Key Changes in the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule and MFT Licensing Act Rule of the Utah Administrative Code
effective November 10, 2020
communicated by Jennifer Falkenrath, DOPL Bureau Manager
(rules on DOPL website still pending updates)
*the following summary is an email received from DOPL.
It is not intended to replace a license-holder’s reading or understanding of the rules as written
in either the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rules
or MFT Licensing Act Rules of the Utah Administrative Code.
Please refer to the Utah State Bulletin for a full accounting of changes
(Mental Health Act Rule changes begin on page 31,
MFT Licensing Act Rule changes begin on page 45):
1. Supervisors and supervisees are required to enter into a supervision contract. The supervision contract does not need to be sent to the Division, it should be kept on file with the supervisor/supervisee.
2. Supervisors are to submit a Verification of Supervision for Post Graduate Mental Health Practice Hours form to the Division.
Here is a link to the form and can also be found on DOPL’s MFT website by going to “Licensing,” then “Additional Forms:”
3. DOPL will inform the Supervisor via letter the form has been received and the supervisor may proceed with supervision. If the supervisor does not qualify, DOPL will contact both the Supervisor and Supervisee.
4. There is a new MFT-specific Supervision for Post Graduate Mental Health Practice Hours forms-also on DOPL’s website:
5. All Continuing Education requirement information will now be found in the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule, rather than in the MFT Licensing Act Rule.
6. Previous hours obtained under supervision before the rule change will be accepted.