State Credentialing Board Research Project1.docx

The board have made strong strides to increase the

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everyone to be satisfied with decisions being made. The board have made strong strides to increase the mental health professional population and even raised it up by 32 percent in 2017. The board meets several times throughout the year between northern and southern California. All meeting minutes can be accessed on the website. There are three committees Exempt Setting Committee, License Portability Committee and Policy and Advocacy Committee. The exempt setting committee helps “ practice within an exempt setting to determine if consumers and receiving services consistent with the standard of care for the mental health profession.” (BBS 2018) The License Portability Committee is organized to help review all license requirements in California and other state agencies. The policy and advocacy committee is there to ensure the consumers and counselors have a voice and can be heard. Each committee meets once a month and provide webcast for those who want to watch the meeting and keep up to date on the decisions. Complaints and Disciplinary Process A consumer is allowed to a complaint on any mental health professional licensed or not. The complains can be filed through mail or online. The complaint can be file through the California board of behavioral 3
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sciences or any other board that provides a medical service. Complaints need to have verifiable information and are better when their written with firsthand information. The board sends out a letter or email to confirm the complaint can been received hose individuals who come in to question for violates have to appear in front of the board. The board of directors gives various punishments depending on the complaint and decisions made by the board. The punished can be a citation which includes a fine, probation, or suspension. Each individual who has a complaint filed against them and receives a consequence are placed on public record which can be accessed on the BBS website. The therapist can file to have probation or suspension revoked in front of the board however, there is no grantee is will be released.
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