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74-7507. Powers, duties and functions of board. (a) The behavioral sciences regulatory board shall have the following powers, duties and functions:

(1) Recommend to the appropriate district or county attorneys prosecution for violations of this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(2) compile and publish annually a list of the names and addresses of all persons who are licensed under this act, are licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(3) prescribe the form and contents of examinations required under this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(4) enter into contracts necessary to administer this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(5) adopt an official seal;

(6) adopt and enforce rules and regulations for professional conduct of persons licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(7) adopt and enforce rules and regulations establishing requirements for the continuing education of persons licensed under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act or the addiction counselor licensure act;

(8) adopt rules and regulations establishing classes of social work specialties which will be recognized for licensure under K.S.A. 65-6301 to 65-6318, inclusive, and amendments thereto;

(9) adopt rules and regulations establishing procedures for examination of candidates for licensure under the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act, the addiction counselor licensure act and for issuance of such certificates and such licenses;

(10) adopt rules and regulations as may be necessary for the administration of this act, the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas, the professional counselors licensure act, the social workers licensure act, the licensure of master's level psychologists act, the applied behavior analysis licensure act, the marriage and family therapists licensure act and the addiction counselor licensure act and to carry out the purposes thereof;

(11) appoint an executive director and other employees as provided in K.S.A. 74-7501, and amendments thereto; and

(12) exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and duties as may be prescribed by law.

(b) If an order of the behavioral sciences regulatory board is adverse to a licensee or registrant of the board, the actual costs shall be charged to such person as in ordinary civil actions in the district court. The board shall pay any additional costs and, if the board is the unsuccessful party, the costs shall be paid by the board. Witness fees and costs may be taxed in accordance with statutes governing taxation of witness fees and costs in the district court.

History: L. 1980, ch. 242, § 7; L. 1986, ch. 299, § 42; L. 1987, ch. 315, § 17; L. 1991, ch. 114, § 15; L. 1992, ch. 184, § 7; L. 1996, ch. 153, § 43; L. 2004, ch. 16, § 5; L. 2010, ch. 45, § 15; L. 2016, ch. 92, § 79; July 1.


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