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LPC Scope of Practice

In addition to the definition of Scope of Practice in Minnesota statutes, sections 148B.50, subd. 5, the LPCC definition of Scope of Practice includes:

148B.5301, subdivision 5 states:

The scope of practice of a LPCC shall include all those services provided by mental health professionals as defined in section 245.462, subdivision 18, and section 245.4871, subdivision 27.

It is important to recognize that all LPCCs are permitted the scope of practice of Mental Health Professionals. However, LPCCs interested in obtaining the Mental Health Professional designation must contact the Department of Human Services for an application to become a Mental Health Professional.

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You may use the following links to access the stautory sections referenced above. Please note that you will be leaving the BBHT website by using the links below:

148B.50 (A BBHT statute. You will need to look for subdivision 5)

148B.5301 (A BBHT statute. You will need to look for subdivision 5)

245.462 (A Department of Human Services statute that provides the definition of a Mental Health Professional [subd. 18] in relation to the Minnesota Comprehensive Adult Mental Health Act. Among a variety of definitions, it also includes definitions of services that are permitted by a Mental Health Professional. The full Minnesota Comprehensive Adult Mental Health Act describes other services that a Mental Health Professional can provide)

245.4871 (A Department of Human Services statute that provides the definition of a Mental Health Professional [subd. 27] in relation to the Minnesota Comprehensive Children's Mental Health Act. Among a variety of definitions, it also includes definitions of services that are permitted by a Mental Health Professional. The full Minnesota Comprehensive Children's Mental Health Act describes other services that a Mental Health Professional can provide)

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