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CS/SB 818: Mental Health Professionals

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Burgess

Mental Health Professionals; Revising education requirements for licensure by examination as a marriage and family therapist; requiring a licensed mental health professional to be accessible by telephone or other electronic means when a registered intern is providing services through telehealth; deleting a requirement that a licensed mental health professional be on the premises when a registered intern is providing clinical services in a private setting; authorizing courts to appoint mental health professionals licensed under ch. 491, F.S., as experts in criminal cases, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Rules
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/26/2021 Senate • Filed
2/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 96
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 96
3/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/17/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/17/2021 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 270
• Now in Criminal Justice
3/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/30/21, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
3/30/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 343
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/1/2021 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 349
4/2/2021 Senate • Now in Rules
4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Rules