SB 556
Modifies provisions relating to prisoner complaints against a psychologist's license
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Last Action:
5/4/2020 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 556 - Under current law, if the State Committee of Psychologists finds merit to a complaint made by a prisoner under the care and control of the Department of Corrections or who has been ordered to be taken into custody, detained, or held as a sexually violent predator, and takes further investigative action, no documentation may appear on file nor may any disciplinary action be taken in regards to the licensee's license unless there are grounds for the denial, revocation, or suspension of a license.

This act includes complaints made by individuals who have been ordered to be evaluated in a criminal proceeding involving mental illness.

Under this act, a psychologist subject to the complaint by an individual who has been ordered to be evaluated in a criminal proceeding involving mental illness prior to August 28, 2020, may submit a written request to destroy all documentation regarding the complaint, and notify any other licensing board in another state, or any national registry who had been notified of the complaint, that the Committee found the complaint to be unsubstantiated.

This act is identical to SB 451 (2019), and is substantially similar to HB 1962 (2020), a provision in HCS/SCS/SBs 673 & 560, HB 441 (2019) and HB 2709 (2018).



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