On July 7, 2014, Governor Steve Beshear signed into law assistance for fee-based Pastoral Counselors which will take effect July 15, 2014.
The purpose of the Board of Fee-Based Pastoral Counselors is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board certifies all eligible candidates for entry into the profession as fee-based pastoral counselor. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 335.600 to 335.699.
The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.