Bill Details - SB535 (2018)

CHAPTER 365

SB 535-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

02/15/2018   0522s

05/23/2018   2068CofC

05/23/2018   2117EBA

 

2018 SESSION

18-2854

10/01

 

SENATE BILL 535-FN

 

AN ACT relative to licensure for the practice of professional art therapy and relative to certain revenues from the sale of commemorative liquor bottles of historic significance.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines the practice of professional art therapy.  The bill also credits revenue from the sales of commemorative liquor bottles until December 31, 2019 to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/15/2018   0522s

05/23/2018   2068CofC

05/23/2018   2117EBA 18-2854

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to licensure for the practice of professional art therapy and relative to certain revenues from the sale of commemorative liquor bottles of historic significance.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

365:1  New Chapter; Professional Art Therapy.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter 326-K the following new chapter:

CHAPTER 326-L

PROFESSIONAL ART THERAPY

326-L:1  Definitions.  In this chapter:

I.  "Professional art therapy" means the integrated use of psychotherapeutic principles, art media, and the creative process to assist individuals, families, or groups in:

(a)  Increasing awareness of self and others;

(b)  Coping with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences;

(c)  Enhancing cognitive abilities; and

(d)  Identifying and assessing clients' needs in order to implement therapeutic intervention to meet developmental, behavioral, mental, and emotional needs.

II.  "Practice of professional art therapy" means to engage professionally and for compensation in art therapy and appraisal activities by providing services involving the application of art therapy principles and methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems and emotional or mental conditions that includes, but is not limited to:

(a)  Clinical appraisal and treatment activities during individual, couples, family, or group sessions which provide opportunities for expression through the creative process;

(b)  Using the process and products of art creation to tap into a client's inner fears, conflicts, and core issues with the goal of improving physical, mental, and emotional functioning and well-being;

(c)  Using diagnostic art therapy assessments to determine treatment goals and implement therapeutic art interventions which meet developmental, mental, and emotional needs; and

(d)  Employing art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to assist clients to:

(1)  Reduce psychiatric symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and attachment disorders;

(2)  Enhance neurological, cognitive, and verbal abilities, develop social skills, aid sensory impairments, and move developmental capabilities forward in specific areas;

(3)  Cope with symptoms of stress, anxiety, traumatic experiences, and grief;

(4)  Explore feelings, gain insight into behaviors, and reconcile emotional conflicts;

(5)  Improve or restore functioning and a sense of personal well-being;

(6)  Increase coping skills, self-esteem, awareness of self, and empathy for others;

(7)  Channel feelings of anger and guilt in a healthy way; and

(8)  Improve school performance, family functioning, and parent/child relationship.

326-L:2  Education Required; Title.  

I.  A person engaged in this state in the practice of professional art therapy shall hold a master's or doctoral degree in art therapy from an accredited educational institution.

II.  No person who is not qualified for the practice of professional art therapy may use the title "art therapist" or "professional art therapist" or make use of any title, words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that he or she is a professional art therapist.

326-L:3  Exceptions.  This chapter shall not apply to a person who provides art therapy while acting within the scope of practice of the person's license and training, provided the person does not hold himself or herself out to the public as a professional art therapist, or is a student enrolled in an art therapy educational program or graduate art therapy educational program approved by the American Art Therapy Association, or any successor of said association, and art therapy is an integral part of the student's course of study and such student is performing such therapy under the direct supervision of a professional art therapist.

326-L:4  Penalty.  Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an unfair or deceptive act or practice as provided in RSA 358-A and shall be penalized in accordance with RSA 358-A:6.

365:2  New Paragraph; Historical Fund; Sale of Commemorative Bottles; Transfer of Revenues.  Amend RSA 177:8 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraph:

III.  Notwithstanding provisions of paragraph II, revenue from commemorative bottles sold under this section between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019 shall be credited to the New Hampshire state house bicentennial education and commemoration fund in RSA 17-R:3.

365:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.

 

Approved: July 02, 2018

Effective Date: July 01, 2018

 

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2
Jan. 24, 2018 Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:40 am; SC 4
Jan. 24, 2018 Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 101, LOB, 09:50 am, on proposed amendment # 2018-0169s; SC 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0522s, 02/15/2018; SC 7
Feb. 15, 2018 Chair Ruled Sections of Amendment # 2018-0522s Non-Germane, 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Without Objection, Rule 3-17 is Suspended to Allow Non-Germane Amendment # 2018-0522s; 2/3 Necessary, MA; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Committee Amendment # 2018-0522s, AA, VV; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
Feb. 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0522s, MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 02/15/2018; SJ 4
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/15/2018; SC 12A
March 15, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Introduced 03/15/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 8 P. 70
April 10, 2018 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 04/10/2018 10:00 AM LOB 306
April 17, 2018 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 04/17/2018 11:00 AM LOB 306
April 24, 2018 Executive Session: 04/24/2018 LOB 306
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1690h (NT) (Vote 11-7; RC)
May 2, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-1690h (NT) for 05/02/2018 (Vote 11-7; RC) HC 17 P. 18
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
May 2, 2018 Amendment # 2018-1690h: AA RC 169-157 05/02/2018
May 2, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 1690h: MA RC 174-156 05/02/2018
May 10, 2018 Sen. Carson Moved Nonconcur with the House Amendment; Requests C of C, MA, VV; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 10, 2018 President Appoints: Senators Reagan, Carson, Soucy; 05/10/2018; SJ 17
May 10, 2018 House Accedes to Senate Request for CofC (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 05/10/2018
May 10, 2018 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Proulx, McGuire, Hoell, Gagnon 05/10/2018
May 16, 2018 Committee of Conference Meeting: 05/16/2018, 10:00 am, Room 103, SH ==RECESSED==
May 17, 2018 ==RECONVENE== Committee of Conference Meeting: 05/17/2018, 12:00 pm, Room 103, SH
May 10, 2018 Conferee Change: Rep. H. Marsh Replaces Rep. Proulx 05/10/2018
May 17, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2068c Filed 05/17/2018; Senate Amendment + New Amendment
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report 2068c: Adopted, VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Conference Committee Report # 2018-2068c, Adopted, VV; 05/23/2018; SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2117e: AA VV 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-2117e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 05/23/2018); SJ 18
May 23, 2018 Enrolled 05/23/2018
May 23, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/23/2018); SJ 18
July 2, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 07/02/2018; Chapter 0365; Effective 07/01/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 Senate Hearing
Jan. 24, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2018 House Hearing
April 17, 2018 House Hearing
April 24, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 17, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 House Floor Vote
May 23, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB535 Revision: 2874 Date: Jan. 9, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
SB535 Revision: 3056 Date: March 6, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
SB535 Revision: 3709 Date: May 8, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
SB535 Revision: 3948 Date: June 6, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
SB535 Revision: 4287 Date: July 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.