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LLC vs. Sole Proprietorship: Which is best for a Registered Intern?

Guest post from Jessica Richards, LMHC

LLC vs. Sole Proprietorship: Which is best for a Registered Intern?

I formed my LLC before I graduated from my Master’s program.  I chose to let my LLC go during my time as a registered intern for several reasons.

1) As registered interns we cannot be paid though our LLC […]

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 to our Department of Health) was finalized on March 7, 2016 which added definitions and standards for telehealth.  The Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and […]

By | 2017-04-09T20:36:06+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Supervision, Tele Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

FL HB 0373 Has Passed NOW Law 491 – Limits time for Registered Interns to become licensed

Please share this information with Qualified Supervisors and Florida impending Graduate students and Registered Interns

CS/HB 373 — Mental Health Counseling Interns
by Health Quality Subcommittee; Rep. Burgess and others (SB 858 by Senator Legg)
The bill requires that a clinical social work, marriage and family, or mental health counseling intern practice under the supervision of a licensed […]

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 she […]

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, […]

IMPORTANT UPDATE! For: “I want to start a private practice. What do I need to know?”

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW
October 29, 2014

This post updates the information previously posted on October 19th based on statutes that are in the process of being changed.  Registered Interns should read this commentary thoroughly.  The prior post has been edited and out-dated information deleted.

I’m a Registered Intern; can I have a private […]

By | 2017-01-27T15:11:08+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Categories: General, Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

I want to start a private practice. What do I need to know?

© Catherine L. Waltz, PhD, LCSW
October 19, 2014, revised October 29, 2014

I’ve been licensed and working for a while but I really want to be in private practice.  What do I need do first?  I’m a Registered Intern; can I have a private practice?

These questions and others have been posed to me over […]

8-hour versus 3-hour Florida Laws and Rules Courses

August 11, 2014
Are you confused about the different Laws and Rules courses?  3-Hours versus 8-Hours?  Online versus Live? This commentary is intended to help clarify the current expectations associated with the relevant rules.

Rule 64B4-3.0035 requires that applicants for licensure must demonstrate knowledge of the laws and rules for licensure by attending an eight […]

By | 2014-08-11T02:16:56+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

There is no such thing as RCSWI, RMHCI, RMFTI !

There is no legal acronym for Registered Interns under F. S. 491 in the State of Florida.

Registered Interns must spell out their registration status as noted in our Rules Chapter 64B4 – 5.005(j) Failure of a registered intern to use the words “registered intern” on all promotional materials, including cards, brochures, […]

By | 2017-02-24T17:37:25+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Categories: Laws & Ethics, Registered Interns|Tags: , , |1 Comment

New CE Requirement for Renewal Laws & Rules course – deadline March 15, 2019

I just learned that the correct deadline date for the Renewal Laws & Rules course we licensed mental health professionals are required to take is March 15. 2019.  I apologize for any inconvenience this error may have caused my training participants.

New CE Requirement for Licensure Renewals

By | 2017-01-27T15:11:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Laws & Ethics|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments