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02-384
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

2004-2005 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-384
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

CONTACT PERSON: Geraldine L. Betts, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, tel. (207) 624-8625.

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

Alcohol and Drug Counselors

EXPECTED 2004-2005 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board's rules, Chapters 1 through 6, are currently in the process of being replaced and new rules adopted in their place. The recodified rules will update conformity with current statutory authority, licensing and regulatory needs. The Board will establish eligibility and procedural standards for individuals requesting certification to perform clinical supervision of registered alcohol and drug counselors. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in the Board's current rules will be repealed as may be necessary. In addition, the recodification will include rules for implementing the recent enactment of Public Law 2003 Chapter 347, including, but is not limited to, licensing requirements for alcohol and drug counseling aides and certified alcohol and drug counselors. Finally, the rules will outline the process for licensees to place their license on inactive status and requirements for reactivation.

CHAPTER 1: Eligibility, Testing, Educational, Work experience, Application, Reciprocity, and Fee Requirements.
PURPOSE: Establishes requirements and standards of eligibility for licensing alcohol and drug counselors. The Board may repeal the fee provisions of this chapter inasmuch as fees have been established directly by the Director of the Office of Licensing and Registration in Chapter 10 of the Rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration pursuant to 10 M.R.S.A. §8003(2-A)(D).
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 2: Continuing Professional Education.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
PURPOSE: Establishes minimum continued professional education requirements for licensure renewal for alcohol and drug counselors. The Board will amend requirements for continuing education to conform to recently adopted rules by the Office of Licensing and Registration on substantiation of continuing education by licensed practitioners.
.ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Appeals and Disciplinary Procedures.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
PURPOSE: Outlines procedures the Board will follow for appeals and disciplining licensed practitioners found in violation of laws and/or rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Complaint Handling.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
PURPOSE: Establishes standards for the handling of complaints.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Advisory Rulings.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
PURPOSE: Establishes procedures for the receipt and handling of requests for advisory rulings.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Code of Ethics.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§6212, 6215, 6219
PURPOSE: Establishes standards of professional practice for licensees when providing alcohol and drug counseling services to the public.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: By July 1, 2004.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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