OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG USE PROFESSIONALS
I. "Advertise" means, but is not limited to, the attempt by a visual, oral, or written publication, dissemination, solicitation, or circulation to induce any person to do business with a licensed alcohol and drug counselor or a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor.
II. "Alcohol and drug use" means the use of alcohol or other drugs, or both, to the extent or frequency that it impairs or endangers one's health, social or economic function, or the health and welfare of others, and can be used interchangeably with "substance use."
III. "Board" means the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals.
IV. "Certified recovery support worker," or CRSW, means an individual certified by the board to provide recovery support to persons with substance use disorders, who meets the qualifications in this chapter.
V. "Clergy" means any minister, priest, rabbi, Christian Science practitioner, or any other similar religious counselor.
VI. "Clinical supervision" means an ongoing, regularly occurring process of examination, critique, and improvement of a counselor's skills, directed by the counselor's designated clinical supervisor, and is typically one-to-one or small group in structure, and utilizes the methods of intensive case review and discussion, and direct and indirect observation of clinical practice.
VIII. "Continuing education" means research and training programs, college and university courses, in-service training programs, or seminars and conferences designed to maintain and enhance the skills of counselors licensed under this chapter and which are recognized by the board.
IX. "Continuum of care network" means public and private substance use care agencies such as detoxification centers, emergency rooms, hospitals, treatment centers, outpatient and day treatment clinics, and community residences for substance users.
X. "Co-occurring disorders" means a diagnosis that includes both a mental illness and substance use disorder.
XI. "Core functions and practice dimensions of addiction counseling" means the following 12 activities an alcohol and drug counselor performs in the role of counselor: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling (individual, group, and significant others), case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services.
XII. "Facility" means an alcohol and other drug use prevention, intervention, or treatment agency which is publicly or privately owned, for-profit or not-for-profit, and which is licensed or certified, or required to be licensed or certified by the state, or is under contract to a state agency.
XIII. "Licensed alcohol and drug counselor," or LADC, means an individual licensed by the board to practice substance use counseling who meets the qualifications set forth in this chapter.
XIV. "Licensed clinical supervisor," or LCS, means an individual licensed by the board to practice and supervise substance use counseling, who meets the qualifications set forth in this chapter.
XV. "Master licensed alcohol and drug counselor," or MLADC, means an individual licensed by the board to practice substance use and co-occurring disorder counseling who meets the qualifications set forth in this chapter.
XVI. "Mental health disorder" or "mental illness" means any mental disorder, including a disorder of thought, mood, or behavior that causes distress and results in a reduced ability to function psychologically, socially, occupationally, or interpersonally, as set forth in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association.
XVII. "Peer collaboration" means ongoing regularly occurring clinical consultation with, or small group meetings among, MLADCs, LADCs or licensees of the board of nursing, the board of mental health practice, or the board of medicine, with expertise in substance use and co-occurring disorder counseling, at which clinical issues and/or cases are discussed.
XVIII. "Practice of substance use counseling" means the rendering or offering to render professional service for any documented fee or other consideration to individuals, families, or groups. Those professional services include the application of the specific knowledge, skills, counseling theory, and application of techniques to assess, diagnose, define goals, and develop a treatment plan of action aimed toward prevention, education, or treatment in the recovery process of substance use disorders within the continuum of care network. The practice further includes, but is not limited to, networking and making referrals to medical, social services, mental health services, psychiatric, or legal resources when so indicated.
XIX. "Substance use disorder" means a disorder related to the taking of a drug, including alcohol.
XX. "Supervised practical training" means experiential activities monitored by one or more clinical supervisors who provide timely feedback to assist the counselor in the learning process, and which are designed to provide training of specific knowledge and skills necessary to competently perform the tasks inherent in the performance domains of substance use counseling. The supervision shall be at a location mutually convenient to both the supervisor and the candidate for licensure.
XXI. "Work experience" means paid or voluntary experience under clinical supervision with a primary focus on utilizing alcohol and other drug use treatment or intervention theories, techniques, or methodologies.
Source. 2008, 189:1. 2010, 249:2-7, 25, eff. Sept. 4, 2010. 2019, 207:3, eff. Sept. 10, 2019.