As used in Chapters 0940-05-14 through 0940-05-19 and 0940-05-29 through 0940-05-37 of these rules, unless the context indicates otherwise, terms have the following meaning:

(1) "Activity Therapy Staff" means persons with degrees and/or clinical training and/or certification registration in a recognized activity therapy field which includes, but is not limited to, therapeutic recreation, music therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, or dance therapy, or a person who is directly supervised by one of the above professionals.
(2) "Licensed Clinical Psychologist" means a psychologist licensed to practice psychology in Tennessee with the certified competency in clinical psychology determined by the State Licensing Board for the Healing Arts and the Board of Examiners in Psychology.
(3) "Licensed Mental Health Professional" means a licensed mental health professional is an individual who meets the requirements in the definition of Licensed Independent Practitioner or who is licensed by the Tennessee Health Related Boards as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, psychological examiner, or substance abuse counselor.
(4) "Mental Health Personnel" means a staff member who operates under the direct supervision of a mental health professional.
(5) "Mental Health Professional" means a board eligible or a board certified psychiatrist or a person with at least a Master's degree and/or clinical training in an accepted mental health field which includes, but is not limited to, counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, vocational rehabilitation, or activity therapy.
(6) "Qualified Mental Health Professional" means a person who is licensed in the state, if required for the profession, and who is a psychiatrist; physician with expertise in psychiatry as determined by training, education, or experience; psychologist with health service provider designation; psychological examiner or senior psychological examiner; social worker who is certified with two (2) years of mental health experience or is licensed; marital and family therapist; nurse with a master's degree in nursing who functions as a psychiatric nurse; professional counselor; or if the person is providing service to service recipients who are children, any of the above educational credentials plus mental health experience with children.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-01-.02
Original rule filed November 16, 1978; effective January 1, 1979. Amendment filed May 22, 1979; effective July 10, 1979. Amendment filed November 30, 1983; effective December 30, 1983. Repeal and new rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Repeal filed September 4, 2003; effective January 28, 2004. New rule filed June 29, 2004; effective September 12, 2004. Repeal and new rule filed August 27, 2008; effective December 29, 2008.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-4-103, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302 and 33-2-404.

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