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HB 335 (BR 478) - J. Jenkins, Ji. Lee, M. Marzian, L. Napier

     AN ACT relating to alcohol and drug counseling.
     Create new sections of KRS 309.080 to 309.089 to establish the requirements for an applicant for registration as an alcohol and drug peer support specialist; mandate that an alcohol and drug peer support specialist complete 500 hours of board-approved experience with 25 hours under the direct supervision of a certified, licensed, or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with at least two years of post-certification or post-licensure experience; require an alcohol and drug peer support specialist to pass an examination approved by the board; mandate completion of three hours of domestic violence training, specify other hours of training required, and obligate applicant to live or work at least a majority of the time in Kentucky; establish the requirements for an applicant for registration as an alcohol and drug counseling associate; mandate that an alcohol and drug counseling associate complete 2,000 hours of board-approved experience with 50 hours under the direct supervision of a certified, licensed, or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with at least two years of post-certification or licensure experience; require an alcohol and drug counseling associate to pass an examination approved by the board; mandate completion of three hours of domestic violence training, specify other training, and obligate applicant to live or work at least a majority of the time in Kentucky; establish requirements for an applicant for licensure as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor with a master's degree including completion of 2,000 hours of board-approved experience, 300 hours of which is under direct supervision of a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor; require a clinical alcohol and drug counselor to pass a written examination approved by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; include requirement for three hours of domestic violence training and for an applicant to live or work at least a majority of the time in Kentucky; prescribe the scope of practice for a peer support specialist, alcohol and drug counseling associate, certified alcohol and drug counselor, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor; direct the board to promulgate administrative regulations to define the registration process for applicants and for supervisors of record; establish supervision required for a practicing registered alcohol and drug peer support specialist, registered alcohol and drug counseling associate, and certified alcohol and drug counselor; enable independent practice for a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor; establish reciprocity; set up revolving fund; amend KRS 309.080 to define "co-occurring disorder," "licensed alcohol and drug counselor," "licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor," "licensee," "practice of alcohol and drug counseling," "registered alcohol and drug counseling associate," "registered alcohol and drug peer support specialist," and "registrant"; amend KRS 309.0813 to conform and to delete the requirement for the board to establish an examination committee to administer and evaluate the case method presentation and oral examination; add the requirement for the board to collect and deposit all fees, fines, and other moneys owed to the board into the State Treasury to the credit of a revolving fund; amend KRS 309.083 to change the requirements for supervision for a certified alcohol and drug counselor applicant, permitting supervision from a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor with two years of post-licensure experience; authorize, for a period beyond 90 days from the effective date of this Act, board approval of supervision from a certified alcohol and drug counselor; delete requirement for a certified alcohol and drug counselor to pass an oral examination approved by the board; mandate three hours of domestic violence training for a certified alcohol and drug counselor; require a certified alcohol and drug counselor applicant to live or work at least a majority of the time in Kentucky; amend KRS 309.084 to grant, upon application within 90 days from the effective date of this Act, licensure as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor for a certified alcohol and drug counselor with a master's degree meeting all requirements for the clinical designation except for the examination; grant, for a period of five years following the effective date of this Act, a certified alcohol and drug counselor with a bachelor's degree licensure status as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor under specified guidelines; amend KRS 309.0805, 309.081, 309.085, 309.086, 309.087, and 309.089 to conform.

HB 335 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS (1) - Retain original provisions, except mandate that a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor obtain a 60-hour master's degree in a behavioral science with clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university; remove from the scope of practice of an alcohol and drug counseling associate the activities of alcohol and drug peer support services, and psychological and educational counseling of individuals or groups; authorize a certified alcohol and drug counselor with a master's degree who applies within a 90 day period to be licensed as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor if the applicant has a master's degree and meets all the requirements except for the additional requirements for the master's degree and the examination; after the expiration of the 90 day period, enable the certified alcohol and drug counselor with a master's degree to obtain licensure as a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor only if the applicant has a 60-hour master's degree in a behavioral science with clinical application from a regionally accredited college or university, and takes the required examination.
     HCS (2) - Retain original provisions, except delete references to the term "psychological" under the scope of practice for a certified alcohol and drug counselor, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor; prescribe additional requirements for the 300 hours of required training for certified alcohol and drug counselors with a bachelor's degree applying for licensure status as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor to include 180 clock hours or graduate level coursework in specified areas.
     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Prescribe additional requirements for the 300 hours of required training for certified alcohol and drug counselors with a bachelor's degree applying for licensure status as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor to include 180 clock hours or graduate level coursework in specified areas.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 30-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 10-posted in committee
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-recommitted to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 23-floor amendment (1) withdrawn
     Feb 29-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) as a Consent Bill
     Mar 5-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2012
     Mar 6-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)


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