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Rules, Standards and Procedures

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions

§ 101. Statutory Authority

§ 103. Description of Organization

§ 105. Vacancies

§ 107. Reimbursement

§ 109. Financially Self-Sufficient

§ 111. Notification of Change

CHAPTER 3. Board Meetings, Procedures, Records, Powers and Duties

§ 301. Officers

§ 305. Board Staff

§ 307. Meetings

§ 309. Quorum

§ 311. Procedures

§ 313. Code of Ethics

§ 315. Records of Proceedings

CHAPTER 4. Criminal History Records

§ 401. Scope of Chapter

§ 403. Criminal History Record Information

§ 405. Confidentiality of Criminal History Record Information

§ 409. Falsification of Criminal Record Information

CHAPTER 5. License and Practice of Counseling

§ 501. License of Title and Practice

§ 503. Definitions for Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 505. Teletherapy Guidelines for Licensees (Formerly Diagnosing for Serious Mental Illnesses)

CHAPTER 6. Application, Practice, and Renewal Requirements for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 601. General Provisions

§ 603. Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors Licensing Requirements

§ 605. Supervised Practice Requirements

§ 607. Out-of-State Applicants for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

§ 609. Renewal Requirements for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 611. Continuing Education Requirements for Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors

CHAPTER 7. Application and Renewal Requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 701. General Provisions

§ 703. Licensed Professional Counselors Licensing Requirements

§ 705. Renewal

§ 707. Renewal Requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors and Board Approved Supervisors

CHAPTER 8. Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors

§ 801. Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Requirements

§ 803. Supervised Experience of Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors

CHAPTER 9. Fees

§ 901. General

§ 903. Deposit and Use of Fees and Funds

CHAPTER 11. Endorsement and Expedited Processing

§ 1101. Endorsement

§ 1103. Expedited Processing

CHAPTER 13. Disciplinary Proceedings for Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 1301. Causes for Administrative Action

§ 1303. Disciplinary Process and Procedures

§ 1305. Initiation of Complaints

§ 1307. Informal Disposition of Complaints

§ 1309. Formal Hearing

§ 1311. Consent Order

§ 1313. Withdrawal of a Complaint

§ 1315. Refusal to Respond or Cooperate with the Board

§ 1317. Judicial Review of Adjudication

§ 1319. Appeal

§ 1321. Reinstatement of Suspended or Revoked License or Provisional License

§ 1323. Declaratory Statements

§ 1325. Injunction

§ 1327. Disciplinary Costs and Fines

CHAPTER 15. Privileged Communication for Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisional Licensed Professional

§ 1501. Privileged Communications with Clients

§ 1503. Privileged Communication between Health Care Provider and Patient

§ 1505. Client Records

CHAPTER 17. Exclusions for Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 1701. Scope

§ 1703. Exemptions

CHAPTER 21. Code of Conduct for Licensed Professional Counselors

§ 2101. Preamble

§ 2103. Counseling Relationship

§ 2105. Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy

§ 2107. Professional Responsibilities

§ 2109. Relationships with Other Professionals

§ 2111. Evaluation, Appraisal, and Interpretation

§ 2113. Supervision, Training, and Teaching

§ 2115. Research and Publication

§ 2117. Resolving Ethical Issues

§ 2118. Appendix―Declaration of Practices and Procedures for Licensed Professional Counselors and Provisiona

CHAPTER 23. Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Professional Assistance

§ 2301. Authority

§ 2303. Purpose and Scope; Immunity

§ 2305. Program Implementation

§ 2307. Violations

§ 2309. Cost and Fees

§ 2311. Acceptance of Terms; Program Agreement

§ 2313. Confidentiality

§ 2315. Recusal

CHAPTER 27. General Provisions

§ 2701. Statement of Purpose

§ 2703. Statutory Authority of the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee

§ 2705. Description of Organization

§ 2707. Reimbursement

§ 2709. Notification of Change

CHAPTER 29. Advisory Committee Meetings, Procedures, Records, Powers and Duties

§ 2901. Officers

§ 2903. Meetings

§ 2905. Quorum

§ 2907. Procedures

§ 2909. Code of Ethics

§ 2911. Records

CHAPTER 31. License of Title for Marriage and Family Therapy

§ 3101. License of Title for Marriage and Family Therapy

§ 3103. Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy by Other Licensed Mental Health Professionals

§ 3105. Definitions for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family

CHAPTER 33. Requirements for Licensure and Provisional Licensure

§ 3301. General Provisions

§ 3303. Definitions

§ 3305. General Licensing Requirements

§ 3309. Academic Requirements for MFT Licensure or Provisional Licensure

§ 3311. Coursework and Academic Supervision Requirements, for Options 2, 3, and 4

§ 3313. Examination Requirements

§ 3315. Application, Practice, and Renewal Requirements for Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

§ 3317. Qualifications of the LMFT-Approved Supervisor, LMFT-Registered Supervisor Candidate, Board-Approved Supervisor, and Registered Supervisor Candidate

§ 3319. Responsibilities of the Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

§ 3321. Responsibilities of the LMFT Board-Approved Supervisor and Registered Supervisor Candidate

CHAPTER 35. Renewal of License for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

§ 3501. General Provisions

§ 3503. Continuing Education Requirements

CHAPTER 37. Endorsement and Expedited Processing

§ 3701. Endorsement

§ 3703. Expedited Processing

CHAPTER 39. Disciplinary Proceedings

§ 3901. Causes for Administrative Action

§ 3905. Initiation of Complaints

§ 3907. Informal Disposition of Complaints

§ 3909. Formal Hearing

§ 3911. Consent Order

§ 3913. Withdrawal of a Complaint

§ 3915. Refusal to Respond or Cooperate with the Board

§ 3917. Judicial Review of Adjudication

§ 3919. Further Appeal

§ 3921. Reinstatement of Suspended or Revoked License

§ 3923. Declaratory Statements

§ 3925. Injunction

§ 3927. Disciplinary Costs and Fines

CHAPTER 41. Informed Consent

§ 4101. General Provisions

CHAPTER 43. Privileged Communications

§ 4301. Privileged Communication with Clients

CHAPTER 45. Exemptions

§ 4501. Exemptions

CHAPTER 47. Code of Ethics

§ 4701. General

§ 4703. Resolving Ethical Issues

§ 4705. Responsibility to Clients

§ 4707. Confidentiality

§ 4709. Professional Competence and Integrity

§ 4711. Responsibility to Students and Supervisees

§ 4713. Responsibility to Research Participants

§ 4715. Responsibility to the Profession

§ 4717. Financial Arrangements

§ 4719. Advertising

§ 4720. Appendix―Statement of Practice for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists