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§ 17-603. Representations to the public; certification

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-603
§ 17-603. Representations to the public; certification
Except as otherwise provided in this title, unless an individual is certified to practice alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, or professional counseling, the individual may not:
(1) Represent to the public by title, by description of services, methods, or procedures, or otherwise, that the individual is certified by the Board to provide counseling or therapy services in this State;
(2) Use any title, abbreviation, sign, card, or other representation that the individual is a certified professional counselor, certified professional counselor-marriage and family therapist, certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug, certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug, or certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug; or
(3) Use the title “C.P.C.”, “C.P.C.-M.F.T.”, “C.P.C.-A.D.”, “C.A.C.-A.D.”, or “C.S.C.-A.D.”, the words “certified professional counselor” or “certified professional counselor-marriage and family therapist”, or the words “certified counselor” or “certified marriage and family therapist” with the intent to represent that the individual practices professional counseling or marriage and family therapy, or the words “certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug”, “certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug”, “certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug” with the intent to represent that the individual practices alcohol and drug counseling.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 61, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-603, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-603
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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