Section .0100 ‑ General Provisions

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CHAPTER 31 ‑ MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY CERTIFICATION

BOARD

 

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0101             EXECUTIVE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.45; 90‑270.46;

90‑270.49; 90‑270.51(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1989.

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0102             ADDRESS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 1996.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0103             RULEMAKING AND ADMINISTRATIVE

HEARING PROCEDURES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b); 150A‑11;

150A‑14;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1989.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0104             FEES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 12‑3.1(c); 90‑270.51(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ APPLICATION FOR LICENSING

 

21 NCAC 31 .0201             CREDENTIALS REQUIRED

An applicant for licensure shall submit the following to the

Board:

(1)           Notarized application form and application fee;

(2)           Official graduate college transcripts sent directly

to the Board by the training institution(s) evidencing:

(a)           completion of a master's or doctoral degree

in marriage and family therapy from a recognized educational institution, or

(b)           completion of a related degree from a

recognized educational institution with course of study encompassing an

appropriate course of study as defined in 21 NCAC 31 .0501;

(3)           Copies of course catalog and syllabi reflective of

the year the course was passed shall be required;

(4)           Reports from American Association of Marriage and

Family Therapy (AAMFT) approved supervisors using Board forms, verifying

clinical experience, supervision;

(5)           Evidence of good moral character, which shall include

three endorsements for licensure, using Board forms, from persons familiar with

the applicant; and

(6)           Evidence of a passing score on the National

Marriage and Family Therapy Examination.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.52;

90-270.54(a)(1)and(2);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2011; March 1, 1996; April 1,

1989.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0202             REVIEW PROCEDURE

(a)  Copies of all materials required by Rule .0201 of this

Chapter shall be mailed by the applicant to the Board Office on Board provided forms

for receipt one month prior to the scheduled meeting during which the application

will be reviewed. Applications shall be reviewed by the Board at scheduled

meetings or special meetings called for such purpose by the Board Chair.

(b)  If the educational requirements are met, and the

application is approved by the Board, the Board shall inform the applicant of

the approval, and shall give the applicant information regarding the National

Marriage and Family Therapy Examination.

(c)  If the education requirements are not met, or the

application is otherwise not approved by the Board, the Board shall inform the

applicant of the disapproval, with an explanation of the areas which are

deficient.  Applicants may remedy deficiencies within two years from the date

of notification of such without having to reapply.  After two years of

application inactivity, the file shall be closed and a new application and fee

is required.

(d)  If during the review process, questions arise from any

source which may pertain to the applicant's qualifications for licensing, the

Board may seek to resolve the questions by communication with the person who

made the comments or any other person(s), or may refer the matter to counsel or

to a member or employee of the Board for investigation.

(e)  If an application is denied, the grounds for denial

shall be given to the applicant in writing.  An applicant who has been denied

licensure may file a request for hearing pursuant to G.S. 150B-38 within 15

days of notice of the denial.  In lieu of a hearing, the applicant may present

additional written material in support of the application, which shall be

reviewed at the next scheduled Board meeting.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1996; April 1, 1989.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0203             ISSUANCE OF LICENSE

An applicant shall be granted a license when

all requirements for licensing are met.  The license shall display the

applicant's name, licensing date, license number, the signatures of at least

the chairperson and vice-chairperson, and the official seal of the Board.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b)(d); 90‑270.54;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ EXAMINATION

 

21 NCAC 31 .0301             WRITTEN EXAMINATION

(a)  Licensure as a North Carolina Marriage and Family

Therapist or as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate requires

passing the National Marriage and Family Therapy Examination.

(b)  The examination shall be given at least biannually.

(c)  The passing score on the examination shall be

determined by the Board in collaboration with the testing agency.

(d)  The examination may be taken after the Board approves

the application.

(e)  Special Administrations.  Applicants with disabilities

which meet compliance requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of

1990 (ADA) may request accommodations for testing.  Special test

administrations shall be as comparable as possible to a standard

administration.  The applicant shall contact the Board to request any

accommodation four weeks in advance of the testing to give sufficient time to

process the request.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.55;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1996.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0302             REPORTING OF SCORES

21 NCAC 31 .0303             FIRST REEXAMINATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.55(e);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; April 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ RENEWAL

 

21 NCAC 31 .0401             LICENSURE RENEWAL FORM

(a)  Licensees shall provide documentation of compliance

with Rule .0701 of this Chapter to the Board on the forms provided by the

Board.

