BHDS, State Board of; definition of 'licensed mental health professional.' (SB762)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; definition of "licensed mental health professional." Directs the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (State Board) to amend regulations governing licensure of providers of behavioral health services to include behavior analysts in the definition of "licensed mental health professional." The bill directs the State Board to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101554D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB762)
02/02/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB762E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18101554D-E
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB762E)
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read second time
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB762ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB762ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0572)