Florida Behavioral Health Laws and Rules: Live Online Broadcast
This course is the approved (FS 491 Board) Florida Laws and Rules initial licensure requirement for Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors in both venues (provided via live and online broadcast).
Available as a live course. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
How to register: Classes are scheduled every other month and are also subject to the number of students registered. If you are interested in this class please register. Students may transfer or obtain refunds if a scheduled date is canceled. Determinations regarding class cancellations are made 30 days in advance.
How the online course works: The instructor will initiate a SKYPE call to students. Students must have a microphone and speakers (laptop/PC, mic, and camera) to communicate with the instructor. Handouts are emailed prior to the class. Participants will be notified by email in the event of a cancellation. Please make sure that email from @programservices.org is not on your spam/blocked listings. In the event of a cancellation. A transfer is officially a new registration and is subject to the fee and refund policies. Please understand that registration must be paid to be complete.
A minimum of five registrants required for online broadcast. This course utilizes SKYPE a free download applet. Please read the full course information to answer all your questions.
Description: A required curriculum for candidates for Florida licensure in Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, this 8-hour class presents the pertinent laws and rules to aid professional counselors in avoiding malpractice problems, adherence to licensure requirements and protection of clients' welfare. The laws and rules for behavioral health practice legislation and relevant administrative code include: F.S. 5 Part II, F.S. 491, F.A.C. 64B4. The module on behavioral health services legislation includes F.S. 394, F.S. 397. The third module includes psychotherapist - patient privilege, child and elder abuse reporting requirements as per F.S. 90.503, F.S. 415 and F.S. 39, concluding with highlights of several other state and federal laws that may be relevant.
CE Credits: 8
CE Broker #: 20-201026
Methods: Lecture and discussion with handout material.
Content Area: Legal and regulatory
Purpose: To provide practitioners with an understanding of the laws and rules of professional practice of social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling in the state of Florida
Target Audience: Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.
National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social Work: State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact:
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.
National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?