98RS SB380


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SB 380 (BR 1987) - D. Boswell

     AN ACT relating to marriage and family therapists.
     Amend various sections of KRS 335.300 to 335.999 to license, rather than certify, marriage and family therapists; to issue permits to marriage and family therapy associates who are practicing under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist; to further define the practice of marriage and family therapy and the requirements for licensure, including education or experience with psychopathology and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual; to enlarge the Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists to seven (7) members; to begin paying members for performing their official duties and to retroactively pay uncompensated members; to list additional responsibilities of the board; to further define the licensing and renewal process; and to define what constitutes a violation under the chapter and what disciplinary options are available to the board; Repeal KRS 335.335; include transition provisions; delayed effective date.


     SCS - Amend KRS 335.300 to 335.999 to clarify the definition of marriage and family therapist, the duties of marriage and family therapy associates, and the penalties for practicing without a license; exclude those professionals certified, as well as licensed, by another mental health profession from the application of this statute.
     HCS - Revise amended language to begin per diem payment for board members upon effective date of this Act.

     Mar 2-introduced in Senate
     Mar 3-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 10, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-received in House
     Mar 12-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Mar 16-posted in committee
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 26, 1998
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 87-11 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 27-received in Senate
     Mar 31-posted for passage for concurrence in House amendment on March 31, 1998; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute; passed 30-1
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor

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