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AB-465 Mental health workers: supervision.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 5848.7 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

5848.7.
 (a) Any program or pilot program in which mental health professionals respond in collaboration with law enforcement personnel, or in place of law enforcement personnel, to emergency calls related to mental health crises shall ensure that mental health professionals participating in the program are supervised by a licensed mental health professional.
(b) For the purposes of this section, a licensed mental health professional means one of the following:
(1) A licensed clinical social worker, pursuant to Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 4991) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.
(2) A licensed professional clinical counselor, pursuant to Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 4999.10) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.
(3) A licensed marriage and family therapist, pursuant to Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4980) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.
(4) A licensed psychologist, pursuant to Chapter 6.6 (commencing with Section 2900) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.