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      RS 37:26     


§26. Model list of training programs; development; interpretation and construction of Chapter

            A. The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health shall develop a list of available programs providing training in suicide assessment, intervention, treatment, and management. In developing such a list, the secretary shall consider the suicide assessment, intervention, treatment, and management training programs listed on the best practices registry of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

            B. On or before January 1, 2015, the secretary shall make available on the department's official website online access to its list developed under this Section and, where possible, links to training programs on the department's list. At the secretary's discretion, the department may also list on its official website where and when such training programs may be available for attendance in person in the state of Louisiana. At the discretion of each board, the disciplining authorities may provide links on their official board websites to the training programs linked on the department's official website.

            C. Nothing in this Chapter may be interpreted to expand or limit the scope of practice of any profession regulated under Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

            D. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to require the department to develop training programs or curricula or to create online training programs.

            Acts 2014, No. 582, §1.

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