Bill Summary for S 279 (2015-2016)
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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.Intro. by Barefoot.
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Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 90-336(b) and provides that the Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (Board) must issue a license to be a "licensed professional counselor associate" to an applicant that has earned a specified minimum of credit hours of graduate training as defined, including a master's degree in counseling or a related field from an institution of higher education that is (1) regionally accredited or (2) accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Sets out requirements that a master's program must meet, according to when an applicant enrolled in the master's program.
Makes organizational and technical changes.