Approved Regulation - 2016

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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Examination Restructure

Effective January 1, 2016, amends sections 1805, 1806, 1816, 1816.2, 1816.3, 1816.4, 1816.5, 1816.6, 1816.7, 1829, and 1877 of Division 18 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, and adds sections 1805.01, 1805.05, 1822.50, 1822.51, 1822.52, 1829.1, 1829.2, 1829.3, 1877.1, 1877.2 and 1877.3 to Division 18 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

These regulations incorporate and clarify the structure of the Board's LCSW, LMFT and LPCC examination programs in accordance with legislation that also took effect January 1, 2016 (SB 704, Chapter 387, Statutes of 2011 and SB 821, Chapter 473, Statutes of 2013).The legislation requires applicants to pass a California law and ethics exam and a clinical exam, and alters the timing of the exam process for all three license types. The regulations make a number of technical and clarifying changes, including specifying the type of clinical examination required.

LPCC Treatment of Couples and Families Regulation

Effective January 1, 2016, amends Sections 1820, 1820.5 and 1822 of Division 18 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. Adds Section 1820.7 to Division 18 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.
This regulation establishes a process for the Board to review an LPCC and PCC interns' qualifications to treat couples and families, and to issue proof of meeting the requirements. It also clarifies requirements regarding supervised experience and exemptions for working with couples or families.

Standards of Practice for Telehealth

Effective July 1, 2016, adds section 1815.5 to Division 18 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. This regulation establishes requirements for licensees and registrants who wish to provide services via telehealth.