Current Status Bill Number:
4016Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: Mason,All Sponsors: Mason, Sharpe, Neilson, Kinon, Clyburn, Meacham, R. Smith, Richardson, Quinn, Huff and SpearmanDrafted Document Number: br1\18357ac.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Counseling and marital and family therapy practice
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-75-75 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF COUNSELING OR MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY UNLESS LICENSED UNDER CHAPTER 75 OR ANOTHER PROVISION OF STATE LAW AUTHORIZING SUCH PRACTICE AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-75-75. (A) It is unlawful for a person to engage in the practice of counseling as defined in Section 40-75-80 or to engage in the practice of marital and family therapy as defined in Section 40-75-90 unless the person is licensed in accordance with this chapter or unless the person is licensed under other provisions of state law and the license authorizes such practice.
(B) A person who violates subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined up to ten thousand dollars or imprisoned for up to three years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.