RS 37:1113     

§1113.  Exclusions

The following persons and their activities are exempted from the licensing requirements of this Chapter:

(1)  A certified school counselor who meets the standards prescribed by the State Department of Education and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, while practicing school counseling within the scope of his employment by a board of education or by a private school.  Nothing herein shall be construed to allow such persons to render mental health counseling services to the public unless they have also been licensed under the provisions of R.S. 37:1107.

(2)  Any nonresident temporarily employed in this state to render mental health counseling services for not more than thirty days a year, who meets the requirements of R.S. 37:1107 for licensure or who holds a valid license and certificate issued under the authority of the laws of another state.

(3)  Any student in an accredited educational institution, while carrying out activities that are part of the prescribed course of study, provided such activities are supervised by a professional mental health counselor.  Such student shall hold himself out to the public only by clearly indicating his student status and the profession in which he is being trained.

(4)  Any persons licensed, certified, or registered under any other provision of the state law, as long as the services rendered are consistent with their laws, professional training, and code of ethics, provided they do not represent themselves as licensed professional counselors or mental health counselors, unless they have also been licensed under the provisions of R.S. 37:1107.

(5)  Any priest, rabbi, Christian Science practitioner, or minister of the gospel of any religious denomination, provided they are practicing within the employment of their church or religious affiliated institution and they do not represent themselves as licensed professional counselors or mental health counselors unless they have also been licensed under the provisions of R.S. 37:1107.

NOTE:  Paragraph (6) of this Subsection eff. until May 1, 2015.  See Acts 2014, No. 484, §2.

(6)  Any person with a master's degree in counseling while practicing mental health counseling under the board approved supervision of a licensed professional counselor.  The supervisee must use the title "counselor intern" and shall not represent himself to the public as a licensed professional counselor.

NOTE:  Paragraph (6) of this Subsection as amended by Acts 2014, No. 484, §2, eff. May 1, 2015.

(6)  Repealed by Acts 2014, No. 484, §2, eff. May 1, 2015.

Acts 1987, No. 892, §1, eff. July 20, 1987; Acts 1988, No. 225, §2; Acts 1995, No. 1301, §1; Acts 2014, No. 484, §2, eff. May 1, 2015.