The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 3212. Exemptions
(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons while engaged in the course of their customary duties as clergy, licensed physicians, nurses, osteopaths, optometrists, dentists, lawyers, psychologists, mental health counselors, certified marriage and family therapists and psychoanalysts, rostered psychotherapists, or licensed educators when performing their duties consistent with the accepted standards of their respective professions; provided, however, that they do not describe themselves to the public by any other title or description stating or implying that they are licensed master's social workers or licensed independent clinical social workers under this chapter.
(b) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons while engaged in the course of their customary duties:
(1) in the practice of a religious ministry;
(2) in employment or rehabilitation counseling;
(3) as an employee of or under contract with the Agency of Human Services, provided the person does not practice psychotherapy as defined in section 3201 of this title;
(4) as a mediator;
(5) in an official evaluation for court purposes;
(6) as a member of a self-help group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, peer counseling, or domestic violence groups, whether or not the person is serving for a consideration;
(7) as a respite caregiver, foster care worker, or hospice worker.
(c) [Repealed.] (Added 1993, No. 98, § 32; amended 1993, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1995, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1997, No. 145 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 2015, No. 38, § 31, eff. July 1, 2017.)