PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS
54-3404. Idaho state licensing board of professional counselors and marriage and family therapists — Powers. The board shall have the following powers:
(1) To regulate the practice of professional counselors, clinical professional counselors, associate marriage and family therapists and marriage and family therapists in the state of Idaho.
(2) To pass upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses and to adopt rules requiring annual continuing education as a condition for the renewal of licenses issued under this chapter.
(3) To adopt and from time to time revise such rules as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to, a code of ethics for professional counselors and a code of ethics for marriage and family therapists in the state, which shall be adopted in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(4) To review the practice of professional counselors, clinical professional counselors, associate marriage and family therapists and marriage and family therapists licensed under this chapter and charged with a violation of the provisions of this chapter. This review may include the notes of the license holder and other materials related to the practice. The review will remain subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code, unless the written consent of the client is received by the board.
(5) To establish a peer review system whereby each license holder’s practice may be reviewed to ensure continuing practice in an appropriate and ethical manner.
(6) To examine for, deny, approve, issue, revoke, suspend and renew the licenses of applicants pursuant to this chapter, and to conduct hearings in connection therewith.
(7) To conduct hearings to suspend or revoke licenses for violations of the law and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter and cause the prosecution and enjoinder of all such violations.
(8) In any proceeding before the board authorized by this chapter, the board or its designee may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before it.
(9) To authorize, by written agreement, the chief of the bureau of occupational licenses as agent to act in its interest.
(10) To provide, by rule, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed associate marriage and family therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist specialty standards.
(11) To establish by rule the standards and requirements for the use of communication technology in the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy, including supervision.
[54-3404, added 1982, ch. 183, sec. 1, p. 482; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 82, p. 549; am. 1993, ch. 65, sec. 1, p. 167; am. 1993, ch. 205, sec. 1, p. 563; am. 2001, ch. 71, sec. 5, p. 146; am. 2004, ch. 312, sec. 1, p. 875; am. 2012, ch. 68, sec. 5, p. 195; am. 2014, ch. 53, sec. 1, p. 131; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 149, p. 495.]