10.58.07.06

.06 Certified Professional Counselor-Alcohol and Drug.

A. The scope of practice for a certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug consists of the following activities:

(1) Biopsychosocial evaluation, including screening, assessment, and participating in the development of diagnostic impressions for SUDs and CODs;

(2) Treatment planning for SUDs and CODs, including initial, ongoing, continuity of care, discharge, and planning for relapse prevention;

(3) Referral;

(4) Service coordination and case management in the areas of SUDs and CODs;

(5) Counseling, therapy, and trauma-informed care with individuals, families, and groups in the areas of SUDs and CODs;

(6) Client, family, and community education;

(7) Documentation;

(8) Professional and ethical responsibilities; and

(9) Supervisory responsibilities for all categories of certified alcohol and drug counselors or trainees in the certification track.

B. Renewal.

(1) To renew certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug certification, the applicant, before the current certificate expiration, 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 any certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug who fails to complete all requirements for renewal before the expiration date of the current certification.

C. The Board may not reinstate the certification of a certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug who has failed to renew for any reason.