Recent Changes to the Mental Health Practice Act

Recent changes to the Mental Health Practice Act were enacted by the passage of House Bill 496 during the 2012 Utah legislature. The links below include a letter by Richard Oborn, Bureau Manager, Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing where he describes the following revisions to the Mental Health Practice Act:

  • Change the license title "Professional Counselor" to "Clinical Mental Health Counselor" (CMHC)
  • Change the license title "Associate Professional Counselor" to "Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor" (ACMHC)
  • Amend the definition of 'mental health therapist' to include "Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselors"

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