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HF 4247

Conference Committee Report - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 05/18/2024 10:25pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32
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2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5
3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16
3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22
3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24
4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20
6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28
6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15
8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24
8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8
9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16
9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23
9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 10.1
10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21
10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27
10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 11.1 11.2
11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25
11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31
12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18
12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 13.1 13.2 13.3
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13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11
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14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9
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15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10
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16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24
16.25
16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9
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17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11
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19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28
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20.30 20.31 20.32 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17
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21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9
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22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21
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22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 23.1 23.2
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31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14
32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14
33.15 33.16
33.17 33.18
33.19 33.20
33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 34.1 34.2 34.3
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34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13
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34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28
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35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27
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36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10
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37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5
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38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4
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39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15
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40.1 40.2
40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 41.1 41.2 41.3
41.4
41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23
41.24
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42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 43.1 43.2
43.3 43.4
43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22
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43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32
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44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6
44.7
44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15
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44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21
45.22
45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8
46.9
46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23
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46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4
47.5
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47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17
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48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23
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49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24
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51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28
51.29
52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12
52.13
52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27
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52.29 52.30 52.31 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19 53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15
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57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18
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57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25
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58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11
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61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19
61.20
61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26
61.27
62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30
62.31
63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18
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63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 64.1 64.2 64.3
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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 4247

A bill for an act
relating to health; establishing registration for transfer care specialists; establishing
licensure for behavior analysts; establishing licensure for veterinary technicians
and a veterinary institutional license; modifying provisions of veterinary
supervision; modifying specialty dentist licensure and dental assistant licensure
by credentials; removing additional collaboration requirements for physician
assistants to provide certain psychiatric treatment; modifying social worker
provisional licensure; establishing guest licensure for marriage and family
therapists; modifying pharmacy provisions for certain reporting requirements and
change of ownership or relocation; appropriating money; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2022, sections 148D.061, subdivisions 1, 8; 148D.062, subdivisions 3, 4;
148D.063, subdivisions 1, 2; 148E.055, by adding subdivisions; 149A.01,
subdivision 3; 149A.02, subdivision 13a, by adding a subdivision; 149A.03;
149A.09; 149A.11; 149A.60; 149A.61, subdivisions 4, 5; 149A.62; 149A.63;
149A.65, subdivision 2; 149A.70, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 7; 149A.90, subdivisions
2, 4, 5; 150A.06, subdivisions 1c, 8; 151.065, by adding subdivisions; 151.066,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3; 156.001, by adding subdivisions; 156.07; 156.12, subdivisions
2, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 148B.392, subdivision 2;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 148; 148B; 149A;
156; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections 147A.09, subdivision 5; 148D.061,
subdivision 9; 156.12, subdivision 6.

May 18, 2024
The Honorable Melissa Hortman
Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Honorable Bobby Joe Champion
President of the Senate

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 4247 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 4247 be further amended
as follows:

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"ARTICLE 1

TRANSFER CARE SPECIALISTS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exceptions to licensure.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter,
nothing in this chapter shall in any way interfere with the duties of:

(1) an anatomical bequest program located within an accredited school of medicine or
an accredited college of mortuary science;

(2) a person engaged in the performance of duties prescribed by law relating to the
conditions under which unclaimed dead human bodies are held subject to anatomical study;

(3) authorized personnel from a licensed ambulance service in the performance of their
duties;

(4) licensed medical personnel in the performance of their duties; or

(5) the coroner or medical examiner in the performance of the duties of their offices.

(b) This chapter does not apply to or interfere with the recognized customs or rites of
any culture or recognized religion in the ceremonial washing, dressing, casketing, and public
transportation of their dead, to the extent that all other provisions of this chapter are complied
with.

(c) Noncompensated persons with the right to control the dead human body, under section
149A.80, subdivision 2, may remove a body from the place of death; transport the body;
prepare the body for disposition, except embalming; or arrange for final disposition of the
body, provided that all actions are in compliance with this chapter.

(d) Persons serving internships pursuant to section 149A.20, subdivision 6deleted text begin , ordeleted text end new text begin ;new text end students
officially registered for a practicum or clinical through a program of mortuary science
accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Educationnew text begin ; or transfer care specialists
registered pursuant to section 149A.47
new text end are not required to be licensed, provided that the
persons deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end studentsnew text begin , or transfer care specialistsnew text end are registered with the commissioner and
act under the direct and exclusive supervision of a person holding a current license to practice
mortuary science in Minnesota.

(e) Notwithstanding this subdivision, nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit
an institution or entity from establishing, implementing, or enforcing a policy that permits
only persons licensed by the commissioner to remove or cause to be removed a dead body
or body part from the institution or entity.

(f) An unlicensed person may arrange for and direct or supervise a memorial service if
that person or that person's employer does not have charge of the dead human body. An
unlicensed person may not take charge of the dead human body, unless that person has the
right to control the dead human body under section 149A.80, subdivision 2, or is that person's
noncompensated designee.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.02, subdivision 13a, is amended to read:


Subd. 13a.

Direct supervision.

"Direct supervision" means overseeing the performance
of an individual. For the purpose of a clinical, practicum, or internship, direct supervision
means that the supervisor is available to observe and correct, as needed, the performance
of the trainee.new text begin For the purpose of a transfer care specialist, direct supervision means that
the supervisor is available by being physically present or by telephone to advise and correct,
as needed, the performance of the transfer care specialist.
new text end The new text begin supervising new text end mortician
deleted text begin supervisordeleted text end is accountable for the actions of the clinical student, practicum student, or intern
throughout the course of the training. The supervising mortician is accountable for any
violations of law or rule, in the performance of their duties, by the clinical student, practicum
student, deleted text begin ordeleted text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end .

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 37d.new text end

new text begin Transfer care specialist.new text end

new text begin "Transfer care specialist" means an individual who
is registered with the commissioner in accordance with section 149A.47 and is authorized
to perform the removal of a dead human body from the place of death under the direct
supervision of a licensed mortician.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.03, is amended to read:


149A.03 DUTIES OF COMMISSIONER.

The commissioner shall:

(1) enforce all laws and adopt and enforce rules relating to the:

(i) removal, preparation, transportation, arrangements for disposition, and final disposition
of dead human bodies;

(ii) licensurenew text begin , registration,new text end and professional conduct of funeral directors, morticians,
interns, practicum students, deleted text begin anddeleted text end clinical studentsnew text begin , and transfer care specialistsnew text end ;

(iii) licensing and operation of a funeral establishment;

(iv) licensing and operation of an alkaline hydrolysis facility; and

(v) licensing and operation of a crematory;

(2) provide copies of the requirements for licensurenew text begin , registration,new text end and permits to all
applicants;

(3) administer examinations and issue licensesnew text begin , registrations,new text end and permits to qualified
persons and other legal entities;

(4) maintain a record of the name and location of all current licensees deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internsnew text begin , and
transfer care specialists
new text end ;

(5) perform periodic compliance reviews and premise inspections of licensees;

(6) accept and investigate complaints relating to conduct governed by this chapter;

(7) maintain a record of all current preneed arrangement trust accounts;

(8) maintain a schedule of application, examination, permit, new text begin registration, new text end and licensure
fees, initial and renewal, sufficient to cover all necessary operating expenses;

(9) educate the public about the existence and content of the laws and rules for mortuary
science licensing and the removal, preparation, transportation, arrangements for disposition,
and final disposition of dead human bodies to enable consumers to file complaints against
licensees and others who may have violated those laws or rules;

(10) evaluate the laws, rules, and procedures regulating the practice of mortuary science
in order to refine the standards for licensing and to improve the regulatory and enforcement
methods used; and

(11) initiate proceedings to address and remedy deficiencies and inconsistencies in the
laws, rules, or procedures governing the practice of mortuary science and the removal,
preparation, transportation, arrangements for disposition, and final disposition of dead
human bodies.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.09, is amended to read:


149A.09 DENIAL; REFUSAL TO REISSUE; REVOCATION; SUSPENSION;
LIMITATION OF LICENSEnew text begin , REGISTRATION,new text end OR PERMIT.

Subdivision 1.

Denial; refusal to renew; revocation; and suspension.

The regulatory
agency may deny, refuse to renew, revoke, or suspend any licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit
applied for or issued pursuant to this chapter when the person subject to regulation under
this chapter:

(1) does not meet or fails to maintain the minimum qualification for holding a licensenew text begin ,
registration,
new text end or permit under this chapter;

(2) submits false or misleading material information to the regulatory agency in
connection with a licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit issued by the regulatory agency or the
application for a licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit;

(3) violates any law, rule, order, stipulation agreement, settlement, compliance agreement,
license, new text begin registration, new text end or permit that regulates the removal, preparation, transportation,
arrangements for disposition, or final disposition of dead human bodies in Minnesota or
any other state in the United States;

(4) is convicted of a crime, including a finding or verdict of guilt, an admission of guilt,
or a no contest plea in any court in Minnesota or any other jurisdiction in the United States.
"Conviction," as used in this subdivision, includes a conviction for an offense which, if
committed in this state, would be deemed a felony or gross misdemeanor without regard to
its designation elsewhere, or a criminal proceeding where a finding or verdict of guilty is
made or returned, but the adjudication of guilt is either withheld or not entered;

(5) is convicted of a crime, including a finding or verdict of guilt, an admission of guilt,
or a no contest plea in any court in Minnesota or any other jurisdiction in the United States
that the regulatory agency determines is reasonably related to the removal, preparation,
transportation, arrangements for disposition or final disposition of dead human bodies, or
the practice of mortuary science;

(6) is adjudicated as mentally incompetent, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or
mentally ill and dangerous to the public;

(7) has a conservator or guardian appointed;

(8) fails to comply with an order issued by the regulatory agency or fails to pay an
administrative penalty imposed by the regulatory agency;

(9) owes uncontested delinquent taxes in the amount of $500 or more to the Minnesota
Department of Revenue, or any other governmental agency authorized to collect taxes
anywhere in the United States;

(10) is in arrears on any court ordered family or child support obligations; or

(11) engages in any conduct that, in the determination of the regulatory agency, is
unprofessional as prescribed in section 149A.70, subdivision 7, or renders the person unfit
to practice mortuary science or to operate a funeral establishment or crematory.

Subd. 2.

Hearings related to refusal to renew, suspension, or revocation of licensenew text begin ,
registration,
new text end or permit.

If the regulatory agency proposes to deny renewal, suspend, or
revoke a licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit issued under this chapter, the regulatory agency
must first notify, in writing, the person against whom the action is proposed to be taken and
provide an opportunity to request a hearing under the contested case provisions of sections
14.57 to 14.62. If the subject of the proposed action does not request a hearing by notifying
the regulatory agency, by mail, within 20 calendar days after the receipt of the notice of
proposed action, the regulatory agency may proceed with the action without a hearing and
the action will be the final order of the regulatory agency.

Subd. 3.

Review of final order.

A judicial review of the final order issued by the
regulatory agency may be requested in the manner prescribed in sections 14.63 to 14.69.
Failure to request a hearing pursuant to subdivision 2 shall constitute a waiver of the right
to further agency or judicial review of the final order.

Subd. 4.

Limitations or qualifications placed on licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit.

The
regulatory agency may, where the facts support such action, place reasonable limitations
or qualifications on the right to practice mortuary science deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end to operate a funeral
establishment or crematorynew text begin , or to perform activities or actions permitted under this chapternew text end .

Subd. 5.

Restoring licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit.

The regulatory agency may, where
there is sufficient reason, restore a licensenew text begin , registration,new text end or permit that has been revoked,
reduce a period of suspension, or remove limitations or qualifications.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.11, is amended to read:


149A.11 PUBLICATION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS.

The regulatory agencies shall report all disciplinary measures or actions taken to the
commissioner. At least annually, the commissioner shall publish and make available to the
public a description of all disciplinary measures or actions taken by the regulatory agencies.
The publication shall include, for each disciplinary measure or action taken, the name and
business address of the licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end intern, new text begin or transfer care specialist; new text end the nature of the
misconductdeleted text begin ,deleted text end new text begin ;new text end and the measure or action taken by the regulatory agency.

Sec. 7.

new text begin [149A.47] TRANSFER CARE SPECIALIST.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin General.new text end

new text begin A transfer care specialist may remove a dead human body from
the place of death under the direct supervision of a licensed mortician if the transfer care
specialist is registered with the commissioner in accordance with this section. A transfer
care specialist is not licensed to engage in the practice of mortuary science and shall not
engage in the practice of mortuary science except as provided in this section. A transfer
care specialist must be an employee of a licensed funeral establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Registration.new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for registration as a transfer care specialist, an
applicant must submit to the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) a completed application on a form provided by the commissioner that includes at a
minimum:
new text end

new text begin (i) the applicant's name, home address and telephone number, business name, business
address and telephone number, and email address; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the name, license number, business name, and business address and telephone number
of the supervising licensed mortician;
new text end

new text begin (2) proof of completion of a training program that meets the requirements specified in
subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the appropriate fee specified in section 149A.65.
new text end

new text begin (b) All transfer care specialist registrations are valid for one calendar year, beginning
on January 1 and ending on December 31 regardless of the date of issuance. Fees shall not
be prorated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Duties.new text end

new text begin (a) A transfer care specialist registered under this section is authorized
to perform the removal of a dead human body from the place of death in accordance with
this chapter to a licensed funeral establishment. A transfer care specialist must comply with
the universal precaution requirements in section 149A.91, subdivision 1, when handling a
dead human body.
new text end

new text begin (b) A transfer care specialist must work under the direct supervision of a licensed
mortician. The supervising mortician is responsible for the work performed by the transfer
care specialist. A licensed mortician may supervise up to four transfer care specialists at
any one time.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Training program and continuing education.new text end

new text begin (a) Each transfer care specialist
must complete a training program prior to initial registration. A training program must be
at least seven hours long and must cover, at a minimum, the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) ethical care and transportation procedures for a deceased person;
new text end

new text begin (2) health and safety concerns to the public and the individual performing the transfer
of the deceased person, and the use of universal precautions and other reasonable precautions
to minimize the risk for transmitting communicable diseases; and
new text end

new text begin (3) all relevant state and federal laws and regulations related to the transfer and
transportation of deceased persons.
new text end

new text begin (b) A transfer care specialist must complete three hours of continuing education annually
on content described in paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), and submit evidence of completion
with the individual's registration renewal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text begin Renewal.new text end

new text begin (a) A registration issued under this section expires on December 31
of the calendar year in which the registration was issued and must be renewed to remain
valid.
new text end

new text begin (b) To renew a registration, a transfer care specialist must submit to the commissioner
a completed renewal application as provided by the commissioner and the appropriate fee
specified in section 149A.65. The renewal application must include proof of completion of
the continuing education requirements in subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.60, is amended to read:


149A.60 PROHIBITED CONDUCT.

The regulatory agency may impose disciplinary measures or take disciplinary action
against a person whose conduct is subject to regulation under this chapter for failure to
comply with any provision of this chapter or laws, rules, orders, stipulation agreements,
settlements, compliance agreements, licenses, new text begin registrations, new text end and permits adopteddeleted text begin ,deleted text end or issued
for the regulation of the removal, preparation, transportation, arrangements for disposition
or final disposition of dead human bodies, or for the regulation of the practice of mortuary
science.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.61, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Licensees deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internsnew text begin , and transfer care specialistsnew text end .

A licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin ,
or transfer care specialist
new text end regulated under this chapter may report to the commissioner any
conduct that the licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end has personal knowledge of,
and reasonably believes constitutes grounds for, disciplinary action under this chapter.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.61, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Courts.

The court administrator of district court or any court of competent
jurisdiction shall report to the commissioner any judgment or other determination of the
court that adjudges or includes a finding that a licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end
is a person who is mentally ill, mentally incompetent, guilty of a felony or gross
misdemeanor, guilty of violations of federal or state narcotics laws or controlled substances
acts; appoints a guardian or conservator for the licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end ;
or commits a licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end .

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.62, is amended to read:


149A.62 IMMUNITY; REPORTING.

Any person, private agency, organization, society, association, licensee, deleted text begin ordeleted text end internnew text begin , or
transfer care specialist
new text end who, in good faith, submits information to a regulatory agency under
section 149A.61 or otherwise reports violations or alleged violations of this chapter, is
immune from civil liability or criminal prosecution. This section does not prohibit disciplinary
action taken by the commissioner against any licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end
pursuant to a self report of a violation.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.63, is amended to read:


149A.63 PROFESSIONAL COOPERATION.

A licensee, clinical student, practicum student, intern, new text begin transfer care specialist, new text end or applicant
for licensure under this chapter that is the subject of or part of an inspection or investigation
by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall cooperate fully with the inspection
or investigation. Failure to cooperate constitutes grounds for disciplinary action under this
chapter.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.65, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Mortuary science fees.

Fees for mortuary science are:

(1) $75 for the initial and renewal registration of a mortuary science intern;

(2) $125 for the mortuary science examination;

(3) $200 for issuance of initial and renewal mortuary science licenses;

(4) $100 late fee charge for a license renewal; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(5) $250 for issuing a mortuary science license by endorsementdeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (6) $226 for the initial and renewal registration of a transfer care specialist.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.70, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Advertising.

No licensee, clinical student, practicum student, deleted text begin ordeleted text end internnew text begin , or
transfer care specialist
new text end shall publish or disseminate false, misleading, or deceptive advertising.
False, misleading, or deceptive advertising includes, but is not limited to:

(1) identifying, by using the names or pictures of, persons who are not licensed to practice
mortuary science in a way that leads the public to believe that those persons will provide
mortuary science services;

(2) using any name other than the names under which the funeral establishment, alkaline
hydrolysis facility, or crematory is known to or licensed by the commissioner;

(3) using a surname not directly, actively, or presently associated with a licensed funeral
establishment, alkaline hydrolysis facility, or crematory, unless the surname had been
previously and continuously used by the licensed funeral establishment, alkaline hydrolysis
facility, or crematory; and

(4) using a founding or establishing date or total years of service not directly or
continuously related to a name under which the funeral establishment, alkaline hydrolysis
facility, or crematory is currently or was previously licensed.

Any advertising or other printed material that contains the names or pictures of persons
affiliated with a funeral establishment, alkaline hydrolysis facility, or crematory shall state
the position held by the persons and shall identify each person who is licensed or unlicensed
under this chapter.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.70, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Solicitation of business.

No licensee shall directly or indirectly pay or cause
to be paid any sum of money or other valuable consideration for the securing of business
or for obtaining the authority to dispose of any dead human body.

For purposes of this subdivision, licensee includes a registered internnew text begin , transfer care
specialist,
new text end or any agent, representative, employee, or person acting on behalf of the licensee.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.70, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reimbursement prohibited.

No licensee, clinical student, practicum student,
deleted text begin ordeleted text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end shall offer, solicit, or accept a commission, fee, bonus,
rebate, or other reimbursement in consideration for recommending or causing a dead human
body to be disposed of by a specific body donation program, funeral establishment, alkaline
hydrolysis facility, crematory, mausoleum, or cemetery.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.70, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Unprofessional conduct.

No licensee deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end internnew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end shall
engage in or permit others under the licensee's deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end intern'snew text begin , or transfer care specialist'snew text end
supervision or employment to engage in unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct
includes, but is not limited to:

(1) harassing, abusing, or intimidating a customer, employee, or any other person
encountered while within the scope of practice, employment, or business;

(2) using profane, indecent, or obscene language within the immediate hearing of the
family or relatives of the deceased;

(3) failure to treat with dignity and respect the body of the deceased, any member of the
family or relatives of the deceased, any employee, or any other person encountered while
within the scope of practice, employment, or business;

(4) the habitual overindulgence in the use of or dependence on intoxicating liquors,
prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, or any other mood altering
substances that substantially impair a person's work-related judgment or performance;

(5) revealing personally identifiable facts, data, or information about a decedent, customer,
member of the decedent's family, or employee acquired in the practice or business without
the prior consent of the individual, except as authorized by law;

(6) intentionally misleading or deceiving any customer in the sale of any goods or services
provided by the licensee;

(7) knowingly making a false statement in the procuring, preparation, or filing of any
required permit or document; or

(8) knowingly making a false statement on a record of death.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.90, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Removal from place of death.

No person subject to regulation under this
chapter shall remove or cause to be removed any dead human body from the place of death
without being licensed new text begin or registered new text end by the commissioner. Every dead human body shall be
removed from the place of death by a licensed mortician or funeral director, except as
provided in section 149A.01, subdivision 3.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.90, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Certificate of removal.

No dead human body shall be removed from the place
of death by a mortician deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end funeral directornew text begin , or transfer care specialistnew text end or by a noncompensated
person with the right to control the dead human body without the completion of a certificate
of removal and, where possible, presentation of a copy of that certificate to the person or a
representative of the legal entity with physical or legal custody of the body at the death site.
The certificate of removal shall be in the format provided by the commissioner that contains,
at least, the following information:

(1) the name of the deceased, if known;

(2) the date and time of removal;

(3) a brief listing of the type and condition of any personal property removed with the
body;

(4) the location to which the body is being taken;

(5) the name, business address, and license number of the individual making the removal;
and

(6) the signatures of the individual making the removal and, where possible, the individual
or representative of the legal entity with physical or legal custody of the body at the death
site.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 149A.90, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Retention of certificate of removal.

A copy of the certificate of removal shall
be given, where possible, to the person or representative of the legal entity having physical
or legal custody of the body at the death site. The original certificate of removal shall be
retained by the individual making the removal and shall be kept on file, at the funeral
establishment to which the body was taken, for a period of three calendar years following
the date of the removal. new text begin If the removal was performed by a transfer care specialist not
employed by the funeral establishment to which the body was taken, the transfer care
specialist must retain a copy of the certificate of removal at the transfer care specialist's
business address as registered with the commissioner for a period of three calendar years
following the date of removal.
new text end Following this period, and subject to any other laws requiring
retention of records, the funeral establishment may then place the records in storage or
reduce them to microfilm, microfiche, laser disc, or any other method that can produce an
accurate reproduction of the original record, for retention for a period of ten calendar years
from the date of the removal of the body. At the end of this period and subject to any other
laws requiring retention of records, the funeral establishment may destroy the records by
shredding, incineration, or any other manner that protects the privacy of the individuals
identified in the records.

ARTICLE 2

BEHAVIOR ANALYST LICENSURE

Section 1.

new text begin [148.9981] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Scope.new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 148.9981 to 148.9995, the terms in
this section have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Accredited school or educational program.new text end

new text begin "Accredited school or educational
program" means a school, university, college, or other postsecondary education program
that, at the time the student completes the program, is accredited by a regional accrediting
association whose standards are substantially equivalent to those of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Postsecondary Education Institutions or an accrediting
association that evaluates schools of behavior analysis, psychology, or education for inclusion
of the education, practicum, and core function standards.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Advisory council.new text end

new text begin "Advisory council" means the Behavior Analyst Advisory
Council established in section 148.9994.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Board.new text end

new text begin "Board" means the Board of Psychology established in section 148.90.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text begin Certifying entity.new text end

new text begin "Certifying entity" means the Behavior Analyst Certification
Board, Inc., or a successor organization or other organization approved by the board in
consultation with the advisory council.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text begin Client.new text end

new text begin "Client" means an individual who is the recipient of behavior analysis
services. Client also means "patient" as defined in section 144.291, subdivision 2, paragraph
(g).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text begin Licensed behavior analyst.new text end

new text begin "Licensed behavior analyst" or "behavior analyst"
means an individual who holds a valid license issued under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995
to engage in the practice of applied behavior analysis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8.new text end

new text begin Licensee.new text end

new text begin "Licensee" means an individual who holds a valid license issued
under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9.new text end

new text begin Practice of applied behavior analysis.new text end

new text begin (a) "Practice of applied behavior
analysis" means the design, implementation, and evaluation of social, instructional, and
environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior.
The practice of applied behavior analysis includes the empirical identification of functional
relations between behavior and environmental factors, known as functional behavioral
assessment and analysis. Applied behavior analysis interventions are based on scientific
research, direct and indirect observation, and measurement of behavior and environment
and utilize contextual factors, motivating operations, antecedent stimuli, positive
reinforcement, and other procedures to help individuals develop new behaviors, increase
or decrease existing behaviors, and emit behaviors under specific social, instructional, and
environmental conditions.
new text end

new text begin (b) The practice of applied behavior analysis does not include the diagnosis of psychiatric
or mental health disorders, psychological testing, neuropsychology, psychotherapy, cognitive
therapy, sex therapy, hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, or psychological counseling.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [148.9982] DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin General.new text end

new text begin The board, in consultation with the advisory council, must:
new text end

new text begin (1) adopt and enforce standards for licensure, licensure renewal, and the regulation of
behavior analysts;
new text end

new text begin (2) issue licenses to qualified individuals under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995;
new text end

new text begin (3) carry out disciplinary actions against licensed behavior analysts;
new text end

new text begin (4) educate the public about the existence and content of the regulations for behavior
analyst licensing to enable consumers to file complaints against licensees who may have
violated laws or rules the board is empowered to enforce; and
new text end

new text begin (5) collect license fees for behavior analysts as specified under section 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Rulemaking.new text end

new text begin The board, in consultation with the advisory council, may adopt
rules necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 148.9981 to 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [148.9983] REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin General.new text end

new text begin An individual seeking licensure as a behavior analyst must
complete and submit a written application on forms provided by the board together with
the appropriate fee as specified under section 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Requirements for licensure.new text end

new text begin An applicant for licensure as a behavior analyst
must submit evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) has a current and active national certification as a board-certified behavior analyst
issued by the certifying entity; or
new text end

new text begin (2) has completed the equivalent requirements for certification by the certifying entity,
including satisfactorily passing a psychometrically valid examination administered by a
nationally accredited credentialing organization.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Background investigation.new text end

new text begin The applicant must complete a background check
pursuant to section 214.075.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [148.9984] LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Biennial renewal.new text end

new text begin A license must be renewed every two years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin License renewal notice.new text end

new text begin At least 60 calendar days before the renewal deadline
date, the board must mail a renewal notice to the licensee's last known address on file with
the board. The notice must include instructions for accessing an online application for license
renewal, the renewal deadline, and notice of fees required for renewal. The licensee's failure
to receive notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to meet the renewal deadline
and other requirements for license renewal.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Renewal requirements.new text end

new text begin (a) To renew a license, a licensee must submit to the
board:
new text end

new text begin (1) a completed and signed application for license renewal;
new text end

new text begin (2) the license renewal fee as specified under section 148.9995; and
new text end

new text begin (3) evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee holds a current and active national
certification as a behavior analyst from the certifying entity or otherwise meets renewal
requirements as established by the board, in consultation with the advisory council.
new text end

new text begin (b) The application for license renewal and fee must be postmarked or received by the
board by the end of the day on which the license expires or the following business day if
the expiration date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. A renewal application that is
not completed and signed, or that is not accompanied by the correct fee, is void and must
be returned to the licensee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Pending renewal.new text end

new text begin If a licensee's application for license renewal is postmarked
or received by the board by the end of the business day on the expiration date of the license
or the following business day if the expiration date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday,
the licensee may continue to practice after the expiration date while the application for
license renewal is pending with the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text begin Late renewal fee.new text end

new text begin If the application for license renewal is postmarked or
received after the expiration date of the license or the following business day if the expiration
date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the licensee must pay a biennial renewal late
fee as specified by section 148.9995, in addition to the renewal fee, before the licensee's
application for license renewal will be considered by the board.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [148.9985] EXPIRED LICENSE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Within 30 days after the renewal date, a licensee who has not renewed their license
must be notified by letter, sent to the last known address of the licensee in the board's file,
that the renewal is overdue and that failure to pay the current fee and current biennial renewal
late fee within 60 days after the renewal date will result in termination of the license.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must terminate the license of a licensee whose license renewal is at least
60 days overdue and to whom notification has been sent as provided in paragraph (a). Failure
of a licensee to receive notification is not grounds for later challenge of the termination.
The former licensee must be notified of the termination by letter within seven days after
board action, in the same manner as provided in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the board retains jurisdiction over a former licensee
for complaints received after termination of a license regarding conduct that occurred during
licensure.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [148.9986] PROHIBITED PRACTICE OR USE OF TITLES; PENALTY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Practice.new text end

new text begin Effective January 1, 2025, an individual must not engage in
the practice of applied behavior analysis unless the individual is licensed under sections
148.9981 to 148.9995 as a behavior analyst or is exempt under section 148.9987. A
psychologist licensed under sections 148.88 to 148.981 who practices behavior analysis is
not required to obtain a license as a behavior analyst under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Use of titles.new text end

new text begin (a) An individual must not use a title incorporating the words
"licensed behavior analyst," or "behavior analyst," or use any other title or description stating
or implying that they are licensed or otherwise qualified to practice applied behavior analysis,
unless that person holds a valid license under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a licensed psychologist who practices applied behavior
analysis within the psychologist's scope of practice may use the title "behavior analyst," but
must not use the title "licensed behavior analyst" unless the licensed psychologist holds a
valid license as a behavior analyst issued under sections 148.9981 to 148.9995.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Penalty.new text end

new text begin An individual who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [148.9987] EXCEPTIONS TO LICENSE REQUIREMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) Sections 148.9981 to 148.9995 must not be construed to prohibit or restrict:
new text end

new text begin (1) the practice of an individual who is licensed to practice psychology in the state or
an individual who is providing psychological services under the supervision of a licensed
psychologist in accordance with section 148.925;
new text end

new text begin (2) the practice of any other profession or occupation licensed, certified, or registered
by the state by an individual duly licensed, certified, or registered to practice the profession
or occupation or to perform any act that falls within the scope of practice of the profession
or occupation;
new text end

new text begin (3) an individual who is employed by a school district from providing behavior analysis
services as part of the individual's employment with the school district, so long as the
individual does not provide behavior analysis services to any person or entity other than as
an employee of the school district or accept remuneration for the provision of behavior
analysis services outside of the individual's employment with the school district;
new text end

new text begin (4) an employee of a program licensed under chapter 245D from providing the services
described in section 245D.091, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (5) teaching behavior analysis or conducting behavior analysis research if the teaching
or research does not involve the direct delivery of behavior analysis services;
new text end

new text begin (6) providing behavior analysis services by an unlicensed supervisee or trainee under
the authority and direction of a licensed behavior analyst and in compliance with the licensure
and supervision standards required by law or rule;
new text end

new text begin (7) a family member or guardian of the recipient of behavior analysis services from
performing behavior analysis services under the authority and direction of a licensed behavior
analyst; or
new text end

new text begin (8) students or interns enrolled in an accredited school or educational program, or
participating in a behavior analysis practicum, from engaging in the practice of applied
behavior analysis while supervised by a licensed behavior analyst or instructor of an
accredited school or educational program. These individuals must be designated as a behavior
analyst student or intern.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a licensed psychologist may supervise an unlicensed
supervisee, trainee, student, or intern who is engaged in the practice of behavior analysis if
the supervision is authorized under the Minnesota Psychology Practice Act.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [148.9988] NONTRANSFERABILITY OF LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin A behavior analyst license is not transferable.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [148.9989] DUTY TO MAINTAIN CURRENT INFORMATION.
new text end

new text begin All licensees and applicants for licensure must notify the board within 30 days of the
occurrence of:
new text end

new text begin (1) a change of name, address, place of employment, or home or business telephone
number; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a change in any other application information.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 10.

