§ 491.002 Intent
§ 491.003 Definitions
§ 491.004 Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
§ 491.0045 Intern registration; requirements
§ 491.0046 Provisional license; requirements
§ 491.005 Licensure by examination
§ 491.0057 Dual licensure as a marriage and family therapist
§ 491.006 Licensure or certification by endorsement
§ 491.0065 Requirement for instruction on HIV and AIDS
§ 491.007 Renewal of license, registration, or certificate
§ 491.008 Inactive status; reactivation of licenses; fees
§ 491.0085 Continuing education and laws and rules courses; approval of providers, programs, and courses; proof of completion
§ 491.009 Discipline
§ 491.0111 Sexual misconduct
§ 491.0112 Sexual misconduct by a psychotherapist; penalties
§ 491.012 Violations; penalty; injunction
§ 491.014 Exemptions
§ 491.0141 Practice of hypnosis
§ 491.0143 Practice of sex therapy
§ 491.0144 The practice of juvenile sexual offender therapy
§ 491.0145 Certified master social worker
§ 491.0147 Confidentiality and privileged communications
§ 491.0148 Records
§ 491.0149 Display of license; use of professional title on promotional materials
§ 491.015 Duties of the department as to certified master social workers
§ 491.016 Social work; use of title

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 491 - Clinical, Counseling, and Psychotherapy Services

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • association: means an association not for profit incorporated under this chapter for the purpose of conducting and operating public fairs or expositions. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Authority: means the Florida State Fair Authority. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Board: means the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Clinical social worker: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice clinical social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concession: means use by a fair association, or a grant, lease, or license to a third party, of a portion of the land under the ownership, custody, or control of a fair association for specific uses, or the right to enter upon the land for specific purposes, such as providing rides, games, food, beverage, merchandise for sale, exhibits, projects, activities, events, programs, or other uses authorized in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Exhibit: means one or more entries entered for exhibition and constituting a unit. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Marriage and family therapist: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice marriage and family therapy. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Mental health counselor: means a person licensed under this chapter to practice mental health counseling. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • practice of marriage and family therapy: means the use of scientific and applied marriage and family theories, methods, and procedures for the purpose of describing, evaluating, and modifying marital, family, and individual behavior, within the context of marital and family systems, including the context of marital formation and dissolution, and is based on marriage and family systems theory, marriage and family development, human development, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, human sexuality, psychotherapeutic and marriage and family therapy theories and techniques. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • practice of mental health counseling: means the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating undesired behavior and enhancing mental health and human development and is based on the person-in-situation perspectives derived from research and theory in personality, family, group, and organizational dynamics and development, career planning, cultural diversity, human growth and development, human sexuality, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopathology, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Provisional clinical social worker licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide clinical social work services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Provisional marriage and family therapist licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide marriage and family therapy services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Provisional mental health counselor licensee: means a person provisionally licensed under this chapter to provide mental health counseling services under supervision. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Psychotherapist: means a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or mental health counselor licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered clinical social worker intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the postgraduate clinical social work experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Registered marriage and family therapist intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the post-master's clinical experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Registered mental health counselor intern: means a person registered under this chapter who is completing the post-master's clinical experience requirement specified in…. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Social worker: means a person who has a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in social work. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • State fair: means an annual public fair that serves the entire state. See Florida Statutes 616.001
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • treat: as used in this chapter , when considered in isolation or in conjunction with the rules of the board, may not be construed to permit the performance of any act which clinical social workers are not educated and trained to perform, including, but not limited to, admitting persons to hospitals for treatment of the foregoing conditions, treating persons in hospitals without medical supervision, prescribing medicinal drugs as defined in chapter 465, authorizing clinical laboratory procedures, or radiological procedures, or use of electroconvulsive therapy. See Florida Statutes 491.003
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01