(b)  The Board shall waive the license application renewal

fee for any individual who is currently licensed by and in good standing with

the Board if the individual is serving in the armed forces of the United States

and if G.S. 105-249.2 grants the individual an extension of time to file a tax

return.  The waiver shall be in effect for any period that is disregarded under

Section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code in determining the taxpayer's

liability for a federal tax.

(c)  The Board shall extend the deadline for filing a

license renewal application for any individual who currently holds a license

and is in good standing with the Board if the individual is serving in the

armed forces of the United States and if G.S. 105-249.2 grants the individual

an extension of time to file a tax return.  The extension shall be in effect

for any period that is disregarded under Section 7508 of the Internal Revenue

Code in determining the taxpayer's liability for a federal tax.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.58;

93B-15;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1996.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0402             SECOND NOTICE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b); 90‑270.58;

150B‑3(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1996.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0403             REINSTATEMENT AFTER EXPIRATION

(a)  A license

which expired for non payment of renewal fees or failure to comply with

continuing education requirements will be reinstated, if within two years of

expiration, the reinstatement fee is paid and satisfactory evidence of

completing continuing education requirements is submitted..  The continuing

education requirements documented at the time of reinstatement must equal the

hours required had the license not expired.

(b)  A license

which has expired for a period of more than two years will not be reinstated. 

A new license may be granted pursuant to paying the applicable fees and meeting

the licensing requirements under Sections .0200 and .0300 of this Chapter.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.58A;

Eff. March 1, 1996.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0404             RETURN FROM INACTIVE STATUS

The Board shall

consider requests for a return to active status on an individual basis.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.58B;

Eff. March 1, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ DEFINITIONS

 

21 NCAC 31 .0501             APPROPRIATE COURSE OF STUDY

(a)  Training required for an applicant with a related

degree in G.S. 90-270.54(1)a is a graduate degree that includes marriage and

family therapy content including coursework in theoretical foundation of

marriage and family therapy, assessment and diagnosis, practice of marriage and

family therapy; human development and family relations; professional identity and

ethics, clinical research, and supervised clinical practicum or internship.

(b)  Applicants who were enrolled in a master's degree

program on or before October 1, 2011 shall also be considered for licensure with

coursework that includes specific marriage and family therapy content including

coursework in general family studies, marriage and family therapy theory,

psychopathology/abnormal behavior, theories of personality, and supervised

clinical practicum or internship.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.47(1); 90-270.51(b);

90-270.54(1)a;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2011; March 1, 1996; April 1,

1989.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0502             ONGOING SUPERVISION

(a)  On-going supervision as contained in G.S.

90-270.54(a)(1)b means face-to-face conversation with an AAMFT Approved

Supervisor, or a person who otherwise meets the standards set forth by AAMFT

which are incorporated by the Board by reference.  These incorporated standards

include subsequent amendments and additions.  A copy of these standards may be

obtained at no charge by writing the American Association of Marriage and

Family Therapy at 112 Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3061 or at

their website, www.aamft.org.

(b)  On-going supervision shall focus on the raw data (quantitative

information about the client) from the supervisee's continuing clinical

practice, which shall be available to the supervisor through a combination of

direct observation, co-therapy, written clinical notes, and audio and video

recordings.

(c)  None of the following constitutes ongoing supervision:

(1)           Peer supervision, i.e., supervision by a

person of equivalent, rather than superior, qualifications, status and

experience;

(2)           Supervision by current or former family

members of your immediate or extended family, or any other persons where the

nature of the personal relationship prevents or makes difficult the

establishment of a professional relationship;

(3)           Administrative supervision - clinical

practice performed under administrative rather than clinical supervision by an

institutional director or executive;

(4)           A primarily didactic process wherein

techniques or procedures are taught in a classroom, workshop or seminar; or

(5)           Consultation, staff development or

orientation to a field or program or role-playing of family interrelationships

as a substitute for clinical practice in a clinical situation.

(d)  Applicants for licensure must have accumulated a

minimum of 200 hours of approved ongoing supervision concurrent with the

completion of the 1,500 hours of clinical experience required by G.S.

