SB 289 Amends the law relating to the practice of professional counselors
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 1351S.01I Fiscal Note: 1351-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 4/2/2007 - Voted Do Pass S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SB 289 - 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), and identical to SB 403 (2005) and SB 1034 (2006).