Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 178

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-20.5-1-11.

Synopsis: Hypnotist school accreditation. Provides that the hours of hypnotism education completed by an individual who applies for a certificate as a hypnotist must be from an Indiana school or program of hypnotism approved by the Indiana commission on proprietary education or from any other state approved school or program that the commission finds has requirements as stringent as those necessary for the commission's approval of an Indiana school or program of hypnotism. (Under current law the hours must be from a school or program of hypnotism approved by the Indiana medical licensing board.)

Effective: July 1, 2000.





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    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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SENATE BILL No. 178



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 25-20.5-1-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 11. (a) An individual who applies for a certificate as a hypnotist must do the following:
        (1) Present satisfactory evidence to the committee that the individual:
            (A) does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently;
            (B) has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of another state or jurisdiction on the grounds that the individual was not able to practice as a hypnotist without endangering the public; and
            (C) has at least three hundred fifty (350) hours of hypnotism education from a an Indiana school or program of hypnotism that is approved by the board that includes Indiana commission on proprietary education (referred to as "the commission" in this clause) under IC 20-1-19 or from any other state approved school or program that is found by

the commission to have requirements as stringent as necessary for the commission's approval of an Indiana school or program of hypnotism, including the following:
                (i) At least one hundred fifty (150) hours of supervised practice of hypnotism with a qualified supervisor, with not less than one (1) hour of personal supervision for every fifteen (15) hours of supervised practice.
                (ii) At least one hundred fifty (150) hours of classroom instruction in the practice of hypnotism. A classroom hour may not be less than a fifty (50) minute period of instruction with both the instructor and student in attendance. Classroom instruction does not include video tape correspondence courses or other forms of electronic presentation.
                (iii) At least fifty (50) hours of video tape instruction in the practice of hypnotism. Video tape instruction may be used as a home study assignment.
        (2) Pay the fee established by the board.
    (b) An individual may not enroll in a school or program of hypnotism to satisfy the requirement under subsection (a)(1)(C) unless the individual:
        (1) is at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
        (2) has graduated from high school or received a:
            (A) high school equivalency certificate; or
            (B) state of Indiana general education development (GED) diploma under IC 20-10.1-12.1.