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Table 5: Legal Authority to Diagnose, by State and Profession

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Definition of clinical social work includes “diagnostic impression.” LCSW-level social workers may diagnose independently, MSW-levels with supervision. Permitted only for providers licensed as “clinical” professionals Prohibited from making medical “diagnosis”, but able to classify according Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Permitted only for practitioners licensed at an independent level Excludes diagnose of major mental illness unless consulting with a physician or Licensed Clinical Psychologist Excludes diagnosis and treatment of “psychotic disorder” Must be licensed professional counselor and designated as a mental health service provider MFTs prohibited from “psychological testing intended to measure and/or diagnose mental illness.” Not included in statute for profession, but permitted through broader “Mental Health Professional Practice Act” “Marital or family diagnosis”

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