4757.31 Fees - receipts and vouchers.

(A) Subject to division (B) of this section, the counselor, social worker, and marriage and family therapist board shall establish, and may from time to time adjust, fees to be charged for the following:

(1) Examination for licensure as a professional clinical counselor, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, independent marriage and family therapist, social worker, or independent social worker;

(2) Initial licenses of professional clinical counselors, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, independent marriage and family therapists, social workers, and independent social workers, except that the board shall charge only one fee to a person who fulfills all requirements for more than one of the following initial licenses: an initial license as a social worker or independent social worker, an initial license as a professional counselor or professional clinical counselor, and an initial license as a marriage and family therapist or independent marriage and family therapist;

(3) Initial certificates of registration of social work assistants;

(4) Renewal and late renewal of licenses of professional clinical counselors, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, independent marriage and family therapists, social workers, and independent social workers and renewal and late renewal of certificates of registration of social work assistants;

(5) Verification, to another jurisdiction, of a license or registration issued by the board;

(6) Continuing education programs offered by the board to licensees or registrants;

(7) Approval of continuing education programs;

(8) Approval of continuing education providers to be authorized to offer continuing education programs without prior approval from the board for each program offered;

(9) Issuance of a replacement copy of any wall certificate issued by the board.

(B) The fees charged under division (A)(1) of this section shall be established in amounts sufficient to cover the direct expenses incurred in examining applicants for licensure. The fees charged under divisions (A)(2) to (9) of this section shall be nonrefundable and shall be established in amounts sufficient to cover the necessary expenses in administering this chapter and rules adopted under it that are not covered by fees charged under division (A)(1) or (C) of this section. The renewal fee for a license or certificate of registration shall not be less than the initial fee for that license or certificate. The fees charged for licensure and registration and the renewal of licensure and registration may differ for the various types of licensure and registration, but shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars each, unless the board determines that amounts in excess of one hundred twenty-five dollars are needed to cover its necessary expenses in administering this chapter and rules adopted under it and the amounts in excess of one hundred twenty-five dollars are approved by the controlling board.

(C) All receipts of the board shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the occupational licensing and regulatory fund. All vouchers of the board shall be approved by the chairperson or executive director of the board, or both, as authorized by the board.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 2002 HB374 04-07-2003