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§ 17-302. License qualifications; clinical alcohol and drug counseling

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2023
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-302
§ 17-302. License qualifications; clinical alcohol and drug counseling
In general
(a) To qualify for a license to practice clinical alcohol and drug counseling, an applicant shall be an individual who meets the requirements of this section.
Moral character
(b) The applicant shall be of good moral character.
Age
(c) The applicant shall be at least 18 years old.
Education
(d) Except as provided in § 17-305 of this subtitle, the applicant shall:
(1) Hold a master's or doctoral degree in a professional counseling field from an accredited educational institution that is approved by the Board; and
(2) Have completed any additional educational requirements established by the Board in regulation.
Supervised experience
(e) The applicant shall:
(1) Have completed not less than 2 years with a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised experience in alcohol and drug counseling, which shall have been completed after the award of the master's or doctoral degree; and
(2) Provide documentation as required by the Board evidencing the completion of the postgraduate experience required under item (1) of this subsection.
Graduate course work
(f) The applicant shall provide documentation to the Board evidencing the completion of any educational requirements established by the Board in regulation, completed at an accredited educational institution approved by the Board.
Examination
(g) Except as otherwise provided in this title, the applicant shall pass:
(1) An examination approved by the Board; and
(2) The law examination on this title administered by the Board.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 368, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2018, c. 756, § 1, eff. May 15, 2018; Acts 2018, c. 757, § 1, eff. May 15, 2018; Acts 2023, c. 264, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023; Acts 2023, c. 265, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2023.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-302, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-302
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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