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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-514
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-514
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 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 2007-2008 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 MRSA 13853 (2), 13853(11), 13858(8), 13861(1)(I), 13864, and 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D)
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Winter 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 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: Winter 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 2: Licensed Professional Counselors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 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: Winter 2008.
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 MRSA 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: Winter 2008.
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 MRSA 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: Winter 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 5: Licensed Pastoral Counselors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 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: Winter 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees involved in supervision.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.