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HB21-1305

Mental Health Practice Act

Concerning the practice of mental health professionals, and, in connection therewith, clarifying education and hours of practice required for licensure or certification as an addiction counselor; and establishing supervision privileges for certified and licensed addiction counselors.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary



The act:

  • Specifies title use restrictions for certified addiction specialists, certified addiction technicians, and addiction counselor candidates;
  • Establishes clinical supervision privileges for licensed and certified addiction counselors to provide supervision of persons working toward certification or licensure; and
  • Clarifies the education and hours of practice required to be certified or licensed as an addiction counselor and the scope of practice of licensed addiction counselors.
  • Expands the practice of a certified addiction technician and requires the state board of human services to promulgate rules that include education requirements for certified addiction technicians, certified addiction specialists, and licensed addiction counselors.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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Bill Text

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2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
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