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House approves bill to let license professional counselors keep practicing

Posted: 7:24 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 07:24:52-04
Lansing Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — The state House has unanimously approved a bill that allows counselors to diagnose and treat their clients.

More than one thousand counselors flooded a hearing last week in protest of rule changes by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Counselors say the change could prevent them from treating thousands of people with mental illness and substance use problems.

House Bill 4325 would let counselors to keep practicing.

The legislation is currently heading to the Senate for review.

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