new text begin [148.999] DISCIPLINE; REPORTING.
new text end

new text begin For purposes of sections 148.9981 to 148.9995, behavior analysts are subject to the
provisions of sections 148.941, 148.952 to 148.965, and 148.98.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [148.9991] COMPETENT PROVISION OF SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Limits on practice.new text end

new text begin Behavior analysts must limit practice to the client
populations and services for which the behavior analysts have competence or for which the
behavior analysts are developing competence.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Developing competence.new text end

new text begin When a behavior analyst is developing competence
in a service, method, or procedure, or is developing competence to treat a specific client
population, the behavior analyst must obtain professional education, training, continuing
education, consultation, supervision or experience, or a combination thereof, necessary to
demonstrate competence.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Limitations.new text end

new text begin A behavior analyst must recognize the limitations to the scope of
practice of applied behavior analysis. When the needs of a client appear to be outside the
behavior analyst's scope of practice, the behavior analyst must inform the client that there
may be other professional, technical, community, and administrative resources available to
the client. A behavior analyst must assist with identifying resources when it is in the best
interest of a client to be provided with alternative or complementary services.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Burden of proof.new text end

new text begin Whenever a complaint is submitted to the board involving
a violation of this section, the burden of proof is on the behavior analyst to demonstrate that
the elements of competence have been reasonably met.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 12.

new text begin [148.9992] DUTY TO WARN; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; VIOLENT
BEHAVIOR OF PATIENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Definitions.new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms in this
subdivision have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Other person" means an immediate family member or someone who personally
knows the client and has reason to believe the client is capable of and will carry out a serious,
specific threat of harm to a specific, clearly identified or identifiable victim.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Reasonable efforts" means communicating a serious, specific threat to the potential
victim and, if unable to make contact with the potential victim, communicating the serious,
specific threat to the law enforcement agency closest to the potential victim or the client.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Licensee" has the meaning given in section 148.9981 and includes behavior analysis
students, interns, and unlicensed supervisees who are participating in a behavior analysis
practicum or enrolled in an accredited school or educational program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Duty to warn.new text end

new text begin The duty to predict, warn of, or take reasonable precautions to
provide protection from violent behavior arises only when a client or other person has
communicated to the licensee a specific, serious threat of physical violence against a specific,
clearly identified or identifiable potential victim. If a duty to warn arises, the duty is
discharged by the licensee if reasonable efforts are made to communicate the threat.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Liability standard.new text end

new text begin If no duty to warn exists under subdivision 2, then no
monetary liability and no cause of action may arise against a licensee for failure to predict,
warn of, or take reasonable precautions to provide protection from a client's violent behavior.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Disclosure of confidences.new text end

new text begin Good faith compliance with the duty to warn must
not constitute a breach of confidence and must not result in monetary liability or a cause of
action against the licensee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text begin Continuity of care.new text end

new text begin Subdivision 2 must not be construed to authorize a licensee
to terminate treatment of a client as a direct result of a client's violent behavior or threat of
physical violence unless the client is referred to another practitioner or appropriate health
care facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text begin Exception.new text end

new text begin This section does not apply to a threat to commit suicide or other
threats by a client to harm the client, or to a threat by a client who is adjudicated as a person
who has a mental illness and is dangerous to the public under chapter 253B.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text begin Optional disclosure.new text end

new text begin This section must not be construed to prohibit a licensee
from disclosing confidences to third parties in a good faith effort to warn or take precautions
against a client's violent behavior or threat to commit suicide for which a duty to warn does
not arise.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8.new text end

new text begin Limitation on liability.new text end

new text begin No monetary liability and no cause of action or
disciplinary action by the board may arise against a licensee for disclosure of confidences
to third parties, for failure to disclose confidences to third parties, or for erroneous disclosure
of confidences to third parties in a good faith effort to warn against or take precautions
against a client's violent behavior or threat of suicide for which a duty to warn does not
arise.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 13.

new text begin [148.9993] INFORMED CONSENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Obtaining informed consent for services.new text end

new text begin A behavior analyst must
obtain informed consent from the client or the client's legal guardian before initiating
services. The informed consent must be in writing, signed by the client, and include, at a
minimum, the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) consent for the behavior analyst to engage in activities that directly affect the client;
new text end

new text begin (2) the goals, purposes, and procedures of the proposed services;
new text end

new text begin (3) the factors that may impact the duration of the proposed services;
new text end

new text begin (4) the applicable fee schedule for the proposed services;
new text end

new text begin (5) the significant risks and benefits of the proposed services;
new text end

new text begin (6) the behavior analyst's limits under section 148.9991, including, if applicable,
information that the behavior analyst is developing competence in the proposed service,
method, or procedure, and alternatives to the proposed service, if any; and
new text end

new text begin (7) the behavior analyst's responsibilities if the client terminates the service.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Updating informed consent.new text end

new text begin If there is a substantial change in the nature or
purpose of a service, the behavior analyst must obtain a new informed consent from the
client.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Emergency or crisis services.new text end

new text begin Informed consent is not required when a behavior
analyst is providing emergency or crisis services. If services continue after the emergency
or crisis has abated, informed consent must be obtained.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 14.

new text begin [148.9994] BEHAVIOR ANALYST ADVISORY COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Membership.new text end

new text begin The Behavior Analyst Advisory Council is created and
composed of five members appointed by the board. The advisory council consists of:
new text end

new text begin (1) one public member as defined in section 214.02;
new text end

new text begin (2) three members who are licensed behavior analysts; and
new text end

new text begin (3) one member who is a licensed psychologist and, to the extent practicable, who
practices applied behavior analysis.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Administration.new text end

new text begin The advisory council is established and administered under
section 15.059, except that the advisory council does not expire.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Duties.new text end

new text begin The advisory council must:
new text end

new text begin (1) advise the board regarding standards for behavior analysts;
new text end

new text begin (2) assist with the distribution of information regarding behavior analyst standards;
new text end

new text begin (3) advise the board on enforcement of sections 148.9981 to 148.9995;
new text end

new text begin (4) review license applications and license renewal applications and make
recommendations to the board;
new text end

new text begin (5) review complaints and complaint investigation reports and make recommendations
to the board on whether disciplinary action should be taken and, if applicable, what type;
new text end

new text begin (6) advise the board regarding evaluation and treatment protocols; and
new text end

new text begin (7) perform other duties authorized for advisory councils under chapter 214 as directed
by the board to ensure effective oversight of behavior analysts.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [148.9995] FEES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Fees.new text end

new text begin All applicants and licensees must pay fees as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) application fee, $225;
new text end

new text begin (2) license renewal fee, $225;
new text end

new text begin (3) inactive license renewal fee, $125;
new text end

new text begin (4) biennial renewal late fee, $100;
new text end

new text begin (5) inactive license renewal late fee, $100; and
new text end

new text begin (6) supervisor application processing fee, $225.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Nonrefundable fees.new text end

new text begin All fees in this section are nonrefundable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Deposit of fees.new text end

new text begin Fees collected by the board under this section must be deposited
in the state government special revenue fund.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text begin INITIAL BEHAVIOR ANALYST ADVISORY COUNCIL.
new text end

new text begin The Board of Psychology must make the first appointments to the Behavior Analyst
Advisory Council authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 148.9994, by September 1,
2024. The initial behavior analysts appointed to the advisory council need not be licensed
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 148.9981 to 148.9995, but must hold a current and active
national certification as a board certified behavior analyst. The chair of the Board of
Psychology must convene the first meeting of the council by September 1, 2024, and must
convene subsequent meetings of the council until an advisory chair is elected. The council
must elect a chair from its members by the third meeting of the council.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.001, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a.new text end

new text begin Direct supervision.new text end

new text begin "Direct supervision" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) when a supervising veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician is in the immediate
area and within audible or visual range of an animal and the unlicensed veterinary employee
treating the animal;
new text end

new text begin (2) the supervising veterinarian has met the requirements of a veterinarian-client-patient
relationship under section 156.16, subdivision 12; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the supervising veterinarian assumes responsibility for the professional care given
to an animal by a person working under the veterinarian's direction.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.001, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7a.new text end

new text begin Licensed veterinary technician.new text end

new text begin "Licensed veterinary technician" means a
person licensed by the board under section 156.077.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.001, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10b.new text end

new text begin Remote supervision.new text end

new text begin "Remote supervision" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) a veterinarian is not on the premises but is acquainted with the keeping and care of
an animal by virtue of an examination of the animal or medically appropriate and timely
visits to the premises where the animal is kept;
new text end

new text begin (2) the veterinarian has given written or oral instructions to a licensed veterinary
technician for ongoing care of an animal and is available by telephone or other form of
immediate communication; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the employee treating the animal timely enters into the animal's medical record
documentation of the treatment provided and the documentation is reviewed by the
veterinarian.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.001, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12.new text end

new text begin Veterinary technology.new text end

new text begin "Veterinary technology" means the science and
practice of providing professional support to veterinarians, including the direct supervision
of unlicensed veterinary employees. Veterinary technology does not include veterinary
diagnosis, prognosis, surgery, or medication prescription.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.07, is amended to read:


156.07 LICENSE RENEWAL.

Persons licensed under this chapter shall conspicuously display their license in their
principal place of business.

Persons now deleted text begin qualified to practice veterinary medicinedeleted text end new text begin licensednew text end in this state, or who shall
hereafter be licensed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine deleted text begin to engage in the practicedeleted text end new text begin as
veterinarians or veterinary technicians
new text end , shall periodically renew their license in a manner
prescribed by the board. The board shall establish license renewal fees and continuing
education requirements. The board may establish, by rule, an inactive license category, at
a lower fee, for licensees not actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicinenew text begin or
veterinary technology
new text end within the state of Minnesota. The board may assess a charge for
delinquent payment of a renewal fee.

Any person who is licensed to practice veterinary medicinenew text begin or veterinary technologynew text end in
this state pursuant to this chapter, shall be entitled to receive a license to continue to practice
upon making application to the board and complying with the terms of this section and rules
of the board.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text begin [156.0721] INSTITUTIONAL LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Application and eligibility.new text end

new text begin (a) Any person who seeks to practice
veterinary medicine while employed by the University of Minnesota and who is not eligible
for a regular license shall make a written application to the board for an institutional license
using forms provided for that purpose or in a format accepted by the board. The board shall
issue an institutional license to practice veterinary medicine to an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) has obtained the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine or its equivalent from a
nonaccredited college of veterinary medicine. A graduate from an accredited college and
an applicant who has earned ECFVG or PAVE certificates should apply for a regular license
to practice veterinary medicine;
new text end

new text begin (2) has passed the Minnesota Veterinary Jurisprudence Examination;
new text end

new text begin (3) is a person of good moral character, as attested by five notarized reference letters
from adults not related to the applicant, at least two of whom are licensed veterinarians in
the jurisdiction where the applicant is currently practicing or familiar with the applicant's
clinical abilities as evidenced in clinical rotations;
new text end

new text begin (4) has paid the license application fee;
new text end

new text begin (5) provides proof of employment by the University of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (6) certifies that the applicant understands and agrees that the institutional license is
valid only for the practice of veterinary medicine associated with the applicant's employment
as a faculty member, intern, resident, or locum of the University of Minnesota College of
Veterinary Medicine or other unit of the University of Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (7) provides proof of graduation from a veterinary college;
new text end

new text begin (8) completed a criminal background check as defined in section 214.075; and
new text end

new text begin (9) provides other information and proof as the board may require by rules and
regulations.
new text end

new text begin (b) The University of Minnesota may submit the applications of its employees who seek
an institutional license in a compiled format acceptable to the board, with any license
application fees in a single form of payment.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a license issued under this subdivision is the same as for a regular license
to practice veterinary medicine in the state. License payment and renewal deadlines, late
payment fees, and other license requirements are also the same as for a regular license to
practice veterinary medicine.
new text end

new text begin (d) The University of Minnesota may be responsible for timely payment of renewal fees
and submission of renewal forms.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Scope of practice.new text end

new text begin (a) An institutional license holder may practice veterinary
medicine only as related to the license holder's regular function at the University of
Minnesota. A person holding only an institutional license in this state must be remunerated
for the practice of veterinary medicine in the state solely from state, federal, or institutional
funds and not from the patient-owner beneficiary of the license holder's practice efforts.
new text end

new text begin (b) A license issued under this section must be canceled by the board upon receipt of
information from the University of Minnesota that the holder of the license has left or is
otherwise no longer employed at the University of Minnesota in this state.
new text end

new text begin (c) An institutional license holder must abide by all laws governing the practice of
veterinary medicine in the state and is subject to the same disciplinary action as any other
veterinarian licensed in the state.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 7.

new text begin [156.076] DIRECT SUPERVISION; UNLICENSED VETERINARY
EMPLOYEES.
new text end

new text begin (a) An unlicensed veterinary employee may only administer medication or render
auxiliary or supporting assistance under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or
licensed veterinary technician.
new text end

new text begin (b) This section does not prohibit:
new text end

new text begin (1) the performance of generalized nursing tasks ordered by the veterinarian and
performed by an unlicensed employee on inpatient animals during the hours when a
veterinarian is not on the premises; or
new text end

new text begin (2) under emergency conditions, an unlicensed employee from rendering lifesaving aid
and treatment to an animal in the absence of a veterinarian if the animal is in a life-threatening
condition and requires immediate treatment to sustain life or prevent further injury.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 8.

new text begin [156.077] LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Licensure; practice.new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall issue a license to practice as a
veterinary technician to an applicant who satisfies the requirements in this section and those
imposed by the board in rule. A licensed veterinary technician may practice veterinary
technology. A person may not use the title "veterinary technician" or the abbreviation "LVT"
unless licensed by the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board may adopt by rule additional or temporary alternative licensure
requirements or definitions for veterinary technician titles.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Applicants; qualifications.new text end

new text begin Application for a license to practice veterinary
technology in this state shall be made to the board on a form furnished by the board and
accompanied by evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is at least 18 years of
age, is of good moral character, and has:
new text end

new text begin (1) graduated from a veterinary technology program accredited or approved by the
American Veterinary Medical Association or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association;
new text end

new text begin (2) received a passing score for the Veterinary Technician National Examination;
new text end

new text begin (3) received a passing score for the Minnesota Veterinary Technician Jurisprudence
Examination; and
new text end

new text begin (4) completed a criminal background check.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Required with application.new text end

new text begin A completed application must contain the following
information and material:
new text end

new text begin (1) the application fee set by the board, which is not refundable if permission to take the
jurisprudence examination is denied for good cause;
new text end

new text begin (2) proof of graduation from a veterinary technology program accredited or approved
by the American Veterinary Medical Association or Canadian Veterinary Medical
Association;
new text end

new text begin (3) affidavits from at least two licensed veterinarians and three adults who are not related
to the applicant that establish how long, when, and under what circumstances the references
have known the applicant and any other facts that may enable the board to determine the
applicant's qualifications; and
new text end

new text begin (4) if the applicant has served in the armed forces, a copy of the applicant's discharge
papers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text begin Temporary alternative qualifications.new text end

new text begin (a) The board shall consider an
application for licensure submitted by a person before July 1, 2031, if the person provides
evidence satisfactory to the board that the person:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a certified veterinary technician in good standing with the Minnesota Veterinary
Medical Association; or
new text end

new text begin (2) has at least 4,160 hours actively engaged in the practice of veterinary technology
within the previous five years.
new text end

new text begin (b) Each applicant under this subdivision must also submit to the board affidavits from
at least two licensed veterinarians and three adults who are not related to the applicant that
establish how long, when, and under what circumstances the references have known the
applicant and any other facts that may enable the board to determine the applicant's
qualifications.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 9.

new text begin [156.078] NONRESIDENTS; LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS.
new text end

new text begin A credentialed veterinary technician duly admitted to practice in any state,
commonwealth, territory, or district of the United States or province of Canada who desires
permission to practice veterinary technology in this state shall submit an application to the
board on a form furnished by the board. The board shall review an application for transfer
if the applicant submits:
new text end

new text begin (1) a copy of a diploma from an accredited or approved college of veterinary technology
or certification from the dean, registrar, or secretary of an accredited or approved college
of veterinary technology or a certificate of satisfactory completion of the PAVE program;
new text end

new text begin (2) if requesting waiver of examination, evidence of meeting licensure requirements in
the state of the applicant's original licensure;
new text end

new text begin (3) affidavits of two licensed practicing doctors of veterinary medicine or veterinary
technicians residing in the United States or Canadian licensing jurisdiction in which the
applicant is or was most recently practicing, attesting that they are well acquainted with the
applicant, that the applicant is a person of good moral character, and that the applicant has
been actively engaged in practicing or teaching in such jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (4) a certificate from the agency that regulates the conduct of practice of veterinary
technology in the jurisdiction in which the applicant is or was most recently practicing,
stating that the applicant is in good standing and is not the subject of disciplinary action or
pending disciplinary action;
new text end

new text begin (5) a certificate from all other jurisdictions in which the applicant holds a currently active
license or held a license within the past ten years, stating that the applicant is and was in
good standing and has not been subject to disciplinary action;
new text end

new text begin (6) in lieu of the certificates in clauses (4) and (5), certification from the Veterinary
Information Verification Agency that the applicant's licensure is in good standing;
new text end

new text begin (7) a fee as set by the board in form of check or money order payable to the board, no
part of which shall be refunded should the application be denied;
new text end

new text begin (8) score reports on previously taken national examinations in veterinary technology,
certified by the Veterinary Information Verification Agency or evidence of employment as
a veterinary technician for at least three years;
new text end

new text begin (9) proof that the applicant received a passing score for the Minnesota Veterinary
Technician Jurisprudence Examination; and
new text end

new text begin (10) proof of a completed criminal background check.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2026.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Authorized activities.

No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit:

(a) a person from rendering necessary gratuitous assistance in the treatment of any animal
when the assistance does not amount to prescribing, testing for, or diagnosing, operating,
or vaccinating and when the attendance of a licensed veterinarian cannot be procured;

(b) a person who is a regular student in an accredited or approved college of veterinary
medicine from performing duties or actions assigned by instructors or preceptors or working
under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian;

(c) a veterinarian regularly licensed in another jurisdiction from consulting with a licensed
veterinarian in this state;

(d) the owner of an animal and the owner's regular employee from caring for and
administering to the animal belonging to the owner, except where the ownership of the
animal was transferred for purposes of circumventing this chapter;

(e) veterinarians who are in compliance with deleted text begin subdivision 6deleted text end new text begin section 156.0721new text end and who
are employed by the University of Minnesota from performing their duties with the College
of Veterinary Medicine, deleted text begin College of Agriculture,deleted text end new text begin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory,new text end
Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural Extension Service, Medical School, School
of Public Health,new text begin School of Nursing,new text end or other unit within the university; or a person from
lecturing or giving instructions or demonstrations at the university or in connection with a
continuing education course or seminar to veterinarians deleted text begin or pathologists at the University of
Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
deleted text end ;

(f) any person from selling or applying any pesticide, insecticide or herbicide;

(g) any person from engaging in bona fide scientific research or investigations which
reasonably requires experimentation involving animals;

(h) any employee of a licensed veterinarian from performing duties other than diagnosis,
prescription or surgical correction under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian,
who shall be responsible for the performance of the employee;

(i) a graduate of a foreign college of veterinary medicine from working under the direct
personal instruction, control, or supervision of a veterinarian faculty member of the College
of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota in order to complete the requirements
necessary to obtain an ECFVG or PAVE certificate;

(j) a licensed chiropractor registered under section 148.01, subdivision 1a, from practicing
animal chiropractic; or

(k) a person certified by the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board under
chapter 144E from providing emergency medical care to a police dog wounded in the line
of duty.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.12, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Titles.

It is unlawful for a person who has not received a professional degree
from an accredited or approved college of veterinary medicine, deleted text begin ordeleted text end ECFVG or PAVE
certification,new text begin or an institutional license under section 156.0721new text end to use any of the following
titles or designations: Veterinary, veterinarian, animal doctor, animal surgeon, animal dentist,
animal chiropractor, animal acupuncturist, or any other title, designation, word, letter,
abbreviation, sign, card, or device tending to indicate that the person is qualified to practice
veterinary medicine.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 156.12, subdivision 6,new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

BOARD OF DENTISTRY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 150A.06, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Specialty dentists.

(a) The board may grant one or more specialty licenses in
the specialty areas of dentistry that are recognized by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation.

(b) An applicant for a specialty license shall:

(1) have successfully completed a postdoctoral specialty program accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation, or have announced a limitation of practice before
1967;

(2) have been certified by a specialty board approved by the Minnesota Board of
Dentistry, or provide evidence of having passed a clinical examination for licensure required
for practice in any state or Canadian province, or in the case of oral and maxillofacial
surgeons only, have a Minnesota medical license in good standing;

(3) have been in active practice or a postdoctoral specialty education program or United
States government service at least 2,000 hours in the 36 months prior to applying for a
specialty license;

(4) if requested by the board, be interviewed by a committee of the board, which may
include the assistance of specialists in the evaluation process, and satisfactorily respond to
questions designed to determine the applicant's knowledge of dental subjects and ability to
practice;

(5) if requested by the board, present complete records on a sample of patients treated
by the applicant. The sample must be drawn from patients treated by the applicant during
the 36 months preceding the date of application. The number of records shall be established
by the board. The records shall be reasonably representative of the treatment typically
provided by the applicant for each specialty area;

(6) at board discretion, pass a board-approved English proficiency test if English is not
the applicant's primary language;

(7) pass all components of the National Board Dental Examinations;

(8) pass the Minnesota Board of Dentistry jurisprudence examination;

(9) abide by professional ethical conduct requirements; and

(10) meet all other requirements prescribed by the Board of Dentistry.

(c) The application must include:

(1) a completed application furnished by the board;

(2) a nonrefundable fee; and

(3) a copy of the applicant's government-issued photo identification card.

(d) A specialty dentist holding one or more specialty licenses is limited to practicing in
the dentist's designated specialty area or areas. The scope of practice must be defined by
each national specialty board recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

deleted text begin (e) A specialty dentist holding a general dental license is limited to practicing in the
dentist's designated specialty area or areas if the dentist has announced a limitation of
practice. The scope of practice must be defined by each national specialty board recognized
by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end All specialty dentists who have fulfilled the specialty dentist requirements and
who intend to limit their practice to a particular specialty area or areas may apply for one
or more specialty licenses.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 150A.06, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Licensure by credentials; dental assistant.

(a) Any dental assistant may, upon
application and payment of a fee established by the board, apply for licensure based on an
evaluation of the applicant's education, experience, and performance record in lieu of
completing a board-approved dental assisting program for expanded functions as defined
in rule, and may be interviewed by the board to determine if the applicant:

(1) has graduated from an accredited dental assisting program accredited by the
Commission on Dental Accreditation deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin ornew text end is currently certified by the Dental Assisting
National Board;

(2) is not subject to any pending or final disciplinary action in another state or Canadian
province, or if not currently certified or registered, previously had a certification or
registration in another state or Canadian province in good standing that was not subject to
any final or pending disciplinary action at the time of surrender;

(3) is of good moral character and abides by professional ethical conduct requirements;

(4) at board discretion, has passed a board-approved English proficiency test if English
is not the applicant's primary language; and

(5) has met all expanded functions curriculum equivalency requirements of a Minnesota
board-approved dental assisting program.

(b) The board, at its discretion, may waive specific licensure requirements in paragraph
(a).

(c) An applicant who fulfills the conditions of this subdivision and demonstrates the
minimum knowledge in dental subjects required for licensure under subdivision 2a must
be licensed to practice the applicant's profession.

(d) If the applicant does not demonstrate the minimum knowledge in dental subjects
required for licensure under subdivision 2a, the application must be denied. If licensure is
denied, the board may notify the applicant of any specific remedy that the applicant could
take which, when passed, would qualify the applicant for licensure. A denial does not
prohibit the applicant from applying for licensure under subdivision 2a.

(e) A candidate whose application has been denied may appeal the decision to the board
according to subdivision 4a.

ARTICLE 5

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PRACTICE

Section 1. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 147A.09, subdivision 5,new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.061, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements for a provisional license.

