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Approved Regulation - 2009

The Board's Regulation sections are contained in the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 16 of Division 18, Articles 1-10. You can download the current version of the Board's Statutes and Regulations Relating to the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, Educational Psychology, and Clinical Social Work. The Board's Statutes and Regulations contain sections of the California Business and Professions Code and the California Code of Regulations. The publication also contains miscellaneous code sections from the California Health and Safety Code and the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

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  1. Disciplinary Guidelines Revision: Effective July 3, 2009, Section 1888 of Title 16, California Code of Regulations is amended to update the Disciplinary Guidelines set forth by the Board which is utilized in a disciplinary action against a licensee under the Administrative Procedures Act.
  2. Fingerprint Submission: Effective June 19, 2009, Section 1815 and 1886.4 of Title 16, California Code of Regulations is amended to require all licensees who have not previously submitted fingerprints to DOJ to complete a state and federal level criminal offender record information search through the DOJ before renewal of their licenses. This amendment also allows the Board to take disciplinary action and to assess a fine not to exceed $5,000 for each violation.
  3. Interim Recognition of Degrees from Institutions Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education: Effective February 27, 2009, Section 1832.5 of Title 16, California Code of Regulations is amended to recognize specified educational degrees, approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education as of June 30, 2007, and to meet the degree requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist licensure applicants and intern registrants, provided that the degree is awarded on or before June 30, 2012.