Disciplinary Actions

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You use our on-line verification feature to inquire if a licensee or registrant has been the subject of disciplinary action. The on-line verification will also include any pending disciplinary actions against the individual in question.

DISCLAIMER INVOLVING DISCPLINARY ACTIONS

Disciplinary actions rendered by the Board of Behavioral Sciences become operative on the effective date except in situations where the licensee obtains a court-ordered stay. This may occur after the publication of the information on this website.

For updated information on stay orders and appeals, or for further information on specific discipline for a person listed, you may telephone the Board office at (916) 574-7830 and ask for the Enforcement Unit.

TERMINOLOGY

Accusation: A written statement of charges which shall set forth in ordinary and concise language the acts or omissions with which the respondent is charged, to the end that the respondent will be able to prepare his defense.

Citation: An Administrative action, usually including a fine, for violations of the statutes and regulations enforced by the Board.

Revocation, or revoked: The license or registration is revoked as a result of disciplinary action rendered by the Board. No practice is permitted.

Suspension: The licensee or registrant is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time.

Stayed: The revocation or suspension is postponed, and the licensee or registrant is put on probation.

Probation: The licensee or registrant may continue to practice under specific terms and conditions.

Voluntary Surrender / Surrender of License: The licensee or registrant turns in the license or registration while charges are still pending. The right to practice is ended.

Effective Decision Date: The date the disciplinary action goes into operation.

Public Reprimand: The licensee or registrant is issued a letter of reprimand resulting from a disciplinary action or pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 495.

Writ of Mandate: The respondent has appealed the Board's Decision to the Superior Court.

Stay: The Board or Court has ordered the Board's Decision to not be enforced pending further action.

Review the information for obtaining copies of Enforcement Disciplinary Actions, Documents or Publications or Consumer Complaint Information.