Concerning clarifying license pathways for the mental health professional workforce.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
The act clarifies that licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors (occupations collectively referred to as 'mental health professions'); candidates for licensure in a mental health profession, including licensed social workers; and individuals enrolled in an appropriate professional program of study for a mental health profession at an approved school or college may, but are not required to, register with the database of registered psychotherapists. The act also clarifies that an applicant in a mental health profession, including a licensed social worker, need only have completed his or her degree to satisfy the educational component of the licensing process.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)