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CS/HB 385 — Professional Counselors Licensure Compact

by Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee and Rep. Porras and others (SB 140 by Senator Rodriguez)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill adds language to s. 491.017, F.S., authorizing the State of Florida to charge a fee for granting the privilege to practice professional counseling pursuant to the Professional Counselors Licensure Compact (compact). Upon this bill becoming law and taking effect, the language in s. 491.017, F.S., will fully conform to the terms of the compact.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2023.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 115-0