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2005-2006 Regulatory Agendas

02-384
Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-384
AGENCY NAME: 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

EXPECTED 2005-2006 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

The Board may revisit newly adopted rules to correct any errors or omissions that may surface once the new rules are fully implemented. The Board may revisit supervision requirements to define certain terms used such as: indirect supervision; direct supervision; and consultative supervision. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist will be repealed as may be necessary.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
PURPOSE: This chapter defines certain specialized terms used in the board’s rules.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §6212
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

CHAPTER 2: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. §§ 8051, 9001
PURPOSE: This chapter provides for the discretionary issuance of advisory rulings by the board.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Requirements for Registration as an Alcohol and Drug Counseling Aide (ADCA)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §6212
PURPOSE: This chapter states the eligibility requirements for registration to practice as an alcohol and drug counseling aide. This chapter also requires ADCAs to provide prompt notice of change of employment.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Requirements for Licensure as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 6212(1), 6214-C, 6216
PURPOSE: This chapter states the eligibility requirements for a certificate to practice as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, including application, education, experience and examination.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Requirements for Licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 6212, 6214-D, 6216
PURPOSE: This chapter states the eligibility requirements for issuance of a license to practice as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, including application, education, experience and examination.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Standards for Certification of Clinical Supervisors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 6212, 6216
PURPOSE: This chapter states the eligibility requirements for certification to provide clinical supervision to alcohol and drug counseling aides, certified alcohol and drug counselors and licensed alcohol and drug counselors. This chapter also permits certain persons providing clinical supervision on the effective date of this chapter to be certified without examination or detailed practice experience.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Continuing Professional Education for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Aides and Certified Clinical Supervisors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 6212, 6219, 6219-A, 6219-B
PURPOSE: This chapter describes the continuing education required for renewal of licenses, registrations and certificates.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 8: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§ 6212, 6217-A(7)
PURPOSE: This chapter sets forth the right of an applicant or an alcohol and drug counselor, alcohol and drug counseling aide, or certified clinical supervisor to appeal certain board actions. This chapter also specified the enforcement and disciplinary procedures used by the board and sets forth as standards of practice the board’s interpretation of certain grounds for discipline contained in 32 M.R.S.A. §6217-A.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 9: Code of Ethics.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §6212(9)
PURPOSE: This chapter contains the Code of Ethics for the performance of alcohol and drug counseling services.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated