SB 403 Authorizes professional counselors to diagnose
Sponsor: Green
LR Number: 1757S.01I Fiscal Note: 1757-01
Committee: Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action: 2/28/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health Committee Journal Page: S304
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 403 - This act modifies the definition of the practice of professional counseling and creates new definitions for "assessment", "consulting", "counseling treatment interventions", "diagnosis", "referral", and "research". The practice of professional counseling shall include certain types of individual, family and marriage counseling and psychotherapy, assessment, crisis intervention, diagnosis of persons with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, consulting, research and referral.

This act is similar to SB 535 (2003).

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