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Last November, California passed Proposition 64 legalizing the possession and consumption of marijuana for recreational use. It is important to note that the passage of Prop. 64 does not affect the right of an employer, including the state of California, to maintain a drug-free workplace and prohibit the possession or use of marijuana in the workplace. Dowload flier.

BVNPT increases CE audits

Are you prepared?

Are you being audited? If not, chances are you might be soon. The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians has increased its number of Continuing Education audits. The increase, which is substantial and being felt statewide, is the BVNPT’s response to a recent report detailing past CE audit inactivity and fraudulent reporting. According to the report, 75 percent of the license renewals randomly sampled were processed with fraudulent CEUs. To make-up for the reported shortfall, the BVNPT plans to randomly audit one-third of its licensed LVNs and PTs for CE compliance. To our profession, the figure amounts to approximately 4,000 CE audits statewide. Compare that figure to the 760 total audits conducted on licensed Psychiatric Technicians between fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Download flier.

Outreach, Nov/Dec 2016

The November/December 2016 Outreach is available online. Download Outreach

Yep, it's that time again!

Did you know a portion of your union dues or fees is tax deductible?

Federal law requires CAPT to give you a written estimate of how much of your membership dues or fair share fees go to the organization’s lobbying and  political expenses.

The majority of the dues or fees you pay is allowable as an “employee business expense” deduction under your federal income tax. And your state tax is linked to the federal tax.

However, the part of your dues or fees that CAPT uses for political contributions and lobbying on behalf of Psych Techs is not tax-deductible. Download flier.

Psychiatric Technicians, State of California reach tentative contract agreement

Sacramento - December 9, 2016 - The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians (CAPT), the union representing more than 6,000 psychiatric technicians and related classes, employed at California state hospitals, prisons, and developmental centers, reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the State of California that includes improvements for these direct-care professionals. Download Press Release.