Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners

Name Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners
Contact Person Ms. Mary Alice Olsan - Executive Director
Mailing Address 8631 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone Number 225-765-2515
Fax Number 225-765-2514
Board Email lpcboard@eatel.net
Website www.lpcboard.org
Legal Authority R.S.37: Chapter 13: 1101-1123
Year Created 1987
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function The LPC Board (which includes the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee or MFTAC) is responsible for the regulation of Provisional Licensed Professional Counselors (PLPCs), Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (PLMFTs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs).
Budget Message The budget information submitted as part of the report for the LPC Board includes revenue associated with PLMFTs and LMFTs. The Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee's (MFTAC) budget is part of the LPC Board budget. We track MFTAC Board Member travel expenses separately; however, expense and revenue numbers reported for the LPC Board are reflective of revenue received for all license types and expenses incurred for the regulation of all license types. Also, in an effort to save on meeting and travel costs, the Board and MFTAC meet every other month.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 11
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 5
Estimated number in current year: 6
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $8,015.00
  Current year budgeted: $23,265.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 4
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
Notes To Whom It May Concern:

The amended FY 16/17 budget and proposed FY 17/18 budget were reviewed at the November 18th, 2016 Board meeting and proposed amendments to both budgets were approved by the Board's AdHoc Committee on Budgeting. Consequently, please accept the revised budgets to replace those budgets previously submitted on November 7th, 2016. Approval of these budgets will be reflected in the November meeting minutes. The November meeting minutes will be posted on the Board website after formally approved at the January 2017 Board meeting.

Please be advised that the budget information submitted as part of the report for the LPC Board includes revenue and expenses associated with PLPCs, LPCs, PLMFTs and LMFTs. The Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee's (MFTAC) budget is part of the LPC Board budget. The Board Member travel expenses reported herein are reflective of all Board Members as the members of the MFTAC are also full, voting members of the LPC Board. Finally, beginning with FY 15/16, out of state applicant fees are tracked separately from in-state applicant fees.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,


Mary Alice Olsan
Executive Director
lpcboard@eatel.net
225.765.2515 (o)
www.lpcboard.org
LaTrac was developed by the Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Information Services.