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The Board of Psychology will hold a Board Meeting via telephone conference

Call-in Line for Teleconferencing: (866) 509-3031
Participant Code: 44835535

NOTE: Pursuant to the provisions of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 17, 2020, neither Board member locations nor a public meeting location are provided. Public participation may be through teleconferencing as provided above. If you have trouble getting on the call to listen or participate, please call 916-574-7720.



Friday, April 17, 2020

Board Members
Seyron Foo, President
Mary Harb Sheets, PhD, Vice-President
Alita Bernal
Sheryll Casuga, PsyD
Marisela Cervantes
Stephen Phillips, JD, PsyD
Shacunda Rodgers, PhD
Lea Tate, PsyD


Legal Counsel
Norine Marks

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


10:00 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 at 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. Determination that Emergency Exists, Pursuant to Government Code section 11125.3 (N. Marks) Board will Determine whether an Emergency Exists to allow it to Consider Modifying the 30/60-month Time Limits in 16 CCR section 1387(a) to Accrue SPE, the 72-month Registration Limit as a Psychological Assistant in 16 CCR section 1391.1, and Waive an Examination under Business and Professions Code Section 2946.

5. Consideration of Modifications and Waivers

a) Modification of the 30/60-month Time Limits in 16 CCR section 1387(a) to Accrue SPE

b) Modification of the 72-month Registration Limit as a Psychological Assistant in 16 CCR Section 1391.1

c) Waiver of the CPLEE under Business and Professions Code Section 2946

6. President's Report (S. Foo)

a) Dates and Locations of 2020 Board and Committee Meetings

b) Committee Updates

7. Discussion and Possible Approval of the Board Meeting Minutes: February 27-28, 2020

8. Budget Report (J. Glasspiegel)

9. Review, Consider, and Approve Board Responses to the Sunset Background Paper from the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee for Submission to the Committee

10. Consideration of Adopting Amendments to Title 16, CCR Sections 1394, 1395, 1395.1 - Substantial Relationship Criteria, Rehabilitation Criteria (J. Glasspiegel)

11. Review and Consider Feedback Regarding ASPPB Changes to the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ)

12. Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Update (S. Foo)

a) Board Sponsored Legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session: Review and Possible Action

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

2) Pathways to Licensure Statutory Revisions - Amendments to Sections 27, 2909, 2909.5, 2910, 2911, 2913, 2914, 2915, 2915.5, 2915.7, 2940, 2942, 2943, 2946, and 2960 of the Business and Professions Code, and Section 1010 of the Evidence Code.

b) Review and Consideration of Proposed Legislation

1) Review of Bills with Active Positions Taken by the Board

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

B. AB 2630 (Flora) Criminal history information: subsequent arrest notification

C. SB 53 (Wilk) Open meetings.

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

2) Review of Bills for a Position

A. AB 2185 (Patterson) Professions and Vocations: applicants licensed in other stated: reciprocity.

B. AB 3045 (Gray) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: veterans: military spouses: licenses

3) Review of Watch Bills

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

B. AB 499 (Mayes) Personal information: social security numbers: state agencies.

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

D. AB 1263 (Low) Contracts: consumer services: consumer complaints.

E. AB 1616 (Low) Department of Consumer Affairs: boards: expunged convictions.

F. AB 1911 ((Maienschein) State agencies: veterans.

G. AB 2028 (Aguiar-Curry) State agencies: meetings.

H. AB 2093 (Gloria) Public records: writing transmitted by electronic mail: retention.

I. AB 2113 (Low) Refugees, asylees, and immigrants: professional licensing.

J. AB 2438 (Chau) California Public Records Act: conforming revisions.

K. AB 2454 (Chen) Department of Consumer Affairs: retired or inactive status license: discipline.

L. AB 2460 (Daly) Department of Consumer Affairs: retired category licenses.

M. AB 2476 (Diep) Healing arts licensees.

N. AB 2549 (Salas) Department of Consumer Affairs: temporary licenses.

O. AB 2597 (Bonta) Department of Consumer Affairs.

P. AB 2631 (Cunningham) License fees: military partners and spouses.

Q. AB 2704 (Ting) Healing arts: licensees: data collection.

R. AB 2978 (Ting D) Department of Justice: arrest and conviction records: review.

S. SB 878 (Jones) Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing: applications: wait times.

T. SB 891 (Chang) Department of Consumer Affairs.

13. 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

14. Regulatory Update, Review, and Consideration of Additional Changes (S. Foo)

a) 16 CCR Section 1396.8 - Standards of Practice for Telehealth

b) 16 CCR Sections 1391.1, 1391.2, 1391.5, 1391.6, 1391.8, 1391.10, 1391.11, 1391.12, 1392.1 - Psychological Assistants

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 Sections 1391.13, and 1391.14 - Inactive Psychological Assistant Registration and Reactivating a Psychological Assistant Registration

15. Review and Consideration of Changes to the Board's Administrative Procedures Manual

16. Enforcement Report (S. Monterrubio)

17. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (A. Sorrick)

18. 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)].


19. The Board will Meet in Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(c)(3) to Discuss Disciplinary Matters Including Proposed Decisions, Stipulations, Petitions for Reconsideration, and Remands.



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 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 protects consumers of psychological services by licensing psychologists, regulating the practice of psychology, and supporting the evolution of the profession.