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Statute Of Limitation Discipline Mental Health Professional

Concerning a limitation on when certain disciplinary actions may be commenced against a mental health professional, and, in connection therewith, requiring that a mental health professional provide notice to former clients regarding record retention and that all complaints be resolved by the agency within two years after the date the complaint was filed.
2017 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The bill requires that any complaint filed with the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies against a mental health professional alleging a maintenance-of-records violation must be commenced within 7 years after the alleged act or failure to act giving rise to the complaint. Mental health professionals must give notice to former clients that a client's records may not be retained after the 7-year period. Complaints subject to the 7-year filing period must be resolved by the agency within 2 years after the date the complaint was filed.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details