HB 1483 BHDS, Board of; regulations governing licensure of providers.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations governing licensure of providers to include certain definitions. Requires the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend regulations to include (i) occupational therapists in the definitions of "Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult," "Qualified Mental Health Professional - Child," and "Qualified Mental Retardation Professional" and (ii) occupational therapy assistants in the definition of "Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health." In amending these definitions, the Board shall require educational and clinical experience for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants that is substantially equivalent to comparable professionals listed in the current regulations. The bill requires the Board to enact regulations to be effective within 280 days.

Full text:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102023D  pdf | impact statement
01/31/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104809D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1483ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0136)  pdf

Status:
12/13/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102023D
12/13/16  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/17  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/26/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104809D-H1
02/01/17  House: Read first time
02/02/17  House: Read second time
02/02/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104809D-H1
02/02/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1483H1
02/03/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Enrolled
02/15/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1483ER)
02/15/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/21/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 136 (effective 7/1/17)
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0136)