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5 This act modifies the Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Act and the Judicial Code.
6 This act reduces the amount of clinical experience required to qualify as a marriage and
7 family therapist supervisor. This act adds professional counselors to the list of therapists
8 who have a limited duty to warn or take precautions to provide protection from violent
9 behavior of a client.
10 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
12 58-60-307, as enacted by Chapter 159, Laws of Utah 2000
13 78-14a-101, as last amended by Chapter 21, Laws of Utah 1999
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
15 Section 1. Section 58-60-307 is amended to read:
16 58-60-307. Marriage and family therapist supervisors -- Qualifications.
17 (1) Each person acting as a marriage and family therapist supervisor shall:
18 (a) have at least [
19 since the date of first licensure as a marriage and family therapist; and
20 (b) either:
21 (i) be approved as a supervisor by a national marriage and family therapist professional
22 organization; or
23 (ii) meet the criteria established by rule.
24 (2) Persons who act as a supervisor without meeting the requirements of this section are
25 subject to discipline for unprofessional conduct.
26 Section 2. Section 78-14a-101 is amended to read:
27 78-14a-101. Definitions.
28 As used in this chapter, "therapist" means:
29 (1) a psychiatrist licensed to practice medicine under Section 58-67-301 , Utah Medical
30 Practice Act or under Section 58-68-301 , Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
31 (2) a psychologist licensed to practice psychology under Section 58-61-301 ;
32 (3) a marriage and family therapist licensed to practice marriage and family therapy under
33 Section 58-60-304 ;
34 (4) a social worker licensed to practice social work under Section 58-60-204 ; [
35 (5) a psychiatric and mental health nurse specialist licensed to practice advanced
36 psychiatric nursing under Title 58, Chapter 31b[
37 (6) a professional counselor licensed to practice professional counseling under Title 58,
38 Chapter 60, Part 4, Professional Counselor Licensing Act.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-21-00 10:58 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.