Bill Text: TX HB3970 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-24 - Left pending in committee [HB3970 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB3970-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Sheffield H.B. No. 3970
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the definition of "non-physician mental health
  professional" for purposes of the Texas Mental Health Code.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 571.003(15), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (15)  "Non-physician mental health professional"
  means:
                     (A)  a psychologist licensed to practice in this
  state and designated as a health-service provider;
                     (B)  a registered nurse with a master's or
  doctoral degree in psychiatric nursing;
                     (C)  a licensed clinical social worker;
                     (D)  a licensed professional counselor licensed
  to practice in this state; [or]
                     (E)  a licensed marriage and family therapist
  licensed to practice in this state; or
                     (F)  a licensed physician assistant.
 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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