Rules

The Board is currently considering several Rule changes.

These rule changes were approved by the Board on April 23, 2021. The rules must be reviewed and approved by the Rules Review Commission, and are subject to a public comment period.

The public comment period is in effect until April 18, 2022. A public hearing will be held on March 2, 2022 at 1pm. Please contact: [email protected] to make comment or to receive log in information to attend the public hearing.

The proposed rule changes are:

 

21 NCAC 68 .0101             DEFINITIONS

As used in the General Statutes or this Chapter, the following terms mean:

(1)           “Applicant” means a person who submits documentation seeking Board status for registration, certification, or licensure.

(2)           “Approved supervisor ” means a person who monitors and directs the activities of a substance use disorder professional in the role of a supervisor or a practice supervisor as set out in G.S. 90-113.31A. This is a person who fulfills or is in the process of fulfilling the requirements for this Board designation of approved supervisor pursuant to Rule .0211 of this Chapter by completing its academic, didactic, and experiential requirements.

(3)           “Assessment” means identifying and evaluating an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of a treatment or service plan for a substance use disorder.

(4)           “Clinical application” means the assumption of professional and ethical responsibilities in the form of clinical supervision defined in Item (7) of this Rule in a clinical setting for 300 hours as well as the utilization of practice dimensions that include:

(a)           clinical evaluation;

(b)           treatment planning;

(c)           referral;

(d)           service coordination;

(e)           counseling;

(f)            education for the individual client, family, or community; and

(g)           documentation.

(5)           “Clinical setting” means a location where the primary purpose is the delivery of behavioral health care to clients, patients, and consumers.

(6)           “Clinical supervision” means clinical oversight required for all credentials with 50 percent clinical supervision that shall accrue in person and face-to-face while in the same room. The balance of this requirement may be fulfilled electronically via video, face-to-face, if performed in real time. a substance use disorder or addictions specialist professional that is held at scheduled times or at regular intervals where the practice supervisor or supervisor of record reviews the clinical work of a professional for the purpose of feedback and instruction. This may be conducted electronically via live face-to-face video conducted in real time.

(7)           “Clinical supervision specific education” means training that covers the aspects of clinical supervision of a substance use disorder professional or any of the core functions of addictions counseling in their clinical application.

(8)           “Client” means an individual who is in receipt of substance use disorder counseling.

(9)           “Complainant” means a person who has filed an ethical complaint pursuant to these Rules.

(10)         “Consultation” means a meeting for discussion, decision-making, and planning with other service providers for the purpose of providing substance use disorder counseling services.

(11)         “Crisis” means a radical change of status event in the course of treatment related to alcohol or drug use that threatens to compromise or destroy the rehabilitation effort.

(12)         “Deemed status group” means those persons who are credentialed as clinical addictions specialists because of their membership in a deemed status as defined in G.S. 90-113.31A(15).

(13)         “Education” means a service that is designed to inform and teach various groups including clients, families, schools, businesses, churches, industries, civic, and other community groups about the nature of substance use disorders and about available community resources. It also serves to improve the social functioning of recipients by increasing awareness of human behavior and providing alternative cognitive or behavioral responses to life’s problems.

(14)         “Full-time” means 2,000 hours of substance use disorder professional experience per year.

(15)         “General professional skill building” means education provided to enhance the general skills of a substance use disorder professional.

(16)         “Hearing panel” means members of a committee designated by the chairperson of the committee to conduct an informal hearing to determine whether the applicant meets the standards required to be maintained for or awarded a credential.

(17)         “Impairment” means a mental illness, substance use disorder, chemical dependency, or physical illness that inhibits the ability of the professional to meet the treatment needs of the client and his or her family.

(18)         “Letter of reference” means a letter that recommends a person for credentialing.

(19)         “Membership in good standing” means a member’s credential is not in a state of revocation, lapse, or suspension. However, an individual whose credential is suspended and the suspension is stayed is a member in good standing during the period of the stay.

(20)         “Passing score” means the score set and provided by the entity administering the exam.

(21)         “Person served” means an individual who is not a client but is in receipt of substance use disorder prevention counseling.

(22)         “Personal service” means the delivery of a document into the hands of the person to whom it is addressed.

