Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 203

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-4.5; IC 35-51-25-1.

Synopsis: Art therapists. Provides that an individual may not profess to be a registered art therapist unless the individual holds and maintains the credentialing administered by the Art Therapy Credentials Board. Establishes a Class B misdemeanor for practicing art therapy without the credentialing.

Effective: July 1, 2012.





Breaux




    January 4, 2012, read first time and referred to Committee on Corrections, Criminal, and Civil Matters.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


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SENATE BILL No. 203



    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:

SOURCE: IC 25-4.5; (12)IN0203.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW ARTICLE TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]:
     ARTICLE 4.5. ART THERAPISTS
    Chapter 1. Activity by Nonregistered Individuals
    Sec. 1. As used in this article, "art therapy" means the use of the creative process, visual art media, and psychotherapeutic principles within the therapeutic relationship with a patient in the assessment and treatment of emotional, cognitive, psychosocial, physical, neurological, and developmental disorders in children, adolescents, adults, families, and other groups.
    Sec. 2. (a) As used in the section, "practitioner" means a person that holds:
        (1) an unlimited license, certificate, registration, or permit;
        (2) a limited or probationary license, certificate, registration, or permit;
        (3) a temporary license, certificate, registration, or permit; or
        (4) an intern permit;
issued by a board regulating a profession or an occupation.
    (b) This chapter does not prohibit a practitioner from performing art therapy functions if the practitioner is acting within the scope of the practitioner's license, permit, registration, or certificate.
    Sec. 3. Except as provided in section 2 of this chapter, an individual may not:
        (1) profess to be a registered art therapist or art therapist;
        (2) use the initials "ATR", or any other words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that the individual is a registered art therapist; or
        (3) practice art therapy;
unless the individual holds and maintains the registration credentialing administered by the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
    Sec. 4. An individual who knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally violates section 3 of this chapter commits a Class B misdemeanor.
SOURCE: IC 35-51-25-1; (12)IN0203.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 35-51-25-1, AS ADDED BY P.L.70-2011, SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 1. The following statutes define crimes in IC 25:
        IC 25-2.1-13-3 (Concerning accountants).
        IC 25-2.5-3-4 (Concerning acupuncturists).
         IC 25-4.5-1-4 (Concerning art therapists).
        IC 25-5.1-4-2 (Concerning athletic trainers).
        IC 25-5.2-2-12 (Concerning athlete agents).
        IC 25-6.1-7-1 (Concerning auctioneers and auctions).
        IC 25-6.1-7-2 (Concerning auctioneers and auctions).
        IC 25-8-15.4-25 (Concerning beauty culture).
        IC 25-10-1-11 (Concerning chiropractors).
        IC 25-11-1-12 (Concerning collection agencies).
        IC 25-13-1-3 (Concerning dental hygienists).
        IC 25-14-1-25 (Concerning dentists).
        IC 25-14-4-6 (Concerning dentists).
        IC 25-14.5-7-2 (Concerning dietitians).
        IC 25-16-1-18 (Concerning employment services).
        IC 25-17.3-5-3 (Concerning genetic counselors).
        IC 25-17.6-8-2 (Concerning geologists).
        IC 25-18-1-19 (Concerning distress sales).
        IC 25-20-1-21 (Concerning hearing aid dealers).
        IC 25-20.7-5-1 (Concerning interior designers).
        IC 25-21.5-5-10 (Concerning land surveyors).
        IC 25-21.5-13-2 (Concerning land surveyors).
        IC 25-21.8-7-1 (Concerning massage therapists).
        IC 25-22.5-8-2 (Concerning physicians).
        IC 25-22.5-8-3 (Concerning physicians).
        IC 25-23-1-27 (Concerning nurses).
        IC 25-23.5-3-2 (Concerning occupational therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-3-3 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-4-4 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-4.5-4 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-4.7-7 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-10.1-6 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-11-1 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-11-2 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.6-11-3 (Concerning marriage and family therapists).
        IC 25-23.7-7-5 (Concerning manufactured home installers).
        IC 25-24-1-18 (Concerning optometrists).
        IC 25-24-3-17 (Concerning optometrists).
        IC 25-26-13-29 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-14-23 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-14-25 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-14-26 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-14-27 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-19-9 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-26-21-11 (Concerning pharmacists, pharmacies, and drug stores).
        IC 25-27-1-12 (Concerning physical therapists).
        IC 25-27.5-7-2 (Concerning physician assistants).
        IC 25-28.5-1-31 (Concerning plumbers).
        IC 25-29-9-1 (Concerning podiatrists).
        IC 25-30-1-21 (Concerning private investigator firms, security guards, and polygraph examiners).
        IC 25-30-1.3-23 (Concerning private investigator firms, security guards, and polygraph examiners).
        IC 25-31-1-13 (Concerning engineers).
        IC 25-31-1-27 (Concerning engineers).
        IC 25-31.5-8-7 (Concerning soil scientists).
        IC 25-33-1-15 (Concerning psychologists).
        IC 25-34.5-3-2 (Concerning respiratory care specialists).
        IC 25-35.6-3-10 (Concerning speech pathologists and audiologists).
        IC 25-36.1-1-2 (Concerning surgical technologists).
        IC 25-36.5-1-10 (Concerning timber buyers).
        IC 25-36.5-1-15 (Concerning timber buyers).
        IC 25-38.1-4-10 (Concerning veterinarians).
        IC 25-38.1-4-11 (Concerning veterinarians).
        IC 25-39-5-1 (Concerning water well drilling contractors).
        IC 25-39-5-7 (Concerning water well drilling contractors).
        IC 25-41-1-2 (Concerning behavior analysts).