SB 670
Modifies provisions relating to professional registration
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/15/2020 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 670-Hough, with SCS, SS for SCS & SA 1 (pending)
Journal Page:
SCS SB 670
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 670 - This act modifies provisions relating to licensing requirements for certain professionals.


Under this act, no board, commission, or committee within the Division of Professional Registration shall utilize occupational fees, or any other fees associated with licensing requirements, for the purpose of offering continuing education classes. Any board, commission, or committee within the Division shall not contract or partner with any outside vendor or agency for such purpose.

Nothing in this act shall be construed to preclude a board, commission, or committee within the Division from utilizing occupational licensure fees for the purpose of participating in conferences, seminars, or other outreach for the purposes of communicating information to licensees with respect to changes in policy, law, or regulations.

(Section 324.035)

This provision is identical to SCS/SB 689 (2020) and is substantially similar to HCS/HB 1442 (2020) and HB 705 (2019).


This act modifies provisions relating to athletic trainers, including a number of definitions.

Under this act, when billing a third party payer, an athletic trainer shall only bill such third party payer for services within the scope of practice of a licensed athletic trainer.

(Section 334.702)

Under this act, an athletic trainer is required to refer any individual whose medical condition is beyond the scope of their education, training, and competence to a licensed physician.

If there is no improvement in an individual who has sustained an athletic injury within 21 days of initiation of treatment, or 10 visits, the athletic trainer shall refer the individual to a physician.

The practice of athletic training shall not include the reconditioning or rehabilitation of systemic neurologic or cardiovascular injuries, conditions, or diseases, except for an athlete participating in a sanctioned amateur or professional sport or recreational sport activity under the supervision of a treating physician.

(Section 334.703)

No person shall hold himself or herself out as an athletic trainer, or to be practicing athletic training, by title or description, unless such person has been licensed.

(Section 334.704)

Under this act, the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts may issue a temporary license to any person who is licensed as an athletic trainer in any other state, who has attested that no professional license issued to him or her has ever been disciplined, and who meets any other requirements established by the Board. A temporary license issued by the Board is valid for six months from the date of issuance, or until a permanent license is issued or denied.

Currently, the Board is required to make available a roster of the name and business addresses of all athletic trainers licensed in the state. This act removes the requirement that such information be annually prepared, and that copies be made available to any person upon request. In addition, this act removes the requirement that the Board set the fee for the roster, and adopt an official seal.

(Section 334.706)

Under current law, any person seeking licensure after August 28, 2006, must be a resident, or in the process of establishing residency in the state, and have passed the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification examination. Under this act, any person seeking licensure is required only to have passed the Board of Certification, Inc.'s examination.

Currently, the Board shall grant licensure to any qualified nonresident athletic trainer holding a license or licensure in another state if such other state recognizes licenses or licensure of the state of Missouri. This act repeals this provision.

(Section 334.708)

All applications for initial licensure shall, under current law, be accompanied by an initial licensure fee which shall be paid to the Director of Revenue and deposited by the State Treasurer. Under this act, all fees charged by the Board shall be collected and deposited into the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts Fund.

(Section 334.710)

All licenses issued under current law shall expire on January 30 of each year. Under this act, all licenses shall expire pursuant to a schedule established by rule.

(Section 334.712)

This act adds a provision allowing the Board to deny a license or seek discipline if any person has practiced in the state of Missouri while no longer certified as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification, Inc.

(Section 334.715)

Under this act, the Missouri Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee is to be composed of 6 members, rather than 5, to be appointed by the Board. Each member of the Committee shall be a resident of the state of Missouri for five years immediately preceding appointment, and remain a resident of Missouri throughout the term. The additional member shall be a member of the Board.

Current law exempts dentists licensed by the Missouri Dental Board, and optometrists licensed by the State Board of Optometry. Under this act, dentists and optometrists are not exempt from athletic training licensing provisions.

Under this act, athletic trainers holding a valid credential from other nations, states, or territories performing their duties for their respective teams or organizations if they restrict their duties only to their teams or organizations and only during the course of their teams' or organizations' visit, not to exceed 30 days in one calendar year, in this state are exempt from athletic training licensing provisions.

(Section 334.721)

The provisions of this act become effective 30 days after the effective date of this act.

(Section 334.726)

These provisions are identical to provisions in TAT/SS/HCS/HB 2046 (2020) and HB 2590 (2020), and are substantially similar to SCS/SB 247 (2019) and are similar to SB 454 (2017) and HB 882 (2017).


Under current law, any person seeking to obtain a license as a psychologist shall make an application to the State Committee of Psychologists and shall pay the required application fee. The Committee is not permitted to charge an application fee until such time as the application has been approved, and if an application is denied, no application fee shall be charged. This act repeals such provision.

Current law permits a psychologist licensed in another jurisdiction to receive a license in Missouri, provided the psychologist passes a written exam on Missouri law and regulations governing the practice of psychology. Such person must also meet one of several listed criteria set forth under current law. This act removes one listed criteria allowing a psychologist who is currently licensed or certified as a psychologist in another jurisdiction that is then a signatory to the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board's reciprocity agreement to be eligible for a license in Missouri.

(Section 337.020 and 337.029)

These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 689 (2020), HCS/HB 1442 (2020), HCS/SCS/SBs 673 & 560 (2020), SB 637 (2020) and SB 204 (2019).


Current law requires each licensed psychologist applying for a renewal of a license to submit proof of the completion of at least 40 hours of continuing education credit within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of the application for renewal.

Under this act, a minimum of three of the 40 hours of continuing education shall be dedicated to professional ethics.

(Section 337.050)

This provision is identical to SCS/SB 689 (2020), HCS/HB 1442, HCS/SCS/SBs 673 & 560 (2020), and is substantially similar to HB 705 (2019).

The provisions of this act are identical to TAT/SS/HCS/HB 2046 (2020) and HB 2590 (2020).