90-270.54(a)(1)b.  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associates must remain

under on-going supervision for at least one hour monthly until licensed as a

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

(e)  Graduates of marriage and family therapy programs who

have completed 200 hours of approved ongoing supervision within their degree

shall complete a minimum of 25 hours of approved ongoing supervision

concurrently with the completion of the remaining hours of post-degree clinical

experience required by G.S. 90-270.54(a)(1)b.  Graduates of marriage and family

therapy programs may apply up to 500 hours of direct client contact obtained

during their program toward the 1,500 required as long as those hours were

obtained under the direct supervision of an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT

Supervisor Candidate.  Applicants for the Marriage and Family Therapy license

must have documented a minimum of 500 relational hours toward their required

1,500 hours.  Relational hours are defined as hours spent providing therapy

with more than one client in the room who are all part of the same treatment

plan.  Relational hours may also include face to face communication with

members of the larger system who are also working in direct collaboration with

the same client(s). This contact may only be counted if it is authorized via

written release by the client(s) or required by law for the purpose of

developing and carrying out a treatment plan.

(f)  Supervision Reports shall be submitted on supervision

report forms provided by the Board.  Supervision report forms are contained

within the licensure application packet which may be obtained at no charge by

writing the Board at their current address of Post Office Box 37669, Raleigh,

North Carolina 27627 or downloaded from www.nclmft.org.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.54(1)b;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; May 1, 1996; April 1, 1989.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0503             EQUIVALENCY

(a)  An appropriate course of study for an

"equivalent" degree under G.S. 90-270.47(6)e is defined as a minimum

of or quarter hour equivalent to a 45-semester hour graduate program.  Thirty-three

semester hours or their quarter hour equivalent, shall consist of the following

content and clinical training:

(1)           Theoretical Foundation of Marriage and

Family Therapy (six semester hours);

(2)           Assessment and Diagnosis (three semester

hours);

(3)           Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

(six semester hours);

(4)           Human Development and Family Relations

(three semester hours);

(5)           Professional Identity and Ethics (three

semester hours);

(6)           Research in Marriage and Family Therapy

(three semester hours); and

(7)           Supervised Clinical Practicum or Internship

(nine semester hours).

The remaining 18 semester hours shall consist of course work

appropriate to the disciplinary specialty in which the degree is granted.

(b)  Applicants who were enrolled in a related degree

program on or before July 1, 2011 shall be considered for licensure in

accordance with this Paragraph.  An appropriate course of study for an

"equivalent" degree under G.S. 90-270.47(1)e is defined by the Board

to consist of a 45 semester hour graduate program.  Twenty-seven semester hours

consist of the following content and clinical training:

(1)           General Family Studies (six semester

hours).  This category is a broad and inclusive one which may include courses

in marriage, family relations, child development, family sociology, or other

such related topics in which the marriage and family content is evident.

(2)           Marriage and Family Therapy Theory (six

semester hours).  This category includes specific and extensive content in

systems theory as well as other theoretical approaches to marriage and family

therapy.  In addition, the Board shall consider course work in this category

which exceeds six semester hours to be applicable toward meeting the

requirements for General Family Studies.

(3)           Individual Studies.  Theories of

Personality (three semester hours), and psychopathology or abnormal behavior

(three semester hours).

(4)           Clinical Practicum in Marriage and Family

Therapy (nine semester hours or 20 hours per week for 12 months).

The remaining 18 semester hours shall consist of course work

appropriate to the disciplinary specialty in which the degree is granted.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.47(1)e; 90-270.51(b);

90-270.54(1)a;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1996; April 1, 1989.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0504             ALTERNATIVE TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM

In lieu of the clinical practicum requirements under Rule

.0501 or Rule .0503 of this Section, the Board shall accept evidence of a supervised

clinical practicum defined as at least 120 clinical contact hours with at least

24 hours of supervision obtained subsequent to the granting of a related degree

in an equivalent course of study provided the supervision meets the

requirements of "approved supervision" under Rule .0502 of this

Section.  The hours of supervision must be reported to the Board on the Board

forms.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1996.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0505             NON‑DEGREE GRANTING POST

GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMS

(a)  In assessing the applicant's fulfillment

of the educational requirements for licensure, the Board shall accept evidence

of the applicant's completion of postgraduate training in marriage and family

therapy from non-degree granting institutions or programs providing that:

(1)           The program has a specified

curriculum in marriage and family therapy;

(2)           The program is ongoing and

additive, i.e., offered at the same place over a specific period of time and is

available on an ongoing basis;

(3)           The program is attached to

an identifiable institution, training facility or agency; and

(4)           Documentation is maintained

by the institution, training facility, or agency regarding a person's satisfactory

involvement in and completion of the program.  Such documentation must include

approved clinical supervision and performance evaluation.

