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SF 3543

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 06/27/2022 08:30am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; modifying supervision requirements for
psychologists, licensed professional clinical counselors, marriage and family
therapists, and social workers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 148.925,
subdivision 5; 148B.33, by adding a subdivision; 148E.100, subdivision 3;
148E.105, subdivision 3; 148E.106, subdivision 3; 148E.110, subdivision 7;
Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 148B.5301, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148.925, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Supervisory consultation for an applicant for licensure as a licensed
psychologist.

Supervision of an applicant for licensure as a licensed psychologist must total
100 hours and must include two hours per week of regularly scheduled in-person
consultationsnew text begin or consultations provided through telesupervisionnew text end. For full-time experience,
one hour must be with the primary supervisor on an individual basis. The remaining hour
may be with a designated supervisor. The board may approve an exception to the weekly
supervision requirement for a week when the supervisor was ill or otherwise unable to
provide supervision. The board may prorate the two hours per week of supervision for
individuals preparing for licensure on a part-time basis. new text beginThe board must allow an applicant
to satisfy the requirement for postdegree supervised psychological employment with all
required hours of supervision provided through telesupervision.
new text endSupervised psychological
employment does not qualify for licensure when the supervisory consultation is not adequate
as described in subdivision 1, or in the board rules. The board shall not require a supervisee
to have more than two hours of supervision per week for the purpose of obtaining a license,
unless the supervisee is making up missed hours as permitted by the board.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148B.33, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Supervision requirement; postgraduate experience. new text end

new text begin The board must allow
an applicant to satisfy the requirement for supervised postgraduate experience in marriage
and family therapy with all required hours of supervision provided through real-time,
two-way interactive audio and visual communication.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2021 Supplement, section 148B.5301, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Supervision.

(a) To qualify as a LPCC, an applicant must have completed
4,000 hours of post-master's degree supervised professional practice in the delivery of
clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders in both
children and adults. The supervised practice shall be conducted according to the requirements
in paragraphs (b) to (e).

(b) The supervision must have been received under a contract that defines clinical practice
and supervision from a mental health professional who is qualified according to section
245I.04, subdivision 2, or by a board-approved supervisor, who has at least two years of
postlicensure experience in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment
of mental illnesses and disorders. All supervisors must meet the supervisor requirements in
Minnesota Rules, part 2150.5010.

(c) The supervision must be obtained at the rate of two hours of supervision per 40 hours
of professional practice. The supervision must be evenly distributed over the course of the
supervised professional practice. At least 75 percent of the required supervision hours must
be received in personnew text begin or through real-time, two-way interactive audio and visual
communication, and the board must allow an applicant to satisfy this supervision requirement
with all required hours of supervision received through real-time, two-way interactive audio
and visual communication
new text end. The remaining 25 percent of the required hours may be received
by telephone or by audio or audiovisual electronic device. At least 50 percent of the required
hours of supervision must be received on an individual basis. The remaining 50 percent
may be received in a group setting.

(d) The supervised practice must include at least 1,800 hours of clinical client contact.

(e) The supervised practice must be clinical practice. Supervision includes the observation
by the supervisor of the successful application of professional counseling knowledge, skills,
and values in the differential diagnosis and treatment of psychosocial function, disability,
or impairment, including addictions and emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148E.100, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Types of supervision.

Of the 100 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:

(1) 50 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervisiondeleted text begin, including: (i) a minimum
of 25 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 25 hours of supervision
deleted text endnew text begin. The
supervision must be provided either in person or
new text end via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contactnew text begin. The board must allow a licensed social worker to satisfy the
supervision requirement of this clause with all required hours of supervision provided via
eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact
new text end; and

(2) 50 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media, while maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail.
Group supervision is limited to six supervisees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148E.105, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Types of supervision.

Of the 100 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:

(1) 50 hours must be provided deleted text beginthoughdeleted text endnew text begin throughnew text end one-on-one supervisiondeleted text begin, including: (i) a
minimum of 25 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 25 hours of supervision
deleted text endnew text begin.
The supervision must be provided either in person or
new text end via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contactnew text begin. The board must allow a licensed graduate social worker to satisfy
the supervision requirement of this clause with all required hours of supervision provided
via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact
new text end; and

(2) 50 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media, while maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail.
Group supervision is limited to six supervisees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148E.106, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Types of supervision.

Of the 200 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:

(1) 100 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervisiondeleted text begin, including: (i) a minimum
of 50 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 50 hours of supervision
deleted text endnew text begin. The
supervision must be provided either in person or
new text end via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contactnew text begin. The board must allow a licensed graduate social worker to satisfy
the supervision requirement of this clause with all required hours of supervision provided
via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact
new text end; and

(2) 100 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media, while maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail.
Group supervision is limited to six supervisees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 148E.110, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Supervision; clinical social work practice after licensure as licensed
independent social worker.

Of the 200 hours of supervision required under subdivision
5:

(1) 100 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervisiondeleted text begin, including:deleted text endnew text begin. The
supervision must be provided either in person or via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contact. The board must allow a licensed independent social worker to
satisfy the supervision requirement of this clause with all required hours of supervision
provided via eye-to-eye electronic media, while maintaining visual contact; and
new text end

deleted text begin (i) a minimum of 50 hours of in-person supervision; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) no more than 50 hours of supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contact; and
deleted text end

(2) 100 hours must be provided through:

(i) one-on-one supervision; or

(ii) group supervision.

The supervision may be in person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic media, while
maintaining visual contact. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group
supervision is limited to six supervisees.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to supervision requirements in effect on or after that date.
new text end