PART 14               TEMPORARY LICENSE             ISSUING AGENCY:  Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Therapy Practice Board

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.1, 6-15-01]             SCOPE:  All individuals approved for examinations for licensure as professional clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional art therapists, professional mental health counselors, licensed mental health counselors, licensed associate marriage and family therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselors.

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.2, 6-15-01; A, 7-1-04; A, 2-10-06]             STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  These parts are promulgated pursuant to the Counselor and Therapist Practice Act, Section 61-9A-1 through 61-9A-30 NMSA 1978.

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.3, 6-15-01]             DURATION:  Permanent

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.4, 6-15-01]             EFFECTIVE DATE:  June 15, 2001 unless a different date is cited at the end of a section.

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.5, 6-15-01]             OBJECTIVE:  The objective of Part 14 is to outline who is eligible for a temporary license.

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.6, 6-15-01]             DEFINITIONS:  [Reserved]             TEMPORARY LICENSES:

                A.            Will be granted to individuals meeting all requirements except the prescribed examination. The temporary license will be valid no more than sixty days after the results of the next examination become available.  The temporary license of an individual shall automatically expire upon failure to take or to pass the required examination and cannot be reissued.  (The temporary license must be returned to the board office).  Individuals practicing under a temporary license shall not provide supervision.

                B.            A temporary license will be granted for a period not to exceed six months or for a period of time necessary for the board to ensure that the applicant has met licensure requirements as set out in that act.

                C.            Effective July 1, 2006, the board will grant a temporary license once the applicant has met the licensure requirements.  If the applicant fails the first (1st) exam, the board will reschedule the applicant to re-take the examination and will re-issue a second temporary license.  If the applicant fails the exam a second (2nd) time, the board may re-issue a third temporary license.  The applicant must provide proof of registration on a tutorial class.  The board will not issue more than three (3) temporary licenses.

[ NMAC - Rp 16 NMAC 27.15.8, 6-15-01; A, 7-1-04; A, 2-10-06; A, 1-15-07]



Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under:

Rule 15, Temporary license, 3-20-95



16 NMAC 27.15, Temporary License- Repealed 6-15-01