HB 1466 Professional regulation; substance abuse counselors.
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Professional regulation; substance abuse treatment professionals. Revises the regulation of certified substance abuse counselors to require licensure of three levels of substance abuse treatment professionals, i.e., licensed masters substance abuse treatment practitioners, licensed substance abuse treatment providers, and licensed substance abuse treatment assistants. This regulatory scheme will license individuals with masters' degrees to provide independent treatment, assessment, etc.; individuals with bachelors' degrees to perform treatment, assessment, etc., under the direction of an individual licensed as a masters substance abuse treatment practitioner or holding equivalent credentials; and individuals with high school diplomas or a GED or other certificate to conduct orientation, implementation of treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention, etc., under the supervision of a licensed masters substance abuse treatment practitioner or licensed substance abuse treatment provider. The composition and name of the existing board is changed to include two substance abuse treatment professionals, i.e., the Board membership is increased from nine to eleven and renamed the Board of Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals, and Marriage and Family Therapists. The Board will continue to have a majority of professional counselors in its membership as this bill requires that five members must be professional counselors. A second enactment grandfathers individuals who are certified substance abuse counselors into this program by requiring the Board, upon the effective date of the new licensure regulations, to license these individuals at one of the three levels of substance abuse treatment professional licensure. To become effective, a third enactment requires that this act must be reenacted by the 1997 Session of the General Assembly.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961587196  pdf
02/09/96  House: Committee substitute printed 967901196-H1  pdf
03/04/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 966439729-S1  pdf
03/19/96  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1466ER)  pdf
05/01/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1036)  pdf

Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 961587196
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/96  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 2
02/09/96  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (19-Y 3-N)
02/09/96  House: Committee substitute printed 967901196-H1
02/10/96  House: Read first time
02/12/96  House: Read second time
02/12/96  House: Committee substitute agreed to 967901196-H1
02/12/96  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 967901196-H1
02/13/96  House: Read third time and passed House (96-Y 4-N)
02/13/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 4-N)
02/13/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/14/96  Senate: Read first time
02/14/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/96  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Health Professions
03/04/96  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with substitute (9-Y 6-N)
03/04/96  Senate: Committee substitute printed 966439729-S1
03/05/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  Senate: Read third time
03/06/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/06/96  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 966439729-S1
03/06/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
03/06/96  Senate: Amendment by Mr. Saslaw agreed to
03/06/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. 966439729-ES1
03/06/96  Senate: Passed Senate with sub. w/amd. (19-Y 17-N)
03/06/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (19-Y 17-N)
03/06/96  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  Senate: Passed Senate with sub. w/amd. (21-Y 15-N)
03/06/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (21-Y 15-N)
03/07/96  House: Placed on Calendar
03/07/96  House: Senate sub. w/amd. agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
03/07/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N)
03/19/96  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1466ER)
03/25/96  House: Enrolled
03/25/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/26/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/10/96  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/96  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (36-Y 1-N)
04/17/96  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO GOV'S RECOMM. (36-Y 1-N)
04/17/96  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/96  House: Reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/96  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Enacted, Chapter 1036 (effective 7/1/96)
05/01/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1036)