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BOPC 

Notice of Public Meeting  ​

Subject: Public Open Meeting

Date: Friday, June 17· 10:30 a.m​​
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Announcement: Board Vacancy

Applications and nominations for the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists are being accepted through May 9, 2022.


Governor's Actions: 


IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING REQUIRED FOR 2022​ RENEWAL

Enacted under Article II, § 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution, May 30, 2021 The law requires all health care practitioners in Maryland to attest that they have completed an implicit bias training program on their license renewal application. More Information Here.


To All Maryland Board Approved Supervisors,

The Board would like to clarify how a licensed clinician who holds a supervisor status should indicate this information as part of their qualifications in their field of practice. Having a supervisor status is not a license and should not be included as part of your credential such as i.e., LCPCS or CAC-ADS etc. Those with supervisor status should indicate this information as a sperate part of their documentation or verification.  Our website has information on Board approved supervisors available to the public for verification purposes. 

The Board hopes that this will alleviate any confusion for those who would like to document their status as a supervisor in a professional and legal manner.


  • ​​ Clarification Regarding ADT Practice
    Alcohol and drug trainees are authorized by statute to provide alcohol and drug counseling under the supervision of approved alcohol and drug supervisors. The approved supervisors are authorized by law to use telehealth in providing those services; thus, the trainees would similarly be authorized to provide these services using telehealth (under the conditions set forth in statute and regulation). The Secretary of Health’s April 6, 2020 Order was a clarification of that existing authority, as is the 2021 legislation effective on October 1, 2021 (Ch. 797, Acts of 2021).

  • Teletherapy Change
    At the beginning of the state of emergency, the Secretary issued an order allowing out-of-state providers, not licensed in Maryland, to provide teletherapy to existing clients for ​as long as the state of emergency was in effect. This was done to allow students and others who were forced to locate in Maryland to continue to see their existing counselor. In light of the Governor's announcement that the state of emergency would end on July 1, the Order ended on that date by operation of law.

  • Information re: LPC Interstate Compact Stakeholder Review

Attention New Applicants: Maryland Law Assessment (MLA)​​​

To take the MLA: academy.cce-global.org



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Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​Board Meeting Dates & Time:
June 17, 2022​

Alcohol and Drug​ Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, May 19 · 2:30 – 3​:30pm
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ADC ​Meeting Agenda ​​


​Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee Meeting Dates & Time:​ 
January 26, 2022       10:00 a.m.


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Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
4201 Patterson Avenue, Suite 316
Baltimore, MD 21215

Telephone: (410) 764-4732
Fax: (410) 358-1610