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Bill Detail: HB22-1307

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Title Mental Health Professionals Technical Changes
Status Governor Signed (05/20/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors D. Valdez (D)
A. Pico (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 03/18/2022

Statutory Revision Committee. Section 1 of the bill adds mental
health professional to the list of individuals and entities that are not held
liable for dispensing an opiate antagonist in accordance with the law.
Section 1 also updates the definition of mental health professional by
adding unlicensed before psychotherapist.
Section 2 adds, in the legislative declaration of the mental health

practice act, clinical social worker candidates and addiction counselor
candidates to the list of mental health licensee candidates who are subject
to disciplinary actions and injunctions by their respective regulatory
Section 3 updates the definition of registrant by adding a cross
reference for clinical social worker candidates and by adding addiction
counselor candidates to the definition.
Section 4 adds unlicensed psychotherapists to the section of law
that clarifies that mental health professionals cannot administer or
prescribe drugs or practice medicine.
Current law prohibits a person who practices religious ministry
from publicly claiming to be a licensed, certified, or registered mental
health professional unless the person possesses the proper credentials.
Section 5 adds certified addiction specialists and certified addiction
technicians to the list of mental health professionals and makes a
technical change to that same section of law.
Sections 6, 7, 9, and 10 delete obsolete language from the social
worker practice act, the marriage and family therapist practice act, the
licensed professional counselor practice act, and the addiction counselor
practice act concerning the initial appointment of members to their
respective regulatory boards.
Section 8 replaces the term psychotherapists with the proper
term mental health professionals in the definition of marriage and
family therapy practice.

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