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License Pathways For Mental Health Workforce

Concerning clarifying license pathways for the mental health professional workforce.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

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.)


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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