Summary of Activities: New Board in 2003; Alcohol and Drug counselors added July 1, 2005.
2004 Minn Laws Chap. 279 Art. 5 Sec. 11 amended Minn. Stat. 148B.51 with the following language concerning Alcohol and Drug Counselors:
Sec. 11. [TRANSITION PLAN.]
The commissioner of health, in consultation with the executive directors of the health-related licensing boards, must develop a transition plan to transfer the authority for licensed alcohol and drug counselors from the commissioner of health to the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy and for the regulation of individuals after July 1, 2005, who are not regulated by a health-related licensing board or the commissioner of health and who are providing mental health services for remuneration. The transition plan must include any necessary legislative language to transfer authority and corresponding funding to the board, identify critical licensing activities, and specify a schedule for transferring all duties and activities.