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2017 Senate Bill 641: Impose licensure on "psychological associates"
Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) on October 31, 2017
To impose licensure and regulation on "psychological associates," with license fees, continuing education mandates, a mandate to have accumulated 4,000 hours of experience within a two-to-four year period prior to being eligible for a license, and other mandates on potential new entrants to this profession imposed by a board of existing practitioners.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on October 31, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 29, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 4, 2018
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2018
Substitute offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 4, 2018
To revise some details of the proposed licensure regime.
The substitute failed 16 to 20 in the Senate on December 4, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 28 to 8 in the Senate on December 4, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To impose licensure and regulation on "psychological associates," with license fees, continuing education mandates, a mandate to have accumulated 4,000 hours of experience within a two-to-four year period prior to being eligible for a license, and other mandates on potential new entrants to this profession imposed by a board of existing practitioners.
Received in the House on December 4, 2018
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on December 4, 2018

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