64B4-3.008: Supervision Required Until Licensure
64B4-3.0085: Intern Registration
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Board proposes the rule amendment to provide clarification concerning the definition of supervision and to provide clarification concerning a qualified supervisor.
SUMMARY: The definition of supervision will be clarified; a qualified supervisor will be clarified.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared. The Board determined the proposed rule will not have an impact on small business.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 491.004(5), 491.014(4)(c), 491.005(6) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 491.004(5), 491.012, 491.014(4)(c), 491.0046(3) FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Sue Foster, Executive Director, Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling/MQA, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3258
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B4-3.008 Supervision Required Until Licensure.
(1) No change.
(2) All provisional licensees who practice clinical social work, marriage and family therapy and/or mental health counseling must continue in supervision
as defined in Rule 64B4-2.002, F.A.C., until he or she is in receipt of a license or a letter from the Department stating he or she is licensed as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor. Supervision is defined as contact between the provisional licensee and the qualified supervisor during which client cases are discussed and the supervisor provides the provisional licensee with oversight and guidance in diagnosing, treating and dealing with clients in conformance with Florida laws and rules. During the period of provisional licensure, the provisional licensee and the qualified supervisor shall meet face-to-face for at least one hour per month. For the purposes of this subparagraph, supervisor is defined as a Florida licensed clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor.
Specific Authority 491.004(5), 491.014(4)(c), 491.005(6) FS. Law Implemented 491.012, 491.014(4)(c), 491.0046(3) FS. History–New 3-14-94, Formerly 61F4-3.008, 59P-3.008, Amended 10-28-98, 9-28-06,_________.
64B4-3.0085 Intern Registration.
(1) No change.
(2) An intern is required to identify a qualified supervisor by requesting that the supervisor submit a letter to the Board with the applicant’s name, supervisor’s name, supervisor’s license number, and a statement that he or she has agreed to provide supervision while the applicant is a registered intern.
(3) Prior to changing or adding another qualified supervisor, the registered intern must:
(a) Request that the new supervisor must submit a letter to the Board with the registered intern’s name, the intern’s license number, the supervisor’s name, the supervisor’s license number, and a statement that he or she has agreed to provide supervision to the registered intern; and
(b) Receive a communication from the Board indicating its approval of the new supervisor.
(4) Experience obtained under the supervision of the new qualified supervisor will not count toward completion of the experience requirement until the registered intern has received board approval of their new qualified supervisor.
Rulemaking Authority 491.004(5) FS. Law Implemented 491.0045 FS. History–New 6-8-09, Amended 2-24-10,_________.