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DUI CHARGES - PSYCHOLOGISTS & LICENSED THERAPISTS
PSYCHOLOGISTS CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY (PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY BUT ALSO FALL UNDER THE BOARD OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES)
Psychologists are subject to discipline by the Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Psychology.
PSYCHOLOGISTS FACING DUI CHARGES
A Psychology Licensee in the California can expect the BOP will be notified within a week of an arrest if there is any indication of alcohol or drugs involved. Thus, Psychologists facing DUI charges should expect to be contacted about the DUI arrest within a short time of the DUI arrest. While the BOP does not have a requirement to self-report an arrest for a misdemeanor DUI, your application for licensing or renewal of licensing does require disclosure of criminal convictions including DUI or Reckless Driving.
The Board does take rehabilitation into consideration. Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 16, §1395, when considering the denial of a license or registration under §480 of the Code, the Board of Psychology, in evaluating the rehabilitation of the applicant and his or her present eligibility for a license or registration, will consider the following criteria:
- The nature and severity of the act(s) or crime(s) under consideration as grounds for denial.
- Evidence of any act(s) committed subsequent to the act(s) or crime(s) under consideration as grounds for denial which also could be considered as grounds for denial under section 480 of the Code.
- The time that has elapsed since commission of the act(s) or crime(s) referred to in subdivision (1) or (2) of section 1395.
- The extent to which the applicant has complied with any terms of parole, probation, restitution, or any other sanctions lawfully imposed against the applicant.
- Evidence, if any, of rehabilitation submitted by the applicant.