Welcome to the Local Advocacy Network!

Currently the LAN Representative position is Katie Polsky, Ph.D. 

CPA's 2021 Leadership and Advocacy Conference:

Leadership Training Kick-Off: Friday, January 29th 9 am - 12 pm
Pre-Lobby Day Training: Wednesday, March 10th 8 am - 9 am
CPA Lobby Day: Monday, March 15th 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Board of Psychology has four new advisories related to legislation that became effective January 1, 2021. The advisories are for the following bills:

AB 2113 (Low), Refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders: professional licensing: initial licensure process (effective January 1, 2021). AB 2113 added Business and Professions Code section 135.4, which requires boards and bureaus under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to expedite the initial licensure process for refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders.

AB 2253 (Low), Professional Licensure (effective January 1, 2021). AB 2253 clarifies that in a training setting exempt from registration with the Board pursuant to either the Health and Safety Code, Penal Code, or Welfare and Institutions Code, experience that constitutes qualifying experience for licensure, means experience that meets the requirements of 2914(d) of the California Business and Professions Code.

SB 1474 (BP&ED), Business and Professions (effective January 1, 2021). SB 1474 extends the statutory authority of the Board of Psychology until January 1, 2022.            

AB 1145 (Cristina Garcia) Child Abuse: Reportable Conduct (effective January 1, 2021). For the purposes of the Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), AB 1145 revised the definition of sexual assault to no longer include any acts under Penal Code Sections 286 (sodomy), 287 or former Section 288a (oral copulation), and Section 289 (sexual penetration), if committed voluntarily and if there are no indicators of abuse, unless the conduct is between a person 21 years of age or older and a minor who is under 16 years of age.

For more information and to access the full advisory for all four new laws, go to: https://www.psychology.ca.gov/laws_regs/legislation.shtml

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Past LAN Events:

7/10/19 & 9/12/19: Capitol Leaders Group

8/17/19: Make a Splash by Pooling Our PAC Dollars

6/26/18 & 8/21/18: Capitol Leaders Group

6/16/18: Bottoms Up to Top Off the PAC

6/1/17 & 9/12/17: Capitol Leaders Group

6/24/17: Bottoms Up to Top Off the PAC

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