The Board of Registration of Psychologists announced today an enforcement action against Dr. Matthew Israel, the executive director of the Judge Rotenberg Center, which is a residential treatment center for autistic children in Canton.

In its final decision, the Board ordered that Israel pay a $29,600 fine. The Board also imposed a reprimand on Israel's license. Israel knowingly permitted unlicensed clinicians at the Center to use the title "psychologist" when they were not licensed by the Board.

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