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Afternoon In-Person: Law & Ethics--What's NEW in 2022?


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Course Description:
As if the end of the year did not present enough opportunities for stress, California psychotherapists will have to become familiar with multiple new laws impacting their professions before the confetti drops at midnight on New Year’s Day. If you would rather spend time with family over the holidays than devote countless hours to legal research, CAMFT has you covered!

This IN-PERSON, two-hour workshop will break down multiple new laws impacting California psychotherapists that will take effect in 2022. These laws introduce significant changes to numerous subjects including mandated reporting, emotional support dog documentation, managed care, and communication between licensees and the BBS. The workshop will also provide brief overviews of CAMFT’s scope of practice bill, which was recently signed into law by Governor Newsom, new regulations for MFTs serving as supervisors, and recently enacted laws you may have missed.
Credit Hours:
2 Hours

Learning Objectives:
The presentation will provide an overview of:
  • Participants will be able to identify the new age ranges during which California residents constitute “elders” and “dependent adults” and recognize the new criteria for determining whether an individual is a dependent adult.
  • Participants will also be able to identify the kinds of workers who can serve as supervisors in private practices and professional corporations (i.e. employees, contractors, and/or volunteers).
  • Participants will be able to identify the differences between service dogs and emotional support animals and discuss the new regulations for providing documentation supporting patients’ need for emotional support dogs.
  • Participants will be able to state how frequently health plans must offer their enrollees non-urgent follow-up appointments with therapists (as of July 1st, 2022).
Health and Safety Protocols for In-Person Meeting
CAMFT will follow the strictest guidelines established by the facility hosting the event, the county department of public health in which the event is located, and/or the State of California.

  • All in-person attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documented exemption (medical condition or religious belief) on-site before entering the meeting space, otherwise attendees will not be admitted.
  • Proof of vaccination or documented exemption will not be part of the online registration process, and CAMFT will not maintain any records on individuals’ vaccine status.
  • All attendees must wear face coverings when in facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

December 3, 2021
Fri 1:30 PM PST
Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 8301 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93117

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