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10.58.07.00.htm 10.58.07.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 58 BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS Chapter 07 Alcohol and Drug Counselors ― Requirements for Certification and Licensure Authority: Health Occupations Article, §17-101, 17-102, 17-205, 17-301, 17-302, 17-305, 17-308, 17-309(a)c) 17-401(b) 17-403―17-407, and 17-501―17-509, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.58.07.01.htm 10.58.07.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to alcohol and drug counselors and alcohol and drug trainees in Maryland..
10.58.07.02.htm 10.58.07.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accredited educational institution approved by the Board” means a college or university that is accredited through one of the following regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education:a) The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools ― the Commission on Higher Education;. b) The New England Association of Schools and Colleges;.
10.58.07.03.htm 10.58.07.03. 03 Licensure ― Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors.. A. To qualify for licensure as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor, the applicant shall:. 1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board and include documentation of post-graduate experience;2) Pay the required non-refundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;. 3) Hold a doctoral or master’s degree in a health and human services counseling field from a regionally accredited educational institution approved by
10.58.07.04.htm 10.58.07.04. 04 Licensure ― Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselors.. A. To qualify for licensure as a graduate alcohol and drug counselor, an applicant shall:. 1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;. 2) Pay the required non-refundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;. 3) Hold a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university approved by the Board in a health and human services counseling field with a minimum of 48 graduate semester cr
10.58.07.05.htm 10.58.07.05. 05 Certification: Certified Professional Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. A. Renewal.. 1) To renew certified professional counselor—alcohol and drug certification, the applicant shall:. a) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;. b) Pay the required application fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02; and. c) Attest to completion of continuing education activities as specified in COMAR 10.58.05.05 and .06.2) The Board may not renew the certification of an
10.58.07.06.htm 10.58.07.06. 06 Certification: Certified Associate Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. A. To qualify for certification as a certified associate counselor—alcohol and drug (CAC—AD) an applicant shall:1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;. 2) Pay the required non-refundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;. 3) Hold one of the following:. a) A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution approved by the Board in a health and human servi
10.58.07.07.htm 10.58.07.07. 07 Certification: Certified Supervised Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. A. To qualify for certification as a supervised counselor ― alcohol and drug, an applicant shall:. 1) Complete an application on a form approved by the Board;. 2) Pay the required non-refundable fee set forth in COMAR 10.58.02;. 3) Hold one of the following:. a) An associate’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution approved by the Board in a health or human services counseling field; or
10.58.07.08.htm 10.58.07.08. 08 Alcohol and Drug Trainees.. A. Application Process.. 1) In order to practice as an alcohol and drug trainee, an individual shall:. a) Complete and return the Board application that includes:. i) Information and supporting documentation regarding the applicant’s current educational level at the start of the trainee period; andii) An attestation specifying the certification or licensure level being sought at the end of the trainee period;
10.58.07.09.htm 10.58.07.09. 09 Scope of Practice ― General.. A. A licensed alcohol and drug counselor may engage professionally and for compensation in clinical alcohol and drug counseling:1) By providing services involving the application of counseling principles and methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems and emotional or mental conditions of individuals or groups; and2) While representing oneself to be a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor..
10.58.07.10.htm 10.58.07.10. 10 Scope of Practice ― Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors.. The scope of practice of a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor includes the following activities:A. Clinical evaluation, including screening, assessment, and diagnosis for mental health disorders;. B. Treatment planning for mental health disorders, including initial, ongoing, continuity of care, discharge, and planning for relapse prevention;C. Referral;. D. Service coordination and case management;.
10.58.07.11.htm 10.58.07.11. 11 Scope of Practice ― Licensed Graduate Alcohol and Drug Counselors.. The scope of practice for a licensed graduate alcohol and drug counselor includes the following activities to be performed under the clinical supervision of a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor or other health care provider licensed under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and approved by the Board:
10.58.07.12.htm 10.58.07.12. 12 Scope of Practice ― Certified Professional Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. The scope of practice for a certified professional counselor ― alcohol and drug consists of the following activities:A. Biopsychosocial evaluation, including screening, assessment, and participating in the development of diagnostic impressions for SUDs and CODs;B. Treatment planning for SUDs and CODs, including initial, ongoing, continuity of care, discharge, and planning for relapse C. Referral;.
