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02-514
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-514
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

CONTACT PERSON: Elaine Thibodeau, Health Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035. Tel: (207) 624-8420

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: General
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the purpose of the Board and various definitions used in these rules. "Telepractice" may be defined.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Licensure Requirements and Examination Procedure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the education requirements, examination procedure, and the supervision and supervisor requirements for each license category governed by the Board. Wording may be added to clarify that the affidavit is intended to be "descriptive" rather than "evaluative."
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 3: Registration Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the requirements for registration with the Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure. These may be amended to introduce more stringent requirements on registration and to subject registrants to continuing education requirements.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for registered status.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 4: Conditional License
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the requirements for conditional licensure with the Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Licensure by Comity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the conditions under which the examination may be waived by the Board in instances where an applicant is licensed or certified by another state or territory.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 6: Application Procedure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the procedure to be followed by applicants for licensure and registration. Provisions may be added pertinent to the staff review of applications.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 7: Renewal of Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the procedure to be followed for renewal of licensure.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Existing licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 8: Standards of Practice
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines the standards of practice, which include: (1) the Disclosure Statement, (2) the Client Bill of Rights, (3) the Code of Ethics and (4) Continuing Education. Provisions relating to "Telepractice" over the Internet may be introduced.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and existing licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 9: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D).
PURPOSE: Possible repeal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Not definitive.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the Board.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 10: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A., 13853 (2)
PURPOSE: This Chapter outlines enforcement and disciplinary procedures as follows: (1) Denial of Licensure; (2) Complaints; (3) Disciplinary Procedures; and (4) Reinstatement Following Disciplinary Action.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2002.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure, existing licensees, and consumers.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

 


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