An applicant for a license to practice marriage and family therapy must have at least 3000 hours of training experience, including some direct supervisor contact. All applicants must be supervised, and that supervisor is responsible for compliance with all laws, rules and regulations regarding the practice of marriage and family therapy. An applicant working in a governmental entity, a school, a college, or a university, or an institution that is both nonprofit and charitable may obtain the required weekly direct supervisor contact via two-way, real-time videoconferencing.
Requires health care administrators to report instances of disciplinary action against licensed medical professionals to the agency. These reports do not act as a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
In an investigation and prosecution of sexual exploitation by physicians, surgeons, psychotherapists, or alcohol and drug abuse counselors – cannot obtain disclosure of any confidential files of other current or former patients/clients of the individual under investigation.
The Veterinary Medical Board has the authority to place a licensee or registrant on probation. The board may require the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. Accordingly, if the board requires a licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
In reinstating a license or registration that has been revoked or suspended, the Veterinary Medical Board may impose terms and conditions to be followed by the licensee or registrant after the license or registration has been reinstated. This includes requiring the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. If the board requires the licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
Any document relevant to the business operations of a licensee, and not involving medical records attributable to identifiable patients, may be inspected and copied where relevant to an investigation of a licensee by the Attorney General or other authorized investigators.
Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
A pharmacist may perform a skin puncture during routine patient assessment or any other authorized procedure. A pharmacist that performs such procedures must report the results of a test to the patient and the physician designated by the patient.