SB 482 Expands the definition of marital and family therapy to include the diagnosis of behavior and intrapersonal or interpersonal dysfunctions
Sponsor: Gibbons Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1710S.03P Fiscal Note: 1710-03
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/18/2007 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 482 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007
House Handler: Bearden

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SCS/SB 482 - This act expands the definition of marital and family therapy to include the diagnosis of behavior and intrapersonal or interpersonal dysfunctions within the context of marital and family systems.

The act includes additional requirements for licensees including a minimum of three semester hours of graduate course work in diagnostic systems and supervised diagnosis education as a core component of postgraduate supervised clinical experience.

Continuing education requirements may be set by rule and may be waived upon a showing of illness or other good cause.

This act is similar to HB 780 (2007) and SB 308 (2007).

CHRIS HOGERTY