[§453D-3]  Powers and duties of the director.  In addition to any other powers and duties authorized by law, the director shall have the powers and duties to:

     (1)  Grant permission to a person to use the title of "licensed mental health counselor" or a description indicating one is a licensed mental health counselor in this State pursuant to this chapter and the rules adopted pursuant thereto;

     (2)  Adopt, amend, or repeal rules pursuant to chapter 91 as the director finds necessary to carry out this chapter;

     (3)  Administer, coordinate, and enforce this chapter;

     (4)  Discipline a licensed mental health counselor for any due cause described by this chapter or violation of the rules;

     (5)  Refuse to license a person for failure to meet licensing requirements or on grounds sufficient to discipline a licensed mental health counselor; and

     (6)  Appoint an advisory committee consisting of licensed mental health counselors and members of the public to assist with the implementation of this chapter and adopted rules; provided that the initial members of the committee who are mental health counselors shall not be required to be licensed pursuant to this chapter. [L 2004, c 209, pt of §2; am L 2008, c 206, §1]