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Senate Bill 0506


Senate Bill 0506

ARCHIVE (2000)

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Alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Provides that a practitioner violates the health professions standards by engaging in or soliciting sexual contact with a practitioner's patient. Changes the name of the social worker, marriage and family therapist, and mental health counselor board to include "alcohol and drug abuse counselor". Creates the alcohol and drug abuse counselor section of the social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, and alcohol and drug abuse counselor board. Adds two licensed clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselors to the board. Sets qualifications for licensed clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Provides that prohibitions on the unlicensed practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling do not apply to physicians, nurses, psychologists, clergy members, volunteers for or employees of certain organizations, marriage and family therapists, social workers, mental health counselors, government employees, and students, interns, and trainees. Prohibits the use of certain titles. Makes the unlicensed practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling a Class A misdemeanor. Prohibits licensed clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselors from practicing hypnosis and from counseling for the purpose of recovering a memory. Requires the health finance commission to study topics related to the licensure of alcohol and drug counselors. Makes conforming amendments.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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