Comment on Licensing Rules

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PROPOSED RULES OF THE
WYOMING STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS LICENSING BOARD

Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming State Mental Health Professions Licensing Board intends to act on the following proposed rules. The Board is proposing to amend rules for chapters 1, 3 – 12, 14 – 15, and 17. The Board is also adding chapter 18. The Board is also repealing chapter 2 and appendices A through D. These rules are proposed to implement the Board’s authority to protect the public by regulating the qualifications and establishing standards of performance of persons licensed as mental health professionals. These rules provide for enforcement and proper administration of the provisions of the Mental Health Professions Practice Act. The proposed amendments primarily clarify the licensing requirements and standards for mental health professionals, reduce and streamline rules, and make adjustments in keeping with national trends and requirements in regulations of licensees.

These proposed rules are available for review on the Board’s web page at http://plboards.state.wy.us/mentalhealth/index.asp

Written comments should be submitted to the following address no later than March 31, 2015: Wyoming State Mental Health Professions Licensing Board 2001 Capitol Ave RM 104 Cheyenne, WY 82002 Or by email at michelle.lamorie@wyo.gov

A public hearing will be held by the Wyoming State Mental Health Professions Licensing Board if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental subdivision, or by an association having not less than twenty-five (25) members. Requests for a hearing should be directed to the agency at the above address by the date specified above. Notice of the hearing will be provided to all persons making a timely request therefore. Commenters may request a statement of principal reasons for overruling the consideration urged by the commenter. If requested, the statement will be issued either prior to or within thirty (30) days after agency action.

Dated this 6th day of February, 2015

Michelle Lamorie Executive Director

Janet de Vries

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