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Act 155 of 1964
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Act 155 of 1964

AN ACT to establish circuit court family counseling services and to provide for their powers and duties; to provide for the employment of directors of family counseling and for the selection and size of their staffs; to provide for the confidentiality of communications between the family counselors and clients; and to provide for payment of fees by persons counseled.

History: 1964, Act 155, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964 ;-- Am. 1980, Act 16, Imd. Eff. Feb. 14, 1980

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 551.331SectionShort title.
Section 551.332SectionFamily counseling services; creation; purpose; establishment in judicial circuits; appropriations; participation in funding; agreement; limitation.
Section 551.333SectionFamily counseling service as arm of circuit court; merger with other court services; contracts; purchase of services; direct service delivery.
Section 551.334SectionDirector; qualifications; employment, term, and compensation; compensation of staff.
Section 551.335SectionHiring of professional and clerical staff.
Section 551.336SectionRules and standards of eligibility for counseling; priority; residential requirements.
Section 551.337SectionReferrals to agencies outside court; conferences.
Section 551.338SectionFamily counseling service as impartial, unbiased resource in evaluating problems.
Section 551.339SectionConfidentiality; privileged communications; exemption.
Section 551.340SectionFee schedule; disposition of revenues.
Section 551.341SectionPowers of family counseling service.
Section 551.342SectionStatutory provisions not changed or affected; conferences or interviews not considered as condonation.
Section 551.343SectionMultiple-judge circuit; majority of judges.
Section 551.344SectionSubmission to family counseling not required.
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