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2006-2007 Regulatory Agendas

02-514
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-514
AGENCY NAME: Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

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

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2006-2007 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

A complete repeal and replacement of Chapters 7-10 will occur for the purpose of examining the continuing education requirements and developing registration requirements. In addition, the board will be considering major revisions to standards of practice, disciplinary enforcement provisions, client bill of rights, disclosure statements, and codes of ethics.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864, and 10 M.R.S.A. 8003(2-A)(D).
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864
PURPOSE: The board will revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the terms that are used in the rules adopted by the Board and terms used in statute not defined by statute.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Licensed Professional Counselors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864
PURPOSE: The board will revise its rules that outline the educational requirements, examination procedure, and the supervisory requirements for licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 3: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864
PURPOSE: The board will revise its rules that outline the educational requirements, examination procedure, and the supervisory requirements for licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 4: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864
PURPOSE: The board will revise its rules that outline the educational requirements, examination procedure, and the supervisory requirements for licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Licensed Pastoral Counselors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. 13853(2) 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864
PURPOSE: The board will revise its rules that outline the educational requirements, examination procedure, and the supervisory requirements for licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Spring 2007.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.