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75-7d05. Same; required rules and regulations. (a) The attorney general shall establish by rules and regulations the requirements for a batterer intervention certification program. These requirements may include, but not be limited to:

(1) Standards;

(2) program elements and goals;

(3) the role of the certified batterer intervention program in the community;

(4) technical considerations which may include, but not be limited to, consideration of any combination of:

(A) Expectations of batterers;

(B) group composition;

(C) facilitation;

(D) curriculum;

(E) prohibited and restricted practices;

(F) batterer confidentiality, victim confidentiality and safety checks;

(G) program length;

(H) victim notification;

(I) victim involvement;

(J) public relations;

(K) research;

(L) agency structure; and

(M) personnel policies and procedures;

(5) the assessment of batterer participants and the utilization of the Kansas domestic violence offender assessment;

(6) orientation training and continuing education requirements for program facilitators, program supervisors and program coordinators, and any agent or employee of a certified batterer intervention program who directly provides intervention services to clients of such program; and

(7) any other requirements or conditions as may be required by the attorney general.

(b) Such rules and regulations shall require the following:

(1) The Kansas domestic violence offender assessment shall be completed by: (A) An individual who is licensed to practice in Kansas as a licensed psychologist, licensed baccalaureate social worker, licensed master social worker, licensed specialist clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed addiction counselor, licensed clinical addiction counselor, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, licensed masters level psychologist or licensed clinical psychotherapist; or (B) an individual who meets the requirements of subsection (b)(2).

(2) Any person who is not licensed as required in subsection (b)(1)(A) who is completing domestic violence offender assessments as an employee of or volunteer for a batterer intervention program immediately prior to January 1, 2013, may continue to complete such assessments on and after January 1, 2013, if such person remains an employee of or volunteer for the same program, and such program remains a certified batterer intervention program. When such person is no longer an employee of or volunteer for the program in which they were employed or volunteering immediately prior to January 1, 2013, such person shall not be allowed to complete the Kansas domestic violence offender assessment for any certified batterer intervention program without meeting the license requirements prescribed in subsection (b)(1)(A).

History: L. 2012, ch. 162, ยง 5; May 31.

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