OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
330-A:10 Board; Responsibilities and Rulemaking Authority.
The board shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
I. Procedures for expedited licensure for applicants from other states who qualify under RSA 330-A:26.
II. The qualifications of applicants in addition to those requirements set by statute.
III. How an applicant shall be examined, including:
(a) Time and place of examination.
(b) The subjects to be tested.
(c) Passing grade.
(d) Disposition of examination papers.
IV. Ethical standards, as promulgated by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, required to be met by each pastoral psychotherapist licensed under this chapter, and how a license may be revoked for violation of these standards.
V. Ethical standards, as promulgated by the National Association of Social Workers, required to be met by each licensed clinical social worker, and how a license may be revoked for violation of these standards.
VI. Ethical standards, including those promulgated by the American Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association, required to be met by each licensed clinical mental health counselor, and how a license may be revoked for violations of these standards.
VII. Ethical standards, including those promulgated by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, required to be met by each licensed marriage and family therapist, and how a license may be revoked for violations of these standards.
VIII. Compliance with the mental health client bill of rights as authorized under RSA 330- A:15.
IX. Procedures, standards, and supervision requirements for candidates for licensure as a member of one of the licensed mental health disciplines, consistent with the standards established by the advisory committee for each of the licensed mental health disciplines. All candidates for licensure shall be documented with the board. The supervision shall be at a location mutually convenient to both the supervisor and the candidate for licensure.
X. Establishment of the scope of practice for each mental health discipline licensed under this chapter, consistent with the standards established by the advisory committee for each of the licensed mental health disciplines.
XI. Procedures for assuring the continuing competence of persons licensed under this chapter including, but not limited to, continuing education requirements, provided that at least 3 hours of the required continuing education units for biennial renewal shall be from a nationally recognized, evidence-based or best practices training organization in the area of suicide prevention, intervention, or post-vention and how mental illness, substance use disorders, trauma, or interpersonal violence directly impacts risk for suicide.
XII. How licensees shall provide evidence of good professional character and reliability to satisfy the board that they shall faithfully and conscientiously avoid professional misconduct and otherwise adhere to the requirements of this chapter.
XIII. Procedures for accepting and responding to written complaints, publicizing the complaint procedure, standards of and procedures for conducting investigations, investigator training requirements, and procedures for conducting disciplinary hearings under this chapter.
XIV. The content of the materials and information to be distributed under RSA 330-A:14.
XV. Procedures for receiving and addressing complaints against licensees who have had a personal or professional relationship with a board member.
XVI. Requirements to be met by licensees relative to the disclosure of information to patients and the general public concerning the nature of mental health care and the responsibilities of mental health practitioners to clients in RSA 330-A:15, XV. Procedures and mechanisms for providing interdisciplinary collaboration among the mental health disciplines.
Source. 1998, 234:1. 2005, 151:1. 2006, 168:6, 7. 2010, 244:7, 8; 368:15. 2011, 231:7. 2012, 233:12, I. 2015, 27:1, eff. July 6, 2015. 2019, 207:1, eff. Sept. 10, 2019. 2020, 6:29, 34, eff. Mar. 9, 2020. 2021, 197:81, eff. July 1, 2021.