(23)         “Prevention consultation” means a service provided to other mental health, human service, community planning, development organization, or to individual practitioners in other organizations to assist in the development of insights and skills of the practitioner necessary for prevention of alcohol and drug misuse.

(24)         “Prevention performance domains” means areas of professional activities to include:

(a)           planning and evaluations;

(b)           education and skill development;

(c)           community organization;

(d)           public and organizational policy; and

(e)           professional growth and responsibility.

(25)         “Referral” means identifying the needs of an individual that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the individual in utilizing the support systems and community resources available to transfer services.

(26)         “Rehabilitation” means re-establishing the functioning needed for professional competency.

(27)         “Reinstatement” means an action where the Board restores registration, certification, or licensure to an applicant after the applicant completes the requirements imposed by the Board.

(28)         “Relapse” means a return to the pattern of substance misuse as well as the process during which indicators appear prior to the person’s return to the pattern of substance misuse or a re-appearance or exacerbation of physical, psychological, or emotional symptoms of impairment.

(29)         “Renewal” means an action by the Board granting a substance use disorder professional a consecutive registration, certification, or licensure based upon the completion of requirements for renewal as prescribed by statute and the rules of the Board.

(30)         “Revival” means an action by the Board granting a substance use disorder professional a registration, certification, or licensure following a lapse of registration, certification, or licensure wherein the professional must also meet the requirements for renewal.

(31)         “Respondent” means a person who is making application for registration, certification, or licensure by the Board or is registered, certified, or licensed by the Board against whom a complaint has been filed.

(32)         “Sexual activity” or “sexual contact” means soliciting or engaging in any activities of a sexual nature, including kissing, fondling, or touching of the body, specifically to the genitals but may include other parts of the body meant to cause sexual arousal.

(33)         “Substance use disorder counseling experience ” means approved supervised experience that may be full-time, part-time, paid or voluntary, and shall include all of the core functions of addiction counseling as set forth in Rule .0204 of this Chapter as documented by a job description and a supervisor’s evaluation.

(34)         “Substance use disorder prevention consultant specialist experience” means approved supervised experience that may be full-time, part-time, paid, or voluntary, and shall include the prevention domains referenced by Rule .0206 of this Chapter and as documented by a job description and supervisor’s evaluation.

(35)         “Substance use disorder specific” means education focused upon alcohol and other drugs and the substance using population and is provided for a substance use disorder professional by an individual whose education and experience is in the field of alcohol and other drugs.

(36)         “Supervised practice” means supervision of the applicant in the knowledge and skills related to substance use disorder professionals.

(37)         “Supervisor of record” means the substance use disorder professional primarily responsible for providing applicant or practice supervision to a supervisee.

(38)         “Suspension” means a loss of registration, certification, or licensure by a substance use disorder professional or the privilege of making application for registration, certification, or licensure by an applicant for one of these credentials.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31A; 90-113.31B; 90-113.33; 90-113.40; 90-113.41; 90-113.41A;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Temporary Amendment Eff. November 15, 1997;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2015; January 1, 2014; June 1, 2011; April 1, 2011; April 1, 2003; August 1, 2002; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998;
Readopted Eff. October 1, 2020. October 2, 2020;
Amended Eff. June 01, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0203 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0203             DESIGNATION AS SUBSTANCE ABUSE Alcohol and drug COUNSELOR INTERN

(a)  To be designated as a Substance Abuse an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern, a counselor shall:

(1)           Submit the requirements for Registration status issued by the Board; as described in Rule .0202 of this Chapter, if not submitted previously;

(2)           Provide documentation to the Board verifying the completion of 300 hours of supervised practice by a Certified Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Supervisor Intern; Intern; and

(3)           Achieve a passing score on the Alcohol and Drug Counselor examination developed by the IC&RC or its successor organization; and organization.

(4)           Pay a non-refundable, one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) exam fee plus a one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) certification fee if not already Registered with the Board.

(b)  Upon the failure of an applicant to achieve a passing score, the applicant may request a reexamination and pay a non-refundable reexamination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) after a period of three months from the date of the failed test.

(c)  Once an individual has been designated as a Substance Abuse an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern, he or she they may function as a counselor intern under an approved supervisor at a ratio of one hour of supervision for every 40 hours of practice.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.34; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.40; 90-113.41;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0204 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0204             SUPERVISED PRACTICUM FOR cERTIFIED Alcohol and Drug Counselor AND LICENSED CLINICAL ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST

(a)  All applicants for the certified alcohol and drug counselor or the clinical addictions specialist credential shall complete a 300 hour practicum supervised by an applicant supervisor and the practicum shall cover all core functions of addictions counseling as set forth by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium which is hereby incorporated by reference and available in the Candidate Guides including subsequent amendments or additions at internationalcredentialing.org. The practicum shall be supervised at a ratio of one hour of supervision for every 10 hours of practice.

(b)  The remaining 180 hours of this practicum shall be in any of the core function areas.

(c) (b) Upon completion of the 300 hours, the supervisor shall complete an evaluation reviewing the certified alcohol and drug counselor’s or clinical addictions specialist professional’s development and provide it to the Board, documenting the 300 hours of practice.

(d) (c) Pursuant to G.S. 90-113.40(a)(7), the The practicum of the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and the Certified Prevention Specialist may be completed as part of an academic course of study in a regionally accredited college or university university. or it may be developed in the It may also be completed in an existing substance use disorder work setting as long as it is supervised by an applicant supervisor. The 300 hours of practical experience or practicum shall contribute to the three years of alcohol and drug counseling experience required for certification.

(e) (d)  Pursuant to G.S. 90-113.40(c)(1), The applicant for the licensed clinical addictions specialist applying under Criteria A shall complete the 300 hours of practical training provided by an applicant supervisor shall be completed as part of the required two years postgraduate supervised clinical addictions counseling experience.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31; 90-113.33; 90-113.34; 90-113.39; 90-113.40;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2011; April 1, 2011; January 1, 2010; August 1, 2002;
Readopted Eff. October 1, 2020. October 1, 2020;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0204 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0204             SUPERVISED PRACTICUM FOR CERTIFIED Alcohol and Drug Counselor AND LICENSED CLINICAL ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST

(a)  All applicants for the certified alcohol and drug counselor or the clinical addictions specialist credential shall complete a 300 hour practicum supervised by an applicant supervisor and the practicum shall cover all core functions of addictions counseling as set forth by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium which is hereby incorporated by reference and available in the Candidate Guides including subsequent amendments or additions at internationalcredentialing.org. The practicum shall be supervised at a ratio of one hour of supervision for every 10 hours of practice.

(b)  The remaining 180 hours of this practicum shall be in any of the core function areas.

(c)  Upon completion of the 300 hours, hours of practice, the supervisor shall complete an evaluation reviewing the certified alcohol and drug counselor’s or clinical addictions specialist professional’s development and provide it to the Board, documenting the 300 hours of practice.

(d)  Pursuant to G.S. 90-113.40(a)(7), the The 300 hour practicum of the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and the Certified Prevention Specialist may be completed as part of an academic course of study in a regionally accredited college or university or it may be developed in the work setting as long as it is supervised by an applicant supervisor. The 300 hour practicum may be completed as part of the three years (or 6,000 hours) of alcohol and drug counseling experience required for certification.

(e)  Pursuant to G.S. 90-113.40(c)(1), the The 300 hours of practical training hour practicum of the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Criteria A applicant provided by an applicant supervisor shall be completed as part of the required two years postgraduate supervised clinical addictions counseling experience. and does not include the clinical application or practical training completed as a part of the master’s degree used to apply for the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31; 90-113.33; 90-113.34; 90-113.39; 90-113.40;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2011; April 1, 2011; January 1, 2010; August 1, 2002;
Readopted Eff. October 1, 2020. October 1, 2020;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0205 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0205             CERTIFIED SUBSTANCE ABUSE Alcohol and Drug COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION

Requirements for certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Alcohol and Drug Counselor shall be as follows:

(1)           Completion of 6,000 hours of paid or volunteer supervised experience as set out in G.S. 90-113.40(a). If the work setting is not exclusively substance abuse use disorder focused, the applicant may accumulate experience proportional to the substance abuse use disorder services performed or as determined and verified by the applicant supervisor. supervisor;

(2)           Board approved education and training of at least 270 clock hours, consisting of:

(a)           Substance Abuse Use Disorder Specific (SAS) education and training in the amount of at least 190 hours; hours of substance use disorder specific core competencies, to include the following:

(i)            Basic alcoholism and drug addiction knowledge;

(ii)           Screening, intake, orientation, and assessment;

(iii)          Individual, group, and family counseling and intervention techniques;

(iv)          Case management, treatment planning, reporting, and record keeping;

(v)           Crisis intervention skills:

(vi)          Prevention and client education;

(vii)         Consultation, referral, and networking that utilizes community resources;

(viii)        Ethics, legal issues, and confidentiality;

(ix)          Special populations that include individuals or groups with ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender characteristics as well as persons dealing with HIV, co-occurring disabilities, persons with criminal justice related issues, and perinatal issues:

(x)           Physiology and pharmacology of alcohol and other drugs that include the licit and illicit drugs, inhalants, and nicotine;

(xi)          Psychological, emotional, personality, and developmental issues; and

                (xii)         Traditions and philosophies of 12-step and other recovery support groups;

(b)           Up to 80 hours may be directed toward general professional skill building to enhance counselor development;

(c)           No more than 25% of the 270 hours (67.5) hours may be in-service education received within the applicant’s organization by staff of the same organization; organization; and

(d)           The 190 Substance Abuse Specific clock hours needed for initial certification must be in the core competencies. Core competencies are listed as follows:

(i)            Basic alcoholism and drug addiction knowledge;

(ii)           Screening, intake, orientation, and assessment;

(iii)          Individual, group, and family counseling and intervention techniques;

(iv)          Case management, treatment planning, reporting, and record keeping;

(v)           Crisis intervention skills:

(vi)          Prevention and client education;

(vii)         Consultation, referral, and networking that utilizes community resources;

(viii)        Ethics, legal issues, and confidentiality;

(ix)          Special populations that include individuals or groups with ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender characteristics as well as persons dealing with HIV, co-occurring disabilities, persons with criminal justice related issues, and perinatal issues:

(x)           Physiology and pharmacology of alcohol and other drugs that include the licit and illicit drugs, inhalants, and nicotine;

(xi)          Psychological, emotional, personality, and developmental issues; and

(xii)         Traditions and philosophies of 12-step and other recovery support groups;

(e) (d)     Of the 270 clock hours, applicants for certification as a must Substance Abuse Professional document six hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, six hours professional clinical ethics education, and six hours of education to be selected from the following:

(i)            nicotine use disorder;

(ii)           psychopathology;

(iii)          evidence-based treatment;

(iv)          substance use disorder issues and older adults;

(v)           substance use disorder issues affecting veterans; and

(vi)          substance use disorder and domestic violence.

(3)           A one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) exam fee and a two hundred dollar ($200.00) non-refundable certification fee, unless previously paid. The applicant may request a reexamination and pay a non-refundable reexamination fee as set out in G.S. 90-113.38(c) for the written exam if a passing score is not achieved and at least three months have passed from the date of failed test. paid;

(4)           Achieving a passing score on the IC&RC or its successor organization Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam. exam;

(5)           Completed evaluation forms by the professional’s applicant supervisor documenting 6,000 hours of clinical substance use disorder counseling experience submitted to the Board, and two references from other substance use disorder professionals as part of the application for certification. certification;

(6)           An attestation or otherwise signed adherence by the applicant to the Ethical Standards of the Board. Board;

(7)           Documentation of highest level education. Verification of high school graduation or completion of GED may be evidenced by diploma. Applicants presenting baccalaureate or advanced degrees must submit a completed transcript. transcript;

(8)           Completed registration application found on the Board’s website. website;

(9)           Resume. Resume; and

(10)         Job description that verifies job function to include the 12 Core Functions.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.39; 90-113.40;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2010; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0206 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0206             PROCESS FOR PREVENTION CONSULTANT Specialist CERTIFICATION

(a)  The Board shall certify an applicant as a certified substance abuse prevention consultant specialist as set out in Article 5C of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes. A certified substance abuse prevention consultant’s specialist’s primary responsibilities are to provide substance use disorder information and education, environmental approaches, alternative activities, community organization, networking, and referral to promote personal health and well-being to individuals, families, and communities who may not otherwise be clients receiving substance use disorder treatment.

(b)  The requirements for certification are:

(1)           Supervised work experience as set out in G.S. 90-113.40(a)(8) in prevention consultation. consultation;

(2)           270 hours of academic and didactic training divided in the following manner:

(A)          170 hours primary and secondary prevention and in the prevention performance domains; and

(B)          100 hours in substance use disorder specific studies, which includes six hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, six hours professional ethics education, and six hours of education to be selected from the following:

(i)            nicotine use disorder;

(ii)           psychopathology;

(iii)          evidence-based treatment;

(iv)          substance use disorder issues and older adults;

(v)           substance use disorder issues affecting veterans; and

(vi)          substance use disorder and domestic violence. violence; and

(3)           A minimum of 300 hours of supervised practical training practice hours documented by a certified clinical supervisor, clinical supervisor intern, or certified substance abuse prevention consultant specialist who has been certified more than three years;

(4)           An attestation or otherwise signed adherence by the applicant to the Ethical Standards of the Board; Board as found in Section 0500 of this Chapter; and

(5)           An application fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), a certification fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) and an examination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.31B; 90-113.33; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.40; 90-113.41;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2014; August 1, 2002; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0208 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 ncac 68 .0208             RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNSELOR, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADDICTIONS PROFESSIONAL AND PREVENTION CONSULTANT Specialist

(a)  In order to renew a certification, a certified substance abuse alcohol and drug counselor, certified criminal justice addictions professional, and certified substance abuse prevention consultant specialist shall:

(1)           Complete 60 hours of training recognized by the Board as follows:

(A)          A minimum of 50 percent (30 hours) shall be substance use disorder specific.

(A) (B)   No more than 25 percent may be in-service education, received within the professional’s place of employment by staff of the same employment;

(B) (C)   No more than 25 percent may be educational training presented by the renewing professional. A presentation shall be a part of an event recognized by the Board as set out in the rules of this Chapter;

(C) (D)   An applicant shall include documentation of each event submitted; submitted; and

(D) (E)   All applicants shall include three hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, three hours of professional clinical ethics training and education, and three hours of education to be selected from the list appearing in Rule 21 NCAC 68 .0205(e); and Rule 21 NCAC 68 .0205(e).

(E)           No more than 50 percent shall be self-study or pre-recorded online training; and

(2)           Submit the following:

(A)          A completed renewal application found on the Board website;

(B)          A non-refundable one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) recertification fee; and

(C)          An attestation or otherwise signed adherence by the applicant to the Ethical Standards of the Board. Board as found in Section 0500 of this Chapter.

(b)  Thirty hours shall be substance use disorder specific. (b) In order to renew a certification, a certified criminal justice addictions professional shall:

(1)           Complete 40 hours of training recognized by the Board as follows:

(A)          A minimum of 50% (20 hours) shall be substance use disorder specific.

(B)          No more than 25 percent may be in-service education, received within the professional’s place of employment by staff of the same employment;

(C)          No more than 25 percent may be educational training presented by the renewing professional. A presentation shall be a part of an event recognized by the Board as set out in the rules of this Chapter;

(D)          An applicant shall include documentation of each event submitted; and

(E)           All applicants shall include three hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, three hours of clinical ethics training and education, and three hours of education to be selected from the list appearing in Rule 21 NCAC 68 .0205(e).

 (2)          Submit the following:

(A)          A completed renewal found on the Board website;

(B)          A non-refundable one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) recertification fee; and

(C)          An attestation or otherwise signed adherence by the applicant to the Ethical Standards of the Board as found in Section 0500 of this Chapter.

 

(c)  The renewal application of a certified criminal justice addictions professional and a certified substance abuse alcohol and drug counselor shall include a post-certification supervision agreement between a practice supervisor and supervisee. The supervision required by this Rule shall be provided according to G.S. 90-113.37A(b).

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.37A; 90-113.38; 90-113.39;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2011; April 1, 2011; January 1, 2010; April 1, 2003; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

21 NCAC 68 .0212 is proposed for repeal as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0212             PROCESS FOR RESIDENTIAL FACILITY DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.37A; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.40;
Eff. August 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2010; August 1, 2002; August 1, 2000;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Repealed Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0305 is proposed to be amended as follows:

 

21 NCAC 68 .0305             LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL APPLICANTS FOR LICENSED CLINICAL ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST

In addition to meeting the requirements of G.S. 90-113.40, an applicant seeking licensure as a clinical addictions specialist shall submit the following:

(1)           Documentation of completion of:

(a)           Six hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education;

(b)           Six hours of professional clinical ethics training;

(c)           Six hours of clinical supervision specific training; and

(d)           Six hours selected from the following list:

(i)            nicotine use disorder;

(ii)           psychopathology;

(iii)          evidence-based treatment;

(iv)          substance use disorder issues and older adults;

(v)           substance use disorder issues and veterans; and

(vi)          substance use disorder issues and domestic violence.

All hours listed in this Item may be included in the 180 hours of substance use disorder training required for licensure;

(2)           A copy of a substance abuse use disorder specialty certificate or transcript if the applicant is applying under Criteria C as defined in G.S. 90-113.40 (c)(3), or is seeking education credit as described in Item (1) of this Rule under any other criteria outlined in G.S. 90-113.40 (c);

(3)           An official transcript of completed masters or other advanced degree in a human services field with a clinical application as found in Rule .0101(5) of this Chapter, if not previously submitted under Item (2) of this Rule;

(4)           A completed application found on the Board’s website; and

(5)           Payment of the following fees:

(a)           All applicants who are in the deemed status group shall make payment of a non-refundable application fee of ten dollars ($10.00) and payment of a non-refundable credentialing fee of forty dollars ($40.00).

(b)           All other applicants shall make payment of an application fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and payment of a non-refundable certification fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00).

(c)           All applicants seeking credentialing pursuant to Criteria A, Criteria B, and Criteria C of G.S. 90-113.40(c) shall make payment of a non-refundable examination fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). An applicant seeking credentialing pursuant to Criteria D (Deemed Status) who has not completed an examination as required by G.S 90-113.41(b), shall complete and pass the examination at his or her own expense.

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.38; 90-113.40; 90-113.41;
Temporary Adoption Eff. November 15, 1997;
Eff. April 1, 1999;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2014; August 1, 2002;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.

 

21 NCAC 68 .0306 is proposed to be amended as follows:

21 NCAC 68 .0306             RENEWAL OF LICENSED CLINICAL ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST

(a)  An applicant who is in the deemed status group shall submit the following every two years:

(1)           A completed application and a copy of the applicant’s current substance abuse use disorder licensure certificate or its equivalent from the deemed status professional discipline.

(2)           A non-refundable renewal fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00).

(b)  All other individual applicants shall:

(1)           Renew licensure as classified by the criteria for their original licensing every two years.

(2)           Document completing 40 hours of education pursuant to Section .0400 Rule .0401 of this Chapter, during the current licensing period. A minimum of 30 hours shall be substance use disorder specific. This education may include a combination of hours including attending and providing workshops.

(3)           Meet re-licensing educational guidelines as a substance use disorder professional as follows:

(A)          No more than 25 percent may be in-service education, received within the applicant’s organization by staff of the same employment.

(B)          No more than 25 percent receiving supervision with two hours of supervision translating to one hour of education.

(C)(B)     No more than 25 percent of workshop presentation with one hour of presentation translating to one hour of education. Workshop presentation shall be pursuant to Rule .0213 of this Chapter.

(D) (C)   All applicants shall include three hours of HIV/AIDS/STDS/TB/Bloodborne pathogens training and education, three hours of professional clinical ethics training and education, and three hours of education to be selected from the list appearing in Rule.0305(1)(d) of this Section.

(4)           Submit a completed application with continuing education documented.

(5)           Submit a non-refundable one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) renewal fee.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.37A; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.41A;
Temporary Adoption Eff. November 15, 1997;
Eff. August 1, 1998;
Amended Eff January 1, 2014; April 1, 2003; August 1, 2002;
Readopted Eff. April 10, 2019. April 10, 2019;
Amended Eff. June 1, 2022.