An applicant may be issued a
provisional license if the applicant:

deleted text begin (1) was born in a foreign country;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) communicates in English as a second language;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) has taken the applicable examination administered by the Association of Social Work
Boards or similar examination body designated by the board;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin (1) new text end has met the requirements of section 148E.055, subdivision 2, deleted text begin paragraph (a),deleted text end
clauses (1), (3), (4), (5), and (6); deleted text begin ordeleted text end subdivision 3, deleted text begin paragraph (a),deleted text end clauses (1), (3), (4), (5),
and (6); deleted text begin ordeleted text end subdivision 4, deleted text begin paragraph (a),deleted text end clauses (1), (2), (4), (5), (6), and (7); or subdivision
5, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (3), (5), (6), (7), and (8); and

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin (2)new text end complies with the requirements of subdivisions 2 to 7.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.061, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Disciplinary or other action.

new text begin A licensee who is issued a provisional license
is subject to the grounds for disciplinary action under section 148E.190.
new text end The board may
new text begin also new text end take action according to sections 148E.260 to 148E.270 if:

(1) the licensee's supervisor does not submit an evaluation as required by section
148D.063;

(2) an evaluation submitted according to section 148D.063 indicates that the licensee
cannot practice social work competently and ethically; or

(3) the licensee does not comply with the requirements of subdivisions 1 to 7.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.062, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Types of supervision.

(a) deleted text begin Twenty-five hoursdeleted text end new text begin Halfnew text end of new text begin the new text end supervision new text begin hours
new text end required by subdivision 1 must consist of one-on-one deleted text begin in-persondeleted text end supervision.new text begin The supervision
must be provided either in person or via eye-to-eye electronic media while maintaining
visual contact.
new text end

(b) deleted text begin Twelve and one-half hoursdeleted text end new text begin Halfnew text end ofnew text begin thenew text end supervision new text begin hours new text end must consist of one or more
of the following types of supervision:

(1) deleted text begin in-persondeleted text end one-on-one supervisionnew text begin provided in person or via eye-to-eye electronic
media while maintaining visual contact
new text end ; or

(2) deleted text begin in-persondeleted text end group supervisionnew text begin provided in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye
electronic media while maintaining visual contact
new text end .

(c) deleted text begin To qualify as in-persondeleted text end Group supervisiondeleted text begin , the groupdeleted text end must not exceed deleted text begin seven members
including the supervisor
deleted text end new text begin six superviseesnew text end .

new text begin (d) Supervision must not be provided by email.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.062, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Supervisor requirements.

(a) The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be provided by a supervisor who meets the requirements in section 148E.120 and has deleted text begin either:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) 5,000 hours experience engaged in authorized social work practice; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end completed 30 hours of training in supervision, which may be satisfied by completing
academic coursework in supervision or continuing education courses in supervision as
defined in section 148E.010, subdivision 18.

(b) Supervision must be provided:

(1) if the supervisee is not engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a provisional
license to practice as a licensed social worker, bynew text begin :
new text end

new text begin (i) new text end a licensed social worker who has completed the supervised practice requirements;

new text begin (ii) a licensed graduate social worker who has completed the supervised practice
requirements;
new text end

new text begin (iii) a licensed independent social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) a licensed independent clinical social worker;
new text end

(2) if the supervisee is not engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a provisional
license to practice as a licensed graduate social worker, licensed independent social worker,
or licensed independent clinical social worker, by:

(i) a licensed graduate social worker who has completed the supervised practice
requirements;

(ii) a licensed independent social worker; or

(iii) a licensed independent clinical social worker;

(3) if the supervisee is engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a provisional
license to practice as a licensed graduate social worker, licensed independent social worker,
or licensed independent clinical social worker, by a licensed independent clinical social
worker; or

(4) by a supervisor who meets the requirements in section 148E.120, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.063, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Supervision plan.

(a) An applicant granted a provisional license must
submit, on a form provided by the board, a supervision plan for meeting the supervision
requirements in section 148D.062.

(b) The supervision plan must be submitted no later than 30 days after the licensee begins
a social work practice position.

deleted text begin (c) The board may revoke a licensee's provisional license for failure to submit the
supervision plan within 30 days after beginning a social work practice position.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end The supervision plan must include the following:

(1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is being
supervised, and the supervisee's position title;

(2) the name and qualifications of the person providing the supervision;

(3) the number of hours of one-on-one deleted text begin in-persondeleted text end supervision and the number and type
of additional hours of supervision to be completed by the supervisee;

(4) the supervisee's position description;

(5) a brief description of the supervision the supervisee will receive in the following
content areas:

(i) clinical practice, if applicable;

(ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;

(iii) practice methods;

(iv) authorized scope of practice;

(v) ensuring continuing competence; and

(vi) ethical standards of practice; and

(6) if applicable, a detailed description of the supervisee's clinical social work practice,
addressing:

(i) the client population, the range of presenting issues, and the diagnoses;

(ii) the clinical modalities that were utilized; and

(iii) the process utilized for determining clinical diagnoses, including the diagnostic
instruments used and the role of the supervisee in the diagnostic process.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin (d)new text end The board must receive a revised supervision plan within 30 days of any of the
following changes:

(1) the supervisee has a new supervisor;

(2) the supervisee begins a new social work position;

(3) the scope or content of the supervisee's social work practice changes substantially;

(4) the number of practice or supervision hours changes substantially; or

(5) the type of supervision changes as supervision is described in section 148D.062.

deleted text begin (f) The board may revoke a licensee's provisional license for failure to submit a revised
supervision plan as required in paragraph (e).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g)deleted text end new text begin (e)new text end The board must approve the supervisor and the supervision plan.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.063, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Evaluation.

(a) When a licensee's supervisor submits an evaluation to the board
according to section 148D.061, subdivision 6, the supervisee and supervisor must provide
the following information on a form provided by the board:

(1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is being
supervised, and the supervisee's position title;

(2) the name and qualifications of the supervisor;

(3) the number of hours and dates of each type of supervision completed;

(4) the supervisee's position description;

(5) a declaration that the supervisee has not engaged in conduct in violation of the
standards of practice in sections 148E.195 to 148E.240;

(6) a declaration that the supervisee has practiced competently and ethically according
to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values; and

(7) on a form provided by the board, an evaluation of the licensee's practice in the
following areas:

(i) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;

(ii) practice methods;

(iii) authorized scope of practice;

deleted text begin (iv) ensuring continuing competence;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (v)deleted text end new text begin (iv)new text end ethical standards of practice; and

deleted text begin (vi)deleted text end new text begin (v)new text end clinical practice, if applicable.

(b) The supervisor must attest to the satisfaction of the board that the supervisee has met
or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervised practice requirements.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148E.055, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2b.new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by completion of provisional license
requirements as a licensed social worker (LSW).
new text end

new text begin To be licensed as a licensed social
worker, an applicant for licensure by completion of provisional license requirements must
provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) completed all requirements under section 148D.061, subdivisions 1 to 6; and
new text end

new text begin (2) continues to meet the requirements of subdivision 2, clauses (1) and (3) to (6).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148E.055, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b.new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by completion of provisional license
requirements as a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW).
new text end

new text begin To be licensed as a licensed
graduate social worker, an applicant for licensure by completion of provisional license
requirements must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) completed all requirements under section 148D.061, subdivisions 1 to 6; and
new text end

new text begin (2) continues to meet the requirements of subdivision 3, clauses (1) and (3) to (6).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148E.055, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4b.new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by completion of provisional license
requirements as a licensed independent social worker (LISW).
new text end

new text begin To be licensed as a
licensed independent social worker, an applicant for licensure by completion of provisional
license requirements must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) completed all requirements under section 148D.061, subdivisions 1 to 6; and
new text end

new text begin (2) continues to meet the requirements of subdivision 4, clauses (1), (2), and (4) to (7).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148E.055, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5b.new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by completion of provisional license
requirements as a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).
new text end

new text begin To be licensed
as a licensed independent clinical social worker, an applicant for licensure by completion
of provisional license requirements must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the
applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) completed all requirements under section 148D.061, subdivisions 1 to 6; and
new text end

new text begin (2) continues to meet the requirements of subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3)
and (5) to (8).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text begin REVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes shall renumber each section of Minnesota Statutes listed in column
A with the number listed in column B. The revisor of statutes shall also make necessary
cross-reference changes in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules consistent with the
renumbering.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin 148D.061
new text end
new text begin 148E.0551
new text end
new text begin 148D.062
new text end
new text begin 148E.116
new text end
new text begin 148D.063
new text end
new text begin 148E.126
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 12. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148D.061, subdivision 9,new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

BOARD OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

Section 1.

new text begin [148B.331] GUEST LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Generally.new text end

new text begin (a) A nonresident of the state of Minnesota who is not seeking
licensure in Minnesota and intends to practice marriage and family therapy in Minnesota
must apply to the board for guest licensure. An applicant must apply for guest licensure at
least 30 days prior to the expected date of practice in Minnesota and is subject to approval
by the board or its designee.
new text end

new text begin (b) To be eligible for licensure under this section, the applicant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) have a license, certification, or registration in good standing to practice marriage and
family therapy from another jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (2) have a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from a regionally accredited
institution or a degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution with completed
coursework meeting the educational requirements provided in Minnesota Rules, part
5300.0140, subpart 2;
new text end

new text begin (3) be of good moral character;
new text end

new text begin (4) have no pending complaints or active disciplinary or corrective actions in any
jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (5) submit the required fee and complete the criminal background check according to
section 214.075; and
new text end

new text begin (6) pay a fee to the board in the amount set forth in section 148B.392.
new text end

new text begin (c) A license issued under this section is valid for one year from the date of issuance
and allows practice by the nonresident for a maximum of five months. The months in which
the nonresident may practice under the license must be consecutive. A guest license is not
renewable, but the nonresident may reapply for guest licensure, subject to continued eligibility
under paragraph (b), following expiration of a guest license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Other professional activity.new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding subdivision 1, a nonresident of
the state of Minnesota who is not seeking licensure in Minnesota may serve as an expert
witness, organizational consultant, presenter, or educator without obtaining guest licensure,
provided the nonresident is appropriately trained or educated, or has been issued a license,
certificate, or registration by another jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Prohibitions and sanctions.new text end

new text begin A person's privilege to practice under this section
is subject to the prohibitions and sanctions for unprofessional or unethical conduct contained
in Minnesota laws and rules for marriage and family therapy under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 148B.392, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Licensure and application fees.

Licensure and application fees established
by the board shall not exceed the following amounts:

(1) application fee for national examination is $150;

(2) application fee for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) deleted text begin state examinationdeleted text end new text begin
license
new text end is $150;

(3) initial LMFT license fee is prorated, but cannot exceed $225;

(4) annual renewal fee for LMFT license is $225;

(5) late fee for LMFT license renewal is $100;

(6) application fee for LMFT licensure by reciprocity is $300;

(7) new text begin application new text end fee for deleted text begin initialdeleted text end Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
license is $100;

(8) annual renewal fee for LAMFT license is $100;

(9) late fee for LAMFT new text begin license new text end renewal is $50;

(10) fee for reinstatement of new text begin LMFT or LAMFT new text end license is $150;

(11) fee for new text begin LMFT new text end emeritus new text begin license new text end status is $225; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(12) fee for temporary license for members of the military is $100deleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (13) fee for LMFT guest license is $150.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective October 1, 2024.
new text end

ARTICLE 8

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.56, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Optometry defined.

(a) Any person shall be deemed to be practicing
optometry within the meaning of sections 148.52 to 148.62 who shall in any way:

(1) advertise as an optometrist;

(2) employ any means, including the use of autorefractors or other automated testing
devices, for the measurement of the powers of vision or the adaptation of lenses or prisms
for the aid thereof;

(3) possess testing appliances for the purpose of the measurement of the powers of vision;

(4) diagnose any disease, optical deficiency or deformity, or visual or muscular anomaly
of the visual system consisting of the human eye and its accessory or subordinate anatomical
parts;

(5) prescribe lenses, including plano or cosmetic contact lenses, or prisms for the
correction or the relief of same;

(6) employ or prescribe ocular exercises, orthoptics, or habilitative and rehabilitative
therapeutic vision care; or

(7) prescribe or administer legend drugs to aid in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation,
prevention, treatment, or management of disease, deficiency, deformity, or abnormality of
the human eye and adnexa included in the curricula of accredited schools or colleges of
optometry, and as limited by Minnesota statute and adopted rules by the Board of Optometry,
or who holds oneself out as being able to do so.

(b) In the course of treatment, nothing in this section shall allow:

(1) legend drugs to be administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or by injection,
except for treatment of anaphylaxis;

(2) invasive surgery including, but not limited to, surgery using lasers;

(3) Schedule II and III oral legend drugs deleted text begin and oral steroidsdeleted text end to be administered or
prescribed;new text begin or
new text end

(4) oral deleted text begin antivirals to be prescribed or administered for more than ten days; ordeleted text end new text begin steroids
to be prescribed or administered for more than 14 days without consultation with a physician
authorized to practice in Minnesota.
new text end

deleted text begin (5) oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors to be prescribed or administered for more than
seven days.
deleted text end

ARTICLE 9

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT LICENSURE

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 144.0572, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Criminal history background check requirements.

(a) Beginning
January 1, 2018, an applicant for initial licensure, temporary licensure, or relicensure after
a lapse in licensure as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, new text begin a speech-language
pathology assistant,
new text end or an applicant for initial certification as a hearing instrument dispenser,
must submit to a criminal history records check of state data completed by the Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a national criminal history records check, including a
search of the records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

(b) Beginning January 1, 2020, an applicant for a renewal license or certificate as an
audiologist, speech-language pathologist, or hearing instrument dispenser who was licensed
or obtained a certificate before January 1, 2018, must submit to a criminal history records
check of state data completed by the BCA and a national criminal history records check,
including a search of the records of the FBI.

(c) An applicant must submit to a background study under chapter 245C.

(d) The criminal history records check must be structured so that any new crimes that
an applicant or licensee or certificate holder commits after the initial background check are
flagged in the BCA's or FBI's database and reported back to the commissioner of human
services.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.511, is amended to read:


148.511 SCOPE.

Sections 148.511 to 148.5198 apply to persons who are applicants for licensure, who
use protected titles, who represent that they are licensed, or who engage in the practice of
speech-language pathology or audiologynew text begin or practice as a speech-language pathology assistantnew text end .
Sections 148.511 to 148.5198 do not apply to school personnel licensed by the Professional
Educator Licensing and Standards Board and practicing within the scope of their school
license under Minnesota Rules, part 8710.6000, or the paraprofessionals who assist these
individuals.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.512, subdivision 17a, is amended to read:


Subd. 17a.

Speech-language pathology assistant.

"Speech-language pathology assistant"
means a person who new text begin meets the qualifications under section 148.5181 and new text end provides
speech-language pathology services under the supervision of a licensed speech-language
pathologist in accordance with section 148.5192.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.513, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Unlicensed practice prohibited.

A person must not engage in the practice
of speech-language pathology or audiology new text begin or practice as a speech-language pathology
assistant
new text end unless the person is licensed as a speech-language pathologist deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end an audiologistnew text begin ,
or a speech-language pathology assistant
new text end under sections 148.511 to 148.5198 deleted text begin or is practicing
as a speech-language pathology assistant in accordance with section 148.5192
deleted text end . For purposes
of this subdivision, a speech-language pathology assistant's duties are limited to the duties
described in accordance with section 148.5192, subdivision 2.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.513, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Protected titles and restrictions on usenew text begin ; speech-language pathologists and
audiologists
new text end .

(a) Notwithstanding paragraph deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end , the use of the following terms or initials
which represent the following terms, alone or in combination with any word or words, by
any person to form an occupational title is prohibited unless that person is licensed new text begin as a
speech-language pathologist or audiologist
new text end under sections 148.511 to 148.5198:

(1) speech-language;

(2) speech-language pathologist, S, SP, or SLP;

(3) speech pathologist;

(4) language pathologist;

(5) audiologist, A, or AUD;

(6) speech therapist;

(7) speech clinician;

(8) speech correctionist;

(9) language therapist;

(10) voice therapist;

(11) voice pathologist;

(12) logopedist;

(13) communicologist;

(14) aphasiologist;

(15) phoniatrist;

(16) audiometrist;

(17) audioprosthologist;

(18) hearing therapist;

(19) hearing clinician; or

(20) hearing aid audiologist.

new text begin (b) new text end Use of the term "Minnesota licensed" in conjunction with the titles protected under
deleted text begin thisdeleted text end paragraph new text begin (a) new text end by any person is prohibited unless that person is licensed new text begin as a
speech-language pathologist or audiologist
new text end under sections 148.511 to 148.5198.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin (c)new text end A speech-language pathology assistant practicing under deleted text begin section 148.5192deleted text end new text begin sections
148.511 to 148.5198
new text end must not represent, indicate, or imply to the public that the assistant
is a licensed speech-language pathologist and shall only utilize deleted text begin one of the following titles:
"speech-language pathology assistant," "SLP assistant," or "SLP asst."
deleted text end new text begin the titles provided
in subdivision 2b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.513, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2b.new text end

new text begin Protected titles and restrictions on use; speech-language pathology
assistant.
new text end

new text begin (a) The use of the following terms or initials which represent the following terms,
alone or in combination with any word or words, by any person to form an occupational
title is prohibited unless that person is licensed under section 148.5181:
new text end

new text begin (1) speech-language pathology assistant;
new text end

new text begin (2) SLP assistant; or
new text end

new text begin (3) SLP asst.
new text end

new text begin (b) Use of the term "Minnesota licensed" in conjunction with the titles protected under
this subdivision by any person is prohibited unless that person is licensed under section
148.5181.
new text end

new text begin (c) A speech-language pathology assistant practicing under section 148.5192 must not
represent, indicate, or imply to the public that the assistant is a licensed speech-language
pathologist and must only utilize the title provided in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.513, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exemption.

(a) Nothing in sections 148.511 to 148.5198 prohibits the practice
of any profession or occupation licensed, certified, or registered by the state by any person
duly licensed, certified, or registered to practice the profession or occupation or to perform
any act that falls within the scope of practice of the profession or occupation.

(b) Subdivision 1 does not apply to a student participating in supervised field work or
supervised course work that is necessary to meet the requirements of deleted text begin sectiondeleted text end new text begin sectionsnew text end
148.515, subdivision 2 deleted text begin or 3deleted text end new text begin , or 148.5181, subdivision 2new text end , if the person is designated by a
title which clearly indicates the person's status as a student trainee.

(c) Subdivisions 1 deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin ,new text end 2new text begin , and 2anew text end do not apply to a person visiting and then leaving the
state and using titles restricted under this section while in the state, if the titles are used no
more than 30 days in a calendar year as part of a professional activity that is limited in scope
and duration and is in association with an audiologist or speech-language pathologist licensed
under sections 148.511 to 148.5198.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.514, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

General licensure qualifications.

An applicant for licensure must possess the
qualifications required in one of the following clauses:

(1) a person who applies for licensure and does not meet the requirements in clause (2)
or (3), must meet the requirements in section 148.515new text begin or 148.5181, subdivision 2new text end ;

(2) a person who applies for licensure and who has a current certificate of clinical
competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or board
certification by the American Board of Audiology, must meet the requirements of section
148.516; or

(3) a person who applies for licensure by reciprocity must meet the requirements under
section 148.517new text begin or 148.5181, subdivision 3new text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.515, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applicability.

Except as provided in section 148.516 or 148.517, an
applicant new text begin for speech-language pathology or audiology new text end must meet the requirements in this
section.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.518, is amended to read:


148.518 LICENSURE FOLLOWING LAPSE OF LICENSURE STATUS.

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Speech-language pathology or audiology lapse. new text end

deleted text begin Fordeleted text end An applicant whose
licensure status has lapseddeleted text begin , the applicantdeleted text end new text begin and who is applying for a speech-language pathology
or audiology license
new text end must:

(1) apply for licensure renewal according to section 148.5191 and document compliance
with the continuing education requirements of section 148.5193 since the applicant's license
lapsed;

(2) fulfill the requirements of section 148.517;

(3) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191, provide evidence to the
commissioner that the applicant holds a current and unrestricted credential for the practice
of speech-language pathology from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board or for the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology in another jurisdiction
that has requirements equivalent to or higher than those in effect for Minnesota, and provide
evidence of compliance with Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board or that
jurisdiction's continuing education requirements;

(4) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191 and submit verified documentation
of successful completion of 160 hours of supervised practice approved by the commissioner.
To participate in a supervised practice, the applicant shall first apply and obtain temporary
licensing according to section 148.5161; or

(5) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191 and provide documentation of
obtaining a qualifying score on the examination described in section 148.515, subdivision
4, within one year of the application date for license renewal.

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Speech-language pathology assistant licensure lapse.new text end

new text begin An applicant applying
for speech-language pathology assistant licensure and whose licensure status has lapsed
must:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191, and provide evidence to the
commissioner that the applicant has an associate's degree from a speech-language pathology
assistant program that is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges;
new text end

new text begin (2) apply for renewal according to section 148.5191 and provide evidence to the
commissioner that the applicant has a bachelor's degree in the discipline of communication
sciences or disorders and a speech-language pathology assistant certificate program, including
relevant coursework and supervised field experience according to section 148.5181; or
new text end

new text begin (3) apply for licensure renewal according to section 148.5191 and document compliance
with the continuing education requirements of section 148.5193 since the applicant's license
lapsed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 11.

new text begin [148.5181] LICENSURE; SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
ASSISTANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text begin Applicability.new text end

new text begin Except as provided in subdivisions 3 and 4, an applicant
for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant must meet the requirements of this
section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text begin Educational requirements.new text end

new text begin (a) To be eligible for speech-language pathology
assistant licensure, an applicant must submit to the commissioner a transcript from an
educational institution documenting satisfactory completion of either:
new text end

new text begin (1) an associate's degree from a speech-language pathology assistant program that is
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges
or its equivalent as approved by the commissioner and that includes at least 100 hours of
supervised field work experience in speech-language pathology assisting; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a bachelor's degree in the discipline of communication sciences or disorders and a
speech-language pathology assistant certificate program that includes:
new text end

new text begin (i) coursework in an introduction to speech-language pathology assisting, adult
communication disorders and treatment, speech sound disorders, and language disorders at
a speech-language pathology assistant level; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) at least 100 hours of supervised field work experience in speech-language pathology
assisting.
new text end

new text begin (b) Within one month following expiration of a license, an applicant for licensure renewal
as a speech-language pathology assistant must provide, on a form provided by the
commissioner, evidence to the commissioner of a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing
education obtained within the two years immediately preceding licensure expiration. A
minimum of 13 contact hours of continuing education must be directly related to the licensee's
area of licensure. Seven contact hours of continuing education may be in areas generally
related to the licensee's area of licensure. Licensees who are issued licenses for a period of
less than two years must prorate the number of contact hours required for licensure renewal
based on the number of months licensed during the biennial licensure period. Licensees
must receive contact hours for continuing education activities only for the biennial licensure
period in which the continuing education activity was performed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text begin Licensure by reciprocity.new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue a speech-language
pathology assistant license to a person who holds a current speech-language pathology
assistant license in another state if the following conditions are met:
new text end

new text begin (1) payment of the commissioner's current fee for licensure; and
new text end

new text begin (2) submission of evidence of licensure in good standing from another state that maintains
a system and standard of examinations for speech-language pathology assistants which
meets or exceeds the current requirements for licensure in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.519, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Applications for licensurenew text begin ; speech-language pathologists and
audiologists
new text end .

(a) An applicant for licensure new text begin as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist
new text end must:

(1) submit a completed application for licensure on forms provided by the commissioner.
The application must include the applicant's name, certification number under chapter 153A,
if applicable, business address and telephone number, or home address and telephone number
if the applicant practices speech-language pathology or audiology out of the home, and a
description of the applicant's education, training, and experience, including previous work
history for the five years immediately preceding the date of application. The commissioner
may ask the applicant to provide additional information necessary to clarify information
submitted in the application; and

(2) submit documentation of the certificate of clinical competence issued by the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, board certification by the American Board of
Audiology, or satisfy the following requirements:

(i) submit a transcript showing the completion of a master's or doctoral degree or its
equivalent meeting the requirements of section 148.515, subdivision 2;

(ii) submit documentation of the required hours of supervised clinical training;

(iii) submit documentation of the postgraduate clinical or doctoral clinical experience
meeting the requirements of section 148.515, subdivision 4; and

(iv) submit documentation of receiving a qualifying score on an examination meeting
the requirements of section 148.515, subdivision 6.

(b) In addition, an applicant must:

(1) sign a statement that the information in the application is true and correct to the best
of the applicant's knowledge and belief;

(2) submit with the application all fees required by section 148.5194;

(3) sign a waiver authorizing the commissioner to obtain access to the applicant's records
in this or any other state in which the applicant has engaged in the practice of speech-language
pathology or audiology; and

(4) consent to a fingerprint-based criminal history background check as required under
section 144.0572, pay all required fees, and cooperate with all requests for information. An
applicant must complete a new criminal history background check if more than one year
has elapsed since the applicant last applied for a license.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.519, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a.new text end

new text begin Applications for licensure; speech-language pathology assistants.new text end

new text begin An
applicant for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) submit a completed application on forms provided by the commissioner. The
application must include the applicant's name, business address and telephone number,
home address and telephone number, and a description of the applicant's education, training,
and experience, including previous work history for the five years immediately preceding
the application date. The commissioner may ask the applicant to provide additional
information needed to clarify information submitted in the application;
new text end

new text begin (2) submit a transcript showing the completion of the requirements set forth in section
148.5181;
new text end

new text begin (3) submit a signed statement that the information in the application is true and correct
to the best of the applicant's knowledge and belief;
new text end

new text begin (4) submit all fees required under section 148.5194;
new text end

new text begin (5) submit a signed waiver authorizing the commissioner to obtain access to the applicant's
records in this or any other state in which the applicant has worked as a speech-language
pathology assistant; and
new text end

new text begin (6) consent to a fingerprint-based criminal history background check as required under
section 144.0572, pay all required fees, and cooperate with all requests for information. An
applicant must complete a new criminal history background check if more than one year
has lapsed since the applicant last applied for a license.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5191, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Renewal requirements.

To renew licensure, an applicant new text begin for license
renewal as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist
new text end must:

(1) biennially complete a renewal application on a form provided by the commissioner
and submit the biennial renewal fee;

(2) meet the continuing education requirements of section 148.5193 and submit evidence
of attending continuing education courses, as required in section 148.5193, subdivision 6;
and

(3) submit additional information if requested by the commissioner to clarify information
presented in the renewal application. The information must be submitted within 30 days
after the commissioner's request.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5191, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a.new text end

new text begin Renewal requirements; speech-language pathology assistant.new text end

new text begin To renew
licensure, an applicant for license renewal as a speech-language pathology assistant must:
new text end

new text begin (1) biennially complete a renewal application on a form provided by the commissioner
and submit the biennial renewal fee;
new text end

new text begin (2) meet the continuing education requirements of section 148.5193, subdivision 1a,
and submit evidence of attending continuing education courses, as required in section
148.5193, subdivision 1a; and
new text end

new text begin (3) submit additional information if requested by the commissioner to clarify information
presented in the renewal application. The information must be submitted within 30 days
after the commissioner's request.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5192, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Delegation requirements.

A licensed speech-language pathologist may
delegate duties to a new text begin licensed new text end speech-language pathology assistant in accordance with this
sectionnew text begin following an initial introduction to a client with the speech-language pathologist
and speech-language pathology assistant present
new text end . deleted text begin Duties may only be delegated to an
individual who has documented with a transcript from an educational institution satisfactory
completion of either:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) an associate degree from a speech-language pathology assistant program that is
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges
or its equivalent as approved by the commissioner; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) a bachelor's degree in the discipline of communication sciences or disorders with
additional transcript credit in the area of instruction in assistant-level service delivery
practices and completion of at least 100 hours of supervised field work experience as a
speech-language pathology assistant student.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5192, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Delegated duties; prohibitions.

