment of a Quorum
  2. President's Welcome
  3. Public Comment for Items not on the Agenda. Note: The Board 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. Executive Officer's Report (A. Sorrick)
  5. DCA Executive Update
  6. 9:30 a.m. - Petition Hearing

  7. Petition for Reinstatement– Simone Ravicz, PhD

  8. 11:00 a.m. - Petition Hearing

  9. Petition for Reinstatement– Roberto Velasquez, PhD

  10. BREAK FOR LUNCH (TIME APPROXIMATE)

    1:30 p.m.. - Petition Hearing

  11. Petition for Early Termination of Probation Joan Dawson, PsyD
  12. CLOSED SESSION

  13. The Board will Meet in Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3) to Discuss Disciplinary Matters Including the Above Petitions, Proposed Decisions, Stipulations, Petitions for Reconsideration, and Remands.
  14. The Board will Meet in Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(e) to Confer with and Receive Advice from Legal Counsel Regarding Pending Litigation.
  15. RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

    RECESS FOR THE DAY

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    9:00 a.m. – Call to Order/Roll Call/Establishment of a Quorum

  16. Public Comment for Items not on the Agenda. Note: The Board 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)]
  17. Approval of the Meeting Minutes: February 15-16, 2018
  18. Budget Report (C. Burns)
  19. Enforcement Report (S. Monterrubio)
  20. Enforcement Committee Report and Consideration of Committee Recommendations (Acquaye-Baddoo – Chairperson, Phillips)
    1. Amendments to Title 16 C.C.R. Section 1395.2 - Disciplinary Guidelines   
    2. Proposed Amendments to Complaint form
    3. Proposed Amendments to Case Acknowledgement and Closure Letters

    BREAK FOR LUNCH (TIME APPROXIMATE)

