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different information on how to go about furthering the complaint. If the complaint is a different issue than what they have listed, then it directs you to w form to fill out which have boxes for you to check, some of the boxes are practicing without a license, sexual conduct, insurance fraud, quality of care and a few others. Once you have filled out this form along with the consentform to have your information released, you can either mail it in or email it to the Consumer Service Unit. When the board receives a complaint, they do an investigation to find out exact details. Once those details have been found out, the person or persons are seen before the board and a ruling is made. Some of the rulings that they board could make are probation, revocation oflicense, suspension, restricted from practice, fines or someone does have the ability to surrender their license. The amount of the fines varies depending on the act that the counselor was found guilty. They range in price from $500 to $10,000 and along with the fines come the probation, revocation of license, suspension or any other discipline they see fit. The State board of Florida offers many beneficial activities and forums for a person who is eitherbecoming a licensed counselor or a current one. The State Board is here to guide us along and make sure they counselors are following the laws, ethics and rules put in place. They offer continuing education courses and up to date information of what is going on in the counseling community and throughout the state.5
BENCHMARK: STATE CREDENTIALING BOARDReferenceFlorida State Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. (2018). License Mental Health Counselor. Retrieved from Florida Health. 2018. Retrieved from -regulation/enforcement/index.html6