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S1019.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
COUNSELORS - Amends existing law to update certain licensure provisions of
the Idaho Counselor Licensing Board; and to establish the examination fee
at the level required by the national examining entity.
01/21 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/22 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/15 3rd rdg - PASSED - 22-6-7
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow,
Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Geddes, Keough, McLaughlin, Noh,
Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Twiggs, Wheeler,
NAYS--Branch, Frasure, Hawkins, Lee, Richardson, Thorne
Absent and excused--Danielson, Ingram, Ipsen, King, Parry, Riggs,
Floor Sponsor - Stegner
Title apvd - to House
02/16 House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Cuddy, Deal, Denney,
Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley,
Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones,
Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Loertscher,
Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer(Duncan), Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle,
Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali,
Schaefer, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman,
Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Williams, Wood, Zimmermann,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Crow, Linford, Sellman
Floor Sponsor - Williams
Title apvd - to Senate
03/17 To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/18 Sp signed
03/19 To Governor
03/23 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 152
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1019
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO COUNSELOR LICENSING BOARD; AMENDING SECTION 54-3405,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO STRIKE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE AND TO PROHIBIT LICENSURE OF CER-
4 TAIN INDIVIDUALS SANCTIONED BY ANOTHER LICENSING ENTITY; AMENDING SECTION
5 54-3408, IDAHO CODE, TO STRIKE LANGUAGE GOVERNING LICENSURE OF CERTAIN
6 INDIVIDUALS SANCTIONED BY ANOTHER LICENSING ENTITY; AND AMENDING SECTION
7 54-3411, IDAHO CODE, TO ESTABLISH THE EXAMINATION FEE TO BE CHARGED.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 54-3405, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 54-3405. QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE. Licensure as a "licensed profes-
12 sional counselor" shall be restricted to persons who have successfully com-
13 pleted each of the following requirements:
14 (1) A planned graduate program of sixty (60) semester hours which is pri-
15 marily counseling in nature, six (6) semester hours of which are earned in an
16 advanced counseling practicum, and including a graduate degree in a counseling
17 field from an accredited university or college offering a graduate program in
19 (2) An examination if required by the board's regulations
20 rules .
21 (3) One thousand (1,000) hours of supervised experience in counseling
22 acceptable to the board.
23 Within the period from the effective date of this chapter until July
24 1, 1983, an applicant shall be exempt from the provisions of this section:
25 (1) Who holds at least a master's degree in counseling or a related field
26 from an accredited college or university.
27 (2) Who, if required by the board, passes an examination in counseling
28 skills and/or knowledge.
29 (3) Who has supervised counseling experience acceptable to the board.
31 (4) A license or conditional license will not be allowed an indi-
32 vidual whose license, certification or registration has been revoked or sus-
33 pended in this or any other state and in this or any other related field. Such
34 an individual may not be licensed under this chapter unless the period of
35 revocation or suspension has been completed and the board has conducted a com-
36 petency review and determined that an acceptable degree of rehabilitation has
37 been accomplished.
38 SECTION 2. That Section 54-3408, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
39 amended to read as follows:
40 54-3408. CERTAIN ACTS PROHIBITED. The following acts shall be unlawful
41 and punishable as a misdemeanor:
1 (1) The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and any rules
2 promulgated pursuant thereto;
3 (2) A person representing himself to be a licensed counselor or licensed
4 professional counselor without having first complied with the provisions of
5 this chapter;
6 (3) A person who shall practice or attempt to offer to practice profes-
7 sional counseling, as defined in this chapter, without having at the time of
8 so doing, a valid, unexpired, unrevoked and unsuspended license or conditional
9 license issued under this chapter or the laws of Idaho or any other state gov-
10 erning mental health professionals ;
11 (4) A license or conditional license will not be allowed an individual
12 whose license, certification, or registration has been revoked or suspended in
13 this or any other state and in this or any other related field. Such an indi-
14 vidual may not be licensed under this chapter unless the period of revocation
15 or suspension has been completed and the board has conducted a competency
16 review and determined that an acceptable degree of rehabilitation has been
17 accomplished .
18 SECTION 3. That Section 54-3411, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
19 amended to read as follows:
20 54-3411. FEES ON LICENSURE. The board shall establish fees for licensure
21 under the provisions of this chapter as follows:
22 (1) The fee for applications not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
23 (2) The fee for examination, when required, not to exceed fifty
24 dollars ($50.00) equal to that charged by the national examining
25 entity .
26 (3) The fee for reciprocity not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
27 (4) The fee for the original license not to exceed one hundred dollars
29 (5) The fee for annual renewal not to exceed sixty dollars ($60.00).
30 (6) Fees under subsections (2) or (3) of this section shall be in addi-
31 tion to the application fee.
32 (7) All fees paid pursuant to this section shall be nonrefundable.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Amend existing statute by deleting obsolete language
pertaining to grandfather provisions; move Section 54-
3408(4), Idaho Code, to a more appropriate section in the
statute, Section 54-3406, Idaho Code, and to set examination
fee to that charged by the national examining entity.
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund or dedicated
Name: Carmen Westberg
Agency: Bureau of Occupational Licenses; Idaho Counselor
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact S1019