2017 Senate Bill 641

Impose licensure on "psychological associates"

Introduced in the Senate

Oct. 31, 2017

Introduced by Sen. Judy Emmons (R-33)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

Nov. 29, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Dec. 4, 2018

Amendment offered

The amendment passed by voice vote

Substitute offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-18)

To revise some details of the proposed licensure regime.

The substitute failed 16 to 20 (details)

Passed in the Senate 28 to 8 (details)

Received in the House

Dec. 4, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy