HB 57/FN (BR 449) - S. Nunn, J. Haydon
AN ACT relating to licensed professional clinical counselors.
Amend KRS 335.500 to define "credential holder," "licensed professional clinical counselor," "licensed professional counselor associate," and "practice of professional counseling"; amend KRS 335.505 to prohibit the practice of professional counseling without first obtaining a valid license; amend KRS 335.510 to create the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and establish a term length of 4 years; amend KRS 335.525 to establish the requirements for a professional clinical counselor license and a professional counselor associate license; permit certain currently practicing certified professional counselors to become licensed professional clinical counselors; permit a currently practicing certified professional counselor associate to become a licensed professional counselor associate; amend KRS 335.527 to require 60 hours of graduate coursework and specify required course subjects; amend KRS 335.515, 335.535, 335.540, 335.545, 335.550, 319.015 and KRE 506 to conform; and repeal KRS 335.530.
HB 57 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions, except delete definition of "approved supervisor"; clarify that the prohibition against engaging in the practice of professional counseling without a license does not apply to a person who engages in victim counseling or advocacy, and is not intended to limit the activities of a sexual assault counselor, victim advocate, or crisis response team, or a person certified to provide court-ordered domestic violence offender treatment services; clarify the name of the agency that nominates persons to fill vacancies to the board; technical changes; amend KRE 506 to delete references to certified professional counselor and licensed professional clinical counselor; and amend KRE 507 to provide that communications between a licensed professional clinical counselor or licensed professional counselor associate and a patient are privileged.
HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Delete the provisions relating to KRE 507; amend KRE 506 to refer to a licensed professional clinical counselor or licensed professional counselor associate, rather than a certified professional counselor.
SCS/FN - Retain all original provisions except amend KRS 335.525 to encourage each applicant for a professional clinical counselor license to include as part of the total hours of experience a minimum of ten hours of direct counseling with individuals in a jail or corrections setting.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 14-posted in committee
Jan 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Jan 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 1-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 4-received in Senate
Feb 6-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 8, 2002
Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 30-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 11-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
Mar 19-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 95-0
Mar 20-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Mar 21-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 79)