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    Subdivision 1. Other professionals. Nothing in sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 shall be
construed to prevent qualified members of other licensed or certified professions or occupations,
such as licensed physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, psychologists licensed by
the board of psychology, social workers, probation officers, members of the clergy, attorneys,
school counselors who are employed by an accredited educational institution while performing
those duties for which they are employed, registered occupational therapists or certified
occupational therapist assistants who are certified by the American Occupational Therapy
Association, from doing work of a marriage and family therapy nature.
    Subd. 2. Students. Nothing in sections 148B.29 to 148B.39 shall be construed to prevent
marriage and family therapy practice by students or interns or individuals preparing for marriage
and family therapy to practice under qualified supervision of a licensed professional, recognized
and approved by the board in a recognized educational institution or agency so long as they
are designated by titles such as "student," "trainee," "intern," or other titles clearly indicating
training status.
    Subd. 3. Federally recognized tribes and private nonprofit agencies with a minority
focus. The licensure of marriage and family therapists who are employed by federally recognized
tribes and private nonprofit agency marriage and family therapists, whose primary service focus
addresses ethnic minority populations and who are themselves members of ethnic minority
populations within said agencies, shall be voluntary for a period of five years at which time the
legislature will review the need for mandatory licensure for all marriage and family therapists
under this subdivision.
History: 1987 c 347 art 3 s 10; 1991 c 292 art 2 s 49

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