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Florida Laws: FL Statutes - Title XXXII Chapter 491 Clinical, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Services

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  • 491.002   Intent.
    The Legislature finds that as society becomes increasingly complex, emotional survival is equal in importance to physical survival. Therefore, in order to preserve the health,...
  • 491.003   Definitions.
    As used in this chapter:(1) "Board" means the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. (2) "Clinical social worker" means a...
  • 491.004   Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.
    (1) There is created within the department the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling composed of nine members appointed...
  • 491.0045   Intern registration; requirements.
    (1) Effective January 1, 1998, an individual who intends to practice in Florida to satisfy the postgraduate or post-master's level experience requirements, as specified in s....
  • 491.0046   Provisional license; requirements.
    (1) An individual applying for licensure by examination who has satisfied the clinical experience requirements of s. 491.005 or an individual applying for licensure by endorsement...
  • 491.005   Licensure by examination.
    (1) CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK.—Upon verification of documentation and payment of a fee not to exceed $200, as set by board rule, plus the actual per applicant...
  • 491.0057   Dual licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
    The department shall license as a marriage and family therapist any person who demonstrates to the board that he or she:(1) Holds a valid, active license...
  • 491.006   Licensure or certification by endorsement.
    (1) The department shall license or grant a certificate to a person in a profession regulated by this chapter who, upon applying to the department and...
  • 491.0065   Requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS.
    The board shall require, as a condition of granting a license under this chapter, that an applicant making initial application for licensure complete an education...
  • 491.007   Renewal of license, registration, or certificate.
    (1) The board or department shall prescribe by rule a method for the biennial renewal of licenses or certificates at a fee set by rule, not...
  • 491.008   Inactive status; reactivation of licenses; fees.
    (1) Inactive status is the licensure status that results when a licensee has applied to be placed on inactive status and has paid a $50 fee...
  • 491.0085   Continuing education and laws and rules courses; approval of providers, programs, and courses; proof of completion.
    (1) Continuing education providers, programs, and courses and laws and rules courses and their providers and programs shall be approved by the department or the board....
  • 491.009   Discipline.
    (1) The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action, as specified in s. 456.072(2):(a) Attempting to obtain, obtaining, or renewing a license,...
  • 491.0111   Sexual misconduct.
    Sexual misconduct by any person licensed or certified under this chapter, in the practice of her or his profession, is prohibited. Sexual misconduct shall be...
  • 491.0112   Sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist; penalties.
    (1) Any psychotherapist who commits sexual misconduct with a client, or former client when the professional relationship was terminated primarily for the purpose of engaging in...
  • 491.012   Violations; penalty; injunction.
    (1) It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to:(a) Use the following titles or any combination thereof, unless she or he holds...
  • 491.014   Exemptions.
    (1) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to limit the practice of physicians licensed pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459, or psychologists licensed...
  • 491.0141   Practice of hypnosis.
    A person licensed under this chapter who is qualified as determined by the board may practice hypnosis as defined in s. 485.003(1). The provisions of...
  • 491.0143   Practice of sex therapy.
    Only a person licensed by this chapter who meets the qualifications set by the board may hold herself or himself out as a sex therapist....
  • 491.0144   The practice of juvenile sexual offender therapy.
    Only a person licensed by this chapter who meets the qualifications set by the board may hold himself or herself out as a juvenile sexual...
  • 491.0145   Certified master social worker.
    The department may certify an applicant for a designation as a certified master social worker upon the following conditions:(1) The applicant completes an application to be...
  • 491.0147   Confidentiality and privileged communications.
    Any communication between any person licensed or certified under this chapter and her or his patient or client shall be confidential. This secrecy may be...
  • 491.0148   Records.
    Each psychotherapist who provides services as defined in this chapter shall maintain records. The board may adopt rules defining the minimum requirements for records and...
  • 491.0149   Display of license; use of professional title on promotional materials.
    (1)(a) A person licensed under this chapter as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor, or certified as a master social...
  • 491.015   Duties of the department as to certified master social workers.
    (1) All functions reserved to boards under chapter 456 shall be exercised by the department with respect to the regulation of certified master social workers and...
  • 491.016   Social work; use of title.
    (1) A social worker is not authorized to conduct clinical social work without obtaining and possessing a license or certification issued pursuant to this chapter. (2) It...

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