(a) A speech-language pathology assistant
may perform only those duties delegated by a licensed speech-language pathologist and
must be limited to duties within the training and experience of the speech-language pathology
assistant.

(b) Duties may include the following as delegated by the supervising speech-language
pathologist:

(1) assist with speech language and hearing screenings;

(2) implement documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising
speech-language pathologist;

(3) document client performancenew text begin , including writing progress notesnew text end ;

(4) assist with assessments of clients;

(5) assist with preparing materials and scheduling activities as directed;

(6) perform checks and maintenance of equipment;

(7) support the supervising speech-language pathologist in research projects, in-service
training, and public relations programs; and

(8) collect data for quality improvement.

(c) A speech-language pathology assistant may not:

(1) perform standardized or nonstandardized diagnostic tests, perform formal or informal
evaluations, or interpret test results;

(2) deleted text begin screen or diagnose clients for feeding or swallowing disorders, including using a
checklist or tabulating results of feeding or swallowing evaluations, or demonstrate
swallowing strategies or precautions to clients or the clients' families
deleted text end new text begin demonstrate strategies
included in the feeding and swallowing plan developed by the speech-language pathologist
or share such information with students, patients, clients, families, staff, and caregivers
new text end ;

(3) participate in parent conferences, case conferences, or deleted text begin anydeleted text end interdisciplinary team
deleted text begin without the presence of the supervising speech-language pathologist or other licensed
speech-language pathologist as authorized by the supervising speech-language pathologist
deleted text end new text begin
meetings without approval from the speech-language pathologist or misrepresent themselves
as a speech-language pathologist at such a conference or meeting. The speech-language
pathologist and speech-language pathology assistant are required to meet prior to the parent
conferences, case conferences, or interdisciplinary team meetings to determine the
information to be shared
new text end ;

(4) provide client or family counseling or consult with the client or the family regarding
the client status or service;

(5) write, develop, or modify a client's individualized treatment plan or individualized
education program;

(6) select clients for service;

(7) discharge clients from service;

(8) disclose deleted text begin clinical or confidential information either orally or in writing to anyone
other than the supervising speech-language pathologist
deleted text end new text begin information to other team members
without permission from the supervising speech-language pathologist
new text end ; or

(9) make referrals for additional services.

(d) A speech-language pathology assistant must deleted text begin notdeleted text end new text begin onlynew text end sign deleted text begin any formaldeleted text end documents,
including treatment plans, education plans, reimbursement forms, or reportsnew text begin , when cosigned
by the supervising speech-language pathologist
new text end . The speech-language pathology assistant
must sign or initial all treatment notes written by the assistantnew text begin , which must then also be
cosigned by the supervising speech-language pathologist
new text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5192, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Supervision requirements.

(a) A supervising speech-language pathologist
shall authorize and accept full responsibility for the performance, practice, and activity of
a speech-language pathology assistant.new text begin The amount and type of supervision required must
be based on the skills and experience of the speech-language pathology assistant. A minimum
of one hour every 30 days of consultative supervision time must be documented for each
speech-language pathology assistant.
new text end

(b) A supervising speech-language pathologist must:

(1) be licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5198;

(2) hold a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association or its equivalent as approved by the commissioner; and

(3) have completed at least deleted text begin onedeleted text end new text begin ten hours ofnew text end continuing education deleted text begin unitdeleted text end in supervision.

(c) deleted text begin The supervision of a speech-language pathology assistant shall be maintained on the
deleted text end deleted text begin following schedule:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) for the first 90 workdays, within a 40-hour work week, 30 percent of the work
deleted text end deleted text begin performed by the speech-language pathology assistant must be supervised and at least 20
deleted text end deleted text begin percent of the work performed must be under direct supervision; deleted text end deleted text begin and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) for the work period after the initial 90-day period, within a 40-hour work week, 20
deleted text end deleted text begin percent of the work performed must be supervised and at least ten percent of the work
deleted text end deleted text begin performed must be under direct supervisiondeleted text end new text begin Once every 60 days, the supervising
speech-language pathologist must treat or cotreat with the speech-language pathology
assistant each client on the speech-language pathology assistant's caseload
new text end .

(d) For purposes of this section, "direct supervision" means deleted text begin on-site, in-viewdeleted text end observation
and guidance by the supervising speech-language pathologist during the performance of a
delegated dutynew text begin that occurs either on-site and in-view or through the use of real-time, two-way
interactive audio and visual communication
new text end . The supervision requirements described in this
section are minimum requirements. Additional supervision requirements may be imposed
at the discretion of the supervising speech-language pathologist.

(e) A supervising speech-language pathologist must be available to communicate with
a speech-language pathology assistant at any time the assistant is in direct contact with a
client.

(f) A supervising speech-language pathologist must document activities performed by
the assistant that are directly supervised by the supervising speech-language pathologist.
At a minimum, the documentation must include:

(1) information regarding the quality of the speech-language pathology assistant's
performance of the delegated duties; and

(2) verification that any delegated clinical activity was limited to duties authorized to
be performed by the speech-language pathology assistant under this section.

(g) A supervising speech-language pathologist must review and cosign all informal
treatment notes signed or initialed by the speech-language pathology assistant.

(h) A full-time, speech-language pathologist may supervise no more than deleted text begin onedeleted text end new text begin twonew text end
full-time, speech-language pathology deleted text begin assistantdeleted text end new text begin assistantsnew text end or the equivalent of deleted text begin onedeleted text end new text begin twonew text end
full-time deleted text begin assistantdeleted text end new text begin assistantsnew text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5193, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Number of contact hours requirednew text begin ; speech-language pathologists
and audiologists
new text end .

(a) An applicant for licensure renewal new text begin as a speech-language pathologist
or audiologist
new text end must meet the requirements for continuing education stipulated by the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the American Board of Audiology, or
satisfy the requirements described in paragraphs (b) to (e).

(b) Within one month following expiration of a license, an applicant for licensure renewal
as either a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist must provide evidence to the
commissioner of a minimum of 30 contact hours of continuing education obtained within
the two years immediately preceding licensure expiration. A minimum of 20 contact hours
of continuing education must be directly related to the licensee's area of licensure. Ten
contact hours of continuing education may be in areas generally related to the licensee's
area of licensure. Licensees who are issued licenses for a period of less than two years shall
prorate the number of contact hours required for licensure renewal based on the number of
months licensed during the biennial licensure period. Licensees shall receive contact hours
for continuing education activities only for the biennial licensure period in which the
continuing education activity was performed.

(c) An applicant for licensure renewal as both a speech-language pathologist and an
audiologist must attest to and document completion of a minimum of 36 contact hours of
continuing education offered by a continuing education sponsor within the two years
immediately preceding licensure renewal. A minimum of 15 contact hours must be received
in the area of speech-language pathology and a minimum of 15 contact hours must be
received in the area of audiology. Six contact hours of continuing education may be in areas
generally related to the licensee's areas of licensure. Licensees who are issued licenses for
a period of less than two years shall prorate the number of contact hours required for licensure
renewal based on the number of months licensed during the biennial licensure period.
Licensees shall receive contact hours for continuing education activities only for the biennial
licensure period in which the continuing education activity was performed.

(d) If the licensee is licensed by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board:

(1) activities that are approved in the categories of Minnesota Rules, part 8710.7200,
subpart 3, items A and B, and that relate to speech-language pathology, shall be considered:

(i) offered by a sponsor of continuing education; and

(ii) directly related to speech-language pathology;

(2) activities that are approved in the categories of Minnesota Rules, part 8710.7200,
subpart 3, shall be considered:

(i) offered by a sponsor of continuing education; and

(ii) generally related to speech-language pathology; and

(3) one clock hour as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 8710.7200, subpart 1, is equivalent
to 1.0 contact hours of continuing education.

(e) Contact hours may not be accumulated in advance and transferred to a future
continuing education period.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5193, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a.new text end

new text begin Continuing education; speech-language pathology assistants.new text end

new text begin An applicant
for licensure renewal as a speech-language pathology assistant must meet the requirements
for continuing education established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
and submit evidence of attending continuing education courses. A licensee must receive
contact hours for continuing education activities only for the biennial licensure period in
which the continuing education activity was completed. Continuing education contact hours
obtained in one licensure period must not be transferred to a future licensure period.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5194, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b.new text end

new text begin Speech-language pathology assistant licensure fees.new text end

new text begin The fee for initial
licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant is $493. The fee for licensure renewal
for a speech-language pathology assistant is $493.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5194, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Penalty fees.

(a) The penalty fee for practicing speech-language pathology or
audiologynew text begin , practicing as a speech-language pathology assistant,new text end or using protected titles
without a current license after the credential has expired and before it is renewed is the
amount of the license renewal fee for any part of the first month, plus the license renewal
fee for any part of any subsequent month up to 36 months.

(b) The penalty fee for applicants who engage in the unauthorized practice of
speech-language pathology or audiologynew text begin , practice as a speech-language pathology assistant,new text end
or deleted text begin usingdeleted text end new text begin use ofnew text end protected titles before being issued a license is the amount of the license
application fee for any part of the first month, plus the license application fee for any part
of any subsequent month up to 36 months. This paragraph does not apply to applicants not
qualifying for a license who engage in the unauthorized practice of speech language
pathology or audiologynew text begin or in the unauthorized practice as a speech-language pathology
assistant
new text end .

(c) The penalty fee for practicing speech-language pathology or audiology and failing
to submit a continuing education report by the due date with the correct number or type of
hours in the correct time period is $100 plus $20 for each missing clock hour. new text begin The penalty
fee for a licensed speech-language pathology assistant who fails to submit a continuing
education report by the due date with the correct number or type of hours in the correct time
period is $100 plus $20 for each missing clock hour.
new text end "Missing" means not obtained between
the effective and expiration dates of the certificate, the one-month period following the
certificate expiration date, or the 30 days following notice of a penalty fee for failing to
report all continuing education hours. The licensee must obtain the missing number of
continuing education hours by the next reporting due date.

(d) Civil penalties and discipline incurred by licensees prior to August 1, 2005, for
conduct described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c) shall be recorded as nondisciplinary penalty
fees. For conduct described in paragraph (a) or (b) occurring after August 1, 2005, and
exceeding six months, payment of a penalty fee does not preclude any disciplinary action
reasonably justified by the individual case.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 148.5195, subdivision 3, is amended
to read:


Subd. 3.

Grounds for disciplinary action by commissioner.

The commissioner may
take any of the disciplinary actions listed in subdivision 4 on proof that the individual has:

(1) intentionally submitted false or misleading information to the commissioner or the
advisory council;

(2) failed, within 30 days, to provide information in response to a written request by the
commissioner or advisory council;

(3) performed services of a speech-language pathologist deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end audiologistnew text begin , or
speech-language pathology assistant
new text end in an incompetent or negligent manner;

(4) violated sections 148.511 to 148.5198;

(5) failed to perform services with reasonable judgment, skill, or safety due to the use
of alcohol or drugs, or other physical or mental impairment;

(6) violated any state or federal law, rule, or regulation, and the violation is a felony or
misdemeanor, an essential element of which is dishonesty, or which relates directly or
indirectly to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiologynew text begin or to the practice of a
speech-language pathology assistant
new text end . Conviction for violating any state or federal law which
relates to speech-language pathology deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end audiologynew text begin , or to the practice of a speech-language
pathology assistant
new text end is necessarily considered to constitute a violation, except as provided
in chapter 364;

(7) aided or abetted another person in violating any provision of sections 148.511 to
148.5198;

(8) been or is being disciplined by another jurisdiction, if any of the grounds for the
discipline is the same or substantially equivalent to those under sections 148.511 to 148.5198;

(9) not cooperated with the commissioner or advisory council in an investigation
conducted according to subdivision 1;

(10) advertised in a manner that is false or misleading;

(11) engaged in conduct likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public; or demonstrated
a willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare, or safety of a client;

(12) failed to disclose to the consumer any fee splitting or any promise to pay a portion
of a fee to any other professional other than a fee for services rendered by the other
professional to the client;

(13) engaged in abusive or fraudulent billing practices, including violations of federal
Medicare and Medicaid laws, Food and Drug Administration regulations, or state medical
assistance laws;

(14) obtained money, property, or services from a consumer through the use of undue
influence, high pressure sales tactics, harassment, duress, deception, or fraud;

(15) performed services for a client who had no possibility of benefiting from the services;

(16) failed to refer a client for medical evaluation or to other health care professionals
when appropriate or when a client indicated symptoms associated with diseases that could
be medically or surgically treated;

(17) had the certification required by chapter 153A denied, suspended, or revoked
according to chapter 153A;

(18) used the term doctor of audiology, doctor of speech-language pathology, AuD, or
SLPD without having obtained the degree from an institution accredited by the North Central
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Academic Accreditation
in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, the United States Department of Education,
or an equivalent;

(19) failed to comply with the requirements of section 148.5192 regarding supervision
of speech-language pathology assistants; or

(20) if the individual is an audiologist or certified prescription hearing aid dispenser:

(i) prescribed to a consumer or potential consumer the use of a prescription hearing aid,
unless the prescription from a physician, an audiologist, or a certified dispenser is in writing,
is based on an audiogram that is delivered to the consumer or potential consumer when the
prescription is made, and bears the following information in all capital letters of 12-point
or larger boldface type: "THIS PRESCRIPTION MAY BE FILLED BY, AND
PRESCRIPTION HEARING AIDS MAY BE PURCHASED FROM, THE LICENSED
AUDIOLOGIST OR CERTIFIED DISPENSER OF YOUR CHOICE";

(ii) failed to give a copy of the audiogram, upon which the prescription is based, to the
consumer when the consumer requests a copy;

(iii) failed to provide the consumer rights brochure required by section 148.5197,
subdivision 3
;

(iv) failed to comply with restrictions on sales of prescription hearing aids in sections
148.5197, subdivision 3, and 148.5198;

(v) failed to return a consumer's prescription hearing aid used as a trade-in or for a
discount in the price of a new prescription hearing aid when requested by the consumer
upon cancellation of the purchase agreement;

(vi) failed to follow Food and Drug Administration or Federal Trade Commission
regulations relating to dispensing prescription hearing aids;

(vii) failed to dispense a prescription hearing aid in a competent manner or without
appropriate training;

(viii) delegated prescription hearing aid dispensing authority to a person not authorized
to dispense a prescription hearing aid under this chapter or chapter 153A;

(ix) failed to comply with the requirements of an employer or supervisor of a prescription
hearing aid dispenser trainee;

(x) violated a state or federal court order or judgment, including a conciliation court
judgment, relating to the activities of the individual's prescription hearing aid dispensing;
or

(xi) failed to include on the audiogram the practitioner's printed name, credential type,
credential number, signature, and date.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5195, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Consequences of disciplinary actions.

Upon the suspension or revocation of
licensure, the speech-language pathologist or audiologistnew text begin , or speech-language pathology
assistant,
new text end shall cease to practice speech-language pathology or audiologynew text begin , or practice as a
speech-language pathology assistant
new text end , to use titles protected under sections 148.511 to
148.5198, and to represent to the public that the speech-language pathologist or audiologistnew text begin ,
or speech-language pathology assistant,
new text end is licensed by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5195, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Reinstatement requirements after disciplinary action.

A speech-language
pathologist or audiologistnew text begin , or speech-language pathology assistant,new text end who has had licensure
suspended may petition on forms provided by the commissioner for reinstatement following
the period of suspension specified by the commissioner. The requirements of section
148.5191 for renewing licensure must be met before licensure may be reinstated.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 148.5196, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

Membership.

The commissioner shall appoint deleted text begin 12deleted text end new text begin 13new text end persons to a
Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Advisory Council. The deleted text begin 12deleted text end new text begin 13new text end persons must
include:

(1) three public members, as defined in section 214.02. Two of the public members shall
be either persons receiving services of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, or
family members of or caregivers to such persons, and at least one of the public members
shall be either a hearing aid user or an advocate of one;

(2) three speech-language pathologists licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5198,
one of whom is currently and has been, for the five years immediately preceding the
appointment, engaged in the practice of speech-language pathology in Minnesota and each
of whom is employed in a different employment setting including, but not limited to, private
practice, hospitals, rehabilitation settings, educational settings, and government agencies;

(3) one speech-language pathologist licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5198, who
is currently and has been, for the five years immediately preceding the appointment,
employed by a Minnesota public school district or a Minnesota public school district
consortium that is authorized by Minnesota Statutes and who is licensed in speech-language
pathology by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board;

(4) three audiologists licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5198, two of whom are
currently and have been, for the five years immediately preceding the appointment, engaged
in the practice of audiology and the dispensing of prescription hearing aids in Minnesota
and each of whom is employed in a different employment setting including, but not limited
to, private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation settings, educational settings, industry, and
government agencies;

(5) one nonaudiologist prescription hearing aid dispenser recommended by a professional
association representing prescription hearing aid dispensers; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(6) one physician licensed under chapter 147 and certified by the American Board of
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgerynew text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (7) one speech-language pathology assistant licensed under sections 148.511 to 148.5198new text end .

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 148.5196, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Duties.

The advisory council shall:

(1) advise the commissioner regarding speech-language pathologist and audiologist
licensure standards;

(2) advise the commissioner regarding the delegation of duties tonew text begin , the licensure standards
for,
new text end and the training required for speech-language pathology assistants;

(3) advise the commissioner on enforcement of sections 148.511 to 148.5198;

(4) provide for distribution of information regarding speech-language pathologist deleted text begin anddeleted text end new text begin ,new text end
audiologistnew text begin , and speech-language pathology assistantnew text end licensure standards;

(5) review applications and make recommendations to the commissioner on granting or
denying licensure or licensure renewal;

(6) review reports of investigations relating to individuals and make recommendations
to the commissioner as to whether licensure should be denied or disciplinary action taken
against the individual;

(7) advise the commissioner regarding approval of continuing education activities
provided by sponsors using the criteria in section 148.5193, subdivision 2; and

(8) perform other duties authorized for advisory councils under chapter 214, or as directed
by the commissioner.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2023 Supplement, section 245C.031, subdivision 4, is amended
to read:


Subd. 4.

Applicants, licensees, and other occupations regulated by the commissioner
of health.

The commissioner shall conduct an alternative background study, including a
check of state data, and a national criminal history records check of the following individuals.
For studies under this section, the following persons shall complete a consent form and
criminal history disclosure form:

(1) An applicant for initial licensure, temporary licensure, or relicensure after a lapse in
licensure as an audiologist deleted text begin ordeleted text end new text begin ,new text end speech-language pathologistnew text begin , or speech-language pathologist
assistant,
new text end or an applicant for initial certification as a hearing instrument dispenser who must
submit to a background study under section 144.0572.

(2) An applicant for a renewal license or certificate as an audiologist, speech-language
pathologist, or hearing instrument dispenser who was licensed or obtained a certificate
before January 1, 2018.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2025.
new text end

ARTICLE 10

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LICENSURE COMPACT

Section 1.

new text begin [148.675] PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT LICENSURE COMPACT.
new text end

new text begin The physician assistant (PA) licensure compact is enacted into law and entered into with
all other jurisdictions legally joining in it in the form substantially specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE I
new text end

new text begin TITLE
new text end

new text begin This statute shall be known and cited as the physician assistant licensure compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE II
new text end

new text begin DEFINITIONS
new text end

new text begin As used in this compact, and except as otherwise provided, the following terms have
the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (a) "Adverse action" means any administrative, civil, equitable, or criminal action
permitted by a state's laws that is imposed by a licensing board or other authority against a
PA license, license application, or compact privilege such as license denial, censure,
revocation, suspension, probation, monitoring of the licensee, or restriction on the licensee's
practice.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Charter participating states" means the states that enacted the compact prior to the
commission convening.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Compact privilege" means the authorization granted by a remote state to allow a
licensee from another participating state to practice as a PA to provide medical services or
other licensed activities to a patient located in the remote state under the remote state's laws
and regulations.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Conviction" means a finding by a court that an individual is guilty of a felony or
misdemeanor offense through adjudication or entry of a plea of guilt or no contest to the
charge by the offender.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Criminal background check" means the submission of fingerprints or other
biometric-based information for a license applicant for the purpose of obtaining that
applicant's criminal history record information, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations,
title 28, part 20, subpart 20.3, clause (d), from the state's criminal history record repository,
as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 28, part 20, subpart 20.3, clause (f).
new text end

new text begin (f) "Data system" means the repository of information about licensees, including but not
limited to license status and adverse action, that is created and administered under the terms
of this compact.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Executive committee" means a group of directors and ex officio individuals elected
or appointed pursuant to article VII, paragraph (f), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (h) "Impaired practitioner" means a PA whose practice is adversely affected by a
health-related condition that impacts the PA's ability to practice.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Investigative information" means information, records, and documents received or
generated by a licensing board pursuant to an investigation.
new text end

new text begin (j) "Jurisprudence requirement" means the assessment of an individual's knowledge of
the laws and rules governing the practice of a PA in a state.
new text end

new text begin (k) "License" means current authorization by a state, other than authorization pursuant
to a compact privilege, for a PA to provide medical services, which would be unlawful
without current authorization.
new text end

new text begin (l) "Licensee" means an individual who holds a license from a state to provide medical
services as a PA.
new text end

new text begin (m) "Licensing board" means any state entity authorized to license and otherwise regulate
PAs.
new text end

new text begin (n) "Medical services" means health care services provided for the diagnosis, prevention,
treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, injury, or disease, as defined by a state's laws
and regulations.
new text end

new text begin (o) "Model compact" means the model for the PA licensure compact on file with the
Council of State Governments or other entity as designated by the commission.
new text end

new text begin (p) "Participating state" means a state that has enacted this compact.
new text end

new text begin (q) "PA" means an individual who is licensed as a physician assistant in a state. For
purposes of this compact, any other title or status adopted by a state to replace the term
"physician assistant" shall be deemed synonymous with "physician assistant" and shall
confer the same rights and responsibilities to the licensee under the provisions of this compact
at the time of its enactment.
new text end

new text begin (r) "PA Licensure Compact Commission" or "compact commission" or "commission"
means the national administrative body created pursuant to article VII, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (s) "Qualifying license" means an unrestricted license issued by a participating state to
provide medical services as a PA.
new text end

new text begin (t) "Remote state" means a participating state where a licensee who is not licensed as a
PA is exercising or seeking to exercise the compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (u) "Rule" means a regulation promulgated by an entity that has the force and effect of
law.
new text end

new text begin (v) "Significant investigative information" means investigative information that a
licensing board, after an inquiry or investigation that includes notification and an opportunity
for the PA to respond if required by state law, has reason to believe is not groundless and,
if proven true, would indicate more than a minor infraction.
new text end

new text begin (w) "State" means any state, commonwealth, district, or territory of the United States.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE III
new text end

new text begin STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPACT
new text end

new text begin (a) To participate in this compact, a participating state must:
new text end

new text begin (1) license PAs;
new text end

new text begin (2) participate in the commission's data system;
new text end

new text begin (3) have a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints against licensees
and license applicants;
new text end

new text begin (4) notify the commission, in compliance with the terms of this compact and commission
rules, of any adverse action against the licensee or license applicant and the existence of
significant investigative information regarding a licensee or license applicant;
new text end

new text begin (5) fully implement a criminal background check requirement, within a time frame
established by commission rule, by its licensing board receiving the results of a criminal
background check and reporting to the commission whether the license applicant has been
granted a license;
new text end

new text begin (6) fully comply with the rules of the compact commission;
new text end

new text begin (7) utilize a recognized national examination such as the National Commission on
Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) physician assistant national certifying
examination as a requirement for PA licensure; and
new text end

new text begin (8) grant the compact privilege to a holder of a qualifying license in a participating state.
new text end

new text begin (b) Nothing in this compact prohibits a participating state from charging a fee for granting
the compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IV
new text end

new text begin COMPACT PRIVILEGE
new text end

new text begin (a) To exercise the compact privilege, a licensee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) have graduated from a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. or other programs authorized
by commission rule;
new text end

new text begin (2) hold current NCCPA certification;
new text end

new text begin (3) have no felony or misdemeanor convictions;
new text end

new text begin (4) have never had a controlled substance license, permit, or registration suspended or
revoked by a state or by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration;
new text end

new text begin (5) have a unique identifier as determined by commission rule;
new text end

new text begin (6) hold a qualifying license;
new text end

new text begin (7) have had no revocation of a license or limitation or restriction due to an adverse
action on any currently held license;
new text end

new text begin (8) if a licensee has had a limitation or restriction on a license or compact privilege due
to an adverse action, two years must have elapsed from the date on which the license or
compact privilege is no longer limited or restricted due to the adverse action;
new text end

new text begin (9) if a compact privilege has been revoked or is limited or restricted in a participating
state for conduct that would not be a basis for disciplinary action in a participating state in
which the licensee is practicing or applying to practice under a compact privilege, that
participating state shall have the discretion not to consider such action as an adverse action
requiring the denial or removal of a compact privilege in that state;
new text end

new text begin (10) notify the compact commission that the licensee is seeking the compact privilege
in a remote state;
new text end

new text begin (11) meet any jurisprudence requirement of a remote state in which the licensee is seeking
to practice under the compact privilege and pay any fees applicable to satisfying the
jurisprudence requirement; and
new text end

new text begin (12) report to the commission any adverse action taken by any nonparticipating state
within 30 days after the date the action is taken.
new text end

new text begin (b) The compact privilege is valid until the expiration or revocation of the qualifying
license unless terminated pursuant to an adverse action. The licensee must also comply with
all of the requirements of paragraph (a) to maintain the compact privilege in a remote state.
If the participating state takes adverse action against a qualifying license, the licensee shall
lose the compact privilege in any remote state in which the licensee has a compact privilege
until all of the following occur:
new text end

new text begin (1) the license is no longer limited or restricted; and
new text end

new text begin (2) two years have elapsed from the date on which the license is no longer limited or
restricted due to the adverse action.
new text end

new text begin (c) Once a restricted or limited license satisfies the requirements of paragraph (b), the
licensee must meet the requirements of paragraph (a) to obtain a compact privilege in any
remote state.
new text end

new text begin (d) For each remote state in which a PA seeks authority to prescribe controlled substances,
the PA shall satisfy all requirements imposed by such state in granting or renewing such
authority.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE V
new text end

new text begin DESIGNATION OF THE STATE FROM WHICH LICENSEE IS APPLYING FOR
COMPACT PRIVILEGE
new text end

new text begin Upon a licensee's application for a compact privilege, the licensee must identify to the
commission the participating state from which the licensee is applying, in accordance with
applicable rules adopted by the commission, and subject to the following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) the licensee must provide the commission with the address of the licensee's primary
residence and thereafter shall immediately report to the commission any change in the
address of the licensee's primary residence; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee must consent to accept service of process by mail at the licensee's primary
residence on file with the commission with respect to any action brought against the licensee
by the commission or a participating state, including a subpoena, with respect to any action
brought or investigation conducted by the commission or a participating state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VI
new text end

new text begin ADVERSE ACTIONS
new text end

new text begin (a) A participating state in which a licensee is licensed shall have exclusive power to
impose adverse action against the qualifying license issued by that participating state.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the other powers conferred by state law, a remote state shall have the
authority, in accordance with existing state due process law, to do the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) take adverse action against a PA's compact privilege in the state to remove a licensee's
compact privilege or take other action necessary under applicable law to protect the health
and safety of its citizens; and
new text end

