LD 1403 (subjects: LICENSING , MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1403&PID=1456&snum=127
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- Rep. Paul Gilbert of Jay: (D – District 74) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Joyce Maker of Calais: (R – District 140) — e-mail
Sen. Roger Katz of Kennebec: (R – District 15) — e-mail | Facebook
|5/12/2015||House||Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|5/12/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.|
|5/19/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Require Licensed Mental Health Professionals To Receive Training in Suicide Risk Assessment
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 7060, as amended by PL 2013, c. 262, 4, is further amended by adding after the first paragraph a new paragraph to read:
Beginning January 1, 2018, a person who submits an application for license renewal shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board successful completion of a minimum of 6 hours of course work every 10 years in suicide prevention, evidence-based suicide risk assessment or the treatment and management of suicidal persons, including knowledge of community resources and cultural factors. Continuing education courses taken pursuant to this paragraph may be used to satisfy the licensee’s required hours of continuing education.
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 13860, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2013, c. 262, 6, is further amended to read:
This bill amends the laws governing the licensure renewal requirements for mental health clinicians, including professional counselors and social workers, to require 6 continuing education hours in suicide risk assessment and treatment of suicidal persons as a requirement for license renewal.
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