10.58.07.13.htm 10.58.07.13. 13 Scope of Practice ― Certified Associate Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. A. As required by Health Occupations Article, §17-403(a)4) Annotated Code of Maryland, a certified associate counselor ― alcohol and drug shall:1) Practice under the moderate supervision of a:. a) Licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor;. b) Certified professional counselor ― alcohol and drug; or. c) Another health care provider licensed or certified under the Health Occupations Article, Annotate
10.58.07.14.htm 10.58.07.14. 14 Scope of Practice ― Certified Supervised Counselor ― Alcohol and Drug.. A. A certified supervised counselor ― alcohol and drug may not perform supervision.. B. As required by Health Occupations Article, §17-404(a)4) Annotated Code of Maryland, a certified supervised counselor ― alcohol and drug shall:1) Practice under the close supervision of a:. a) Licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor;. b) Certified professional counselor ― alcohol and drug; or. c) Another health care pr
10.58.07.15.htm 10.58.07.15. 15 Scope of Practice ― Trainees.. A. A trainee may not perform supervision.. B. A trainee holding a master’s degree shall:. 1) Practice under the clinical supervision of an approved licensed clinical alcohol and drug supervisor;2) Hold approved trainee status with the Board;. 3) Provide documentation satisfactory to the Board every 2 years of progress towards the fulfillment of the experiential and course of study requirements under Health Occupations Article, §17-302, Ann
10.58.07.16.htm 10.58.07.16. 16 Continuing Practice Requirements for CAC—AD and CSC—AD.. A. The certified associate counselor ― alcohol and drug (CAC—AD) shall provide alcohol and drug counseling:1) While under the supervision of a certified professional counselor—alcohol and drug, or another health care provider approved by the Board; or2) As an employee of an agency or facility that is accredited by a national accrediting organization approved by the Office of Health Care Quality.B. The certified supervis
10.58.07.17.htm 10.58.07.17. 17 Reexamination.. An applicant who fails an examination for certification or licensure may take a reexamination..
10.58.07.18.htm 10.58.07.18. 18 Licensure Eligibility: Out-of-State Applicants.. A. An applicant licensed or certified as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor in another state, territory, or jurisdiction, is eligible for licensure if the applicant:1) Files a completed application accompanied by the required fees specified in COMAR 10.58.02.02;. 2) Provides verification that the applicant:. a) Has no history of disciplinary action past or pending; and. b) Has not committed any act or omission that woul
10.58.07.19.htm 10.58.07.19. 19 Certification Eligibility ― CAC-AD ― Out-of-State Applicants.. A. An applicant certified as a certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug in another state territory, or jurisdiction, is eligible for certification if the applicant:1) Files a completed application accompanied by the required fees specified in COMAR 10.58.02.02;. 2) Provides verification that the applicant:. a) Has no history of disciplinary action, past or pending, in a state, territory, or jurisdiction in
10.58.07.20.htm 10.58.07.20. 20 Certification Eligibility ― CSC-AD ― Out-of-State Applicants.. A. An applicant certified as a certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug in another state is eligible for certification if the applicant:1) Files a completed application accompanied by the required fees specified in COMAR 10.58.02.02;. 2) Provides verification that the applicant:. a) Has no history of disciplinary action, past or pending, in a state, territory, or jurisdiction in which the applicant hold
10.58.07.9999.htm 10.58.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―06 adopted as an emergency provision effective October 1, 2001 (28:22 Md. R. 1932) adopted permanently effective January 21, 2002 (29:1 Md. R. 23)Regulation .02B amended as an emergency provision effective October 1, 2002 (29:25 Md. R. 1979) amended permanently effective March 3, 2003 (30:4 Md. R. 317)Regulation .02B amended effective November 23, 2006 (33:23 Md. R. 1796). Regulations .07 and .08 adopted as an emergency pr
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