64B4-3.0035. Demonstrating Knowledge of Laws and Rules for Licensure  

Effective on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • 1An applicant for licensure in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Mental Health Counseling shall demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules for licensure in the following manner:

    31(1) An applicant shall complete an approved course consisting of a minimum of eight (8) hours which shall include the following subject areas:

    54(a) Chapter 456, Part II, F.S., (Regulation of Professions and Occupations, General Provisions)

    67(b) Chapter 6990.503, F.S., 71(Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege)

    73(c) Chapter 394, F.S., (Part I Florida Mental Health Act)

    83(d) Chapter 397, F.S.

    87(e) Chapters 415 and 39, F.S., (Protection from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation)

    99(f) Chapter 491, F.S., (Clinical, Counseling and Psychotherapy Services)

    108(g) Chapter 64B4, F.A.C., (Rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling)

    128(2) The laws and rules course must provide integration of the above subject areas into the competencies required for clinical practice and must include interactive discussion of clinical case examples applying the laws and rules that govern the appropriate clinical practice.

    169(3) An approved laws and rules course must include a testing mechanism on which a passing score of 80 percent must be obtained by the attendee prior to issuing credit. Upon successful completion of the course, the applicant shall receive a certificate of completion and submit a copy of the certificate of completion to the Board.

    225(4) A laws and rules course offered by a Board approved laws and rules course provider shall qualify for continuing education credit even if the provider is not an approved continuing education provider pursuant to Rule 26164B4-6.004, 262F.A.C.

    263(5) For purposes of this rule, an hour is defined as a 60-minute clock hour in which there is no less than 50 minutes of uninterrupted instruction.

    290(6) Laws and rules courses may be offered and conducted on-line but must comply with all aspects of this rule. Such courses must include real time (contemporaneous) interactive discussions as required by subsection (2) of this rule.

    327Rulemaking Authority 329491.004(5) FS. 331Law Implemented 333491.005(1)(e) FS. 335History–New 12-28-99, Amended 8-9-00, 10-16-03, 10-7-12, 6-30-15.


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