|SB 0535||Requires specified training for professional counselors wishing to diagnose mental and emotional disorders|
|LR Number:||1706S.01I||Fiscal Note:||1706-01|
|Committee:||Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections|
|Last Action:||03/31/03 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Org.,||Journal page:|
|Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2003|
SB 535 - This act requires licensed professional counselors who wish to diagnose persons with mental and emotional disorders to complete certain graduate education in the diagnosis of persons with mental and emotional disorders. This requirement shall apply to initial licensees beginning August 28, 2005 and current licensees beginning August 28, 2006.
The act creates new definitions for "assessment", "consulting", "the practice of professional counseling", "professional counseling", "referral", and "research".
The Committee for Professional Counselors may establish
continuing education requirements necessary for licensees to
maintain their licenses.