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Post Connecticut
on: July 8, 2011, 20:11
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AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF HYPNOTISTS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006)Angel No person shall practice hypnosis or hold himself or herself out as a hypnotist in this state without first registering with the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Each person who practices hypnosis in this state shall, upon payment of an application fee of fifty dollars, register with the Department of Consumer Protection on a form provided by the department with such information and attestation as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection deems necessary, including, but not limited to, (1) such person's name in full, (2) such person's residential and business addresses, and (3) a representation, in writing, that such person is not a sexual offender, as defined in section 54-260 of the general statutes, and is not registered as a sexual offender under the laws of any other state. Each such person shall notify the department, in writing, not later than thirty days after the date of any change in such person's name, residential address, business address or status as a sexual offender in this state or any other state.

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may, upon receipt of notification and investigation, assess a civil penalty of not more than one hundred dollars against any person who has practiced hypnosis in this state without first registering with the department pursuant to subsection (b) of this section.

(d) The provisions of this section do not apply to:

(1) Physicians licensed pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes;

(2) Psychologists licensed pursuant to chapter 383 of the general statutes;

(3) Marital and family therapists licensed pursuant to chapter 383a of the general statutes;

(4) Clinical social workers licensed pursuant to chapter 383b of the general statutes;

(5) Professional counselors licensed pursuant to chapter 383c of the general statutes; and

(6) Alcohol and drug counselors licensed pursuant to chapter 376b of the general statutes.

(e) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this section.

(f) For purposes of this section, "hypnosis" means an artificially induced altered state of consciousness, characterized by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2006

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require nonlicensed persons who hold themselves out to the public as hypnotists to register with the Department of Consumer Protection.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Re: CT New Bill
Posted: 03-23-2006 10:20 AM

This bill, which we had been hoping would just quietly make its way through the legislature, is one of two that are the result of work by our Connecticut Legislative Team. Our goal has been to shape the intent of the Connecticut legislature to regulate hypnotism in the wake of a scandal there.

As it was clear that the legislature intended some form of regulation, we sought to make it as nominal as possible so as not to permit other professional groups to insert wording that would prevent hypnotists from practicing in the state (such as Indiana) or attempts by other hypnotism organizations to insert wording that would permit only their members to practice (as was attempted in California).

Our Team is following this legislation carefully with wonderful support from the AFL-CIO in this strongly pro-union state. Our lobbyist is the President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO himself.

CT Hypnotist Registration Application
http://ngh.net/legislation/downloads/

Scot Giles

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Post Re: Connecticut
on: August 4, 2011, 15:20
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Here's a link to the relevant CT State site:

http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1622&q=446934

Robert

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