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§ 17-404. Certification; supervised counselor--alcohol and drug

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: May 15, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Certification (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 15, 2018
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-404
§ 17-404. Certification; supervised counselor--alcohol and drug
In general
(a) To qualify as a certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug, an applicant shall:
(1) Be of good moral character;
(2) At a minimum:
(i) Hold an associate's degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in a health and human services counseling field; or
(ii) Hold an associate's degree from a regionally accredited educational institution and have completed a program of studies judged by the Board to be substantially equivalent in subject matter as may be required by the Board in regulation; and
(3) Have completed any additional educational requirements established by the Board in regulation.
Examination
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this title, the applicant shall pass:
(1) An examination approved by the Board under this title; and
(2) The law examination on this title administered by the Board.
Supervision
(c) A certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug shall practice alcohol and drug counseling under the supervision of a Board-approved alcohol and drug supervisor who is:
(1) A licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor;
(2) A certified professional counselor-alcohol and drug;
(3) A certified associate counselor-alcohol and drug;
(4) A licensed clinical professional counselor;
(5) A licensed clinical marriage and family therapist;
(6) A licensed clinical professional art therapist; or
(7) A health care provider licensed under this article with documented expertise in alcohol and drug counseling.
Services of certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug
(d) A certified supervised counselor-alcohol and drug:
(1) May provide only:
(i) Alcohol and drug counseling as an employee of an agency or facility that is certified or licensed by the State; and
(ii) Alcohol and drug counseling under the supervision of a Board-approved supervisor as specified in subsection (c) of this section; and
(2) May not:
(i) Provide supervision; or
(ii) Practice independently.

Credits

Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 36, § 6, eff. April 8, 2008; Acts 2009, c. 60, § 5, eff. April 14, 2009; 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.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-404, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-404
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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