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Public Disclosure Policy

On May 18, 2006, the Board of Behavioral Sciences amended its public disclosure policy to read:

Upon request by a member of the public, the following information, if known, shall be disclosed:

  1. Current status of a license, issuance and expiration date of a license, prior discipline, accusation filed, temporary restraining order or interim order of suspension issued or the resulting discipline.
  2. Malpractice judgments of more than $30,000 reported to the Board on or after July 1, 1995.
  3. Final determination of a citation and fine issued by the Board. This is not considered disciplinary action. Payment of the fine shall be represented as satisfactory resolution of the matter for purposes of public disclosure. (B&P Code Section 125.9(d)).
  4. Malpractice settlements and arbitration awards in excess of $10,000 reported to the board.

If a licensing record indicates "Accusation filed" it means the licensee/registrant has been charged with violations but the disciplinary action is pending. If you would like more information or wish to find out the status of an MFT, MFT Intern, LCSW, Associate or LEP's license or registration, please contact the Board of Behavioral Sciences at (916) 574-7830 or verify the status online by selecting our Online License / Registration Verification feature.