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§ 17-310. Advanced assessment activities

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-310
§ 17-310. Advanced assessment activities
“Advanced assessment activities” defined
(a) In this section “advanced assessment activities” means the use of appraisal instruments that require specialized psychological training for administration and interpretation.
Qualifications to engage in advanced assessment activities
(b) A licensed counselor or therapist may engage in advanced assessment activities if the licensed counselor or therapist has completed training that includes:
(1) Possession of a doctoral or master's degree in counseling or a related field that includes a minimum of nine graduate courses of at least 3 semester hours in each of the following courses:
(i) Psychopathology;
(ii) Biological bases of behavior;
(iii) Research methods;
(iv) Advanced statistics;
(v) Tests and measures;
(vi) Intellectual assessment;
(vii) Personality assessment;
(viii) Ethics; and
(ix) Practicum in advanced assessment;
(2) Completion of 500 hours of supervised, direct, client-related, advanced assessment testing that is completed not less than 2 years following the completion of the master's degree, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall include face-to-face supervision by a supervisor who is:
(i) A licensed mental health professional;
(ii) Proficient in the use of advanced assessment tests; and
(iii) Approved by the Board; and
(3) Passage of a national examination that includes items on advanced assessment that evaluate knowledge of advanced assessment procedures.


Added as Health Occupations § 17-3A-03.1 by Acts 2008, c. 508, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 17-310 by Acts 2008, c. 36, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 408, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 409, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-310, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-310
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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