4758-6-01 Scope of practice for chemical dependency counselor assistants (CDCA).

(A) An individual holding a valid chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate may do both of the following in addition to practicing chemical dependency counseling:

(1) Perform treatment planning, assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, case management, and education services as they relate to abuse of or dependency on alcohol and other drugs;

(2) Refer individuals with nonchemical dependency conditions to appropriate sources of help.

(B) An individual holding a valid chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate may practice chemical dependency counseling and perform the tasks specified in paragraph (A) of this rule only while under the supervision of any of the following:

(1) An independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor, independent chemical dependency counselor or chemical dependency counselor III licensed under this chapter;

(2) An individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery;

(3) A psychologist licensed under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(4) A registered nurse licensed under Chapter 4723. of the Revised Code if such supervision is consistent with the scope of practice of the registered nurse.

(5) A professional clinical counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist licensed under Chapter 4757. of the Revised Code if such supervision is consistent with the scope of practice of the professional clinical counselor, independent social worker, or independent marriage and family therapist.

(C) Perform tasks identified and listed in paragraph (KK) of rule 3793:2-1-08 of the Administrative Code as they relate to abuse of or dependency on alcohol and other drugs. These tasks may only be performed while under the supervision of one of those individuals designated in paragraph (K) of rule 3793:2-1-05 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A chemical dependency counselor assistant may not practice as an individual practitioner.

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.59
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 8/17/08, 11/15/10