4758.02 Unauthorized practice or representation as chemical dependency counselor prohibited.

(A) Except as provided in section 4758.03 of the Revised Code, no person shall do any of the following:

(1) Engage in or represent to the public that the person engages in chemical dependency counseling for a fee, salary, or other consideration unless the person holds a valid independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor license, independent chemical dependency counselor license, chemical dependency counselor III license, chemical dependency counselor II license, or chemical dependency counselor assistant certificate issued under this chapter;

(2) Use the title "licensed independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor," "LICDC-CS," "licensed independent chemical dependency counselor," "LICDC," "licensed chemical dependency counselor III," "LCDC III," "licensed chemical dependency counselor II," "LCDC II," "chemical dependency counselor assistant," "CDCA," or any other title or description incorporating the word "chemical dependency counselor" or any other initials used to identify persons acting in those capacities unless currently authorized under this chapter to act in the capacity indicated by the title or initials;

(3) Represent to the public that the person is a registered applicant unless the person holds a valid registered applicant certificate issued under this chapter;

(4) Use the title "certified prevention specialist II," "CPS II," "certified prevention specialist I," "CPS I," "certified prevention specialist assistant," "CPSA," "registered applicant," "RA," or any other title, description, or initials used to identify persons acting in those capacities unless currently authorized under this chapter to act in the capacity indicated by the title or initials.

(B) No person shall engage in or represent to the public that the person engages in chemical dependency counseling as a chemical dependency counselor I.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.161, HB 284, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 12-23-2002