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S.B. 104 Enrolled





Sponsor: Karen Hale

                  This act modifies the Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Act and the Judicial Code. This
                  act reduces the amount of clinical experience required to qualify as a marriage and family
                  therapist supervisor. This act adds professional counselors to the list of therapists who have
                  a limited duty to warn or take precautions to provide protection from violent behavior of a
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      58-60-307, as enacted by Chapter 159, Laws of Utah 2000
                      78-14a-101, as last amended by Chapter 21, Laws of Utah 1999
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 58-60-307 is amended to read:
                       58-60-307. Marriage and family therapist supervisors -- Qualifications.
                      (1) Each person acting as a marriage and family therapist supervisor shall:
                      (a) have at least [five] two years of clinical experience as a marriage and family therapist since
                  the date of first licensure as a marriage and family therapist; and
                      (b) either:
                      (i) be approved as a supervisor by a national marriage and family therapist professional
                  organization; or
                      (ii) meet the criteria established by rule.
                      (2) Persons who act as a supervisor without meeting the requirements of this section are subject
                  to discipline for unprofessional conduct.
                      Section 2. Section 78-14a-101 is amended to read:
                       78-14a-101. Definitions.
                      As used in this chapter, "therapist" means:

                      (1) a psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine under Section 58-67-301 , Utah Medical Practice
                  Act or under Section 58-68-301 , Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
                      (2) a psychologist licensed to practice psychology under Section 58-61-301 ;
                      (3) a marriage and family therapist licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under Section
                  58-60-304 ;
                      (4) a social worker licensed to practice social work under Section 58-60-204 ; [and]
                      (5) a psychiatric and mental health nurse specialist licensed to practice advanced psychiatric
                  nursing under Title 58, Chapter 31b[.]; and
                      (6) a professional counselor licensed to practice professional counseling under Title 58, Chapter
                  60, Part 4, Professional Counselor Licensing Act.

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