10.47.01.06

.06 Staff Requirements.

A. Administrator.

(1) A program shall have an administrator.

(2) Qualifications. The administrator shall:

(a) Possess a working knowledge of all applicable State and federal laws;

(b) Possess a working knowledge of program management skills;

(c) Be employed as an administrator before October 1, 2002; or

(d) Have at a minimum:

(i) A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution; and

(ii) At least 5 years of documented experience in human services, 2 years of which include providing administrative or clinical supervision.

(3) Duties. The administrator shall ensure that the program complies with all applicable State and federal laws.

B. Clinical Director.

(1) A program may have a clinical director.

(2) The clinical director functions under the administrative supervision of the administrator.

(3) Qualifications. The clinical director shall have at a minimum:

(a) A master's degree in counseling or a related discipline regulated under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and certification or licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or

(b) Approval to supervise by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

C. Clinical Supervisor.

(1) A program shall have a clinical supervisor.

(2) Qualifications. The clinical supervisor shall:

(a) Be employed as a clinical supervisor before October 1, 2002; or

(b) Have at a minimum:

(i) A master's degree in counseling or a related discipline regulated under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and certification or licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or

(ii) Approval to supervise by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

(3) Duties. A clinical supervisor may carry a caseload at the discretion of the administrator.

D. Clinical Staff.

(1) Qualifications. All staff employed as alcohol and drug counselors shall, at a minimum be:

(a) Licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselors by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists;

(b) Approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; or

(c) Licensed, certified, or permitted under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland to provide substance abuse treatment.

(2) Credentials. The administrator shall ensure that program staff, including students, interns, and volunteers, are credentialed and appropriately privileged.

(3) Policies and Procedures. All clinical staff, including the administrator, clinical director, and clinical supervisor, shall review the program's policies and procedures and shall sign a statement saying that they reviewed and understood the policies and procedures.