AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.
SECTION 1. IC 25-20.5-1-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 4. As used in this
chapter, "hypnotism" means a temporary condition of altered or
intensified attention induced in an individual by a person who professes
to be a hypnotist, in which the condition is characterized by a variety
of phenomena that appear spontaneously or in response to verbal or
other stimuli, including the following phenomena:
(1) Alterations in consciousness and memory.
(2) Increased suggestibility.
(3) The production of responses and ideas unfamiliar to the individual in the individual's usual state of mind.
The term includes neurolinguistic programming, transformational imagery, guided imagery, and visualization.
SECTION 2. IC 25-20.5-1-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 7. (a) There is created a six (6) member Indiana hypnotist committee to assist the board in carrying out this chapter regarding the qualifications and examinations of hypnotists. The committee is comprised of:
(1) three (3) hypnotists;
(2) one (1) physician licensed under IC 25-22.5;
(3) one (1) licensed psychologist who has received a health service provider endorsement under IC 25-33-1-5.1; and
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.
SECTION 4. IC 25-20.5-1-24 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 24. A hypnotist may not use, advocate, teach, or condone the following practices while engaged in the practice of hypnotism or advertising hypnotism services:
(2) Satanic rituals.
(4) Spirit or demon depossession.
SECTION 5. P.L.175-1997, SECTION 8, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: (a) The governor shall make the initial appointments to the Indiana hypnotist committee established by IC 25-20.5-1-7, as added by this act, before July 1, 1997.
(b) Notwithstanding IC 25-20.5-1-7, as added by this act, the initial terms of office of the members of the Indiana hypnotist committee are as follows:
(1) One (1) hypnotist member and the licensed psychologist member for terms of one (1) year.
(2) One (1) hypnotist member and the consumer member for terms of two (2) years.
(3) One (1) hypnotist member and the physician member for
terms of three (3) years.
(c) Notwithstanding IC 25-20.5-1-7, as added by this act, an individual appointed to the Indiana hypnotist committee as a member under this SECTION does not need to be certified as a hypnotist. However, a hypnotist member must have completed at least three hundred (300) supervised classroom hours of hypnotism education from a school that is approved by the Indiana commission on proprietary education under IC 20-1-19 or by any other state that has requirements as stringent as required in Indiana. No two (2) hypnotist members appointed to the Indiana hypnotist committee may belong to the same professional hypnosis association (as defined by IC 25-20.5-1-6).
(d) Notwithstanding IC 25-20.5-1-15, as added by this act, an individual who applies for certification to the Indiana hypnotist committee before January 1,
(1) be certified as a hypnotist without being required to take the examination if the individual has completed at least three hundred (300) supervised classroom hours of hypnotism education from a school that is approved by the Indiana commission on proprietary education under IC 20-1-19 or by any other state that has requirements as stringent as required in Indiana; or
(2) take the examination, notwithstanding the individual's failure to meet the requirements of IC 25-20.5-1-10(a)(1)(C), as added by this act, if the individual meets the other requirements under IC 25-20.5-1-10, as added by this act, and has had at least ten (10) years of continued experience in hypnotism or has completed before July 1, 1997, a course in hypnotism from a state approved school that included less than three hundred (300) classroom hours.
(e) This SECTION expires July 1,
SECTION 6. An emergency is declared for this act.