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CS/HB 373: Mental Health Counseling Interns

GENERAL BILL by Health Quality Subcommittee ; Burgess ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Avila ; Miller ; Plasencia

Mental Health Counseling Interns; Revises mental health intern registration requirements; revises requirements for supervision of registered interns; deletes specified education & experience requirements; establishes validity period & provides for expiration of intern registrations; requires licensed mental health professional to be on premises when registered intern provides services in clinical social work, marriage & family therapy, & mental health counseling; deletes clinical experience requirement for such registered interns; deletes provision requiring that certain registered interns meet educational requirements for licensure.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/24/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-80, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/16/2015 House • Filed
10/30/2015 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 33
11/10/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 11/17/15, 10:00 am, 306 HOB
11/17/2015 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 160
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
11/19/2015 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 156
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 156
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 33
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 146
1/19/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 01/21/16, 11:30 am, Morris Hall
1/21/2016 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 257
1/22/2016 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 257
2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
3/1/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 613
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 648
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 648
3/2/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Fiscal Policy -SJ 586
• Received -SJ 586
3/4/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Fiscal Policy -SJ 714
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 714
• Substituted for SB 858 -SJ 714
• Read 2nd time -SJ 714
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 738
• CS passed; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 738
3/7/2016 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 891
3/9/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 980
3/24/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-80, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 12 (Ch. 2016-241)