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Is this legal? Questions from Around Florida

I get emails and calls asking if certain behaviors of our colleagues are legal.  Here are a few examples:

1.  This notice was in a church bulletin:

Process Group, for emotional and relational healing, meets at the church office during the 9:00 a.m. service (north side of the parking lot). Led by licensed […]

Will Florida’s Telemedicine Rule help form the Standards for Telemental Health?

In February, I reported on a number of law or rule changes  and proposed bills.  A rule (64B8-9.0141 – Telemedicine) arising from F. S. 456 (Authority of Florida’ Department of Health General Provisions of Health Professions) was finalized on March 7, 2016 which added definitions and standards for telehealth.  The Board of Clinical […]

FL HB 0373 Has Passed – NOW Law 491.0045 Sets time limit for Registered Interns to become licensed

Updated post November 27, 2018:

491.0045 Intern registration; requirements.— . . .

(5) An intern registration is valid for 5 years.
1(6) A registration issued on or before March 31, 2017, expires March 31, 2022, and may not be renewed or reissued. Any registration issued after March 31, 2017, expires 60 months after the date it is […]

Updated 64B4 Rule Clarifies Supervision Definition

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On February 9, 2016 the Florida Board of CSW, MFT and MHC approved the language that defines Supervision of a Registered Intern by a Qualified Supervisor.  The rule is in effect now.   Changes allow face-to-face electronic methods and specifies that […]

What does “continue in supervision” Entail?

Entail – verb – inˈtāl, enˈtāl/

  1. involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
    “a situation that entails considerable risks”

Rule 64B4-3.008(1) requires that a Registered Interns “…continue in supervision …until until he or […]

Recent actions by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:

As hard as it might be to believe it really isn’t okay to borrow money from a client.  For me that is an obvious breech of our fiduciary relationship with our clients.  I think we all know that committing fraud or conspiring to commit fraud through insurance, Medicare and Medicaid billing isn’t okay either.  Again, […]

“Qualified Supervisor” Continuing Education Courses in Florida

Great Seal of the State of FloridaThe state of Florida requires that all mental health professional registered interns, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and  Psychologists must have several years of post-licensed practice and complete a […]