Bill Summary for S 279 (2015-2016)

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Mar 12 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 279 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 12, 2015
AN ACT AMENDING THE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS ACT TO MODIFY EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND TO REQUIRE LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO ADDRESS SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS.
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Amends GS 90-336(b), concerning educational requirements to be a "licensed professional counselor associate," providing that the required master's degree in counseling or a related field can come from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher education (previously, only allowed a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution).

Effective October 1, 2015.

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