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                            CHAPTER 153-H.F.No. 1272 
                  An act relating to professional firms; including 
                  marriage and family therapy in the definition of 
                  professional services; allowing marriage and family 
                  therapists to practice professional services in 
                  combination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, 
                  sections 319B.02, subdivision 19; 319B.40. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 319B.02, 
        subdivision 19, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 19.  [PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.] "Professional services" 
        means services of the type required or permitted to be furnished 
        by a professional under a license, registration, or certificate 
        issued by the state of Minnesota to practice medicine and 
        surgery under sections 147.01 to 147.22, as a physician 
        assistant pursuant to sections 147A.01 to 147A.27, chiropractic 
        under sections 148.01 to 148.105, registered nursing under 
        sections 148.171 to 148.285, optometry under sections 148.52 to 
        148.62, psychology under sections 148.88 to 148.98, social work 
        under sections 148B.18 to 148B.289, marriage and family therapy 
        under sections 148B.29 to 148B.39, dentistry and dental hygiene 
        under sections 150A.01 to 150A.12, pharmacy under sections 
        151.01 to 151.40, podiatric medicine under sections 153.01 to 
        153.25, veterinary medicine under sections 156.001 to 156.14, 
        architecture, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, 
        geoscience, and certified interior design under sections 326.02 
        to 326.15, accountancy under chapter 326A, or law under sections 
        481.01 to 481.17, or under a license or certificate issued by 
        another state under similar laws.  Professional services 
        includes services of the type required to be furnished by a 
        professional pursuant to a license or other authority to 
        practice law under the laws of a foreign nation. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 319B.40, is 
        amended to read: 
           319B.40 [PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SERVICES.] 
           (a) Individuals who furnish professional services pursuant 
        to a license, registration, or certificate issued by the state 
        of Minnesota to practice medicine pursuant to sections 147.01 to 
        147.22, as a physician assistant pursuant to sections 147A.01 to 
        147A.27, chiropractic pursuant to sections 148.01 to 148.106, 
        registered nursing pursuant to sections 148.171 to 148.285, 
        optometry pursuant to sections 148.52 to 148.62, psychology 
        pursuant to sections 148.88 to 148.98, social work pursuant to 
        sections 148B.18 to 148B.289, marriage and family therapy 
        pursuant to sections 148B.29 to 148B.39, dentistry pursuant to 
        sections 150A.01 to 150A.12, pharmacy pursuant to sections 
        151.01 to 151.40, or podiatric medicine pursuant to sections 
        153.01 to 153.26 are specifically authorized to practice any of 
        these categories of services in combination if the individuals 
        are organized under this chapter. 
           (b) This authorization does not authorize an individual to 
        practice any profession, or furnish a professional service, for 
        which the individual is not licensed, registered, or certified, 
        but otherwise applies regardless of any contrary provision of a 
        licensing statute or rules adopted pursuant to that statute, 
        related to practicing and organizing in combination with other 
        health services professionals. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 
           Signed by the governor June 2, 2005, 2:05 p.m.