new text begin (2) issue subpoenas for both hearings and investigations that require the attendance and
testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence. Subpoenas issued by a licensing
board in a participating state for the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production
of evidence from another participating state shall be enforced in the latter state by any court
of competent jurisdiction, according to the practice and procedure of that court applicable
to subpoenas issued in proceedings pending before it. The issuing authority shall pay any
witness fees, travel expenses, mileage, and other fees required by the service statutes of the
state in which the witnesses or evidence are located.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), clause (1), subpoenas may not be issued by a
participating state to gather evidence of conduct in another state that is lawful in that other
state, for the purpose of taking adverse action against a licensee's compact privilege or
application for a compact privilege in that participating state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this compact authorizes a participating state to impose discipline against
a PA's compact privilege or to deny an application for a compact privilege in that participating
state for the individual's otherwise lawful practice in another state.
new text end

new text begin (e) For purposes of taking adverse action, the participating state which issued the
qualifying license shall give the same priority and effect to reported conduct received from
any other participating state as it would if the conduct had occurred within the participating
state which issued the qualifying license. In so doing, that participating state shall apply its
own state laws to determine appropriate action.
new text end

new text begin (f) A participating state, if otherwise permitted by state law, may recover from the
affected PA the costs of investigations and disposition of cases resulting from any adverse
action taken against that PA.
new text end

new text begin (g) A participating state may take adverse action based on the factual findings of a remote
state, provided that the participating state follows its own procedures for taking the adverse
action.
new text end

new text begin (h) Joint investigations:
new text end

new text begin (1) in addition to the authority granted to a participating state by its respective state PA
laws and regulations or other applicable state law, any participating state may participate
with other participating states in joint investigations of licensees; and
new text end

new text begin (2) participating states shall share any investigative, litigation, or compliance materials
in furtherance of any joint or individual investigation initiated under this compact.
new text end

new text begin (i) If an adverse action is taken against a PA's qualifying license, the PA's compact
privilege in all remote states shall be deactivated until two years have elapsed after all
restrictions have been removed from the state license. All disciplinary orders by the
participating state which issued the qualifying license that impose adverse action against a
PA's license shall include a statement that the PA's compact privilege is deactivated in all
participating states during the pendency of the order.
new text end

new text begin (j) If any participating state takes adverse action, it promptly shall notify the administrator
of the data system.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VII
new text end

new text begin ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PA LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin (a) The participating states hereby create and establish a joint government agency and
national administrative body known as the PA Licensure Compact Commission. The
commission is an instrumentality of the compact states acting jointly, and is not an
instrumentality of any one state. The commission shall come into existence on or after the
effective date of the compact as set forth in article XI, paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (b) Membership, voting, and meetings:
new text end

new text begin (1) each participating state shall have and be limited to one delegate selected by that
participating state's licensing board or, if the state has more than one licensing board, selected
collectively by the participating state's licensing boards;
new text end

new text begin (2) the delegate shall be:
new text end

new text begin (i) a current PA, physician, or public member of a licensing board or PA council or
committee; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) an administrator of a licensing board;
new text end

new text begin (3) any delegate may be removed or suspended from office as provided by the laws of
the state from which the delegate is appointed;
new text end

new text begin (4) the participating state board shall fill any vacancy occurring in the commission within
60 days;
new text end

new text begin (5) each delegate shall be entitled to one vote on all matters voted on by the commission
and shall otherwise have an opportunity to participate in the business and affairs of the
commission;
new text end

new text begin (6) a delegate shall vote in person or by such other means as provided in the bylaws.
The bylaws may provide for delegates' participation in meetings by telecommunications,
video conference, or other means of communication;
new text end

new text begin (7) the commission shall meet at least once during each calendar year. Additional
meetings shall be held as set forth in this compact and the bylaws; and
new text end

new text begin (8) the commission shall establish by rule a term of office for delegates.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish a code of ethics for the commission;
new text end

new text begin (2) establish the fiscal year of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (3) establish fees;
new text end

new text begin (4) establish bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (5) maintain its financial records in accordance with the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (6) meet and take such actions as are consistent with the provisions of this compact and
the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (7) promulgate rules to facilitate and coordinate implementation and administration of
this compact. The rules shall have the force and effect of law and shall be binding in all
participating states;
new text end

new text begin (8) bring and prosecute legal proceedings or actions in the name of the commission,
provided that the standing of any state licensing board to sue or be sued under applicable
law shall not be affected;
new text end

new text begin (9) purchase and maintain insurance and bonds;
new text end

new text begin (10) borrow, accept, or contract for services of personnel, including but not limited to
employees of a participating state;
new text end

new text begin (11) hire employees and engage contractors, elect or appoint officers, fix compensation,
define duties, grant such individuals appropriate authority to carry out the purposes of this
compact, and establish the commission's personnel policies and programs relating to conflicts
of interest, qualifications of personnel, and other related personnel matters;
new text end

new text begin (12) accept any and all appropriate donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies,
materials, and services, and receive, utilize, and dispose of the same, provided that at all
times the commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety or conflict of interest;
new text end

new text begin (13) lease, purchase, accept appropriate gifts or donations of, or otherwise to own, hold,
improve, or use, any property, real, personal, or mixed, provided that at all times the
commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety;
new text end

new text begin (14) sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of
any property real, personal, or mixed;
new text end

new text begin (15) establish a budget and make expenditures;
new text end

new text begin (16) borrow money;
new text end

new text begin (17) appoint committees, including standing committees composed of members, state
regulators, state legislators or their representatives, and consumer representatives, and such
other interested persons as may be designated in this compact and the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (18) provide and receive information from, and cooperate with, law enforcement agencies;
new text end

new text begin (19) elect a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer and such other officers of the
commission as provided in the commission's bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (20) reserve for itself, in addition to those reserved exclusively to the commission under
the compact, powers that the executive committee may not exercise;
new text end

new text begin (21) approve or disapprove a state's participation in the compact based upon its
determination as to whether the state's compact legislation departs in a material manner
from the model compact language;
new text end

new text begin (22) prepare and provide to the participating states an annual report; and
new text end

new text begin (23) perform such other functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the
purposes of this compact consistent with the state regulation of PA licensure and practice.
new text end

new text begin (d) Meetings of the commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) all meetings of the commission that are not closed pursuant to this paragraph shall
be open to the public. Notice of public meetings shall be posted on the commission's website
at least 30 days prior to the public meeting;
new text end

new text begin (2) notwithstanding clause (1), the commission may convene a public meeting by
providing at least 24 hours' prior notice on the commission's website, and any other means
as provided in the commission's rules, for any of the reasons it may dispense with notice of
proposed rulemaking under article IX, paragraph (l);
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission may convene in a closed, nonpublic meeting or nonpublic part of a
public meeting to receive legal advice or to discuss:
new text end

new text begin (i) noncompliance of a participating state with its obligations under this compact;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the employment, compensation, discipline, or other matters, practices, or procedures
related to specific employees, or other matters related to the commission's internal personnel
practices and procedures;
new text end

new text begin (iii) current, threatened, or reasonably anticipated litigation;
new text end

new text begin (iv) negotiation of contracts for the purchase, lease, or sale of goods, services, or real
estate;
new text end

new text begin (v) accusing any person of a crime or formally censuring any person;
new text end

new text begin (vi) disclosure of trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged
or confidential;
new text end

new text begin (vii) disclosure of information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
new text end

new text begin (viii) disclosure of investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes;
new text end

new text begin (ix) disclosure of information related to any investigative reports prepared by or on
behalf of, or for use of, the commission or other committee charged with responsibility of
investigation or determination of compliance issues pursuant to this compact;
new text end

new text begin (x) legal advice; or
new text end

new text begin (xi) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or participating states'
statutes;
new text end

new text begin (4) if a meeting, or portion of a meeting, is closed pursuant to clause (3), the chair of
the meeting or the chair's designee shall certify that the meeting or portion of the meeting
may be closed and shall reference each relevant exempting provision; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the commission shall keep minutes that fully and clearly describe all matters discussed
in a meeting and shall provide a full and accurate summary of actions taken, including a
description of the views expressed. All documents considered in connection with an action
shall be identified in such minutes. All minutes and documents of a closed meeting shall
remain under seal, subject to release by a majority vote of the commission or order of a
court of competent jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (e) Financing of the commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commission shall pay, or provide for the payment of, the reasonable expenses of
its establishment, organization, and ongoing activities;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission may accept any and all appropriate revenue sources, donations, and
grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission may levy on and collect an annual assessment from each participating
state and may impose compact privilege fees on licensees of participating states to whom
a compact privilege is granted, to cover the cost of the operations and activities of the
commission and its staff. The cost of the operations and activities of the commission and
its staff must be in a total amount sufficient to cover its annual budget as approved by the
commission each year for which revenue is not provided by other sources. The aggregate
annual assessment amount levied on participating states shall be allocated based upon a
formula to be determined by commission rule:
new text end

new text begin (i) a compact privilege expires when the licensee's qualifying license in the participating
state from which the licensee applied for the compact privilege expires; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) if the licensee terminates the qualifying license through which the licensee applied
for the compact privilege before its scheduled expiration, and the licensee has a qualifying
license in another participating state, the licensee shall inform the commission that it is
changing the participating state through which it applies for a compact privilege to the other
participating state and pay to the commission any compact privilege fee required by
commission rule;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commission shall not incur obligations of any kind prior to securing the funds
adequate to meet the same, nor shall the commission pledge the credit of any of the
participating states, except by and with the authority of the participating state; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The
receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be subject to the financial review and
accounting procedures established under its bylaws. All receipts and disbursements of funds
handled by the commission shall be subject to an annual financial review by a certified or
licensed public accountant, and the report of the financial review shall be included in and
become part of the annual report of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (f) The executive committee:
new text end

new text begin (1) the executive committee shall have the power to act on behalf of the commission
according to the terms of this compact and commission rules;
new text end

new text begin (2) the executive committee shall be composed of nine members as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) seven voting members who are elected by the commission from the current
membership of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (ii) one ex officio, nonvoting member from a recognized national PA professional
association; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) one ex officio, nonvoting member from a recognized national PA certification
organization;
new text end

new text begin (3) the ex officio members will be selected by their respective organizations;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commission may remove any member of the executive committee as provided
in its bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (5) the executive committee shall meet at least annually;
new text end

new text begin (6) the executive committee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
new text end

new text begin (i) recommend to the entire commission changes to the commission's rules or bylaws,
changes to this compact legislation, fees paid by compact participating states such as annual
dues, and any commission compact fee charged to licensees for the compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (ii) ensure compact administration services are appropriately provided, contractual or
otherwise;
new text end

new text begin (iii) prepare and recommend the budget;
new text end

new text begin (iv) maintain financial records on behalf of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (v) monitor compact compliance of participating states and provide compliance reports
to the commission;
new text end

new text begin (vi) establish additional committees as necessary;
new text end

new text begin (vii) exercise the powers and duties of the commission during the interim between
commission meetings, except for issuing proposed rulemaking or adopting commission
rules or bylaws, or exercising any other powers and duties exclusively reserved to the
commission by the commission's rules; and
new text end

new text begin (viii) perform other duties as provided in commission's rules or bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (7) all meetings of the executive committee at which it votes or plans to vote on matters
in exercising the powers and duties of the commission shall be open to the public, and public
notice of such meetings shall be given as public meetings of the commission are given; and
new text end

new text begin (8) the executive committee may convene in a closed, nonpublic meeting for the same
reasons that the commission may convene in a nonpublic meeting as set forth in paragraph
(d), clause (3), and shall announce the closed meeting as the commission is required to
under paragraph (d), clause (4), and keep minutes of the closed meeting as the commission
is required to under paragraph (d), clause (5).
new text end

new text begin (g) Qualified immunity, defense, and indemnification:
new text end

new text begin (1) the members, officers, executive director, employees, and representatives of the
commission shall be immune from suit and liability, both personally and in their official
capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of property or personal injury or other civil
liability caused by or arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred,
or that the person against whom the claim is made had a reasonable basis for believing
occurred, within the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities, provided
that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to protect any such person from suit or
liability for any damage, loss, injury, or liability caused by the intentional or willful or
wanton misconduct of that person. The procurement of insurance of any type by the
commission shall not in any way compromise or limit the immunity granted hereunder;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission shall defend any member, officer, executive director, employee, or
representative of the commission in any civil action seeking to impose liability arising out
of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred within the scope of commission
employment, duties, or responsibilities, or that the person against whom the claim is made
had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within the scope of commission employment,
duties, or responsibilities, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit that
person from retaining their own counsel at their own expense, and provided further that the
actual or alleged act, error, or omission did not result from that person's intentional or willful
or wanton misconduct;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission shall indemnify and hold harmless any member, officer, executive
director, employee, or representative of the commission for the amount of any settlement
or judgment obtained against that person arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or
omission that occurred within the scope of commission employment, duties, or
responsibilities, or that such person had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within
the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities, provided that the actual
or alleged act, error, or omission did not result from the intentional or willful or wanton
misconduct of that person;
new text end

new text begin (4) except as provided under paragraph (i), venue is proper and judicial proceedings by
or against the commission shall be brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent
jurisdiction where the principal office of the commission is located. The commission may
waive venue and jurisdictional defenses in any proceedings as authorized by commission
rules;
new text end

new text begin (5) nothing herein shall be construed as a limitation on the liability of any licensee for
professional malpractice or misconduct, which shall be governed solely by any other
applicable state laws;
new text end

new text begin (6) nothing herein shall be construed to designate the venue or jurisdiction to bring
actions for alleged acts of malpractice, professional misconduct, negligence, or other such
civil action pertaining to the practice of a PA. All such matters shall be determined
exclusively by state law other than this compact;
new text end

new text begin (7) nothing in this compact shall be interpreted to waive or otherwise abrogate a
participating state's state action immunity or state action affirmative defense with respect
to antitrust claims under the federal Sherman Act, Clayton Act, or any other state or federal
antitrust or anticompetitive law or regulation; and
new text end

new text begin (8) nothing in this compact shall be construed to be a waiver of sovereign immunity by
the participating states or by the commission.
new text end

new text begin (h) Notwithstanding paragraph (g), clause (1), the liability of the executive director,
employees, or representatives of the interstate commission, acting within the scope of their
employment or duties, may not exceed the limits of liability set forth under the constitution
and laws of this state for state officials, employees, and agents. This paragraph expressly
incorporates section 3.736, and neither expands nor limits the rights and remedies provided
under that statute.
new text end

new text begin (i) Except for a claim alleging a violation of this compact, a claim against the commission,
its executive director, employees, or representatives alleging a violation of the constitution
and laws of this state may be brought in any county where the plaintiff resides. Nothing in
this paragraph creates a private right of action.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VIII
new text end

new text begin DATA SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin (a) The commission shall provide for the development, maintenance, and utilization of
a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure and adverse action
information, and the reporting of significant investigative information on all licensed PAs
and applicants denied a license in participating states.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any other state law to the contrary, a participating state shall submit
a uniform data set to the data system on all PAs to whom this compact is applicable, using
a unique identifier, as required by the rules of the commission, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) identifying information;
new text end

new text begin (2) licensure data;
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new text begin (3) adverse actions against a license or compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (4) any denial of application for licensure and the reason or reasons for the denial,
excluding the reporting of any criminal history record information where prohibited by law;
new text end

new text begin (5) the existence of significant investigative information; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other information that may facilitate the administration of this compact, as determined
by the rules of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (c) Significant investigative information pertaining to a licensee in any participating
state shall only be available to other participating states.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commission shall promptly notify all participating states of any reports it receives
of any adverse action taken against a licensee or an individual applying for a license. This
adverse action information shall be available to any other participating state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Participating states contributing information to the data system may, in accordance
with state or federal law, designate information that may not be shared with the public
without the express permission of the contributing state. Notwithstanding any such
designation, such information shall be reported to the commission through the data system.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any information submitted to the data system that is subsequently expunged by
federal law or the laws of the participating state contributing the information shall be removed
from the data system upon reporting of such by the participating state to the commission.
new text end

new text begin (g) The records and information provided to a participating state pursuant to this compact
or through the data system, when certified by the commission or an agent thereof, shall
constitute the authenticated business records of the commission and shall be entitled to any
associated hearsay exception in any relevant judicial, quasi-judicial, or administrative
proceedings in a participating state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IX
new text end

new text begin RULEMAKING
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new text begin (a) The commission shall exercise its rulemaking powers pursuant to the criteria set
forth in this article and the rules adopted thereunder. Commission rules shall become binding
as of the date specified by the commission for each rule.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commission shall promulgate reasonable rules in order to effectively and
efficiently implement and administer this compact and achieve its purposes. A commission
rule shall be invalid and have no force or effect only if a court of competent jurisdiction
holds that the rule is invalid because the commission exercised its rulemaking authority in
a manner that is beyond the scope of the purposes of this compact, or the powers granted
hereunder, or based upon another applicable standard of review.
new text end

new text begin (c) The rules of the commission shall have the force of law in each participating state,
provided however that where the rules of the commission conflict with the laws of the
participating state that establish the medical services a PA may perform in the participating
state, as held by a court of competent jurisdiction, the rules of the commission shall be
ineffective in that state to the extent of the conflict.
new text end

new text begin (d) If a majority of the legislatures of the participating states rejects a commission rule,
by enactment of a statute or resolution in the same manner used to adopt the compact within
four years of the date of adoption of the rule, then such rule shall have no further force and
effect in any participating state or in any state applying to participate in the compact.
new text end

new text begin (e) Rules or amendments to the rules shall be adopted at a regular or special meeting of
the commission.
new text end

new text begin (f) Prior to promulgation and adoption of a final rule or rules by the commission and at
least 30 days in advance of the meeting at which the rule will be considered and voted upon,
the commission shall file a notice of proposed rulemaking:
new text end

new text begin (1) on the website of the commission or other publicly accessible platform;
new text end

new text begin (2) to persons who have requested notice of the commission's notices of proposed
rulemaking; and
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new text begin (3) in such other ways as the commission may specify by rule.
new text end

new text begin (g) The notice of proposed rulemaking shall include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the time, date, and location of the public hearing on the proposed rule;
new text end

new text begin (2) the time, date, and location of the public hearing in which the proposed rule will be
considered and voted upon;
new text end

new text begin (3) the text of the proposed rule and the reason for the proposed rule;
new text end

new text begin (4) a request for comments on the proposed rule from any interested person and the date
by which written comments must be received; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the manner in which interested persons may submit notice to the commission of their
intention to attend the public hearing and any written comments.
new text end

new text begin (h) Prior to adoption of a proposed rule, the commission shall allow persons to submit
written data, facts, opinions, and arguments, which shall be made available to the public.
new text end

new text begin (i) If the hearing is held via electronic means, the commission shall publish the mechanism
for access to the electronic hearing:
new text end

new text begin (1) all persons wishing to be heard at the hearing shall notify the commission of their
desire to appear and testify at the hearing, not less than five business days before the
scheduled date of the hearing, as directed in the notice of proposed rulemaking;
new text end

new text begin (2) hearings shall be conducted in a manner providing each person who wishes to
comment a fair and reasonable opportunity to comment orally or in writing;
new text end

new text begin (3) all hearings shall be recorded. A copy of the recording and the written comments,
data, facts, opinions, and arguments received in response to the proposed rulemaking shall
be made available to a person on request; and
new text end

new text begin (4) nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring a separate hearing on each
rule. Proposed rules may be grouped for the convenience of the commission at hearings
required by this article.
new text end

new text begin (j) Following the public hearing, the commission shall consider all written and oral
comments timely received.
new text end

new text begin (k) The commission shall, by majority vote of all delegates, take final action on the
proposed rule and shall determine the effective date of the rule, if adopted, based on the
rulemaking record and the full text of the rule. The commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) shall, if adopted, post the rule on the commission's website;
new text end

new text begin (2) may adopt changes to the proposed rule provided the changes do not expand the
original purpose of the proposed rule;
new text end

new text begin (3) shall provide on its website an explanation of the reasons for substantive changes
made to the proposed rule as well as reasons for substantive changes not made that were
recommended by commenters; and
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new text begin (4) shall determine a reasonable effective date for the rule. Except for an emergency as
provided in paragraph (l), the effective date of the rule shall be no sooner than 30 days after
the commission issued the notice that it adopted the rule.
new text end

new text begin (l) Upon determination that an emergency exists, the commission may consider and
adopt an emergency rule with 24 hours' prior notice, without the opportunity for comment
or hearing, provided that the usual rulemaking procedures provided in the compact and in
this article shall be retroactively applied to the rule as soon as reasonably possible, in no
event later than 90 days after the effective date of the rule. For the purposes of this provision,
an emergency rule is one that must be adopted immediately by the commission in order to:
new text end

new text begin (1) meet an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare;
new text end

new text begin (2) prevent a loss of commission or participating state funds;
new text end

new text begin (3) meet a deadline for the promulgation of a commission rule that is established by
federal law or rule; or
new text end

new text begin (4) protect public health and safety.
new text end

new text begin (m) The commission or an authorized committee of the commission may direct revisions
to a previously adopted commission rule for purposes of correcting typographical errors,
errors in format, errors in consistency, or grammatical errors. Public notice of any revisions
shall be posted on the website of the commission. The revision shall be subject to challenge
by any person for a period of 30 days after posting. The revision may be challenged only
on grounds that the revision results in a material change to a rule. A challenge shall be made
as set forth in the notice of revisions and delivered to the commission prior to the end of
the notice period. If no challenge is made, the revision will take effect without further action.
If the revision is challenged, the revision may not take effect without the approval of the
commission.
new text end

new text begin (n) No participating state's rulemaking requirements shall apply under this compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE X
new text end

new text begin OVERSIGHT, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND ENFORCEMENT
new text end

new text begin (a) Oversight:
new text end

new text begin (1) the executive and judicial branches of state government in each participating state
shall enforce this compact and take all actions necessary and appropriate to implement the
compact;
new text end

new text begin (2) venue is proper and judicial proceedings by or against the commission shall be
brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction where the principal office
of the commission is located. The commission may waive venue and jurisdictional defenses
to the extent it adopts or consents to participate in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Nothing herein shall affect or limit the selection or propriety of venue in any action against
a licensee for professional malpractice, misconduct, or any such similar matter; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission shall be entitled to receive service of process in any such proceeding
regarding the enforcement or interpretation of the compact or the commission's rules and
shall have standing to intervene in such a proceeding for all purposes. Failure to provide
service of process to the commission shall render a judgment or order void as to the
commission, this compact, or commission rules.
new text end

new text begin (b) Default, technical assistance, and termination:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the commission determines that a participating state has defaulted in the
performance of its obligations or responsibilities under this compact or the commission
rules, the commission shall:
new text end

new text begin (i) provide written notice to the defaulting state and other participating states describing
the default, the proposed means of curing the default, or any other action that the commission
may take; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) offer remedial training and specific technical assistance regarding the default;
new text end

new text begin (2) if a state in default fails to cure the default, the defaulting state may be terminated
from this compact upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the delegates of the participating
states, and all rights, privileges, and benefits conferred by this compact may be terminated
on the effective date of termination. A cure of the default does not relieve the offending
state of obligations or liabilities incurred during the period of default;
new text end

new text begin (3) termination of participation in this compact shall be imposed only after all other
means of securing compliance have been exhausted. Notice of intent to suspend or terminate
shall be given by the commission to the governor, the majority and minority leaders of the
defaulting state's legislature, and the licensing board or boards of each of the participating
states;
new text end

new text begin (4) a state that has been terminated is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and
liabilities incurred through the effective date of termination, including obligations that
extend beyond the effective date of termination;
new text end

new text begin (5) the commission shall not bear any costs related to a state that is found to be in default
or that has been terminated from this compact, unless agreed upon in writing between the
commission and the defaulting state;
new text end

new text begin (6) the defaulting state may appeal its termination from the compact by the commission
by petitioning the United States District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal
district where the commission has its principal offices. The prevailing member shall be
awarded all costs of such litigation, including reasonable attorney fees; and
new text end

new text begin (7) upon the termination of a state's participation in the compact, the state shall
immediately provide notice to all licensees within that state of such termination:
new text end

new text begin (i) licensees who have been granted a compact privilege in that state shall retain the
compact privilege for 180 days following the effective date of such termination; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) licensees who are licensed in that state who have been granted a compact privilege
in a participating state shall retain the compact privilege for 180 days, unless the licensee
also has a qualifying license in a participating state or obtains a qualifying license in a
participating state before the 180-day period ends, in which case the compact privilege shall
continue.
new text end

new text begin (c) Dispute resolution:
new text end

new text begin (1) upon request by a participating state, the commission shall attempt to resolve disputes
related to this compact that arise among participating states and between participating and
nonparticipating states; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission shall promulgate a rule providing for both mediation and binding
dispute resolution for disputes, as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin (d) Enforcement:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commission, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, shall enforce the
provisions of this compact and rules of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (2) if compliance is not secured after all means to secure compliance have been exhausted,
by majority vote, the commission may initiate legal action in the United States District
Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the commission has its
principal offices against a participating state in default, to enforce compliance with the
provisions of this compact and the commission's promulgated rules and bylaws. The relief
sought may include both injunctive relief and damages. In the event judicial enforcement
is necessary, the prevailing member shall be awarded all costs of such litigation, including
reasonable attorney fees; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the remedies herein shall not be the exclusive remedies of the commission. The
commission may pursue any other remedies available under federal or state law.
new text end

new text begin (e) Legal action against the commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) a participating state may initiate legal action against the commission in the United
States District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the commission
has its principal offices to enforce compliance with the provisions of the compact and the
commission's rules. The relief sought may include both injunctive relief and damages. In
the event judicial enforcement is necessary, the prevailing party shall be awarded all costs
of such litigation, including reasonable attorney fees; and
new text end

new text begin (2) no person other than a participating state shall enforce this compact against the
commission.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XI
new text end

new text begin DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PA LICENSURE COMPACT COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin (a) This compact shall come into effect on the date on which the compact statute is
enacted into law in the seventh participating state.
new text end

new text begin (b) On or after the effective date of the compact, the commission shall convene and
review the enactment of each of the charter participating states to determine if the statute
enacted by each charter participating state is materially different than the model compact.
A charter participating state whose enactment is found to be materially different from the
model compact shall be entitled to the default process set forth in article X, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (c) If any participating state later withdraws from the compact or its participation is
terminated, the commission shall remain in existence and the compact shall remain in effect
even if the number of participating states should be less than seven. Participating states
enacting the compact subsequent to the commission convening shall be subject to the process
set forth in article VII, paragraph (c), clause (21), to determine if their enactments are
materially different from the model compact and whether they qualify for participation in
the compact.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any participating state enacting the compact subsequent to the seven initial charter
participating states shall be subject to the process set forth in article VII, paragraph (c),
clause (21), to determine if the state's enactment is materially different from the model
compact and whether the state qualifies for participation in the compact.
new text end

new text begin (e) All actions taken for the benefit of the commission or in furtherance of the purposes
of the administration of the compact prior to the effective date of the compact or the
commission coming into existence shall be considered to be actions of the commission
unless specifically repudiated by the commission.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any state that joins this compact shall be subject to the commission's rules and bylaws
as they exist on the date on which this compact becomes law in that state. Any rule that has
been previously adopted by the commission shall have the full force and effect of law on
the day this compact becomes law in that state.
new text end

new text begin (g) Any participating state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute
repealing the same:
new text end

new text begin (1) a participating state's withdrawal shall not take effect until 180 days after enactment
of the repealing statute. During this 180-day period, all compact privileges that were in
effect in the withdrawing state and were granted to licensees licensed in the withdrawing
state shall remain in effect. If any licensee licensed in the withdrawing state is also licensed
in another participating state or obtains a license in another participating state within the
180 days, the licensee's compact privileges in other participating states shall not be affected
by the passage of the 180 days;
new text end

new text begin (2) withdrawal shall not affect the continuing requirement of the state licensing board
or boards of the withdrawing state to comply with the investigative and adverse action
reporting requirements of this compact prior to the effective date of withdrawal; and
new text end

new text begin (3) upon the enactment of a statute withdrawing a state from this compact, the state shall
immediately provide notice of such withdrawal to all licensees within that state. Such
withdrawing state shall continue to recognize all licenses granted pursuant to this compact
for a minimum of 180 days after the date of such notice of withdrawal.
new text end

new text begin (h) Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to invalidate or prevent any
PA licensure agreement or other cooperative arrangement between participating states or a
participating state and a nonparticipating state that does not conflict with the provisions of
this compact.
new text end

new text begin (i) This compact may be amended by the participating states. No amendment to this
compact shall become effective and binding upon any participating state until it is enacted
materially in the same manner into the laws of all participating states, as determined by the
commission.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XII
new text end

new text begin CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY
new text end

new text begin (a) This compact and the commission's rulemaking authority shall be liberally construed
so as to effectuate the purposes of the compact and its implementation and administration.
Provisions of the compact expressly authorizing or requiring the promulgation of rules shall
not be construed to limit the commission's rulemaking authority solely for those purposes.
new text end

new text begin (b) The provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence,
or provision of this compact is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to
the constitution of any participating state, of a state seeking participation in the compact,
or of the United States, or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or
circumstance is held to be unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity
of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency,
person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) or any provision of this article, the commission may
deny a state's participation in the compact or, in accordance with the requirements of article
X, paragraph (b), terminate a participating state's participation in the compact, if it determines
that a constitutional requirement of a participating state is, or would be with respect to a
state seeking to participate in the compact, a material departure from the compact. Otherwise,
if this compact shall be held to be contrary to the constitution of any participating state, the
compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining participating states and in
full force and effect as to the participating state affected as to all severable matters.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XIII
new text end

new text begin BINDING EFFECT OF THE COMPACT
new text end

new text begin (a) Nothing herein prevents the enforcement of any other law of a participating state
that is not inconsistent with this compact.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any laws in a participating state in conflict with this compact are superseded to the
extent of the conflict.
new text end

new text begin (c) All agreements between the commission and the participating states are binding in
accordance with their terms.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text begin DIRECTION TO BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE.
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new text begin The Board of Medical Practice must publish the effective date of the compact in
Minnesota Statutes, section 148.675, in the State Register and on the board's website.
new text end

ARTICLE 11

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT

Section 1.

new text begin [148.645] OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE I
new text end

new text begin TITLE
new text end

new text begin This statute shall be known and cited as the occupational therapist licensure compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE II
new text end

new text begin DEFINITIONS
new text end

new text begin As used in this compact, and except as otherwise provided, the following definitions
shall apply:
new text end

new text begin (A) "Active duty military" means full-time duty status in the active uniformed service
of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty
orders pursuant to United States Code, title 10, sections 1209 and 1211.
new text end

new text begin (B) "Adverse action" means any administrative, civil, equitable, or criminal action
permitted by a state's laws which is imposed by a licensing board or other authority against
an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, including actions against an
individual's license or compact privilege such as censure, revocation, suspension, probation,
monitoring of the licensee, or restriction on the licensee's practice.
new text end

new text begin (C) "Alternative program" means a nondisciplinary monitoring process approved by an
occupational therapy licensing board.
new text end

new text begin (D) "Compact privilege" means the authorization, which is equivalent to a license,
granted by a remote state to allow a licensee from another member state to practice as an
occupational therapist or practice as an occupational therapy assistant in the remote state
under its laws and rules. The practice of occupational therapy occurs in the member state
where the patient or client is located at the time of the patient or client encounter.
new text end

new text begin (E) "Continuing competence" or "continuing education" means a requirement, as a
condition of license renewal, to provide evidence of participation in, and completion of,
educational and professional activities relevant to practice or area of work.
new text end

new text begin (F) "Current significant investigative information" means investigative information that
a licensing board, after an inquiry or investigation that includes notification and an
opportunity for the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant to respond, if
required by state law, has reason to believe is not groundless and, if proven true, would
indicate more than a minor infraction.
new text end

new text begin (G) "Data system" means a repository of information about licensees, including but not
limited to license status, investigative information, compact privileges, and adverse actions.
new text end

new text begin (H) "Encumbered license" means a license in which an adverse action restricts the
practice of occupational therapy by the licensee or said adverse action has been reported to
the National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB).
new text end

new text begin (I) "Executive committee" means a group of directors elected or appointed to act on
behalf of, and within the powers granted to them by, the commission.
new text end

new text begin (J) "Home state" means the member state that is the licensee's primary state of residence.
new text end

new text begin (K) "Impaired practitioner" means an individual whose professional practice is adversely
affected by substance abuse, addiction, or other health-related conditions.
new text end

new text begin (L) "Investigative information" means information, records, or documents received or
generated by an occupational therapy licensing board pursuant to an investigation.
new text end

new text begin (M) "Jurisprudence requirement" means the assessment of an individual's knowledge
of the laws and rules governing the practice of occupational therapy in a state.
new text end

new text begin (N) "Licensee" means an individual who currently holds an authorization from the state
to practice as an occupational therapist or as an occupational therapy assistant.
new text end

new text begin (O) "Member state" means a state that has enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (P) "Occupational therapist" means an individual who is licensed by a state to practice
occupational therapy.
new text end

new text begin (Q) "Occupational therapy assistant" means an individual who is licensed by a state to
assist in the practice of occupational therapy.
new text end

new text begin (R) "Occupational therapy," "occupational therapy practice," and "the practice of
occupational therapy" mean the care and services provided by an occupational therapist or
an occupational therapy assistant as set forth in the member state's statutes and regulations.
new text end

new text begin (S) "Occupational therapy compact commission" or "commission" means the national
administrative body whose membership consists of all states that have enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (T) "Occupational therapy licensing board" or "licensing board" means the agency of a
state that is authorized to license and regulate occupational therapists and occupational
therapy assistants.
new text end

new text begin (U) "Primary state of residence" means the state, also known as the home state, in which
an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who is not active duty military
declares a primary residence for legal purposes as verified by driver's license, federal income
tax return, lease, deed, mortgage, or voter registration or other verifying documentation as
further defined by commission rules.
new text end

new text begin (V) "Remote state" means a member state other than the home state where a licensee is
exercising or seeking to exercise the compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (W) "Rule" means a regulation promulgated by the commission that has the force of
law.
new text end

new text begin (X) "State" means any state, commonwealth, district, or territory of the United States
of America that regulates the practice of occupational therapy.
new text end

new text begin (Y) "Single-state license" means an occupational therapist or occupational therapy
assistant license issued by a member state that authorizes practice only within the issuing
state and does not include a compact privilege in any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (Z) "Telehealth" means the application of telecommunication technology to deliver
occupational therapy services for assessment, intervention, or consultation.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE III
new text end

new text begin STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPACT
new text end

new text begin (A) To participate in the compact, a member state shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) license occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants;
new text end

new text begin (2) participate fully in the commission's data system, including but not limited to using
the commission's unique identifier as defined in rules of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (3) have a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about licensees;
new text end

new text begin (4) notify the commission, in compliance with the terms of the compact and rules, of
any adverse action or the availability of investigative information regarding a licensee;
new text end

new text begin (5) implement or utilize procedures for considering the criminal history records of
applicants for an initial compact privilege. These procedures shall include the submission
of fingerprints or other biometric-based information by applicants for the purpose of obtaining
an applicant's criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
and the agency responsible for retaining that state's criminal records;
new text end

new text begin (i) A member state shall, within a time frame established by the commission, require a
criminal background check for a licensee seeking or applying for a compact privilege whose
primary state of residence is that member state by receiving the results of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation criminal record search, and shall use the results in making licensure
decisions.
new text end

new text begin (ii) Communication between a member state, the commission, and among member states
regarding the verification of eligibility for licensure through the compact shall not include
any information received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation relating to a federal
criminal records check performed by a member state under Public Law 92-544;
new text end

new text begin (6) comply with the rules of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (7) utilize only a recognized national examination as a requirement for licensure pursuant
to the rules of the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (8) have continuing competence or education requirements as a condition for license
renewal.
new text end

new text begin (B) A member state shall grant the compact privilege to a licensee holding a valid
unencumbered license in another member state in accordance with the terms of the compact
and rules.
new text end

new text begin (C) Member states may charge a fee for granting a compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (D) A member state shall provide for the state's delegate to attend all occupational therapy
compact commission meetings.
new text end

new text begin (E) Individuals not residing in a member state shall continue to be able to apply for a
member state's single-state license as provided under the laws of each member state.
However, the single-state license granted to these individuals shall not be recognized as
granting the compact privilege in any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (F) Nothing in this compact shall affect the requirements established by a member state
for the issuance of a single-state license.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IV
new text end

new text begin COMPACT PRIVILEGE
new text end

new text begin (A) To exercise the compact privilege under the terms and provisions of the compact,
the licensee shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) hold a license in the home state;
new text end

new text begin (2) have a valid United States Social Security number or national practitioner
identification number;
new text end

new text begin (3) have no encumbrance on any state license;
new text end

new text begin (4) be eligible for a compact privilege in any member state in accordance with Article
IV, (D), (F), (G), and (H);
new text end

new text begin (5) have paid all fines and completed all requirements resulting from any adverse action
against any license or compact privilege, and two years have elapsed from the date of such
completion;
new text end

new text begin (6) notify the commission that the licensee is seeking the compact privilege within a
remote state or states;
new text end

new text begin (7) pay any applicable fees, including any state fee, for the compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (8) complete a criminal background check in accordance with Article III, (A)(5). The
licensee shall be responsible for the payment of any fee associated with the completion of
a criminal background check;
new text end

new text begin (9) meet any jurisprudence requirements established by the remote state or states in
which the licensee is seeking a compact privilege; and
new text end

new text begin (10) report to the commission adverse action taken by any nonmember state within 30
days from the date the adverse action is taken.
new text end

new text begin (B) The compact privilege is valid until the expiration date of the home state license.
The licensee must comply with the requirements of Article IV, (A), to maintain the compact
privilege in the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (C) A licensee providing occupational therapy in a remote state under the compact
privilege shall function within the laws and regulations of the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (D) Occupational therapy assistants practicing in a remote state shall be supervised by
an occupational therapist licensed or holding a compact privilege in that remote state.
new text end

new text begin (E) A licensee providing occupational therapy in a remote state is subject to that state's
regulatory authority. A remote state may, in accordance with due process and that state's
laws, remove a licensee's compact privilege in the remote state for a specific period of time,
impose fines, or take any other necessary actions to protect the health and safety of its
citizens. The licensee may be ineligible for a compact privilege in any state until the specific
time for removal has passed and all fines are paid.
new text end

new text begin (F) If a home state license is encumbered, the licensee shall lose the compact privilege
in any remote state until the following occur:
new text end

new text begin (1) the home state license is no longer encumbered; and
new text end

new text begin (2) two years have elapsed from the date on which the home state license is no longer
encumbered in accordance with Article IV, (F)(1).
new text end

new text begin (G) Once an encumbered license in the home state is restored to good standing, the
licensee must meet the requirements of Article IV, (A), to obtain a compact privilege in any
remote state.
new text end

new text begin (H) If a licensee's compact privilege in any remote state is removed, the individual may
lose the compact privilege in any other remote state until the following occur:
new text end

new text begin (1) the specific period of time for which the compact privilege was removed has ended;
new text end

new text begin (2) all fines have been paid and all conditions have been met;
new text end

new text begin (3) two years have elapsed from the date of completing requirements for Article IV,
(H)(1) and (2); and
new text end

new text begin (4) the compact privileges are reinstated by the commission and the compact data system
is updated to reflect reinstatement.
new text end

new text begin (I) If a licensee's compact privilege in any remote state is removed due to an erroneous
charge, privileges shall be restored through the compact data system.
new text end

new text begin (J) Once the requirements of Article IV, (H), have been met, the licensee must meet the
requirements in Article IV, (A), to obtain a compact privilege in a remote state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE V
new text end

new text begin OBTAINING A NEW HOME STATE LICENSE BY VIRTUE OF COMPACT PRIVILEGE
new text end

new text begin (A) An occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant may hold a home state
license, which allows for compact privileges in member states, in only one member state
at a time.
new text end

new text begin (B) If an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant changes their primary
state of residence by moving between two member states:
new text end

new text begin (1) the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant shall file an application
for obtaining a new home state license by virtue of a compact privilege, pay all applicable
fees, and notify the current and new home state in accordance with applicable rules adopted
by the commission;
new text end

new text begin (2) upon receipt of an application for obtaining a new home state license by virtue of
compact privilege, the new home state shall verify that the occupational therapist or
occupational therapy assistant meets the pertinent criteria outlined in Article IV via the data
system, without need for primary source verification except for:
new text end

new text begin (i) an FBI fingerprint-based criminal background check if not previously performed or
updated pursuant to applicable rules adopted by the commission in accordance with Public
Law 92-544;
new text end

new text begin (ii) other criminal background checks as required by the new home state; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) submission of any requisite jurisprudence requirements of the new home state;
new text end

new text begin (3) the former home state shall convert the former home state license into a compact
privilege once the new home state has activated the new home state license in accordance
with applicable rules adopted by the commission;
new text end

new text begin (4) notwithstanding any other provision of this compact, if the occupational therapist or
occupational therapy assistant cannot meet the criteria in Article IV, the new home state
shall apply its requirements for issuing a new single-state license; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the occupational therapist or the occupational therapy assistant shall pay all applicable
fees to the new home state in order to be issued a new home state license.
new text end

new text begin (C) If an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant changes their primary
state of residence by moving from a member state to a nonmember state, or from a
nonmember state to a member state, the state criteria shall apply for issuance of a single-state
license in the new state.
new text end

new text begin (D) Nothing in this compact shall interfere with a licensee's ability to hold a single-state
license in multiple states; however, for the purposes of this compact, a licensee shall have
only one home state license.
new text end

new text begin (E) Nothing in this compact shall affect the requirements established by a member state
for the issuance of a single-state license.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VI
new text end

new text begin ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL OR THEIR SPOUSES
new text end

new text begin Active duty military personnel, or their spouses, shall designate a home state where the
individual has a current license in good standing. The individual may retain the home state
designation during the period the service member is on active duty. Subsequent to designating
a home state, the individual shall only change their home state through application for
licensure in the new state or through the process described in Article V.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VII
new text end

new text begin ADVERSE ACTIONS
new text end

new text begin (A) A home state shall have exclusive power to impose adverse action against an
occupational therapist's or occupational therapy assistant's license issued by the home state.
new text end

new text begin (B) In addition to the other powers conferred by state law, a remote state shall have the
authority, in accordance with existing state due process law, to:
new text end

new text begin (1) take adverse action against an occupational therapist's or occupational therapy
assistant's compact privilege within that member state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) issue subpoenas for both hearings and investigations that require the attendance and
testimony of witnesses as well as the production of evidence. Subpoenas issued by a licensing
board in a member state for the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of
evidence from another member state shall be enforced in the latter state by any court of
competent jurisdiction, according to the practice and procedure of that court applicable to
subpoenas issued in proceedings pending before that court. The issuing authority shall pay
any witness fees, travel expenses, mileage, and other fees required by the service statutes
of the state in which the witnesses or evidence are located.
new text end

new text begin (C) For purposes of taking adverse action, the home state shall give the same priority
and effect to reported conduct received from a member state as it would if the conduct had
occurred within the home state. In so doing, the home state shall apply its own state laws
to determine appropriate action.
new text end

new text begin (D) The home state shall complete any pending investigations of an occupational therapist
or occupational therapy assistant who changes their primary state of residence during the
course of the investigations. The home state, where the investigations were initiated, shall
also have the authority to take appropriate action and shall promptly report the conclusions
of the investigations to the compact commission data system. The occupational therapy
compact commission data system administrator shall promptly notify the new home state
of any adverse actions.
new text end

new text begin (E) A member state, if otherwise permitted by state law, may recover from the affected
occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant the costs of investigations and
disposition of cases resulting from any adverse action taken against that occupational
therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
new text end

new text begin (F) A member state may take adverse action based on the factual findings of the remote
state, provided that the member state follows its own procedures for taking the adverse
action.
new text end

new text begin (G) Joint Investigations:
new text end

new text begin (1) In addition to the authority granted to a member state by its respective state
occupational therapy laws and regulations or other applicable state law, any member state
may participate with other member states in joint investigations of licensees.
new text end

new text begin (2) Member states shall share any investigative, litigation, or compliance materials in
furtherance of any joint or individual investigation initiated under the compact.
new text end

new text begin (H) If an adverse action is taken by the home state against an occupational therapist's
or occupational therapy assistant's license, the occupational therapist's or occupational
therapy assistant's compact privilege in all other member states shall be deactivated until
all encumbrances have been removed from the state license. All home state disciplinary
orders that impose adverse action against an occupational therapist's or occupational therapy
assistant's license shall include a statement that the occupational therapist's or occupational
therapy assistant's compact privilege is deactivated in all member states during the pendency
of the order.
new text end

new text begin (I) If a member state takes adverse action, the member state shall promptly notify the
administrator of the data system. The administrator of the data system shall promptly notify
the home state of any adverse actions by remote states.
new text end

new text begin (J) Nothing in this compact shall override a member state's decision that participation
in an alternative program may be used in lieu of adverse action.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VIII
new text end

new text begin ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COMPACT COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin (A) The compact member states hereby create and establish a joint public agency known
as the occupational therapy compact commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) The commission is an instrumentality of the compact states.
new text end

new text begin (2) Except as provided under paragraph (I), venue is proper and judicial proceedings by
or against the commission shall be brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent
jurisdiction where the principal office of the commission is located. The commission may
waive venue and jurisdictional defenses to the extent it adopts or consents to participate in
alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
new text end

new text begin (3) Nothing in this compact shall be construed to be a waiver of sovereign immunity.
new text end

new text begin (B) Membership, Voting, and Meetings:
new text end

new text begin (1) Each member state shall have and be limited to one delegate selected by that member
state's licensing board.
new text end

new text begin (2) The delegate shall be either:
new text end

new text begin (i) a current member of the licensing board who is an occupational therapist, occupational
therapy assistant, or public member; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) an administrator of the licensing board.
new text end

new text begin (3) Any delegate may be removed or suspended from office as provided by the law of
the state from which the delegate is appointed.
new text end

new text begin (4) The member state board shall fill any vacancy occurring in the commission within
90 days.
new text end

new text begin (5) Each delegate shall be entitled to one vote with regard to the promulgation of rules
and creation of bylaws and shall otherwise have an opportunity to participate in the business
and affairs of the commission. A delegate shall vote in person or by such other means as
provided in the bylaws. The bylaws may provide for delegates' participation in meetings
by telephone or other means of communication.
new text end

new text begin (6) The commission shall meet at least once during each calendar year. Additional
meetings shall be held as set forth in the bylaws.
new text end

new text begin (7) The commission shall establish by rule a term of office for delegates.
new text end

new text begin (C) The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish a code of ethics for the commission;
new text end

new text begin (2) establish the fiscal year of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (3) establish bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (4) maintain its financial records in accordance with the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (5) meet and take such actions as are consistent with the provisions of this compact and
the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (6) promulgate uniform rules to facilitate and coordinate implementation and
administration of this compact. The rules shall have the force and effect of law and shall
be binding in all member states;
new text end

new text begin (7) bring and prosecute legal proceedings or actions in the name of the commission,
provided that the standing of any state occupational therapy licensing board to sue or be
sued under applicable law shall not be affected;
new text end

new text begin (8) purchase and maintain insurance and bonds;
new text end

new text begin (9) borrow, accept, or contract for services of personnel, including but not limited to
employees of a member state;
new text end

new text begin (10) hire employees, elect or appoint officers, fix compensation, define duties, grant
such individuals appropriate authority to carry out the purposes of the compact, and establish
the commission's personnel policies and programs relating to conflicts of interest,
qualifications of personnel, and other related personnel matters;
new text end

new text begin (11) accept any and all appropriate donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies,
materials, and services, and receive, utilize, and dispose of the same; provided that at all
times the commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety or conflict of interest;
new text end

new text begin (12) lease, purchase, accept appropriate gifts or donations of, or otherwise own, hold,
improve, or use any property, real, personal, or mixed; provided that at all times the
commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety;
new text end

new text begin (13) sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of
any property real, personal, or mixed;
new text end

new text begin (14) establish a budget and make expenditures;
new text end

new text begin (15) borrow money;
new text end

new text begin (16) appoint committees, including standing committees composed of members, state
regulators, state legislators or their representatives, and consumer representatives, and other
interested persons as may be designated in this compact and the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (17) provide and receive information from, and cooperate with, law enforcement agencies;
new text end

new text begin (18) establish and elect an executive committee; and
new text end

new text begin (19) perform other functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes
of this compact consistent with the state regulation of occupational therapy licensure and
practice.
new text end

new text begin (D) The Executive Committee:
new text end

new text begin (1) The executive committee shall have the power to act on behalf of the commission
according to the terms of this compact.
new text end

new text begin (2) The executive committee shall be composed of nine members:
new text end

new text begin (i) seven voting members who are elected by the commission from the current
membership of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (ii) one ex-officio, nonvoting member from a recognized national occupational therapy
professional association; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) one ex-officio, nonvoting member from a recognized national occupational therapy
certification organization.
new text end

new text begin (3) The ex-officio members will be selected by their respective organizations.
new text end

new text begin (4) The commission may remove any member of the executive committee as provided
in the bylaws.
new text end

new text begin (5) The executive committee shall meet at least annually.
new text end

new text begin (6) The executive committee shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
new text end

new text begin (i) recommend to the entire commission changes to the rules or bylaws, changes to this
compact legislation, fees paid by compact member states such as annual dues, and any
commission compact fee charged to licensees for the compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (ii) ensure compact administration services are appropriately provided, contractual or
otherwise;
new text end

new text begin (iii) prepare and recommend the budget;
new text end

new text begin (iv) maintain financial records on behalf of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (v) monitor compact compliance of member states and provide compliance reports to
the commission;
new text end

new text begin (vi) establish additional committees as necessary; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) perform other duties as provided in rules or bylaws.
new text end

new text begin (E) Meetings of the Commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) All meetings shall be open to the public, and public notice of meetings shall be given
in the same manner as required under the rulemaking provisions in Article X.
new text end

new text begin (2) The commission or the executive committee or other committees of the commission
may convene in a closed, nonpublic meeting if the commission or executive committee or
other committees of the commission must discuss:
new text end

new text begin (i) noncompliance of a member state with its obligations under the compact;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the employment, compensation, discipline, or other matters, practices, or procedures
related to specific employees or other matters related to the commission's internal personnel
practices and procedures;
new text end

new text begin (iii) current, threatened, or reasonably anticipated litigation;
new text end

new text begin (iv) negotiation of contracts for the purchase, lease, or sale of goods, services, or real
estate;
new text end

new text begin (v) accusing any person of a crime or formally censuring any person;
new text end

new text begin (vi) disclosure of trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged
or confidential;
new text end

new text begin (vii) disclosure of information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
new text end

new text begin (viii) disclosure of investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes;
new text end

new text begin (ix) disclosure of information related to any investigative reports prepared by or on
behalf of or for use of the commission or other committee charged with responsibility of
investigation or determination of compliance issues pursuant to the compact; or
new text end

new text begin (x) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or member state statute.
new text end

new text begin (3) If a meeting, or portion of a meeting, is closed pursuant to this provision, the
commission's legal counsel or designee shall certify that the meeting may be closed and
shall reference each relevant exempting provision.
new text end

new text begin (4) The commission shall keep minutes that fully and clearly describe all matters
discussed in a meeting and shall provide a full and accurate summary of actions taken, and
the reasons therefore, including a description of the views expressed. All documents
considered in connection with an action shall be identified in such minutes. All minutes and
documents of a closed meeting shall remain under seal, subject to release by a majority vote
of the commission or order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (F) Financing of the Commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) The commission shall pay, or provide for the payment of, the reasonable expenses
of its establishment, organization, and ongoing activities.
new text end

new text begin (2) The commission may accept any and all appropriate revenue sources, donations, and
grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services.
new text end

new text begin (3) The commission may levy on and collect an annual assessment from each member
state or impose fees on other parties to cover the cost of the operations and activities of the
commission and its staff, which must be in a total amount sufficient to cover its annual
budget as approved by the commission each year for which revenue is not provided by other
sources. The aggregate annual assessment amount shall be allocated based upon a formula
to be determined by the commission, which shall promulgate a rule binding upon all member
states.
new text end

new text begin (4) The commission shall not incur obligations of any kind prior to securing the funds
adequate to meet the same; nor shall the commission pledge the credit of any of the member
states, except by and with the authority of the member state.
new text end

new text begin (5) The commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The
receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be subject to the audit and accounting
procedures established under its bylaws. However, all receipts and disbursements of funds
handled by the commission shall be audited yearly by a certified or licensed public
accountant, and the report of the audit shall be included in and become part of the annual
report of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (G) Qualified Immunity, Defense, and Indemnification:
new text end

new text begin (1) The members, officers, executive director, employees, and representatives of the
commission shall be immune from suit and liability, either personally or in their official
capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of property or personal injury or other civil
liability caused by or arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred,
or that the person against whom the claim is made had a reasonable basis for believing
occurred within the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities; provided
that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to protect any such person from suit or
liability for any damage, loss, injury, or liability caused by the intentional or willful or
wanton misconduct of that person.
new text end

new text begin (2) The commission shall defend any member, officer, executive director, employee, or
representative of the commission in any civil action seeking to impose liability arising out
of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred within the scope of commission
employment, duties, or responsibilities, or that the person against whom the claim is made
had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within the scope of commission employment,
duties, or responsibilities; provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit that
person from retaining their own counsel; and provided further, that the actual or alleged
act, error, or omission did not result from that person's intentional or willful or wanton
misconduct.
new text end

new text begin (3) The commission shall indemnify and hold harmless any member, officer, executive
director, employee, or representative of the commission for the amount of any settlement
or judgment obtained against that person arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or
omission that occurred within the scope of commission employment, duties, or
responsibilities, or that such person had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within
the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities; provided that the actual
or alleged act, error, or omission did not result from the intentional or willful or wanton
misconduct of that person.
new text end

new text begin (H) Notwithstanding paragraph (G), clause (1), the liability of the executive director,
employees, or representatives of the interstate commission, acting within the scope of their
employment or duties, may not exceed the limits of liability set forth under the constitution
and laws of this state for state officials, employees, and agents. This paragraph expressly
incorporates section 3.736, and neither expands nor limits the rights and remedies provided
under that statute.
new text end

new text begin (I) Except for a claim alleging a violation of this compact, a claim against the commission,
its executive director, employees, or representatives alleging a violation of the constitution
and laws of this state may be brought in any county where the plaintiff resides. Nothing in
this paragraph creates a private right of action.
new text end

new text begin (J) Nothing in this compact shall be construed as a limitation on the liability of any
licensee for professional malpractice or misconduct, which shall be governed solely by any
other applicable state laws.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IX
new text end

new text begin DATA SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin (A) The commission shall provide for the development, maintenance, and utilization of
a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure, adverse action, and
investigative information on all licensed individuals in member states.
new text end

new text begin (B) A member state shall submit a uniform data set to the data system on all individuals
to whom this compact is applicable, utilizing a unique identifier, as required by the rules
of the commission, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) identifying information;
new text end

new text begin (2) licensure data;
new text end

new text begin (3) adverse actions against a license or compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (4) nonconfidential information related to alternative program participation;
new text end

new text begin (5) any denial of application for licensure and the reason or reasons for such denial;
new text end

new text begin (6) other information that may facilitate the administration of this compact, as determined
by the rules of the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (7) current significant investigative information.
new text end

new text begin (C) Current significant investigative information and other investigative information
pertaining to a licensee in any member state will only be available to other member states.
new text end

