Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Board of Behavioral Health

Duties Of Board

37-22-201. Duties of board. The board:

(1) shall recommend prosecutions for violations of 37-22-411, 37-23-311, and Title 37, chapters 35, 37, and 38, to the attorney general or the appropriate county attorney, or both;

(2) shall meet at least once every 3 months to perform the duties described in Title 37, chapters 1, 23, 35, 37, and 38, and this chapter. The board may, once a year by a consensus of board members, determine that there is no necessity for a board meeting.

(3) shall adopt rules that set professional, practice, and ethical standards for social workers, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, professional counselors, and behavioral health peer support specialists and other rules as may be reasonably necessary for the administration of Title 37, chapters 23, 35, 37, and 38, and this chapter; and

(4) may adopt rules governing the issuance of licenses of special competence in particular areas of practice as a licensed professional counselor. The board shall establish criteria for each particular area for which a license is issued.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 544, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 64, Ch. 467, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 403, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 288, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 479, L. 2021.