Status Summary

Pre-filed on 12.31.20

First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness on 1.11.21.  

Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.14.21.  

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1.20.21; majority pass.

Placed on second reading on 1.22.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 1.29.21.

In the Senate

First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care on 2.3.21.

Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 3.12.21 at 10:30 a.m. in anticipation of other legislative action. 

(updated 3.5.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Harris

Currently, a certified substance use disorder professional trainee can provide substance use disorder assessments, counseling, and case management with a state regulated agency as approved by their supervisor and the certification may only be renewed four times.  HB1063 allows the secretary to issue a waiver to allow additional renewals due to barriers to testing or training resulting from a governor-declared emergency.

Also, currently, associate licenses can be renewed no more than six times; however, the HB1063 will allow the secretary to find that additional renewals are justified due to barriers to testing or training resulting from a governor-declared emergency.

Changes to licensing requirements will take effect immediately.