Complaint Information

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), and its disciplinary proceedings are conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code Section 11150 et seq.). Its investigations and hearings are conducted pursuant to Government Code Sections 11180 through 11191. Business and Professions Code Section 4990 establishes the BBS, which consists of eleven members, six of whom are public members (non-therapist). Business and Professions Code Section 4980.34 imposes upon the BBS the administration and enforcement of the Board's Licensing Laws.

The following information is intended to inform consumers of the procedure for filing a complaint against a licensee or registrant, the Board's process in reviewing and investigating complaints, and to provide general information about the types of disciplinary actions and dispositions available to the Board.

If you have a complaint about the Board of Behavioral Sciences itself as an agency, the Board as well as the Department of Consumer Affairs welcomes citizens to submit comments and/or complaints by downloading the Citizen Comment/Complaint form.