4758.39 Independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor license; requirements.

An individual seeking an independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor license shall meet the requirements of division (A) or (B) of this section.

(A) To meet the requirements of this division, an individual must meet all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold from an accredited educational institution at least a master's degree in either a behavioral science or nursing that meets the course requirements specified in rules adopted under section 4758.20 of the Revised Code;

(2) Have not less than the number of hours specified in rules adopted under section 4758.20 of the Revised Code of compensated work or supervised internship experience , including at least the number of hours specified in those rules of clinical supervisory experience , in any of the following, not less than twenty per cent of which are in chemical dependency counseling:

(a) Chemical dependency services, substance abuse services, or both types of services;

(b) The practice of psychology, as defined in section 4732.01 of the Revised Code;

(c) The practice of professional counseling, the practice of social work, or the practice of marriage and family therapy, all as defined in section 4757.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) Have a minimum of the number of hours specified in rules adopted under section 4758.20 of the Revised Code of training in chemical dependency that meets the requirements specified in those rules ;

(4) Unless the individual holds a valid license, registration, certificate, or credentials issued under another chapter of the Revised Code that authorizes the individual to engage in a profession whose scope of practice includes the clinical supervision of chemical dependency counseling, chemical dependency counseling, and diagnosing and treating chemical dependency conditions, pass one or more examinations administered pursuant to section 4758.22 of the Revised Code for the purpose of determining competence to practice as an independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor.

(B) To meet the requirement of this division, an individual must hold, on March 22. 2013. a valid independent chemical dependency counselor license.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 230, §1, eff. 9/28/2016.

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