SB 906

SB906: California Peer Certification

Call to Action!

Let the Governor Know You Support Peer Certification
Letter of Support -  Individual
Contact Donna Campbell, Health Aide to the Governor
Fax support for the bill to: 916-558-3177

News & Updates

September 12: Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.

August 31: The State Assembly passed it with a unanimous vote. Late amendments to the bill postpones the start dates and remove the unique peer billing option

August 31: The State Senate passed it with near unanimous vote with one "No Recorded Vote"

August 18: Amended in the Assembly

May 25: Amended in the Senate

April 19: Amended in the Senate

January 17: Introduced by Senators Beall and Anderson (Coauthors: Senators Hertzberg and Pan)


The bill requires the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to establish a certification program. Among other things, the program defines the range of responsibilities and practice guidelines for peer support specialists, specifies required training and continuing education requirements, determines clinical supervision requirements, and establishes a code of ethics and processes for revocation of certification.

Additional Information


  • Steinberg Institute (sponsor)
  • American Civil Liberties Union of California
  • Association of California Healthcare Districts
  • Association of Community Human Service Agencies
  • Bay Area Community Services
  • California Alliance of Child and Family Services
  • California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations
  • California Behavioral Health Planning Council
  • California Disability Community Action Network
  • California State Association of Counties
  • California Youth Empowerment Network
  • County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
  • Disability Rights California
  • Massage Garage Pit Crew
  • Mental Health America of California
  • Mental Health Association of San Francisco
  • Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
  • Pool of Consumer Champions
  • Self-Help and Recovery Exchange
  • The Village Family Services
  • United Advocates for Children and Families
  • United Advocates for Children and Families Action Alliance
  • Western Center on Law and Poverty

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