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Article - Health Occupations




§17–406.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Approved alcohol and drug supervisor” means:

            (i)    A certified professional counselor–alcohol and drug;

            (ii)    A licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor; or

            (iii)    A health care provider licensed or certified under this article with documented expertise in alcohol and drug counseling, as approved by the Board.

        (3)    “Under the supervision of an approved alcohol and drug supervisor” means engaging in an ongoing process that includes direct, on–site, face–to–face, individual or group meetings with an approved alcohol and drug supervisor focused on quality of delivery of alcohol and drug counseling services and improvement of counseling skills for a minimum of 1 documented hour for each 40–hour workweek but not less than 2 documented hours per month for less than a 40–hour workweek.

    (b)    (1)    An individual may practice clinical alcohol and drug counseling without a license for a limited period of time, as determined by the Board, if the individual is working as a trainee under the supervision of an approved alcohol and drug supervisor while fulfilling the experiential or course of study requirements under § 17–302 of this title or § 17–403 or § 17–404 of this subtitle.

        (2)    An individual may practice alcohol and drug counseling without certification for a limited period of time, as determined by the Board, if the individual is working as a trainee under the supervision of an approved alcohol and drug supervisor while fulfilling the experiential or course of study requirements under § 17–302 of this title or § 17–403 or § 17–404 of this subtitle.



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