  21. Licensing Report (S. Cheung)
  22. Continuing Education and Renewals Report (L. McCockran)
  23. Licensing Committee Report and Consideration of Committee Recommendations (Horn – Chairperson, Foo, Phillips)
    1. Standardization of Training Categories
    2. Pathways to Licensure:
      1. Proposed Amendments to Business and Professions Code:
        §§ 25, 28, & 2915.5 (Training in Human Sexuality, Child, Elder, and Dependent Adult Abuse Assessment and Reporting, and Aging and Long-term Care);
        • § 27 (Disclosure of Information);
        • § 2903 (Licensure Requirements);
        • §§ 2909, 2909.5, 2910, & 2911 (Exemptions);
        • § 2913 (Psychological Assistant);
        • § 2914 (Applicant's Requirement);
        • § 2915 (Continuing Professional Development);
        • §§ 29 & 2915.7 (Continuing Education: Chemical Dependency and Alcoholism and Aging and Long-term Care)
        • §§ 2940 & 2941 (Application and Examination Fees);
        • §§ 2942, 2943, & 2944 (Examination Time and Subjects);
        • § 2946 (Reciprocity and Temporary Practice);
        • § 2948 (Issuance of License); and
        • § 2960 (Grounds for Disciplinary Action)
      2. Proposed Amendments to Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations:
        • § 1380.3 (Definitions);
        • §§ 1381, 1381.1, & 1381.2 (Applications);
        • § 1381.4 (Failure to Appear for an Examination);
        • § 1381.5 (Failure to Pay Initial License Fee);
        • § 1381.6 (Permit Processing Times);
        • §§ 1382, 1382.3, 1382.4, 1382.5, & 1382.6 (Pre-licensing Courses);
        • § 1386 (Evaluation of Education);
        • § 1387 (Supervised Professional Experience);
        • §§ 1387.1 & 1387.2 (Qualifications of Primary and Delegated Supervisors);
        • § 1387.3 (Non-Mental Health Services);
        • § 1387.4 (Out-of-State Experience);
        • § 1387.5 (SPE Log);
        • §§ 1388, 1388.6, 1389, & 1389.1 (Examinations-Waiver/Reconsideration);
        • §§ 1387.7, 1390, 1390.1, 1390.2, & 1390.3 (Registered Psychologists);  
        • §§ 1387.6, 1391, 1391.1, 1391.2, 1391.3, 1391.4, 1391.5, 1391.6, 1391.7, 1391.8, 1391.10, 1391.11, & 1391.12 (Psychological Assistants);
        • § 1392.1 (Psychological Assistant Fees); and 
        • § 1397.71 (CE Provider Status)
    3. Consideration of Licensing Committee Recommendations Regarding an Extension of the 72-Month Registration Period Limitation for Registered Psychological Assistant Pursuant to Section 1391.1(b) of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations
    4. Consideration of Licensing Committee Recommendations Regarding an Extension of the 30-Consecutive Month Limitation to Accrue 1500 Hours of Post-Doctoral Supervised Professional Experience Pursuant to Section 1387(a) of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations
  24. Overview of the Role of the Office of the Attorney General in the Administrative Enforcement Process - Office of the Attorney General (G. Castro/J. Templet)
  25. Examination Subject Matter Expert (SME) Qualifications Presentation (C. Burns)
  26. Legislative Update (N. Jones)
    1. Sponsored Legislation for the 2018 Legislative Session: Review and Potential Action, Recommendations to the Full Board (Jones Chairperson)
      1. AB 2968 (Levine) Amend Sections of the Business and Professions Code Regarding the Brochure Addressing Sexual Contact Between a Psychotherapist and a Patient
    2. Newly Introduced Bills Review of Bill Analyses and Potential Action to Recommend Positions to the Full Board
      1. Recommendations for Active Positions on Bills
        1. AB 282 (Jones-Sawyer) Aiding, Advising, or Encouraging Suicide: Exemption from Prosecution
        2. AB 1779 (Nazarian) Sexual Orientation: Change Efforts
        3. AB 2044 (Stone) Child Custody: Safety of the Child
        4. AB 2138 (Chiu) Licensing Boards: Denial of Application: Criminal Conviction
        5. AB 2943 (Low) Unlawful Business Practices: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
        6. SB 1125 (Atkins) Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Services
      2. Recommendations from Committee to Watch Bills
        1. AB 1436 (Berman) Board of Behavioral Sciences: Licensees: Suicide Prevention Training
        2. AB 1659 (Low) – Healing Arts Boards: Inactive Licenses
        3. AB 1893 (Maienschein) – Maternal Mental Health: Federal Funding
        4. AB 1896 (Cervantes) – Sexual Assault Counselor-Victim Privilege
        5. AB 1968 (Low) – Mental Health: Firearms
        6. AB 2018 (Maienschein) – Mental Health Workforce Planning: Loan Forgiveness, Loan Repayment, and Scholarship Programs
        7. AB 2022 (Chu) – Pupil Health: On-Campus Mental Health Professionals
        8. AB 2117 (Arambula) – Marriage and Family Therapists: Clinical Social Workers: Professional Clinical Counselors
        9. AB 2119 (Gloria) – Foster Care: Gender Affirming Health Care and Behavioral Health Services
        10. AB 2143 (Caballero) – Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program: Providers.
        11. AB 2156 (Chen) – Mental Health Services: Gravely Disabled
        12. AB 2193 (Maienschein) – Maternal Mental Health
        13. AB 2483 (Voepel) – Department of Consumer Affairs: Office of Supervision of Occupational Boards
        14. AB 2539 (Mathis) – California Physician Corps Program: Practice Setting
        15. AB 2619 (Allen) – Severely Mentally Ill Children
        16. AB 2780 (Bloom) – Family Law: Support Orders and Child Custody
        17. AB 2861 (Salas) – Medi-Cal: Telehealth: Substance Use Disorder Services
        18. SB 1371 (Morrell) – Occupational Licensing: List
      3. Recommendations from Committee to Watch Spot Bills
        1. AB 2442 (Santiago) Mental Health
        2. SB 1134 (Newman) Mental Health Services Fund
    3. Review of Bills with Watch Status Approved by the Board
      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
    4. 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
  27. Legislative Items for Future Meeting. The Board May Discuss Other Items of Legislation in Sufficient Detail to Determine Whether Such Items Should be on a Future Board Meeting Agenda and/or Whether to Hold a Special Meeting of the Board to Discuss Such Items Pursuant to Government Code Section 11125.4
  28. Overview Presentation of the Legislative Process (C. Burns)
  29. Regulatory Update, Review, and Consideration of Additional Changes (N. Jones)
    1. 16 CCR Sections 1391.1, 1391.2, 1391.5, 1391.6, 1391.8, 1391.10, 1391.11, 1391.12, 1392.1 – Psychological Assistants
    2. 16 CCR Section 1396.8 – Standards of Practice for Telehealth
    3. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1381.10, 1392 – Retired License, Renewal of Expired License, Psychologist Fees
    4. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62, 1397.67 –  Continuing Professional Development
    5. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1381.10, and 1392 - Retired Psychologist    License: Issuance of a License in Retired Status
  30. EPPP2 Task Force Report (S. Casuga)
  31. Outreach and Education Committee Report (A. Bernal)
    1. Strategic Plan
    2. Communications Plan
    3. Website
    4. Social Media
    5. Newsletter
    6. Outreach Activities    
    7. Update on Outreach Plan for High Schools, Community Colleges, and State and University System to Increase Licensing Population
    8. Two-Year Outreach and Education Campaign Update
    9. DCA Brochure "Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex" – Update
  32. PsyPACT Status of PsyPACT and Review of Board Concerns and Feedback
  33. President's Report (S. Phillips)
    1. 2018 Meeting Calendar and Locations
    2. Committee Updates
  34. Election of Vice President
  35. Recommendations for Agenda Items for Future Board Meetings. Note: The Board 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)]

ADJOURNMENT

Except where noticed for a time certain, all times are approximate and subject to change. The meeting may be canceled 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.

In the event a quorum of the Board is unable to attend the meeting, or the Board is unable to maintain a quorum once the meeting is called to order, the president may, at his discretion, continue to discuss items from the agenda and to vote to make recommendations to the full board at a future meeting [Government Code section 11125(c)].

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.

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 Board of Psychology advances quality psychological services for Californians by ensuring ethical and legal practice and supporting the evolution of the profession.