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Text of the To include family therapists on the list of professionals recognized to provide public school mental health services under the Elementary ...

...under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

This bill was introduced on March 25, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1710

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 25, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hare, and Mr. Yarmuth) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To include family therapists on the list of professionals recognized to provide public school mental health services under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

1.

Inclusion of family therapists

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 4151 (20 U.S.C. 7161)—

(A)

in paragraph (9), by inserting family therapist, after school social worker,; and

(B)

in paragraph (10), by inserting State licensed or State certified family therapists, after psychologists,;

(2)

in section 5421 (20 U.S.C. 7245)—

(A)

in subsection (a)(2)(A), by striking , and students to school psychologists and inserting , students to school psychologists, and students to family therapists;

(B)

in subsection (c)(2)—

(i)

in subparagraph (D), by striking , or child and adolescent psychiatrists and inserting , child and adolescent psychiatrists, or family therapists;

(ii)

in subparagraph (G), by striking , and child and adolescent psychiatrists and inserting , child and adolescent psychiatrists, and family therapists; and

(iii)

in subparagraph (L), by striking , or child and adolescent psychiatrists and inserting , child and adolescent psychiatrists, or family therapists;

(C)

in subsection (e)—

(i)

in paragraph (4)(C), by striking and after the semicolon at the end;

(ii)

in paragraph (5)(B)(ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(iii)

by adding at the end the following:

(6)

the term family therapist means an individual who—

(A)

is licensed or certified in marriage and family therapy by the State in which the individual works; and

(B)

practices in the scope of the individual’s education, training, and experience with children in school settings.

; and

(D)

in subsection (f)(2)—

(i)

in subparagraph (B), by striking and after the semicolon;

(ii)

in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(iii)

by adding at the end the following:

(D)

family therapists.

; and

(3)

in section 9101(36)(A) (20 U.S.C. 7801(36)(A)), by inserting State licensed or State certified family therapists, after school psychologists,.