January 2022 Legislative Update


Legislative Update January 2022

2022 Legislative Session

The Legislature resumed session on January 3, 2022 and began deliberations for new laws. It remains unclear how the Omicron variant will impact the legislative process. In recent years, legislators have introduced fewer pieces of legislation, resulting in legislators being more selective in proposals that they pursue.  Legislative staff is working remotely, and lobbying continues to be virtual.

CAMFT staff will monitor the legislative session and evaluate the impact of legislation on CAMFT members. CAMFT encourages all members to visit CAMFT’s Legislative Action Page to learn about all of the bills CAMFT follows, including in-depth descriptions, legislative analyses, and up-to-date status reports. You can also subscribe here to CAMFT’s Action E-Lerts for CAMFT emails on key pieces of Legislation.

New Year New Laws

On January 1, 2022, several laws and regulations impacting CAMFT members went into effect.  For more detailed information regarding supervision rules, elder abuse reporting, and DCA waivers, please click here or contact CAMFT’s Legal Department.

Board of Behavioral Sciences

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has a full calendar of meetings scheduled for 2022. Due to COVID 19, these meetings are currently scheduled to be held online.

All CAMFT members are encouraged to participate and be engaged. This is your chance to let the BBS hear your voice on critical matters discussed during BBS Board and Committee meetings. The link to BBS meetings is here

The BBS Board meetings are scheduled for:

  • February 10-11, 2022
  • May 5-6, 2022
  • August 11-12, 2022
  • November 3-4, 2022

The following BBS committee meetings are scheduled for January:

  Policy and Advocacy Committee    January 21, 2022
  Telehealth    January 28, 2022


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