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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1120

Public Act No. 03-240

AN ACT CONCERNING RADIOGRAPHERS, ACUPUNCTURISTS, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND COSMETICIANS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-74bb of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (h) as follows (Effective October 1, 2003):

(NEW) (h) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, inclusive, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who (1) has practiced as a radiographer for at least ten years, one of which years was no earlier than two years from the date of application pursuant to this section, (2) holds a current registration as a radiation therapy technologist that was originally issued by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists on or before January 1, 1984, and (3) holds current licensure as a radiographer in another state, that was originally issued on or before January 1, 1984. No license shall be issued pursuant to this subsection to any applicant regarding whom disciplinary action was taken, is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

Sec. 2. (Effective October 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of section 20-206bb of the general statutes, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, inclusive, the Department of Public Health shall issue a license as an acupuncturist under chapter 384c of the general statutes to any applicant who presents to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant has: (1) Passed the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists written examination by test or by credentials review; (2) successfully completed the practical examination of point location skills offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists; and (3) successfully completed the Clean Needle Technique Course offered by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Sec. 3. (Effective October 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 20-195bb and 20-195cc of the general statutes, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, the Commissioner of Public Health shall issue a license to practice as a professional counselor under chapter 383c of the general statutes, to any applicant who presents to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that the applicant: (1) Earned a masters degree in psychology prior to January 1, 1986; and (2) has practiced counseling for not less than ten years within the fifteen-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Sec. 4. (Effective October 1, 2003) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 20-398 of the general statutes, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, the Commissioner of Public Health shall issue a license to practice as a hearing instrument specialist under chapter 398 of the general statutes to any applicant who presents to the commissioner satisfactory evidence that the applicant: (1) Was issued a license pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes on or before October 4, 1971; (2) holds a current certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, originally issued on or before November 4, 1971; and (3) has been on the faculty of a medical school located in Connecticut for ten years, at least one of said years was within the two-year period immediately preceding the date of application.

Sec. 5. (Effective October 1, 2003) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 20-250 to 20-265, inclusive, of the general statutes, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, inclusive, the Department of Public Health shall issue, without examination, a license as a hairdresser and cosmetician under chapter 387 of the general statutes to any applicant who presents to the department satisfactory evidence that such applicant: (1) Has not less than two years of professional experience as a hairdresser or cosmetologist; (2) is licensed as a hairdresser or cosmetician in any other state of the United States, the District of Columbia, commonwealth or territory subject to the law of the United States; and (3) is not the subject of a pending professional disciplinary action and has no unresolved professional complaints.

(b) An application submitted pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars. Any license issued pursuant to this section shall be renewable annually in accordance with the provisions of section 20-253 of the general statutes.

Approved July 9, 2003