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Legislative Session number- 87

Bill Name: SF0753

3E Relating to health occupations and licensing;


Modifying certain social workers licensing provisions under the board
of social work practice act; expanding licensure requirements, specifying
criminal background check applicability, providing for a grandfathering period
and specifying qualifications during grandfathering for licensure as a licensed
social worker (LSW), licensed graduate social worker (LGSW), licensed
independent social worker (LISW), and licensed independent clinical social
worker (LICSW); allowing city, county, state agencies, and tribes to employ
unlicensed social workers; providing certain transition period exceptions;
modifying certain provisions relating to temporary licensing requirements,
exemptions, requirements for supervisors, and representations to clients and
public; specifying authorized use of titles; repealing the geographic waiver


Establishing licensure
requirements for alcohol and drug counselors; providing for data sharing and
classification; providing governance and specifications for law application,
definitions, board of behavioral health and therapy duties, licensure
requirements, reciprocity, temporary permits, supervised postdegree professional
practice, alcohol and drug counselor technician, license renewal, expired
licenses, voluntary termination, relicensure following termination, inactive
license status, continuing education, sponsor's application for approval,
nontransferability of licenses, license denial, suspension or revocation,
additional remedies, investigation cooperation, prohibited practice or use of
titles and penalty, license requirement exceptions, fees, conduct, competent
provision of services, client privacy protection, private information access and
release, informed consent, termination of services, record keeping, impaired
objectivity or effectiveness, provider impairment, client welfare, student,
supervisees, and research subjects' welfare, medical and health care
considerations, assessments and reports, public statements, fee statements,
aiding and abetting unlicensed practice, law violations, and board complaints;
requiring the board of behavioral health and therapy to convene a working group
and make a report to the legislature by a certain date; repealing current
alcohol and drug counselors licensing statutes and rules and obsolete language;
revisor instructions


Modifying certain licensed professional clinical counselor general
requirements; establishing provisions relating to conversion from a licensed
professional counselor to a licensed professional clinical counselor; modifying
certain continuing education provisions related to license