Bill advanced from Senate with bipartisan support
(Sacramento)- AB 89, authored by Assemblymember Levine, (D-Marin County), was approved by the Senate today with bipartisan. The bill requires applicants for licensure with the California Board of Psychology to complete a minimum of six hours of coursework on suicide prevention.
“AB 89 will require all psychologists demonstrate they have met a minimum threshold for suicide assessment and intervention coursework or training,” said Stephen C. Phillips, the President of the California Board of Psychology. “As in many other regards, it is incumbent upon psychologists to lead the way in promoting the highest standards of care for Californians.”