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DRUG TESTING. CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER AND COUNSELOR LICENSE APPLICANTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires applicants for Marriage, Family, Child Counselor and Clinical Social Worker licenses be tested by Board of Behavioral Sciences for use of nine specified drugs, including alcohol; permits testing for others. Prescribes accuracy standards for testing. Requires Board to administer testing and issue regulations establishing levels considered positive. Prohibits granting license to applicants who test positive unless, after hearing, Board finds mitigating circumstances warrant granting license. Board may deny license where it finds applicant's substance use presents risk to potential clients. Applicants pay actual cost of tests. Summary of analysis of Director of Finance and Legislative Analyst of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in annual state regulatory costs of less than $200,000, paid through higher licensing fees by marriage, family, and child counselors and licensed social workers.
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Drug Testing. Clinical Social Worker And Counselor License Applicants. California Initiative 799 (1998).