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SB 72 (BR 1024) - D. Seum, W. Blevins Jr., R. Webb

     AN ACT relating to suicide prevention training.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 210 to establish mandatory training requirements for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, fee-based pastoral counselors, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, and occupational therapists in suicide assessment, treatment, and management; define terms; permit training to count toward continuing education requirements; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop a model list of training programs and report the list to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; require the respective professional boards to promulgate administrative regulations to implement training requirements; exempt employees of state government, local government, state hospitals, community mental health centers, and agencies operating alcohol and drug abuse programs from the training requirement if they receive comparable training.


     HFA (1, S. Westrom) - Retain original provisions, except add that boards can exclude certain elements of training specific to the level of licensure or credentialing; require that the first training is completed by July 2016; clarify that the training for initial licensure or certification must be in an academic training program; delete certain exceptions.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to Education (S)
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2013
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Feb 21-received in House
     Feb 25-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2013
     Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 96-1 with floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Mar 11-posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) ; Senate concurred in House floor amendment (1) ; passed 35-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 19-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 17)

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