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Breaking News: SB 530 Passed in the Senate 10/2/17

SB 530 was voted on final passage in the State Senate on 10/2/17, with a vote of 46-3.  The bill will now be sent to the State House. 

Members of the Government Relations Committee have been working with members of the Executive Committee and the representative from the Lobbying Firm Wooten & Malady to clarify what constitutes the practice scope of LPCs based on the ACA’s 20/20: Vision for the Future of Counseling project definitions and the PA State Board regulations. 

Our amended language includes the term “diagnosis” “and professional counselor assessment” to the definition of “licensed professional counselor” as well as regulating “independent practice of professional counseling” to those who are licensed. This amended language has been included in Senate Bill 530 and passed in the Senate and will now go to the House.

Strengthening our Title Protection and Practice Act will enable us to continue to provide quality care and treatment to our clients.

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