The mandated reporter must make a report of such abuse or neglect immediately, or as
soon as practically possible, in the manner specified in Penal Code section 11166 (for child
abuse or neglect) or in Welfare and Institutions Code section 15630 (for elder or
dependent adult abuse or neglect).
Failure to comply with the requirements of Penal Code Section 11166 or Welfare and
Institutions Code Section 15630 is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in a
county jail, by a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both imprisonment and fine.
For further details about these requirements, consult Penal Code sections 11164 and
Welfare and Institutions Code section 15630, and subsequent sections.
13. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR OTHER TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
Disclosure of your tax identification number on your application is mandatory. You may
provide either your Social Security Number, your Federal Employer Identification
Number, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, as applicable. Section 30 of the
Business and Professions Code and Public Law 94-455 (42 USCA 405 (c) (2) (c))
authorizes collection of these tax identification numbers. Your tax identification number
will not be deemed a public record and shall not be open to the public. Your tax
identification number will be used exclusively for tax enforcement purposes, for purposes
of compliance with any judgment or order for family support in accordance with section
17520 of the Family Code, or for verification of licensure or examination status by a
licensing or examination entity which utilizes a national examination and where licensure
is reciprocal with the requesting state. If you fail to disclose your tax identification
number, your application for initial or renewal license will not be processed AND you will
be reported to the Franchise Tax Board, which may assess a $100 penalty against you.
14. STATE TAX OBLIGATION – EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 31(e), the State Board of
Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board may share taxpayer information with the
Board. If a licensee or applicant does not pay his or her state tax obligation, his or her
license or registration may be suspended.
15. NOTICE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences of the Department of Consumer Affairs collects the
personal information requested in the LMFT Application for Licensure and Examination as
authorized by Business and Professions Code sections 27, 30, 114.5, 480, 4980.36,
4980.37, 4980.40, 4980.41, 4980.43, 4980.44, 4980.72, 4980.74, 4980.78, 4980.79,
4980.81, 4982, 4982.25 and 4990.38; Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations
sections 1805, 1806, 1833, 1833.1 and 1833.2; and the Information Practices Act. The
Board uses this information principally to identify and evaluate applicants for licensure,
issue and renew licenses, and enforce licensing standards set by statutes and regulations.
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