Bill Status of SB3684 97th General Assembly
Short Description: PROF COUNSLER LIC ACT-EXTEND
Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
| 1/8/2013||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act. Renames the Act the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing and Practice Act. Creates new provisions concerning references to the Department or Secretary of Professional Regulation; licensed professional counselors practice requirements; Board recommendations; disciplinary actions; hearings; recommendations for disciplinary actions; actions by the Secretary; revocation orders; confidential information; disclosures; and injunctions. Also makes changes in provisions concerning the declaration of public policy; definitions; exemptions; restrictions and limitations; unlicensed practice; violations; civil penalties; powers and duties of the Department; Professional Counselor and Examining and Disciplinary Board; qualifications for a license; licenses; renewals; restorations; person in military service; inactive status; fees; checks or orders dishonored; privileged communications and exceptions; grounds for discipline; refusal, revocation, or suspension of licensure; violations; injunctions; cease and desist orders; investigations; notice and hearings; findings and recommendations; the Board; rehearings; the Secretary; rehearings; appointment of a hearing officer; order or certified copy; prima facie proof; restoration of suspended or revoked licenses; summary suspension of license; Administrative review; venue; and the Administrative Procedure Act and applications. Also amends the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to extend the Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2023. Effective immediately.