Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 841 -- Professional Registration

Sponsor:  Wasson

This bill transfers the duties for the regulation of certain
professions from the Division of Professional Registration within
the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and
Professional Registration to the specific governing body for the
profession.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Authorizes the Board of Occupational Therapy to change its
licensing and renewal fee structure without the collaboration of
the division and to approve or disapprove certifying entities;

(2)  Repeals obsolete provisions which gave the division more
authority to regulate its boards;

(3)  Authorizes the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, in
conjunction with the Acupuncturist Advisory Committee, to
prescribe the design of all forms and licenses it uses;

(4)  Repeals obsolete provisions regarding marital and family
therapists; and

(5)  Authorizes, without the collaboration of the division, the
Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists to issue
and renew permits, licenses, and certificates; issue licenses to
applicants who are qualified to engage in the practice of fitting
hearing instruments; make recommendations for the prosecution of
violators of Chapter 346, RSMo; make and publish rules necessary
to carry out the provisions of Chapter 346; and establish
licensing and renewal fees.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:25 am