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S.B. 53
         RECREATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT AMENDMENTS

Senate Committee Amendments

Amendment 1 February 6, 2012 7:51 AM



Senator Gene Davis proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 4, Lines 110 through 112 :    

             110          (vii) serving as a resource to help a person find recreation opportunities that will
             111      promote the person's physical, cognitive, social, behavioral, emotional,
{   and   }        or       spiritual health and

             112      well-being; and

2.    Page 6, Lines 152 through 159 :    

             152          (d) one member of the general public.
             153          (2) The
{   governor shall appoint members of the   } board        shall be appointed and serve       in accordance with Section

             154      58-1-201 .
             155          [(2) The board shall consist of two master therapeutic recreational specialists, one
             156      therapeutic recreational specialist, one therapeutic recreational technician, and one member
             157      appointed from the general public.]
             158          (3) (a) The [board's duties, functions, and responsibilities] duties and responsibilities of
             159      the board shall [comply] be in accordance with Sections 58-1-202 [through] and 58-1-203 .

3.    Page 9, Line 248 through Page 10, Line 280 :    

             248     
Part 5. Unlawful and Unprofessional Conduct -- Penalties

             249          58-40-501. Unlawful conduct.
             250          "Unlawful conduct" includes:
             251          (1) providing, leading, facilitating, teaching, or offering to provide or teach recreational
             252      therapy services unless licensed under this chapter or exempted from licensure under Section
             253      58-1-307 or 58-40-305 ;
{   and   }

             254          (2) using the initials MTRS, TRS, or TRT, or other abbreviation, term, title, or sign
             255      relating to the practice of recreational therapy services unless licensed under this chapter
{   .   }        ; and

(3) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or unlicensed person to:
(a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
(b) provide recreational therapy services.  

             256          Section 12. Section 58-40-502 is enacted to read:
             257          58-40-502. Unprofessional conduct.
             258          "Unprofessional conduct" includes:
             259          
{   (1) employing or aiding and abetting the employment of an unqualified or unlicensed


             260
     person to:
             261          (a) practice as a recreational therapist; or
             262          (b) provide recreational therapy services;  
}

             263          
{   (2)   }        (1)       failing to supervise a therapeutic recreation technician, a student intern, or a

             264      temporarily licensed therapeutic recreation specialist when required to do so under this chapter
             265      or by rule;
             266          
{   (3)   }        (2)       failing to keep or maintain a recreational therapy treatment plan;

             267          
{   (4)   }        (3)       failing to safeguard a person's right to privacy as to the person's identity, condition,

             268      diagnosis, personal effects, or other matters about which the licensee is privileged to know
             269      from providing recreational therapy services;
             270          
{   (5)   }        (4)       failing to report to the division the unsafe, unethical, or illegal practice of a person

             271      who is providing recreational therapy services;
             272          
{   (6)   }        (5)       making sexual advances to a patient, requesting sexual intercourse or sexual favors

             273      from a patient, or engaging in other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the
             274      presence of a patient;
             275          
{   (7)   }        (6)       exploiting a patient or former patient for personal gain;

             276          
{   (8)   }        (7)       possessing or dispensing illegal or non-prescribed prescription drugs or

             277      medications;
             278          
{   (9)   }        (8)       using or being under the influence of alcohol or an illegal or non-prescribed

             279      prescription drug or medication while performing recreational therapy services; and
             280          
{   (10)   }        (9)       other actions as defined by division rule.


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