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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

Committee Members
Seyron Foo, Chairperson
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
Nicole J. Jones
Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD

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

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

Monday, March 18, 2019

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. Review and Consideration of Revisions to the Goal of the Policy and Advocacy Committee – Recommendations to the Board

5. Approval of Committee Minutes: April 19, 2018

6. Board Sponsored Legislation for the 2019 Legislative Session: Review and Potential Action, Recommendations to the Board

a. SB 275 (Pan) – Amendments to Section 2960.1 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding Denial, Suspension and Revocation for Acts of Sexual Contact

b. Update on Amendments to Sections 2912, 2940-2944 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding Examinations, and New Section to the Business and Professions Code Regarding Voluntary Surrender

7. Review and Consideration of Proposed Legislation: Potential Action to Recommend Positions to the Board

a. Newly Introduced Bills –Potential Action to Recommend Active Positions to the Board

1) AB 744 (Aguiar-Curry) Healthcare coverage: telehealth.

2) SB 66 (Atkins) Medi-Cal: federally qualified health center and rural health clinic services.

3) SB 163 (Portantino) Healthcare coverage: pervasive developmental disorder or autism.

b. Newly Introduced Bills –Potential Action to Recommend the Committee Watch Bills

1) Recommendations for Committee to Watch Bills

A. AB 8 (Chu) Pupil health: mental health professionals.

B. AB 71 (Melendez) Employment standards: independent contractors and employees.

C. AB 184 (Mathis) Board of Behavioral Sciences: registrants and licensees.

D. AB 189 (Kamlager-Dove) Child abuse or neglect: mandated reporters: autism service personnel.

E. AB 193 (Patterson) Professions and vocations.

F. AB 312 (Cooley) State government: administrative regulations: review.

G. AB 396 (Eggman) School employees: School Social Worker Pilot Program.

H. AB 469 (Petrie-Norris) State records management: records management coordinator.

I. AB 476 (Rubio, Blanca) Department of Consumer Affairs: task force: foreign-trained professionals.

J. AB 496 (Low) Business and professions.

K. AB 512 (Ting) Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services.

L. AB 536 (Frazier) Developmental services.

M. AB 565 (Maienschein) Mental health workforce planning: loan forgiveness, loan repayment, and scholarship programs.

N. AB 577 (Eggman) Medi-Cal: maternal mental health.

O. AB 613 (Low) Professions and vocations: regulatory fees.

P. AB 630 (Arambula) Board of Behavioral Sciences: marriage and family therapists: clinical social workers: educational psychologists: professional clinical counselors: required notice.

Q. AB 669 (Holden) Attorney General: assurance of voluntary compliance.

R. AB 768 (Brough) Professions and vocations.

S. AB 770 (Garcia, Eduardo) Medi-Cal: federally qualified health clinics: rural health clinics.

T. AB 895 (Muratsuchi) School-based early mental health intervention and prevention services.

U. AB 1055 (Levine) Mental health: involuntary commitment.

V. AB 1271 (Diep) Licensing examinations: report.

W. AB 1601 (Ramos) Office of Emergency Services: behavioral health response.

X. SB 201 (Wiener) Medical procedures: treatment or intervention: sex characteristics of a minor.

Y. SB 331 (Hurtado) Suicide-prevention: strategic plans.

Z. SB 601 (Morrell) State agencies: licenses: fee waiver.

AA. SB 639 (Mitchell) Medical services: credit or loan.

2) Recommendations for Committee to Watch Spot Bills

A. AB 5 (Gonzalez) Worker status: independent contractors.

B. AB 166 (Gabriel) Medi-Cal: violence prevention counseling services.

C. AB 241 (Kamlager-Dove) Implicit bias.

D. AB 289 (Fong) Public records appeals: ombudsman.

E. AB 862 (Kiley) Professional licenses.

F. AB 994 (Mathis) Health care practitioner identification.

G. AB 1058 (Salas) Medi-Cal: specialty mental health services and substance use disorder treatment.

H. AB 1132 (Gabriel) The Information Practices Act of 1977.

I. AB 1184 (Gloria) Public records.

J. AB 1201 (Boerner Horvath) Unfair Practices Act.

K. AB 1264 (Petrie-Norris) Department of Consumer Affairs.

L. AB 1474 (Wicks) Mental Health Master Plan.

M. AB 1752 (Kalra) Consumers.

N. SB 144 (Mitchell) Fees: criminal administrative fees.

O. SB 180 (Chang) Health care professionals.

P. SB 181 (Chang) Healing arts boards.

Q. SB 342 (Hertzberg) Consumer complaints.

R. SB 546 (Hueso) Unlicensed activity.

S. SB 700 (Roth) Business and professions: noncompliance with support orders and tax delinquencies.

T. SB 749 (Durazo) California Public Records Act.

8. Regulatory Update, Review, and Consideration of Additional Changes

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

e. 16 CCR Section 1395.2 – Disciplinary Guidelines

f. 16 CCR Sections 1394 – Substantial Relationship Criteria; Section 1395 – Rehabilitation Criteria for Denials and Reinstatements; Section 1395.1 – Rehabilitation Criteria for Denials Suspensions or Revocations; Section 1395.2 – Disciplinary Guidelines

9. Update on California Psychological Association Legislative Proposal Regarding New Registration Category for Psychological Testing Technicians

10. 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 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 Committee at the time the item is heard, but the Chair 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