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§ 17-309. Licensed graduate practice; regulations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-309
§ 17-309. Licensed graduate practice; regulations
In general
(a) The Board may adopt regulations to allow an individual to practice under clinical supervision as a licensed graduate alcohol and drug counselor, a licensed graduate marriage and family therapist, a licensed graduate professional counselor, or a licensed graduate professional art therapist.
Qualifications
(b) To qualify to practice as a licensed graduate alcohol and drug counselor, a licensed graduate marriage and family therapist, a licensed graduate professional counselor, or a licensed graduate professional art therapist, an individual shall be:
(1) Of good moral character; and
(2) At least 18 years old.
Alcohol and drug counseling
(c) An individual may practice graduate alcohol and drug counseling under supervision for a limited period of time if the individual has:
(1) A master's or doctoral degree in a professional counseling field from an accredited educational institution that meets the educational requirements of § 17-302 of this subtitle; and
(2) Passed:
(i) A national alcohol and drug counselor examination approved by the Board; and
(ii) The law examination on this title administered by the Board.
Marriage and family therapy
(d) An individual may practice graduate marriage and family therapy under supervision for a limited period of time if the individual has:
(1) A master's or doctoral degree in a marriage and family field that meets the educational requirements of § 17-303 of this subtitle; and
(2) Passed the National Marriage and Family Therapy Examination approved by the Board.
Professional counseling
(e) An individual may practice graduate professional counseling under supervision for a limited period of time if the individual has:
(1) A master's or doctoral degree in a professional counseling field that meets the educational requirements of § 17-304 of this subtitle; and
(2) Passed the National Professional Counselor Examination approved by the Board.
Supervised practice
(f) An individual may practice graduate professional art therapy under supervision for a limited period of time if the individual has a master's or doctoral degree in art therapy that meets the educational requirements of § 17-304.1 of this subtitle.
Board approval
(g) An individual may not practice without approval by the Board.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 628, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 629, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2015, c. 368, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2023, c. 264, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 265, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-309, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-309
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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