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Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd., El Dorado Room (Second Floor, Room 220)
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7720

(no Board Members will be present at this location)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Conference Call Line: (866) 509-3031
Participant Code: 44835535

The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (formerly the Policy and Advocacy Committee) will hold a Committee Meeting, as noted above, and via telephone conference at the following locations:

1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 230
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-8866

1500 Davis Street, Suite 100
San Leandro, CA 94107
(510) 618-6108

8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 334
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 275-4194

Committee Members
Seyron Foo, Chairperson
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
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 Manager
Jason Glasspiegel, Central Services Coordinator


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


9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 Approval of Committee Meeting Minutes: March 18, 2019

5. 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. SB 786 (Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development) Healing Arts – Update on Amendments to Sections 2940-2944 of the Business and Professions Code Regarding Examinations

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

a. Review and Consideration of Proposed Legislation: Potential Action to Take Positions on Bills

1) Potential Action to Recommend Active Positions to the Board

i. AB 1076 (Ting) Criminal Records: automatic relief.

2) Potential Action to Recommend the Board Watch Bills

i. AB 798 (Cervantes) Maternal Mental Health.

ii. SB 660 (Pan) Postsecondary education: mental health counselors.

b. Review of Bills with Active Positions Taken by the Board

1) AB 1145 (Garcia) Child abuse: reportable conduct.

2) SB 53 (Wilk) Open meetings.

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

4) SB 425 (Hill) Health care practitioners: licensee's file: probationary physician's and surgeon's certificate: unprofessional conduct.

c. Review of Bills with Watch Status

1) SB 163 (Portantino) Health care coverage: pervasive developmental disorder or autism.

2) AB 5 (Gonzalez) Worker status: employees and independent contractors.

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

4) AB 166 (Gabriel) Medi-Cal: violence preventive services.

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

6) AB 241 (Kamlager-Dove) Implicit bias: continuing education: requirements.

7) AB 289 (Fong) California Public Records Act Ombudsperson.

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

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

10) AB 496 (Low) Business and professions.

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

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

13) AB 577 (Eggman) Health care coverage: postpartum period.

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

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

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

17) AB 895 (Muratsuchi) Pupil Mental Health Services Program Act.

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

19) AB 1184 (Gloria) Public records: writing transmitted by electronic mail: retention.

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

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

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

d. Review of Two-Year Bills with Watch Status

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

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

3) AB 193 (Patterson) Professions and vocations.

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

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

6) AB 536 (Frazier) Developmental services.

7) AB 544 (Brough) Professions and vocations: inactive license fees and accrued and unpaid renewal fees

8) AB 768 (Brough) Professions and vocations.

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

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

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

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

13) SB 181 (Chang) Healing arts boards.

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

15) SB 546 (Hueso) Unlicensed activity.

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

7. 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 Sections 1391.13, and 1391.14 – Inactive Psychological Assistant Registration and Reactivating A Psychological Assistant Registration

c. 16 CCR Section 1396.8 – Standards of Practice for Telehealth

d. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1381.10, 1392 – Retired License, Renewal of Expired License, Psychologist Fees

e. 16 CCR Sections 1381.9, 1397.60, 1397.61, 1397.62, 1397.67 – Continuing Professional Development

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

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

9. 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 https://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 Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee is to advocate for legislation and develop regulations that provide for the protection of consumer health and safety. The committee reviews, monitors and recommends positions on legislation that affect the Board, consumers, and the profession of psychology. The committee also recommends regulatory changes and informs the Board about the status of regulatory packages.