new text begin (D) The commission shall promptly notify all member states of any adverse action taken
against a licensee or an individual applying for a license. Adverse action information
pertaining to a licensee in any member state will be available to any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (E) Member states contributing information to the data system may designate information
that may not be shared with the public without the express permission of the contributing
state.
new text end

new text begin (F) Any information submitted to the data system that is subsequently required to be
expunged by the laws of the member state contributing the information shall be removed
from the data system.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE X
new text end

new text begin RULEMAKING
new text end

new text begin (A) The commission shall exercise its rulemaking powers pursuant to the criteria set
forth in this Article and the rules adopted thereunder. Rules and amendments shall become
binding as of the date specified in each rule or amendment.
new text end

new text begin (B) The commission shall promulgate reasonable rules in order to effectively and
efficiently achieve the purposes of the compact. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event
the commission exercises its rulemaking authority in a manner that is beyond the scope of
the purposes of the compact, or the powers granted hereunder, then such an action by the
commission shall be invalid and have no force and effect.
new text end

new text begin (C) If a majority of the legislatures of the member states rejects a rule, by enactment of
a statute or resolution in the same manner used to adopt the compact within four years of
the date of adoption of the rule, then such rule shall have no further force and effect in any
member state.
new text end

new text begin (D) Rules or amendments to the rules shall be adopted at a regular or special meeting
of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (E) Prior to promulgation and adoption of a final rule or rules by the commission, and
at least 30 days in advance of the meeting at which the rule will be considered and voted
upon, the commission shall file a notice of proposed rulemaking:
new text end

new text begin (1) on the website of the commission or other publicly accessible platform; and
new text end

new text begin (2) on the website of each member state occupational therapy licensing board or other
publicly accessible platform or the publication in which each state would otherwise publish
proposed rules.
new text end

new text begin (F) The notice of proposed rulemaking shall include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the proposed time, date, and location of the meeting in which the rule will be
considered and voted upon;
new text end

new text begin (2) the text of the proposed rule or amendment and the reason for the proposed rule;
new text end

new text begin (3) a request for comments on the proposed rule from any interested person; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the manner in which interested persons may submit notice to the commission of their
intention to attend the public hearing and any written comments.
new text end

new text begin (G) Prior to adoption of a proposed rule, the commission shall allow persons to submit
written data, facts, opinions, and arguments, which shall be made available to the public.
new text end

new text begin (H) The commission shall grant an opportunity for a public hearing before it adopts a
rule or amendment if a hearing is requested by:
new text end

new text begin (1) at least 25 persons;
new text end

new text begin (2) a state or federal governmental subdivision or agency; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an association or organization having at least 25 members.
new text end

new text begin (I) If a hearing is held on the proposed rule or amendment, the commission shall publish
the place, time, and date of the scheduled public hearing. If the hearing is held via electronic
means, the commission shall publish the mechanism for access to the electronic hearing:
new text end

new text begin (1) All persons wishing to be heard at the hearing shall notify the executive director of
the commission or other designated member in writing of their desire to appear and testify
at the hearing not less than five business days before the scheduled date of the hearing.
new text end

new text begin (2) Hearings shall be conducted in a manner providing each person who wishes to
comment a fair and reasonable opportunity to comment orally or in writing.
new text end

new text begin (3) All hearings will be recorded. A copy of the recording will be made available on
request.
new text end

new text begin (4) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as requiring a separate hearing on each
rule. Rules may be grouped for the convenience of the commission at hearings required by
this Article.
new text end

new text begin (J) Following the scheduled hearing date, or by the close of business on the scheduled
hearing date if the hearing was not held, the commission shall consider all written and oral
comments received.
new text end

new text begin (K) If no written notice of intent to attend the public hearing by interested parties is
received, the commission may proceed with promulgation of the proposed rule without a
public hearing.
new text end

new text begin (L) The commission shall, by majority vote of all members, take final action on the
proposed rule and shall determine the effective date of the rule, if any, based on the
rulemaking record and the full text of the rule.
new text end

new text begin (M) Upon determination that an emergency exists, the commission may consider and
adopt an emergency rule without prior notice, opportunity for comment, or hearing; provided
that the usual rulemaking procedures provided in the compact and in this Article shall be
retroactively applied to the rule as soon as reasonably possible, in no event later than 90
days after the effective date of the rule. For the purposes of this provision, an emergency
rule is one that must be adopted immediately in order to:
new text end

new text begin (1) meet an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare;
new text end

new text begin (2) prevent a loss of commission or member state funds;
new text end

new text begin (3) meet a deadline for the promulgation of an administrative rule that is established by
federal law or rule; or
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new text begin (4) protect public health and safety.
new text end

new text begin (N) The commission or an authorized committee of the commission may direct revisions
to a previously adopted rule or amendment for purposes of correcting typographical errors,
errors in format, errors in consistency, or grammatical errors. Public notice of any revisions
shall be posted on the website of the commission. The revision shall be subject to challenge
by any person for a period of 30 days after posting. The revision may be challenged only
on grounds that the revision results in a material change to a rule. A challenge shall be made
in writing and delivered to the chair of the commission prior to the end of the notice period.
If no challenge is made, the revision will take effect without further action. If the revision
is challenged, the revision may not take effect without the approval of the commission.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XI
new text end

new text begin OVERSIGHT, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND ENFORCEMENT
new text end

new text begin (A) Oversight:
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new text begin (1) The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government in each member
state shall enforce this compact and take all actions necessary and appropriate to effectuate
the compact's purposes and intent. The provisions of this compact and the rules promulgated
hereunder shall have standing as statutory law.
new text end

new text begin (2) All courts shall take judicial notice of the compact and the rules in any judicial or
administrative proceeding in a member state pertaining to the subject matter of this compact
which may affect the powers, responsibilities, or actions of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (3) The commission shall be entitled to receive service of process in any such proceeding,
and shall have standing to intervene in such a proceeding for all purposes. Failure to provide
service of process to the commission shall render a judgment or order void as to the
commission, this compact, or promulgated rules.
new text end

new text begin (B) Default, Technical Assistance, and Termination:
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new text begin (1) If the commission determines that a member state has defaulted in the performance
of its obligations or responsibilities under this compact or the promulgated rules, the
commission shall:
new text end

new text begin (i) provide written notice to the defaulting state and other member states of the nature
of the default, the proposed means of curing the default, or any other action to be taken by
the commission; and
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new text begin (ii) provide remedial training and specific technical assistance regarding the default.
new text end

new text begin (2) If a state in default fails to cure the default, the defaulting state may be terminated
from the compact upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the member states, and all rights,
privileges, and benefits conferred by this compact may be terminated on the effective date
of termination. A cure of the default does not relieve the offending state of obligations or
liabilities incurred during the period of default.
new text end

new text begin (3) Termination of membership in the compact shall be imposed only after all other
means of securing compliance have been exhausted. Notice of intent to suspend or terminate
shall be given by the commission to the governor, the majority and minority leaders of the
defaulting state's legislature, and each of the member states.
new text end

new text begin (4) A state that has been terminated is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and
liabilities incurred through the effective date of termination, including obligations that
extend beyond the effective date of termination.
new text end

new text begin (5) The commission shall not bear any costs related to a state that is found to be in default
or that has been terminated from the compact, unless agreed upon in writing between the
commission and the defaulting state.
new text end

new text begin (6) The defaulting state may appeal the action of the commission by petitioning the
United States District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the
commission has its principal offices. The prevailing member shall be awarded all costs of
such litigation, including reasonable attorney fees.
new text end

new text begin (C) Dispute Resolution:
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new text begin (1) Upon request by a member state, the commission shall attempt to resolve disputes
related to the compact that arise among member states and between member and nonmember
states.
new text end

new text begin (2) The commission shall promulgate a rule providing for both mediation and binding
dispute resolution for disputes as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin (D) Enforcement:
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new text begin (1) The commission, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, shall enforce the
provisions and rules of this compact.
new text end

new text begin (2) By majority vote, the commission may initiate legal action in the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the commission has
its principal offices against a member state in default to enforce compliance with the
provisions of the compact and its promulgated rules and bylaws. The relief sought may
include both injunctive relief and damages. In the event that judicial enforcement is necessary,
the prevailing member shall be awarded all costs of such litigation, including reasonable
attorney fees.
new text end

new text begin (3) The remedies herein shall not be the exclusive remedies of the commission. The
commission may pursue any other remedies available under federal or state law.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XII
new text end

new text begin DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE AND ASSOCIATED RULES, WITHDRAWAL,
AND AMENDMENT
new text end

new text begin (A) The compact shall come into effect on the date on which the compact statute is
enacted into law in the tenth member state. The provisions, which become effective at that
time, shall be limited to the powers granted to the commission relating to assembly and the
promulgation of rules. Thereafter, the commission shall meet and exercise rulemaking
powers necessary to the implementation and administration of the compact.
new text end

new text begin (B) Any state that joins the compact subsequent to the commission's initial adoption of
the rules shall be subject to the rules as they exist on the date on which the compact becomes
law in that state. Any rule that has been previously adopted by the commission shall have
the full force and effect of law on the day the compact becomes law in that state.
new text end

new text begin (C) Any member state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing
the same:
new text end

new text begin (1) A member state's withdrawal shall not take effect until six months after enactment
of the repealing statute.
new text end

new text begin (2) Withdrawal shall not affect the continuing requirement of the withdrawing state's
occupational therapy licensing board to comply with the investigative and adverse action
reporting requirements of this compact prior to the effective date of withdrawal.
new text end

new text begin (D) Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to invalidate or prevent any
occupational therapy licensure agreement or other cooperative arrangement between a
member state and a nonmember state that does not conflict with the provisions of this
compact.
new text end

new text begin (E) This compact may be amended by the member states. No amendment to this compact
shall become effective and binding upon any member state until it is enacted into the laws
of all member states.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XIII
new text end

new text begin CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY
new text end

new text begin This compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The
provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision
of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any member state or of the
United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance
is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof
to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this
compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any member state, the compact shall
remain in full force and effect as to the remaining member states and in full force and effect
as to the member state affected as to all severable matters.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XIV
new text end

new text begin BINDING EFFECT OF COMPACT AND OTHER LAWS
new text end

new text begin (A) A licensee providing occupational therapy in a remote state under the compact
privilege shall function within the laws and regulations of the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (B) Nothing herein prevents the enforcement of any other law of a member state that is
not inconsistent with the compact.
new text end

new text begin (C) Any laws in a member state in conflict with the compact are superseded to the extent
of the conflict.
new text end

new text begin (D) Any lawful actions of the commission, including all rules and bylaws promulgated
by the commission, are binding upon the member states.
new text end

new text begin (E) All agreements between the commission and the member states are binding in
accordance with their terms.
new text end

new text begin (F) In the event any provision of the compact exceeds the constitutional limits imposed
on the legislature of any member state, the provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the
conflict with the constitutional provision in question in that member state.
new text end

ARTICLE 12

PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT

Section 1.

new text begin [148.676] PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT.
new text end

new text begin The physical therapy licensure compact is enacted into law and entered into with all
other jurisdictions legally joining in the compact in the form substantially specified in this
section.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE I
new text end

new text begin TITLE
new text end

new text begin This statute shall be known and cited as the physical therapy licensure compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE II
new text end

new text begin DEFINITIONS
new text end

new text begin As used in this compact, and except as otherwise provided, the following terms have
the meanings given them.
new text end

new text begin (a) "Active duty military" means full-time duty status in the active uniformed service
of the United States, including members of the National Guard and Reserve on active duty
orders pursuant to United States Code, title 10, chapters 1209 and 1211.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Adverse action" means disciplinary action taken by a physical therapy licensing
board based upon misconduct, unacceptable performance, or a combination of both.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Alternative program" means a nondisciplinary monitoring or practice remediation
process approved by a physical therapy licensing board. Alternative program includes but
is not limited to substance abuse issues.
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new text begin (d) "Compact privilege" means the authorization granted by a remote state to allow a
licensee from another member state to practice as a physical therapist or work as a physical
therapist assistant in the remote state under its laws and rules. The practice of physical
therapy occurs in the member state where the patient or client is located at the time of the
patient or client encounter.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Continuing competence" means a requirement, as a condition of license renewal,
to provide evidence of participation in, or completion of, educational and professional
activities relevant to practice or area of work.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Data system" means a repository of information about licensees, including
examination, licensure, investigative, compact privilege, and adverse action.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Encumbered license" means a license that a physical therapy licensing board has
limited in any way.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Executive board" means a group of directors elected or appointed to act on behalf
of, and within the powers granted to them by, the commission.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Home state" means the member state that is the licensee's primary state of residence.
new text end

new text begin (j) "Investigative information" means information, records, and documents received or
generated by a physical therapy licensing board pursuant to an investigation.
new text end

new text begin (k) "Jurisprudence requirement" means the assessment of an individual's knowledge of
the laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy in a state.
new text end

new text begin (l) "Licensee" means an individual who currently holds an authorization from the state
to practice as a physical therapist or to work as a physical therapist assistant.
new text end

new text begin (m) "Member state" means a state that has enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (n) "Party state" means any member state in which a licensee holds a current license or
compact privilege or is applying for a license or compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (o) "Physical therapist" means an individual who is licensed by a state to practice physical
therapy.
new text end

new text begin (p) "Physical therapist assistant" means an individual who is licensed or certified by a
state and who assists the physical therapist in selected components of physical therapy.
new text end

new text begin (q) "Physical therapy," "physical therapy practice," or "the practice of physical therapy"
means the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a licensed
physical therapist.
new text end

new text begin (r) "Physical Therapy Compact Commission" or "commission" means the national
administrative body whose membership consists of all states that have enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (s) "Physical therapy licensing board" or "licensing board" means the agency of a state
that is responsible for the licensing and regulation of physical therapists and physical therapist
assistants.
new text end

new text begin (t) "Remote state" means a member state other than the home state where a licensee is
exercising or seeking to exercise the compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (u) "Rule" means a regulation, principle, or directive promulgated by the commission
that has the force of law.
new text end

new text begin (v) "State" means any state, commonwealth, district, or territory of the United States
that regulates the practice of physical therapy.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE III
new text end

new text begin STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPACT
new text end

new text begin (a) To participate in the compact, a state must:
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new text begin (1) participate fully in the commission's data system, including using the commission's
unique identifier as defined in rules;
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new text begin (2) have a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about licensees;
new text end

new text begin (3) notify the commission, in compliance with the terms of the compact and rules, of
any adverse action or the availability of investigative information regarding a licensee;
new text end

new text begin (4) fully implement a criminal background check requirement, within a time frame
established by rule, by receiving the results of the Federal Bureau of Investigation record
search on criminal background checks and use the results in making licensure decisions in
accordance with paragraph (b);
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new text begin (5) comply with the rules of the commission;
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new text begin (6) utilize a recognized national examination as a requirement for licensure pursuant to
the rules of the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (7) have continuing competence requirements as a condition for license renewal.
new text end

new text begin (b) Upon adoption of this compact, the member state shall have the authority to obtain
biometric-based information from each physical therapy licensure applicant and submit this
information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check in
accordance with United States Code, title 28, section 534, and United States Code, title 42,
section 14616.
new text end

new text begin (c) A member state shall grant the compact privilege to a licensee holding a valid
unencumbered license in another member state in accordance with the terms of the compact
and rules.
new text end

new text begin (d) Member states may charge a fee for granting a compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IV
new text end

new text begin COMPACT PRIVILEGE
new text end

new text begin (a) To exercise the compact privilege under the terms and provisions of the compact,
the licensee shall:
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new text begin (1) hold a license in the home state;
new text end

new text begin (2) have no encumbrance on any state license;
new text end

new text begin (3) be eligible for a compact privilege in any member state in accordance with paragraphs
(d), (g), and (h);
new text end

new text begin (4) have not had any adverse action against any license or compact privilege within the
previous two years;
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new text begin (5) notify the commission that the licensee is seeking the compact privilege within a
remote state or states;
new text end

new text begin (6) pay any applicable fees, including any state fee, for the compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (7) meet any jurisprudence requirements established by the remote state or states in
which the licensee is seeking a compact privilege; and
new text end

new text begin (8) report to the commission adverse action taken by any nonmember state within 30
days from the date the adverse action is taken.
new text end

new text begin (b) The compact privilege is valid until the expiration date of the home license. The
licensee must comply with the requirements of paragraph (a) to maintain the compact
privilege in the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensee providing physical therapy in a remote state under the compact privilege
shall function within the laws and regulations of the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (d) A licensee providing physical therapy in a remote state is subject to that state's
regulatory authority. A remote state may, in accordance with due process and that state's
laws, remove a licensee's compact privilege in the remote state for a specific period of time,
impose fines, or take any other necessary actions to protect the health and safety of its
citizens. The licensee is not eligible for a compact privilege in any state until the specific
time for removal has passed and all fines are paid.
new text end

new text begin (e) If a home state license is encumbered, the licensee shall lose the compact privilege
in any remote state until the following occur:
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new text begin (1) the home state license is no longer encumbered; and
new text end

new text begin (2) two years have elapsed from the date of the adverse action.
new text end

new text begin (f) Once an encumbered license in the home state is restored to good standing, the
licensee must meet the requirements of paragraph (a) to obtain a compact privilege in any
remote state.
new text end

new text begin (g) If a licensee's compact privilege in any remote state is removed, the individual shall
lose the compact privilege in any remote state until the following occur:
new text end

new text begin (1) the specific period of time for which the compact privilege was removed has ended;
new text end

new text begin (2) all fines have been paid; and
new text end

new text begin (3) two years have elapsed from the date of the adverse action.
new text end

new text begin (h) Once the requirements of paragraph (g) have been met, the licensee must meet the
requirements in paragraph (a) to obtain a compact privilege in a remote state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE V
new text end

new text begin ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL OR THEIR SPOUSES
new text end

new text begin A licensee who is active duty military or is the spouse of an individual who is active
duty military may designate one of the following as the home state:
new text end

new text begin (1) home of record;
new text end

new text begin (2) permanent change of station (PCS) state; or
new text end

new text begin (3) state of current residence if different than the PCS state or home of record.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VI
new text end

new text begin ADVERSE ACTIONS
new text end

new text begin (a) A home state shall have exclusive power to impose adverse action against a license
issued by the home state.
new text end

new text begin (b) A home state may take adverse action based on the investigative information of a
remote state, so long as the home state follows its own procedures for imposing adverse
action.
new text end

new text begin (c) Nothing in this compact shall override a member state's decision that participation
in an alternative program may be used in lieu of adverse action and that such participation
shall remain nonpublic if required by the member state's laws. Member states must require
licensees who enter any alternative programs in lieu of discipline to agree not to practice
in any other member state during the term of the alternative program without prior
authorization from such other member state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Any member state may investigate actual or alleged violations of the statutes and
rules authorizing the practice of physical therapy in any other member state in which a
physical therapist or physical therapist assistant holds a license or compact privilege.
new text end

new text begin (e) A remote state shall have the authority to:
new text end

new text begin (1) take adverse actions as set forth in article IV, paragraph (d), against a licensee's
compact privilege in the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) issue subpoenas for both hearings and investigations that require the attendance and
testimony of witnesses and the production of evidence. Subpoenas issued by a physical
therapy licensing board in a party state for the attendance and testimony of witnesses, or
the production of evidence from another party state, shall be enforced in the latter state by
any court of competent jurisdiction, according to the practice and procedure of that court
applicable to subpoenas issued in proceedings pending before it. The issuing authority shall
pay any witness fees, travel expenses, mileage, and other fees required by the service statutes
of the state where the witnesses or evidence are located; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if otherwise permitted by state law, recover from the licensee the costs of
investigations and disposition of cases resulting from any adverse action taken against that
licensee.
new text end

new text begin (f) In addition to the authority granted to a member state by its respective physical therapy
practice act or other applicable state law, a member state may participate with other member
states in joint investigations of licensees.
new text end

new text begin (g) Member states shall share any investigative, litigation, or compliance materials in
furtherance of any joint or individual investigation initiated under the compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VII
new text end

new text begin ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PHYSICAL THERAPY COMPACT COMMISSION
new text end

new text begin (a) The compact member states hereby create and establish a joint public agency known
as the Physical Therapy Compact Commission:
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new text begin (1) the commission is an instrumentality of the compact states;
new text end

new text begin (2) except as provided under paragraph (h), venue is proper and judicial proceedings by
or against the commission shall be brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent
jurisdiction where the principal office of the commission is located. The commission may
waive venue and jurisdictional defenses to the extent it adopts or consents to participate in
alternative dispute resolution proceedings; and
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new text begin (3) nothing in this compact shall be construed to be a waiver of sovereign immunity.
new text end

new text begin (b) Membership, voting, and meetings:
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new text begin (1) each member state shall have and be limited to one delegate selected by that member
state's licensing board;
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new text begin (2) the delegate shall be a current member of the licensing board who is a physical
therapist, physical therapist assistant, public member, or the board administrator;
new text end

new text begin (3) each delegate shall be entitled to one vote with regard to the promulgation of rules
and creation of bylaws and shall otherwise have an opportunity to participate in the business
and affairs of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (4) a delegate shall vote in person or by such other means as provided in the bylaws.
The bylaws may provide for delegates' participation in meetings by telephone or other means
of communication;
new text end

new text begin (5) any delegate may be removed or suspended from office as provided by the laws of
the state from which the delegate is appointed;
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new text begin (6) the member state board shall fill any vacancy occurring in the commission;
new text end

new text begin (7) the commission shall meet at least once during each calendar year. Additional
meetings shall be held as set forth in the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (8) all meetings shall be open to the public and public notice of meetings shall be given
in the same manner as required under the rulemaking provisions in article IX;
new text end

new text begin (9) the commission or the executive board or other committees of the commission may
convene in a closed, nonpublic meeting if the commission or executive board or other
committees of the commission must discuss:
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new text begin (i) noncompliance of a member state with its obligations under the compact;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the employment, compensation, discipline, or other matters, practices, or procedures
related to specific employees or other matters related to the commission's internal personnel
practices and procedures;
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new text begin (iii) current, threatened, or reasonably anticipated litigation;
new text end

new text begin (iv) negotiation of contracts for the purchase, lease, or sale of goods, services, or real
estate;
new text end

new text begin (v) accusing any person of a crime or formally censuring any person;
new text end

new text begin (vi) disclosure of trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged
or confidential;
new text end

new text begin (vii) disclosure of information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
new text end

new text begin (viii) disclosure of investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes;
new text end

new text begin (ix) disclosure of information related to any investigative reports prepared by or on
behalf of or for use of the commission or other committee charged with responsibility of
investigation or determination of compliance issues pursuant to the compact; or
new text end

new text begin (x) matters specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or member state statute;
new text end

new text begin (10) if a meeting, or portion of a meeting, is closed pursuant to this provision, the
commission's legal counsel or designee shall certify that the meeting may be closed and
shall reference each relevant exempting provision; and
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new text begin (11) the commission shall keep minutes that fully and clearly describe all matters
discussed in a meeting and shall provide a full and accurate summary of actions taken and
the reasons therefore, including a description of the views expressed. All documents
considered in connection with an action shall be identified in such minutes. All minutes and
documents of a closed meeting shall remain under seal, subject to release by a majority vote
of the commission or order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
new text end

new text begin (1) establish the fiscal year of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (2) establish bylaws;
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new text begin (3) maintain its financial records in accordance with the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (4) meet and take such actions as are consistent with the provisions of this compact and
the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (5) promulgate uniform rules to facilitate and coordinate implementation and
administration of this compact. The rules shall have the force and effect of law and shall
be binding in all member states;
new text end

new text begin (6) bring and prosecute legal proceedings or actions in the name of the commission,
provided that the standing of any state physical therapy licensing board to sue or be sued
under applicable law shall not be affected;
new text end

new text begin (7) purchase and maintain insurance and bonds;
new text end

new text begin (8) borrow, accept, or contract for services of personnel, including but not limited to
employees of a member state;
new text end

new text begin (9) hire employees; elect or appoint officers; fix compensation; define duties; grant such
individuals appropriate authority to carry out the purposes of the compact; and establish the
commission's personnel policies and programs relating to conflicts of interest, qualifications
of personnel, and other related personnel matters;
new text end

new text begin (10) accept any and all appropriate donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies,
materials, and services and receive, utilize, and dispose of the same, provided that at all
times the commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety or conflict of interest;
new text end

new text begin (11) lease; purchase; accept appropriate gifts or donations of; or otherwise to own, hold,
improve, or use any property, real, personal, or mixed, provided that at all times the
commission shall avoid any appearance of impropriety;
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new text begin (12) sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of
any property real, personal, or mixed;
new text end

new text begin (13) establish a budget and make expenditures;
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new text begin (14) borrow money;
new text end

new text begin (15) appoint committees, including standing committees composed of members, state
regulators, state legislators or their representatives, consumer representatives, and such
other interested persons as may be designated in this compact and the bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (16) provide and receive information from, and cooperate with, law enforcement agencies;
new text end

new text begin (17) establish and elect an executive board; and
new text end

new text begin (18) perform such other functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the
purposes of this compact consistent with the state regulation of physical therapy licensure
and practice.
new text end

new text begin (d) The executive board:
new text end

new text begin (1) the executive board shall have the power to act on behalf of the commission according
to the terms of this compact;
new text end

new text begin (2) the executive board shall be composed of nine members as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) seven voting members who are elected by the commission from the current
membership of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (ii) one ex officio, nonvoting member from the recognized national physical therapy
professional association; and
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new text begin (iii) one ex officio, nonvoting member from the recognized membership organization
of the physical therapy licensing boards;
new text end

new text begin (3) the ex officio members must be selected by their respective organizations;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commission may remove any member of the executive board as provided in the
bylaws;
new text end

new text begin (5) the executive board shall meet at least annually; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the executive board shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
new text end

new text begin (i) recommend to the entire commission changes to the rules or bylaws, changes to this
compact legislation, fees paid by compact member states such as annual dues, and any
commission compact fee charged to licensees for the compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (ii) ensure compact administration services are appropriately provided, contractual or
otherwise;
new text end

new text begin (iii) prepare and recommend the budget;
new text end

new text begin (iv) maintain financial records on behalf of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (v) monitor compact compliance of member states and provide compliance reports to
the commission;
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new text begin (vi) establish additional committees as necessary; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) other duties as provided in rules or bylaws.
new text end

new text begin (e) Financing of the commission:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commission shall pay, or provide for the payment of, the reasonable expenses of
the commission's establishment, organization, and ongoing activities;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission may accept any and all appropriate revenue sources, donations, and
grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission may levy on and collect an annual assessment from each member
state or impose fees on other parties to cover the cost of the operations and activities of the
commission and the commission's staff, which must be in a total amount sufficient to cover
its annual budget as approved each year for which revenue is not provided by other sources.
The aggregate annual assessment amount shall be allocated based upon a formula to be
determined by the commission, which shall promulgate a rule binding upon all member
states;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commission shall not incur obligations of any kind prior to securing the funds
adequate to meet the same; nor shall the commission pledge the credit of any of the member
states, except by and with the authority of the member state; and
new text end

new text begin (5) the commission shall keep accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements. The
receipts and disbursements of the commission shall be subject to the audit and accounting
procedures established under the commission's bylaws. However, all receipts and
disbursements of funds handled by the commission shall be audited yearly by a certified or
licensed public accountant and the report of the audit shall be included in and become part
of the annual report of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (f) Qualified immunity, defense, and indemnification:
new text end

