CHA News Article

Waiver Duration Extended for Unlicensed Psychologists

The California Department of Public Health has released the attached All Facilities Letter 18-07, informing health care facilities that Assembly Bill 1456 (Chapter 151, Statutes of 2017) extends the maximum duration of waivers issued to unlicensed psychologists gaining qualifying experience toward their license from three to four years. The law, which took effect July 31, 2017, makes no changes to waiver eligibility requirements. Questions about requesting a waiver should be directed to the department’s State Facilities Section at (855) 804-4205 or