Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

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Behavioral health and human services. Allows up to 50% of the supervised experience hours required for licensure as the following to be accounted for through virtual supervision by the appropriate supervisor: (1) Clinical social worker. (2) Mental health counselor. (3) Marriage and family therapist. (4) Addiction counselor. Reduces the required number of face to face client contact hours for a marriage and family therapist license from 500 to 400 face to face client contact hours. Requires an applicant for licensure as a mental health counselor or mental health counselor associate to complete a clinical practicum, an internship, or field experience Behavioral health and human services. Allows up to 50% of the supervised experience hours required for licensure as the following to be accounted for through virtual supervision by the appropriate supervisor: (1) Clinical social worker. (2) Mental health counselor. (3) Marriage and family therapist. (4) Addiction counselor. Reduces the required number of face to face client contact hours for a marriage and family therapist license from 500 to 400 face to face client contact hours. Requires an applicant for licensure as a mental health counselor or mental health counselor associate to complete a clinical practicum, an internship, or field experience in a counseling setting of at least 700 clock hours, including at least 66 hours of face to face supervision. (Current law requires an applicant for licensure as a mental health counselor or mental health counselor associate to complete a clinical practicum, internship, or field experience in a counseling setting of at least 1,000 clock hours, including at least 100 hours of face to face supervision.) ... View more