(b)  Workshops, seminars and general

continuing education events do not qualify as postgraduate training under this

Rule and shall not be considered.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b); 90‑270.54(1)a;

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1996; April 1, 1989.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0506             DIRECT CLIENT CONTACT

(a)  As used in this Chapter, direct client contact is

defined as face-to-face (therapist and client) therapy with in individuals,

couples, families, or groups from a systemic perspective and includes

relational hours as defined in 21 NCAC 31 .0506(d). Direct client contact must:

(1)           Relate to client treatment plans;

(2)           Be goal directed; and

(3)           Assist client to affect change in

cognition, affect and behavior.

(b)  Assessments (intake and otherwise) may be counted up to

250 hours of direct client contact.  Assessment is a clinical encounter that

involves gathering of current and historical data from a client that is then

used to determine what type of therapeutic service is most appropriate.  If the

individual who conducted the assessment does not provide the therapeutic

service, it is considered an assessment hour only.

(c)  Client psycho-education may be counted up to 250 hours

direct client contact.  Psycho-education refers to a treatment approach that

provides education for individuals and families in assistance with emotional,

mental, social and relational disturbances.

(d)  The following are not direct client contact and may not

be counted:

(1)           Observing therapy without actively

participating in follow-up therapy at some point during immediately following

the session;

(2)           Record keeping;

(3)           Administrative activities;

(4)           Supervision; and

(5)           Client contact while not receiving

supervision.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b);

90-270.54(1)b;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0600 ‑ CODE OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0601             RESPONSIBILITY TO CLIENTS

21 NCAC 31 .0602             COMPETENCE

21 NCAC 31 .0603             INTEGRITY

21 NCAC 31 .0604             CONFIDENTIALITY

21 NCAC 31 .0605             PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

21 NCAC 31 .0606             PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

21 NCAC 31 .0607             RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITY

21 NCAC 31 .0608             SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.51(b); 90‑270.60(5);

Eff. August 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1989;

Repealed Eff. March 1, 1996.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 31 .0609             ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

(a)  The Board adopts the code of ethical principles of the

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) published as the

AAMFT CODE OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS by

reference including subsequent amendments and editions.  The current code is

published on the AAMFT's website (www.aamft.org).

(b)  Each applicant or licensee shall follow this code of

ethics.

(c)  A copy of this code of ethics may be obtained at no

charge by writing the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112

Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3061 or from www.aamft.org.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b);

90-270.60(5);

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0700 - CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

21 NCAC 31 .0701             REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTINUING

EDUCATION

(a)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed

Marriage and Family Therapy Associates shall submit each year with the license

renewal forms evidence of 20 hours of continuing education credits in marriage

and family therapy continuing education obtained subsequent to the prior

license renewal.  Evidence of completion shall consist of a certificate of

attendance and completion signed by the continuing education provider and shall

include date(s) of attendance, number of hours, name of attendee, and name of

course.

(b)  Continuing education units that by title and content

deal with marriage and family therapy practice and therapeutic issues, ethics

and supervision of marriage and family therapy shall be approved by the Board.

(c)  Ongoing supervision by an AAMFT approved supervisor or

AAMFT supervisor candidate may be utilized for up to 12 hours of continuing

education.  Written documentation of the supervisor's status shall be provided

to the Board via a copy of the AAMFT supervisor or supervisor candidate

verification form.

(d)  Three hours of ethics training in the provision of

professional mental health services is required (as part of the required 20

hours of continuing education) for each renewal period.

(e)  The maximum number of hours of continuing education

credits for presenting a continuing education course in marriage and family

therapy or teaching a course in marriage and family therapy at a recognized

educational institution is five.

(f)  Continuing Education credit shall not be accepted for

the following:

(1)           Regular work activities, administrative

staff meetings, case staffing or reporting;

(2)           Membership in, holding office in, or

participation on boards or committees, business meetings of professional

organizations, or banquet speeches;

(3)           Independent unstructured or self-structured

learning, defined as learning which is undertaken by the licensee without peer

or other guidance, review, input, supervision or monitoring;

(4)           Training related to policies and procedures

of an agency; or

(5)           Non-therapy content programs such as

finance or business management.

