Board of Behavioral Health Votes to Amend Permanent Rules for CEUs and Supervisor Qualifications
Early this year, members of the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health Licensure (BBHL) met for the bimonthly board meeting. In the February 10th meeting, the Board voted to pass proposed revisions to the Oklahoma Administrative Code. According to the Notices of Rule Making Intent, the proposed amendments would remove descriptions for obsolete board forms from the Permanent Rules and allow the status of Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the National Board of Certified Counselors to qualify to become an approved supervisor for LPC candidates.
The proposed amendments would also remove the limits of technology-assisted supervision, strike the requirement for ethics and supervision continuing education to take place in a face-to-face setting, and remove the requirement for at least 10 hours of continuing education to take place in a face-to-face setting.
Since March of 2020, the Board has honored a stay of enforcement for all face-to-face continuing education requirements for LPC and LMFT clinicians, which is expected to expire after December 31st, 2023. If the proposed revisions are signed into law by Governor Stitt, the LPC and LMFT Permanent Rules will no longer require a minimum of 10 hours of face-to-face continuing education, nor will it be mandatory for ethics and supervision continuing education to take place in a face-to-face setting.
For more information or status of the proposed changes, contact the Board of Behavioral Health at Info.BehavioralHealth@bbhl.ok.gov