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House Bill 1278


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House Bill 1278

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1278 (Updated April 11, 2001 6:50 PM - DI 84)

Hypnotists. Adds an individual who teaches hypnotism to the definition of "hypnotist". Increases the number of hours of education required to be certified as a hypnotist. Requires the classroom instruction be taught by a certified hypnotist. Provides that video tape instruction may not account for more than 50 hours of hypnotism instruction. Provides that an individual must be a resident of Indiana to be certified as a hypnotist. Provides that a hypnotist may not use, advocate, teach, or condone demoniac rituals or acts, including spirit or demon possession. Provides that an individual who practices hypnotism without being certified or exempt commits a Class A misdemeanor. Provides for the issuance of an injunction against an individual who violates the hypnotist statutes. Amends an implementation provision allowing an individual to take the state hypnotist examination before July 1, 2005, even if the individual has not fully met the statutory education prerequisite.
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 In Conference Committee
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