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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS [100 - 472.5]

  ( Heading of Division 1 amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 77. )

CHAPTER 4. Consumer Affairs [300 - 337]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1394. )

ARTICLE 6. Information [337- 337.]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1394. )

337.
  

(a) The Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Psychology, the Medical Board of California, and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California shall prepare and disseminate an informational brochure for victims of psychotherapist-client sexual behavior and sexual contact and their advocates. This brochure shall be developed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Psychology, the Medical Board of California, and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

(b) The brochure shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) A legal and an informal definition of psychotherapist-client sexual behavior and sexual contact.

(2) A brief description of common personal reactions.

(3) A client’s bill of rights.

(4) Instructions for reporting psychotherapist-client sexual behavior and sexual contact.

(5) A full description of administrative complaint procedures.

(6) Information that other civil and criminal remedies may also be available to them in regards to the incident.

(7) A description of services available for support of victims.

(c) The brochure shall be provided to each individual contacting the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Psychology, the Medical Board of California, or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California regarding a complaint involving psychotherapist-client sexual behavior and sexual contact.

(d) The brochure shall be made available on the Internet Web sites of the Board of Behavioral Sciences, the Board of Psychology, the Medical Board of California, and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 778, Sec. 1. (AB 2968) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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