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Bill Detail: SB24-115

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Title Mental Health Professionals Practice Requirements
Status Sent to the Governor (05/03/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors E. Sirota (D)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/05/2024

The bill removes the requirement that a mental health professional
provide each client with an explanation of the levels of regulation and the
differences between licensure, registration, and certification of mental
health professionals.
The bill removes the requirement for an individual to take and pass
the board of social work examiners' masters examination in order to
obtain a licensed social worker license.
In order for an individual to obtain a registration as a psychologist
candidate (PSYC), a clinical social worker candidate (SWC), a marriage
and family therapist candidate (MFTC), a licensed professional counselor
candidate (LPCC), or an addiction counselor candidate (ADDC), the bill
requires the individual to pass the Colorado jurisprudence examination.
The bill authorizes PSYCs, SWCs, MFTCs, LPCCs, and ADDCs
to renew their candidate registrations if they are unable to complete all the
post-degree licensure requirements within the 4-year time frame that a
registration is valid and allows candidates whose registrations have
expired to reapply for the registration.
The bill updates the definition of practice of licensed professional
On or before December 31, 2024,the state board of psychologist
examiners, the state board of social work examiners, the state board of
marriage and family therapist examiners, the state board of licensed
professional counselor examiners, and the state board of addiction
counselor examiners are required to begin the rule-making process to
align their respective rules with their respective practice acts.

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