2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:185 — Unlicensed counseling

§185.  Unlicensed counseling

A.  No person shall hold himself out to be a counselor with a specific specialty to provide mental health or substance abuse services, or attempt to provide counseling services in this state, and receive fees either from the patient or a third party, unless he is authorized to practice in the specific specialty area by the appropriate state or regulatory authority.

B.  Any person found to be in violation of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than one year or both.

C.  All persons found to be in violation of this Section, shall be reported to the Department of Health and Hospitals where a database shall be kept of all violators.

Acts 2006, No. 612, §1.

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