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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 491
CLINICAL, COUNSELING, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES
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F.S. 491.018
491.018 Professional Counselors Licensure Compact; public records and meetings exemptions.
(1) A counselor’s personal identifying information, other than the counselor’s name, licensure status, or licensure number, obtained from the data system, as described in Article X of s. 491.017, and held by the department or the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution unless the state that originally reported the information to the data system authorizes the disclosure of such information by law. If disclosure is so authorized, information may be disclosed only to the extent authorized by law by the reporting state.
(2)(a) A meeting or a portion of a meeting of the Counseling Compact Commission, established in Article IX of s. 491.017, or the executive committee or other committees of the commission, at which matters specifically exempted from disclosure by federal or state statute are discussed is exempt from s. 286.011 and s. 24(b), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(b) Recordings, minutes, and records generated during an exempt meeting are exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I of the State Constitution.
(3) This section is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2027, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
History.s. 1, ch. 2022-64.