(g)  If a person submits documentation for continuing

education that is not identifiable as dealing with marriage and family therapy

practice and therapeutic issues, ethics or the supervision of marriage and

family therapy, the Board shall request a written description of the continuing

education and how it applies to professional practice in marriage and family

therapy.  If the Board determines that the training cannot be considered, the

individual shall be given 90 days from the date of notification to replace the

hours not allowed.  Those hours shall be considered replacement hours and shall

not be counted during the next renewal period.

(h)  If evidence of completion of marriage and family

continuing education is not presented to the Board within 90 days from the date

of notification, the license expires automatically.

(i)  The Board shall waive the continuing education

requirements in this Rule for any individual who is currently licensed by and

in good standing with the Board if the individual is serving in the armed

forces of the United States and if G.S. 105-249.2 grants the individual an

extension of time to file a tax return.  The waiver shall be in effect for any

period that is disregarded under Section 7508 of the Internal Revenue Code in

determining the taxpayer's liability for a federal tax.

(j)  If the evidence of completion is not postmarked by July

1, the evidence of completion shall not be accepted by the Board, and the license

will expire effective July 1.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270-58C; 93B-15;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0800 - ASSOCIATE STATUS

 

21 NCAC 31 .0801             LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

ASSOCIATE CREDENTIALS REQUIRED

(a)  An applicant for licensure as a marriage and family

therapy associate shall ensure the submission of the following to the Board:

(1)           Notarized application form and application

fee;

(2)           Official graduate college transcripts sent

directly to the Board by the training institution(s) evidencing; completion of

a master's or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from a recognized

educational institution, or completion of a related degree from a recognized

educational institution with course of study encompassing coursework as defined

by the Board in 21 NCAC 31 .0501.  Additional documentation (copies of course

catalog and syllabi) of qualifying coursework shall be required if the Board

has questions about course content;

(3)           Evidence of good moral character which

include three endorsements for licensure, using Board forms, from persons

familiar with the applicant;

(4)           Evidence of a passing score on the

examination required by the Board pursuant to G.S. 90-270.54(a)(2); and

(5)           Evidence of an agreement with a supervisor

who meets the requirements of Rule .0502 for ongoing supervision.

(b)  All complete application materials shall be received

within two years from the date of the application or the file shall be closed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.48(b)(1);

90-270.51(b);

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2011.

 

21 NCAC 31 .0802             LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

ASSOCIATE

For purposes of G.S. 90-270.54A(c) special circumstances are

defined as events beyond the control or fault of the Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapy Associate, including illness of self, partner, spouse or child,

or death of life partner, spouse or child.  Persons who are licensed as Licensed

Marriage and Family Therapy Associates must disclose to their clients that they

are required to practice under on-going supervision, and the name of their

supervisor.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.54A;

Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .0900 - RECIPROCITY

 

21 NCAC 31 .0901             RECIPROCAL LICENSE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.51(b); 90-270.56;

Eff. March 1, 1996;

Repealed Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

SECTION .1000 - fees

 

21 NCAC 31 .1001             FEES

The Board sets the following fees:

(1)           Each license examination                                                                                                  $ 

50.00

(2)           Each license application as a marriage and family therapist                                     $200.00

(3)           Each license application as a marriage and family

therapist associate                    $200.00

(4)           Each reciprocal license application                                                                                  $200.00

(5)           Each renewal of license                                                                                                      $100.00

(6)           Each reinstatement of an expired license                                                                       $200.00

(7)           Each application to return to active status                                                                     $200.00

(8)           Each duplicate license                                                                                                        $ 

25.00

(9)           Each annual maintenance of inactive status                                                                                $ 

50.00

(10)         Each application to extend associate license                                                                 $ 

50.00

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.57;

Eff. July 1, 2011.

 

21 NCAC 31 .1002             FUND SUSPENSION

In the event the Board's authority to expend funds is

suspended pursuant to G.S. 93B-2, the Board shall continue to issue and re-new

licenses and all fees tendered shall be placed in an escrow account maintained by

the Board for this purpose. Once the Board's authority is restored, the funds

shall be moved from the escrow account into the general operating account.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 93B-2(d);

Eff. July 1, 2011.