(a) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to limit the practice of medicine,
osteopathy, psychology, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, or other recognized
business or profession, or to prevent qualified members of other professions from
doing work of a nature consistent with their training so long as they do not hold
themselves out to the public as a licensed counselor and family practice.
(b) No person shall be required to be licensed under this chapter who:
(1) Is a salaried employee of a government agency or of a developmental services program
or of a mental-health, alcohol, or drug abuse facility operating pursuant to chapter
24 of title 40.1, or who is an employee of an accredited academic institution or research
institution, if the employee is performing duties for which he or she was hired solely
within the confines of the agency, facility, or institution;
(2) Is a student who is pursuing a course of study that leads to a degree in medicine
or a profession regulated by this chapter who is providing services in a training
setting; provided, that the activities or services constitute part of a supervised
course of study, or is a graduate accumulating the experience required for any licensure
under this chapter; provided, that the graduate or student is designated by a title,
such as “intern” or “trainee,” that clearly indicates the in-training status of the
(3) Is certified in school psychology by the department of elementary and secondary
education and is performing psychological services as an employee of a public or private
(4) Is a rabbi, priest, minister, or member of the clergy of any religious denomination
or sect when engaging in activities that are within the scope of the performance of
his or her regular or specialized ministerial duties and for which no separate charge
is made, or when the activities are performed, with or without charge, for or under
the auspices or sponsorship, individually or in conjunction with others, of an established
and legally recognized church, denomination, or sect, and when the person rendering
service remains accountable to the established authority.
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