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§ 17-507. Professional disclosure statements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2008
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-507
§ 17-507. Professional disclosure statements
In general
(a) Any individual who is licensed under Subtitle 3 of this title or certified under Subtitle 4 of this title may not charge a client or receive remuneration for counseling or therapy services unless:
(1) Before the performance of those services, the client is furnished a copy of a professional disclosure statement; or
(2)(i) This professional disclosure statement is displayed in a conspicuous location at the place where the services are performed; and
(ii) A copy of the statement is provided to the client on request.
(b) The professional disclosure statement shall contain:
(1) The name, title, business address, and business telephone number of the licensee or certificate holder performing the services;
(2) The formal professional education of the licensee or certificate holder, including the institutions attended and the degrees received from them;
(3) The areas of specialization of the licensee or certificate holder and the services provided;
(4) In the case of an individual licensed under Subtitle 3 of this title or certified under Subtitle 4 of this title who is engaged in a private individual practice, partnership, or group practice, the individual's fee schedule listed by type of service or hourly rate;
(5) At the bottom of the first page of the disclosure statement, the words, “This information is required by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, which regulates all licensed and certified counselors and therapists.”; and
(6) Immediately beneath the statement required by item (5) of this subsection, the name, address, and telephone number of the Board.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-507, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-507
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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