This course goes beyond a list of what's changed and into why these changes matter. Learn the reasons behind these changes, and the problems they aim to solve.
This course reviews legislation taking effect in 2020 that impacts California mental health professionals. Specific attention is given to Assembly Bill 5, which impacts rules for independent contractors; license portability; reporting allegations of sexual misconduct; and supervision-related rule changes. Differences in impacts for Psychologists as compared with other mental health professionals are reviewed.
1 Hour CE. Recorded Video Format (non-interactive)
Describe at least three legislative changes taking effect in 2020 that impact California mental health professionals
Describe the three components of California’s “ABC” test for the hiring of independent contractors
Describe the new suicide prevention training requirement for California mental health professionals
1. 2020 changes in statute
i. Independent contractors (AB5)
ii. Suicide prevention training
iii. Allegations of sexual misconduct
iv. Notice to consumers
v. Criminal convictions
vi. BBS license portability
vii. LEPs as supervisors
viii. 90-day rule
ix. Technical changes
2. 2020 changes in regulation
i. Supervision-related changes
Format and Length:
Recorded Video Format (non-interactive); Total running time 61 minutes
Law & Ethics
Intermediate. This course assumes current knowledge of applicable law for mental health care and provides an update on what is changing in 2020.
To obtain your CE certificate, you must progress through all course segments, complete a satisfaction survey, and obtain a score of 80% or higher on a course completion quiz.
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
Publication and Review Dates:
Course Published: January 27, 2020
Financial Support Statement:
SimplePractice Learning pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.
Conflict of Interest Statement:
There is no potential conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.
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Continuing Education Approvals:
SimplePractice is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course provides 1 hour of continuing education (1 CE credit) for psychologists.
SimplePractice has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6961. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SimplePractice is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
SimplePractice is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, and LEPs (CAMFT CEPA provider #145276). SimplePractice maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
This course is not part of our continuing education program approved through NAADAC. Click here to view our complete CE approval information, or check out our collection of NAADAC approved courses.