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74-7507.Powers, duties and functions of board. (a) The behavioral sciences regulatory board shall have the following powers, duties and functions:

(1) Recommend to the appropriate district or county attorneys prosecution for violations of this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, K.S.A 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addictions counselor licensure act;

(2) compile and publish annually a list of the names and addresses of all persons who are licensed under this act, are licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, are licensed under the professional counselors licensure act, are licensed under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, are licensed under K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto,  are licensed under the marriage and family therapists licensure act or are licensed under the addictions counselor licensure act;

(3) prescribe the form and contents of examinations required under this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addictions counselor licensure act;

(4) enter into contracts necessary to administer this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addictions counselor licensure act;

(5) adopt an official seal;

(6) adopt and enforce rules and regulations for professional conduct of persons licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, licensed under the professional counselors licensure act, licensed under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, licensed under K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, licensed under the marriage and family therapists licensure act or licensed under the addictions counselor licensure act;

(7) adopt and enforce rules and regulations establishing requirements for the continuing education of persons licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, licensed under the professional counselors licensure act, licensed under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, licensed under K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, licensed under the marriage and family therapists licensure act or licensed under the addictions counselor licensure act;

(8) adopt rules and regulations establishing classes of social work specialties which will be recognized for licensure under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6318, inclusive, and amendments thereto;

(9) adopt rules and regulations establishing procedures for examination of candidates for licensure under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, for licensure under the professional counselors licensure act, for licensure under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, for licensure under K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, for licensure under the marriage and family therapists licensure act, for licensure under the addictions counselor licensure act and for issuance of such certificates and such licenses;

(10) adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary for the administration of this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, the marriage and family therapists licensure act and the addictions counselor licensure act and to carry out the purposes thereof;

(11) appoint an executive director and other employees as provided in K.S.A. 74-7501, and amendments thereto; and

(12) exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and duties as may be prescribed by law.

(b) The behavioral sciences regulatory board, in addition to any other penalty, may assess an administrative penalty, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, against a licensee or registrant for a violation of any of the provisions of the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6320, inclusive, and amendments thereto, K.S.A. 74-5361 to 74-5374, inclusive, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 74-5375, and amendments thereto, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addictions counselor licensure act in an amount not to exceed $1,000. All fines assessed and collected under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

(c) If an order of the behavioral sciences regulatory board is adverse to a licensee or registrant of the board, the costs shall be charged to such person as in ordinary civil actions in the district court in an amount not to exceed $200. The board shall pay any additional costs and, if the board is the unsuccessful party, the costs shall be paid by the board. Witness fees and costs may be taxed in accordance with statutes governing taxation of witness fees and costs in the district court.

History: L. 1980, ch. 242, § 7; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 42; L. 1987, ch. 315, § 17; L. 1991, ch. 114, § 15; L. 1992, ch. 184, § 7; L. 1996, ch. 153, § 43; L. 2004, ch. 16, § 5; L. 2010, ch. 45, § 15; July 1, 2011.



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