new text begin (1) the members, officers, executive director, employees, and representatives of the
commission shall be immune from suit and liability, either personally or in their official
capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of property or personal injury or other civil
liability caused by or arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred,
or that the person against whom the claim is made had a reasonable basis for believing
occurred, within the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities, provided
that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to protect any such person from suit or
liability for any damage, loss, injury, or liability caused by the intentional or willful or
wanton misconduct of that person;
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission shall defend any member, officer, executive director, employee, or
representative of the commission in any civil action seeking to impose liability arising out
of any actual or alleged act, error, or omission that occurred within the scope of commission
employment, duties, or responsibilities, or that the person against whom the claim is made
had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within the scope of commission employment,
duties, or responsibilities, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit that
person from retaining his or her own counsel, and provided further that the actual or alleged
act, error, or omission did not result from the intentional or willful or wanton misconduct
of that person; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission shall indemnify and hold harmless any member, officer, executive
director, employee, or representative of the commission for the amount of any settlement
or judgment obtained against that person arising out of any actual or alleged act, error, or
omission that occurred within the scope of commission employment, duties, or
responsibilities, or that such person had a reasonable basis for believing occurred within
the scope of commission employment, duties, or responsibilities, provided that the actual
or alleged act, error, or omission did not result from the intentional or willful or wanton
misconduct of that person.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), clause (1), the liability of the executive director,
employees, or representatives of the interstate commission, acting within the scope of their
employment or duties, may not exceed the limits of liability set forth under the constitution
and laws of this state for state officials, employees, and agents. This paragraph expressly
incorporates section 3.736, and neither expands nor limits the rights and remedies provided
under that statute.
new text end

new text begin (h) Except for a claim alleging a violation of this compact, a claim against the
commission, its executive director, employees, or representatives alleging a violation of the
constitution and laws of this state may be brought in any county where the plaintiff resides.
Nothing in this paragraph creates a private right of action.
new text end

new text begin (i) Nothing in this compact shall be construed as a limitation on the liability of any
licensee for professional malpractice or misconduct, which shall be governed solely by any
other applicable state laws.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VIII
new text end

new text begin DATA SYSTEM
new text end

new text begin (a) The commission shall provide for the development, maintenance, and utilization of
a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure, adverse action, and
investigative information on all licensed individuals in member states.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of state law to the contrary, a member state
shall submit a uniform data set to the data system on all individuals to whom this compact
is applicable as required by the rules of the commission, including:
new text end

new text begin (1) identifying information;
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new text begin (2) licensure data;
new text end

new text begin (3) adverse actions against a license or compact privilege;
new text end

new text begin (4) nonconfidential information related to alternative program participation;
new text end

new text begin (5) any denial of application for licensure and the reason or reasons for the denial; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other information that may facilitate the administration of this compact, as determined
by the rules of the commission.
new text end

new text begin (c) Investigative information pertaining to a licensee in any member state will only be
available to other party states.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commission shall promptly notify all member states of any adverse action taken
against a licensee or an individual applying for a license. Adverse action information
pertaining to a licensee in any member state will be available to any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Member states contributing information to the data system may designate information
that may not be shared with the public without the express permission of the contributing
state.
new text end

new text begin (f) Any information submitted to the data system that is subsequently required to be
expunged by the laws of the member state contributing the information shall be removed
from the data system.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IX
new text end

new text begin RULEMAKING
new text end

new text begin (a) The commission shall exercise its rulemaking powers pursuant to the criteria set
forth in this article and the rules adopted thereunder. Rules and amendments shall become
binding as of the date specified in each rule or amendment.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a majority of the legislatures of the member states rejects a rule, by enactment of
a statute or resolution in the same manner used to adopt the compact within four years of
the date of adoption of the rule, then such rule shall have no further force and effect in any
member state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Rules or amendments to the rules shall be adopted at a regular or special meeting of
the commission.
new text end

new text begin (d) Prior to promulgation and adoption of a final rule or rules by the commission and at
least 30 days in advance of the meeting at which the rule will be considered and voted upon,
the commission shall file a notice of proposed rulemaking:
new text end

new text begin (1) on the website of the commission or other publicly accessible platform; and
new text end

new text begin (2) on the website of each member state physical therapy licensing board or other publicly
accessible platform or the publication in which each state would otherwise publish proposed
rules.
new text end

new text begin (e) The notice of proposed rulemaking shall include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the proposed time, date, and location of the meeting in which the rule will be
considered and voted upon;
new text end

new text begin (2) the text of the proposed rule or amendment and the reason for the proposed rule;
new text end

new text begin (3) a request for comments on the proposed rule from any interested person; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the manner in which interested persons may submit notice to the commission of their
intention to attend the public hearing and any written comments.
new text end

new text begin (f) Prior to adoption of a proposed rule, the commission shall allow persons to submit
written data, facts, opinions, and arguments, which shall be made available to the public.
new text end

new text begin (g) The commission shall grant an opportunity for a public hearing before it adopts a
rule or amendment if a hearing is requested by:
new text end

new text begin (1) at least 25 persons;
new text end

new text begin (2) a state or federal governmental subdivision or agency; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an association having at least 25 members.
new text end

new text begin (h) If a hearing is held on the proposed rule or amendment, the commission shall publish
the place, time, and date of the scheduled public hearing. If the hearing is held via electronic
means, the commission shall publish the mechanism for access to the electronic hearing:
new text end

new text begin (1) all persons wishing to be heard at the hearing shall notify the executive director of
the commission or other designated member in writing of their desire to appear and testify
at the hearing not less than five business days before the scheduled date of the hearing;
new text end

new text begin (2) hearings shall be conducted in a manner providing each person who wishes to
comment a fair and reasonable opportunity to comment orally or in writing;
new text end

new text begin (3) all hearings will be recorded. A copy of the recording will be made available on
request; and
new text end

new text begin (4) nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring a separate hearing on each
rule. Rules may be grouped for the convenience of the commission at hearings required by
this section.
new text end

new text begin (i) Following the scheduled hearing date, or by the close of business on the scheduled
hearing date if the hearing was not held, the commission shall consider all written and oral
comments received.
new text end

new text begin (j) If no written notice of intent to attend the public hearing by interested parties is
received, the commission may proceed with promulgation of the proposed rule without a
public hearing.
new text end

new text begin (k) The commission shall, by majority vote of all members, take final action on the
proposed rule and shall determine the effective date of the rule, if any, based on the
rulemaking record and the full text of the rule.
new text end

new text begin (l) Upon determination that an emergency exists, the commission may consider and
adopt an emergency rule without prior notice, opportunity for comment, or hearing, provided
that the usual rulemaking procedures provided in the compact and in this section shall be
retroactively applied to the rule as soon as reasonably possible, in no event later than 90
days after the effective date of the rule. For the purposes of this provision, an emergency
rule is one that must be adopted immediately in order to:
new text end

new text begin (1) meet an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare;
new text end

new text begin (2) prevent a loss of commission or member state funds;
new text end

new text begin (3) meet a deadline for the promulgation of an administrative rule that is established by
federal law or rule; or
new text end

new text begin (4) protect public health and safety.
new text end

new text begin (m) The commission or an authorized committee of the commission may direct revisions
to a previously adopted rule or amendment for purposes of correcting typographical errors,
errors in format, errors in consistency, or grammatical errors. Public notice of any revisions
shall be posted on the website of the commission. The revision shall be subject to challenge
by any person for a period of 30 days after posting. The revision may be challenged only
on grounds that the revision results in a material change to a rule. A challenge shall be made
in writing and delivered to the chair of the commission prior to the end of the notice period.
If no challenge is made, the revision will take effect without further action. If the revision
is challenged, the revision may not take effect without the approval of the commission.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE X
new text end

new text begin OVERSIGHT, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND ENFORCEMENT
new text end

new text begin (a) Oversight:
new text end

new text begin (1) the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government in each member
state shall enforce this compact and take all actions necessary and appropriate to effectuate
the compact's purposes and intent. The provisions of this compact and the rules promulgated
hereunder shall have standing as statutory law;
new text end

new text begin (2) all courts shall take judicial notice of the compact and the rules in any judicial or
administrative proceeding in a member state pertaining to the subject matter of this compact
which may affect the powers, responsibilities, or actions of the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the commission shall be entitled to receive service of process in any such proceeding
and shall have standing to intervene in such a proceeding for all purposes. Failure to provide
service of process to the commission shall render a judgment or order void as to the
commission, this compact, or promulgated rules.
new text end

new text begin (b) Default, technical assistance, and termination:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the commission determines that a member state has defaulted in the performance
of its obligations or responsibilities under this compact or the promulgated rules, the
commission shall:
new text end

new text begin (i) provide written notice to the defaulting state and other member states of the nature
of the default, the proposed means of curing the default, or any other action to be taken by
the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) provide remedial training and specific technical assistance regarding the default;
new text end

new text begin (2) if a state in default fails to cure the default, the defaulting state may be terminated
from the compact upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the member states, and all rights,
privileges, and benefits conferred by this compact may be terminated on the effective date
of termination. A cure of the default does not relieve the offending state of obligations or
liabilities incurred during the period of default;
new text end

new text begin (3) termination of membership in the compact shall be imposed only after all other means
of securing compliance have been exhausted. Notice of intent to suspend or terminate shall
be given by the commission to the governor, the majority and minority leaders of the
defaulting state's legislature, and each of the member states;
new text end

new text begin (4) a state that has been terminated is responsible for all assessments, obligations, and
liabilities incurred through the effective date of termination, including obligations that
extend beyond the effective date of termination;
new text end

new text begin (5) the commission shall not bear any costs related to a state that is found to be in default
or that has been terminated from the compact, unless agreed upon in writing between the
commission and the defaulting state; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the defaulting state may appeal the action of the commission by petitioning the United
States District Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the commission
has its principal offices. The prevailing member shall be awarded all costs of such litigation,
including reasonable attorney fees.
new text end

new text begin (c) Dispute resolution:
new text end

new text begin (1) upon request by a member state, the commission shall attempt to resolve disputes
related to the compact that arise among member states and between member and nonmember
states; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the commission shall promulgate a rule providing for both mediation and binding
dispute resolution for disputes as appropriate.
new text end

new text begin (d) Enforcement:
new text end

new text begin (1) the commission, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, shall enforce the
provisions and rules of this compact;
new text end

new text begin (2) by majority vote, the commission may initiate legal action in the United States District
Court for the District of Columbia or the federal district where the commission has its
principal offices against a member state in default to enforce compliance with the provisions
of the compact and its promulgated rules and bylaws. The relief sought may include both
injunctive relief and damages. In the event judicial enforcement is necessary, the prevailing
member shall be awarded all costs of such litigation, including reasonable attorney fees;
and
new text end

new text begin (3) the remedies herein shall not be the exclusive remedies of the commission. The
commission may pursue any other remedies available under federal or state law.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XI
new text end

new text begin DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR PHYSICAL
THERAPY PRACTICE AND ASSOCIATED RULES, WITHDRAWAL, AND
AMENDMENTS
new text end

new text begin (a) The compact shall come into effect on the date on which the compact statute is
enacted into law in the tenth member state. The provisions, which become effective at that
time, shall be limited to the powers granted to the commission relating to assembly and the
promulgation of rules. Thereafter, the commission shall meet and exercise rulemaking
powers necessary to the implementation and administration of the compact.
new text end

new text begin (b) Any state that joins the compact subsequent to the commission's initial adoption of
the rules shall be subject to the rules as they exist on the date on which the compact becomes
law in that state. Any rule that has been previously adopted by the commission shall have
the full force and effect of law on the day the compact becomes law in that state.
new text end

new text begin (c) Any member state may withdraw from this compact by enacting a statute repealing
the same:
new text end

new text begin (1) a member state's withdrawal shall not take effect until six months after enactment
of the repealing statute; and
new text end

new text begin (2) withdrawal shall not affect the continuing requirement of the withdrawing state's
physical therapy licensing board to comply with the investigative and adverse action reporting
requirements of this compact prior to the effective date of withdrawal.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to invalidate or prevent any
physical therapy licensure agreement or other cooperative arrangement between a member
state and a nonmember state that does not conflict with the provisions of this compact.
new text end

new text begin (e) This compact may be amended by the member states. No amendment to this compact
shall become effective and binding upon any member state until it is enacted into the laws
of all member states.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE XII
new text end

new text begin CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY
new text end

new text begin This compact shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes thereof. The
provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision
of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the
United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance
is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof
to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this
compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any party state, the compact shall
remain in full force and effect as to the remaining party states and in full force and effect
as to the party state affected as to all severable matters.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment. The
Board of Physical Therapy must publish the effective date of the compact in the State
Register and on the board's website.
new text end

ARTICLE 13

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR COMPACT

Section 1.

new text begin [148B.75] LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR INTERSTATE
COMPACT.
new text end

new text begin The licensed professional counselor interstate compact is enacted into law and entered
into with all other jurisdictions legally joining in it, in the form substantially specified in
this section.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE I
new text end

new text begin TITLE
new text end

new text begin This statute shall be known and cited as the professional counselors licensure compact.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE II
new text end

new text begin DEFINITIONS
new text end

new text begin (a) As used in this compact, and except as otherwise provided, the following definitions
shall apply.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Active duty military" means full-time duty status in the active uniformed service
of the United States, including members of the national guard and reserve on active duty
orders pursuant to United States Code, title 10, chapters 1209 and 1211.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Adverse action" means any administrative, civil, equitable, or criminal action
permitted by a state's laws which is imposed by a licensing board or other authority against
a licensed professional counselor, including actions against an individual's license or privilege
to practice such as revocation, suspension, probation, monitoring of the licensee, limitation
on the licensee's practice, or any other encumbrance on licensure affecting a licensed
professional counselor's authorization to practice, including issuance of a cease and desist
action.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Alternative program" means a non-disciplinary monitoring or practice remediation
process approved by a professional counseling licensing board to address impaired
practitioners.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Continuing competence" and "continuing education" means a requirement, as a
condition of license renewal, to provide evidence of participation in, or completion of,
educational and professional activities relevant to practice or area of work.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Counseling compact commission" or "commission" means the national administrative
body whose membership consists of all states that have enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Current significant investigative information" means:
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new text begin (1) investigative information that a licensing board, after a preliminary inquiry that
includes notification and an opportunity for the licensed professional counselor to respond,
if required by state law, has reason to believe is not groundless and, if proved true, would
indicate more than a minor infraction; or
new text end

new text begin (2) investigative information that indicates that the licensed professional counselor
represents an immediate threat to public health and safety regardless of whether the licensed
professional counselor has been notified and had an opportunity to respond.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Data system" means a repository of information about licensees, including but not
limited to continuing education, examination, licensure, investigative, privilege to practice,
and adverse action information.
new text end

new text begin (i) "Encumbered license" means a license in which an adverse action restricts the practice
of licensed professional counseling by the licensee and said adverse action has been reported
to the National Practitioners Data Bank (NPDB).
new text end

new text begin (j) "Encumbrance" means a revocation or suspension of, or any limitation on, the full
and unrestricted practice of licensed professional counseling by a licensing board.
new text end

new text begin (k) "Executive committee" means a group of directors elected or appointed to act on
behalf of, and within the powers granted to them by, the commission.
new text end

new text begin (l) "Home state" means the member state that is the licensee's primary state of residence.
new text end

new text begin (m) "Impaired practitioner" means an individual who has a condition that may impair
their ability to practice as a licensed professional counselor without some type of intervention
and may include but is not limited to alcohol and drug dependence, mental health impairment,
and neurological or physical impairment.
new text end

new text begin (n) "Investigative information" means information, records, and documents received or
generated by a professional counseling licensing board pursuant to an investigation.
new text end

new text begin (o) "Jurisprudence requirement," if required by a member state, means the assessment
of an individual's knowledge of the laws and rules governing the practice of professional
counseling in a state.
new text end

new text begin (p) "Licensed professional counselor" means a counselor licensed by a member state,
regardless of the title used by that state, to independently assess, diagnose, and treat
behavioral health conditions.
new text end

new text begin (q) "Licensee" means an individual who currently holds an authorization from the state
to practice as a licensed professional counselor.
new text end

new text begin (r) "Licensing board" means the agency of a state, or equivalent, that is responsible for
the licensing and regulation of licensed professional counselors.
new text end

new text begin (s) "Member state" means a state that has enacted the compact.
new text end

new text begin (t) "Privilege to practice" means a legal authorization, which is equivalent to a license,
permitting the practice of professional counseling in a remote state.
new text end

new text begin (u) "Professional counseling" means the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of
behavioral health conditions by a licensed professional counselor.
new text end

new text begin (v) "Remote state" means a member state other than the home state, where a licensee is
exercising or seeking to exercise the privilege to practice.
new text end

new text begin (w) "Rule" means a regulation promulgated by the commission that has the force of law.
new text end

new text begin (x) "Single state license" means a licensed professional counselor license issued by a
member state that authorizes practice only within the issuing state and does not include a
privilege to practice in any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (y) "State" means any state, commonwealth, district, or territory of the United States
that regulates the practice of professional counseling.
new text end

new text begin (z) "Telehealth" means the application of telecommunication technology to deliver
professional counseling services remotely to assess, diagnose, and treat behavioral health
conditions.
new text end

new text begin (aa) "Unencumbered license" means a license that authorizes a licensed professional
counselor to engage in the full and unrestricted practice of professional counseling.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE III
new text end

new text begin STATE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPACT
new text end

new text begin (a) To participate in the compact, a state must currently:
new text end

new text begin (1) license and regulate licensed professional counselors;
new text end

new text begin (2) require licensees to pass a nationally recognized exam approved by the commission;
new text end

new text begin (3) require licensees to have a 60 semester-hour or 90 quarter-hour master's degree in
counseling or 60 semester-hours or 90 quarter-hours of graduate coursework including the
following topic areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) professional counseling orientation and ethical practice;
new text end

new text begin (ii) social and cultural diversity;
new text end

new text begin (iii) human growth and development;
new text end

new text begin (iv) career development;
new text end

new text begin (v) counseling and helping relationships;
new text end

new text begin (vi) group counseling and group work;
new text end

new text begin (vii) diagnosis and treatment; assessment and testing;
new text end

new text begin (viii) research and program evaluation; and
new text end

new text begin (ix) other areas as determined by the commission;
new text end

new text begin (4) require licensees to complete a supervised postgraduate professional experience as
defined by the commission; and
new text end

new text begin (5) have a mechanism in place for receiving and investigating complaints about licensees.
new text end

new text begin (b) A member state shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) participate fully in the commission's data system, including using the commission's
unique identifier as defined in rules;
new text end

new text begin (2) notify the commission, in compliance with the terms of the compact and rules, of
any adverse action or the availability of investigative information regarding a licensee;
new text end

new text begin (3) implement or utilize procedures for considering the criminal history records of
applicants for an initial privilege to practice. These procedures shall include the submission
of fingerprints or other biometric-based information by applicants for the purpose of obtaining
an applicant's criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
and the agency responsible for retaining that state's criminal records;
new text end

new text begin (i) a member state must fully implement a criminal background check requirement,
within a time frame established by rule, by receiving the results of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation record search and shall use the results in making licensure decisions; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) communication between a member state, the commission, and among member states
regarding the verification of eligibility for licensure through the compact shall not include
any information received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation relating to a federal
criminal records check performed by a member state under Public Law 92-544;
new text end

new text begin (4) comply with the rules of the commission;
new text end

new text begin (5) require an applicant to obtain or retain a license in the home state and meet the home
state's qualifications for licensure or renewal of licensure, as well as all other applicable
state laws;
new text end

new text begin (6) grant the privilege to practice to a licensee holding a valid unencumbered license in
another member state in accordance with the terms of the compact and rules; and
new text end

new text begin (7) provide for the attendance of the state's commissioner to the counseling compact
commission meetings.
new text end

new text begin (c) Member states may charge a fee for granting the privilege to practice.
new text end

new text begin (d) Individuals not residing in a member state shall continue to be able to apply for a
member state's single state license as provided under the laws of each member state. However,
the single state license granted to these individuals shall not be recognized as granting a
privilege to practice professional counseling in any other member state.
new text end

new text begin (e) Nothing in this compact shall affect the requirements established by a member state
for the issuance of a single state license.
new text end

new text begin (f) A license issued to a licensed professional counselor by a home state to a resident in
that state shall be recognized by each member state as authorizing a licensed professional
counselor to practice professional counseling, under a privilege to practice, in each member
state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE IV
new text end

new text begin PRIVILEGE TO PRACTICE
new text end

new text begin (a) To exercise the privilege to practice under the terms and provisions of the compact,
the licensee shall:
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new text begin (1) hold a license in the home state;
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new text begin (2) have a valid United States Social Security number or national practitioner identifier;
new text end

new text begin (3) be eligible for a privilege to practice in any member state in accordance with this
article, paragraphs (d), (g), and (h);
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new text begin (4) have not had any encumbrance or restriction against any license or privilege to
practice within the previous two years;
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new text begin (5) notify the commission that the licensee is seeking the privilege to practice within a
remote state(s);
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new text begin (6) pay any applicable fees, including any state fee, for the privilege to practice;
new text end

new text begin (7) meet any continuing competence or education requirements established by the home
state;
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new text begin (8) meet any jurisprudence requirements established by the remote state in which the
licensee is seeking a privilege to practice; and
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new text begin (9) report to the commission any adverse action, encumbrance, or restriction on license
taken by any nonmember state within 30 days from the date the action is taken.
new text end

new text begin (b) The privilege to practice is valid until the expiration date of the home state license.
The licensee must comply with the requirements of this article, paragraph (a), to maintain
the privilege to practice in the remote state.
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new text begin (c) A licensee providing professional counseling in a remote state under the privilege
to practice shall adhere to the laws and regulations of the remote state.
new text end

new text begin (d) A licensee providing professional counseling services in a remote state is subject to
that state's regulatory authority. A remote state may, in accordance with due process and
that state's laws, remove a licensee's privilege to practice in the remote state for a specific
period of time, impose fines, or take any other necessary actions to protect the health and
safety of its citizens. The licensee may be ineligible for a privilege to practice in any member
state until the specific time for removal has passed and all fines are paid.
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new text begin (e) If a home state license is encumbered, the licensee shall lose the privilege to practice
in any remote state until the following occur:
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new text begin (1) the home state license is no longer encumbered; and
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new text begin (2) have not had any encumbrance or restriction against any license or privilege to
practice within the previous two years.
new text end

new text begin (f) Once an encumbered license in the home state is restored to good standing, the
licensee must meet the requirements of this article, paragraph (a), to obtain a privilege to
practice in any remote state.
new text end

new text begin (g) If a licensee's privilege to practice in any remote state is removed, the individual
may lose the privilege to practice in all other remote states until the following occur:
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new text begin (1) the specific period of time for which the privilege to practice was removed has ended;
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new text begin (2) all fines have been paid; and
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new text begin (3) have not had any encumbrance or restriction against any license or privilege to
practice within the previous two years.
new text end

new text begin (h) Once the requirements of this article, paragraph (g), have been met, the licensee must
meet the requirements in this article, paragraph (a), to obtain a privilege to practice in a
remote state.
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new text begin ARTICLE V
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new text begin OBTAINING A NEW HOME STATE LICENSE BASED ON A PRIVILEGE TO
PRACTICE
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new text begin (a) A licensed professional counselor may hold a home state license, which allows for
a privilege to practice in other member states, in only one member state at a time.
new text end

new text begin (b) If a licensed professional counselor changes primary state of residence by moving
between two member states:
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new text begin (1) the licensed professional counselor shall file an application for obtaining a new home
state license based on a privilege to practice, pay all applicable fees, and notify the current
and new home state in accordance with applicable rules adopted by the commission;
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new text begin (2) upon receipt of an application for obtaining a new home state license by virtue of a
privilege to practice, the new home state shall verify that the licensed professional counselor
meets the pertinent criteria outlined in article IV via the data system, without need for
primary source verification, except for:
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new text begin (i) a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based criminal background check if not
previously performed or updated pursuant to applicable rules adopted by the commission
in accordance with Public Law 92-544;
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new text begin (ii) other criminal background checks as required by the new home state; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) completion of any requisite jurisprudence requirements of the new home state;
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new text begin (3) the former home state shall convert the former home state license into a privilege to
practice once the new home state has activated the new home state license in accordance
with applicable rules adopted by the commission;
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new text begin (4) notwithstanding any other provision of this compact, if the licensed professional
counselor cannot meet the criteria in article VI, the new home state may apply its
requirements for issuing a new single state license; and
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new text begin (5) the licensed professional counselor shall pay all applicable fees to the new home
state in order to be issued a new home state license.
new text end

new text begin (c) If a licensed professional counselor changes primary state of residence by moving
from a member state to a nonmember state, or from a nonmember state to a member state,
the state criteria shall apply for issuance of a single state license in the new state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Nothing in this compact shall interfere with a licensee's ability to hold a single state
license in multiple states, however, for the purposes of this compact, a licensee shall have
only one home state license.
new text end

new text begin (e) Nothing in this compact shall affect the requirements established by a member state
for the issuance of a single state license.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VI
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new text begin ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL OR THEIR SPOUSES
new text end

new text begin Active duty military personnel, or their spouse, shall designate a home state where the
individual has a current license in good standing. The individual may retain the home state
designation during the period the service member is on active duty. Subsequent to designating
a home state, the individual shall only change their home state through application for
licensure in the new state or through the process outlined in article V.
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new text begin ARTICLE VII
new text end

new text begin COMPACT PRIVILEGE TO PRACTICE TELEHEALTH
new text end

new text begin (a) Member states shall recognize the right of a licensed professional counselor, licensed
by a home state in accordance with article III and under rules promulgated by the commission,
to practice professional counseling in any member state via telehealth under a privilege to
practice as provided in the compact and rules promulgated by the commission.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee providing professional counseling services in a remote state under the
privilege to practice shall adhere to the laws and regulations of the remote state.
new text end

new text begin ARTICLE VIII
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new text begin ADVERSE ACTIONS
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new text begin (a) In addition to the other powers conferred by state law, a remote state shall have the
authority, in accordance with existing state due process law, to:
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new text begin (1) take adverse action against a licensed professional counselor's privilege to practice
within that member state; and
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new text begin (2) issue subpoenas for both hearings and investigations that require the attendance and
testimony of witnesses as well as the production of evidence. Subpoenas issued by a licensing
board in a member state for the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of
evidence from another member state shall be enforced in the latter state by any court of
competent jurisdiction according to the practice and procedure of that court applicable to
subpoenas issued in proceedings pending before it. The issuing authority shall pay any
witness fees, travel expenses, mileage, and other fees required by the service statutes of the
state in which the witnesses or evidence are located.
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new text begin (b) Only the home state shall have the power to take adverse action against a licensed
professional counselor's license issued by the home state.
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new text begin (c) For purposes of taking adverse action, the home state shall give the same priority
and effect to reported conduct received from a member state as it would if the conduct had
occurred within the home state. In so doing, the home state shall apply its own state laws
to determine appropriate action.
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new text begin (d) The home state shall complete any pending investigations of a licensed professional
counselor who changes primary state of residence during the course of the investigations.
The home state shall also have the authority to take appropriate action and shall promptly
report the conclusions of the investigations to the administrator of the data system. The
administrator of the coordinated licensure information system shall promptly notify the new
home state of any adverse actions.
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new text begin (e) A member state, if otherwise permitted by state law, may recover from the affected
licensed professional counselor the costs of investigations and dispositions of cases resulting
from any adverse action taken against that licensed professional counselor.
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new text begin (f) A member state may take adverse action based on the factual findings of the remote
state, provided that the member state follows its own procedures for taking the adverse
action.
new text end

new text begin (g) Joint investigations:
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new text begin (1) in addition to the authority granted to a member state by its respective professional
counseling practice act or other applicable state law, any member state may participate with
other member states in joint investigations of licensees; and
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new text begin (2) member states shall share any investigative, litigation, or compliance materials in
furtherance of any joint or individual investigation initiated under the compact.
new text end

new text begin (h) If adverse action is taken by the home state against the license o