10.58.09.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Act" means the Maryland Professional Counselors and Therapists Act.

(2) "Board" means the State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.

(3) "License" means one of eight types of licenses issued by the Board to practice as follows:

(a) Clinical professional counseling (LCPC);

(b) Clinical marriage and family therapy (LCMFT);

(c) Clinical alcohol and drug counseling (LCADC);

(d) Clinical professional art therapy (LCPAT);

(e) Graduate professional counseling (LGPC);

(f) Graduate marriage and family therapy (LGMFT);

(g) Graduate alcohol and drug counseling (LGADC); or

(h) Graduate professional art therapy (LGPAT).

(4) "Licensee" means:

(a) A clinical or graduate professional counselor;

(b) A clinical or graduate marriage and family therapist;

(c) A clinical or graduate alcohol and drug counselor; or

(d) A clinical or graduate professional art therapist who is licensed by the Board to practice clinical counseling, clinical marriage and family therapy, clinical alcohol and drug counseling or clinical professional art therapy.

(5) “Certificate” means a certificate issued by the Board to practice as a:

(a) Certified professional counselor (CPC);

(b) Certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug (CPC-AD);

(c) Certified professional counselor-marriage and family therapy (CPC-MFT);

(d) Certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug (CAC-AD); or

(e) Certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug (CSC-AD).

(6) "Certificate holder" means a:

(a) Certified professional counselor;

(b) Certified alcohol and drug counselor;

(c) Certified supervised alcohol and drug counselor;

(d) Certified associate alcohol and drug counselor; or

(e) Certified professional counselor-marriage and family therapist.

(7) "Penalty" means a monetary penalty or fine.

(8) “Sanction” means a formal disciplinary action such as a reprimand, probation, suspension or revocation.