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Senate Bill 0358


Senate Bill 0358

ARCHIVE (2004)

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Alcohol and drug abuse counselor licensing. Reconstitutes an existing regulatory board as the social worker, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, and alcohol and drug abuse counselor board. Creates an alcohol and drug abuse counselor section of the board. Establishes permanent qualifications and grandfathering qualifications for licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors and licensed clinical alcohol and drug abuse counselors. Exempts certain professions from the penalties for practicing alcohol and drug abuse counseling without a license. Prohibits the use of certain titles by unlicensed persons. Makes the unlicensed practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling a Class A misdemeanor. Prohibits alcohol and drug abuse counselors from practicing hypnosis unless certified and from counseling for the purpose of recovering a memory. Makes conforming amendments.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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