HB 2095 Peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals; registration.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals. Authorizes the registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals by the Board of Counseling. The bill defines "qualified mental health professional" as a person who by education and experience is professionally qualified and registered by the Board of Counseling to provide collaborative mental health services for adults or children. The bill requires that a qualified mental health professional provide such services as an employee or independent contractor of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill defines "registered peer recovery specialist" as a person who by education and experience is professionally qualified and registered by the Board of Counseling to provide collaborative services to assist individuals in achieving sustained recovery from the effects of addiction or mental illness, or both. The bill requires that a registered peer recovery specialist provide such services as an employee or independent contractor of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a practitioner licensed by or holding a permit issued from the Department of Health Professions, or a facility licensed by the Department of Health. The bill adds qualified mental health professionals and registered peer recovery specialists to the list of mental health providers that are required to take actions to protect third parties under certain circumstances and notify clients of their right to report to the Department of Health Professions any unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct. The bill directs the Board of Counseling and the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill within 280 days of its enactment. This bill is identical to SB 1020.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101364D  pdf | impact statement
02/06/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101364D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/23/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2095ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101364D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (18-Y 4-N)
01/24/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/31/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/01/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 1-N)
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Read second time
02/06/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2095E
02/06/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101364D-E
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (83-Y 12-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 12-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/17  House: Enrolled
02/23/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2095ER)
02/23/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 418 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)