(A) "Accredited school or university" means a school or university accredited by an accrediting agency accepted by the Ohio board of regents.
(B) "Alcohol and other drug clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures" means an approach to chemical dependency counseling that emphasizes the chemical dependency counselor's role in systematically assisting clients through all of the following: analyzing background and current information, exploring possible solutions, developing and providing a treatment plan, in the case of independent chemical dependency counselor or chemical dependency counselor III only, diagnosing chemical dependency conditions. "Alcohol and other drug clinical counseling principles, methods, or procedures" includes counseling, assessing, consulting, and referral as they relate to chemical dependency conditions. "Alcohol and other drug clinical counseling principles, methods or procedures" may also include the twelve core functions and shall include other accepted principles of counseling, as such principles may apply to the treatment of individuals with substance abuse or dependence problems. The methods or procedures of counseling may include those specific categories of service or intervention as defined by OMHAS or other regulating or funding entities, so long as such procedures are applied to persons with substance abuse or dependence and fall within the scopes of practice defined in Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code.
(C) "Behavioral science degree" is defined as a course of study at an accredited school or university, which includes the study of human behavior or nursing as a focus and requires at least twenty-seven semester credit hours of the following courses or additional courses as approved by the board: human services, addictions, chemical dependency, social work, criminal justice, corrections, psychology, child development, counseling, personnel and industrial relations, vocational rehabilitation counseling, sociology.
(D) "Board" means the chemical dependency professionals board.
(E) "CDCA" means chemical dependency counselor assistant.
(F) "CEU" means continuing education unit.
(G) "Chemical dependency conditions" means those conditions relating to the abuse of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs that are classified in accepted nosologies, including the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders and the international classification of diseases, and in editions of those nosologies published after the effective date of this rule.
(H) "Chemical dependency counseling" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups or the public a counseling service involving the application of alcohol and other drug clinical counseling principles, methods or procedures to assist individuals who are abusing or dependent on alcohol or other drugs.
(I) "Chemical dependency counselor" means a person who holds a chemical dependency counselor certificate or license from the board.
(J) "Client" means any person or entity seeking or assigned the services of a CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC, or LICDC-CS regardless of the chemical dependency counselor's work setting.
(K) "Code of Ethics" is the minimum standard of practice required of chemical dependency counselors, prevention professionals or clinical supervisors.
(L) "Complainant" means a person who files a formal complaint with the board against an applicant, certificate holder or licensee under the board's jurisdiction.
(M) "Consumer" means any person or entity seeking or assigned the services of an RA, OCPSA, OCPS, or OCPC regardless of the prevention professional's work setting.
(N) "Credential/credentialed" means a valid license or certificate to practice chemical dependency counseling or prevention under Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code.
(O) "Gambling disorder" means a persistent and recurring maladaptive gambling behavior that is classified in accepted nosologies, including the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders and the international classification of diseases, and in editions of those nosologies published after the effective date of this rule.
(P) "Hearing officer" means a person appointed by the board who presides over an appeal hearing.
(Q) "IC&RC" means the international certification and reciprocity consortium.
(R) "IC&RC domain" means the performance domain established by IC&RC through their job analysis process for examinations. Domains include identified tasks, knowledge and skills which provide the basis for examination questions.
(S) "Impaired or impairment" is defined by the presence of the disorder of alcoholism, substance abuse, mental illness or other debilitating conditions.
(T) "LCDC II" means licensed chemical dependency counselor II.
(U) "LCDC III" means licensed chemical dependency counselor III.
(V) "LICDC" means licensed independent chemical dependency counselor.
(W) "LICDC-CS" means licensed independent chemical dependency counselor clinical supervisor.
(X) "Multiple relationship" is defined as any financial, social, emotional, supervisory, political, administrative, legal or sexual relationship between a licensee or certificate holder and their client/consumer which might impair professional judgment or increase the risk of client/consumer exploitation.
(Y) "OCPSA" means Ohio certified prevention specialist assistant.
(Z) "OCPS " means Ohio certified prevention specialist.
(AA) "OCPC" means Ohio certified prevention consultant.
(BB) "One quarter hour" equals ten clock hours.
(CC) "One semester hour" equals fifteen clock hours.
(DD) "One year of work experience" means two thousand hours.
(EE) "Prevention services" means a comprehensive, multi-system set of individual and environmental approaches that maximize physical health, promote safety and preclude the onset of behavioral health disorders.
(FF) "RA" means a registered applicant for prevention certification.
(GG) "Reciprocity" means the ability to transfer an individual's credentials to or from an IC&RC member board or another entity as approved by the board.
(HH) "Reprimand" means a sanction that is a formal, written, published reproof issued to a respondent whom the board has determined has breached the code of ethics.
(II) "Respondent" means an applicant, certificate holder or licensee who becomes the subject of a formal complaint alleging that the individual has breached the board's code of ethics.
(JJ) "Revocation" means a sanction resulting in the complete forfeiture of the certificate or license held.
(KK) "Supervised internship experience" means an internship, practicum or field placement completed as part of a college or university degree program.
(LL) "Suspension" means a sanction resulting in the temporary forfeiture of the certificate or license for a period of time to be determined by the board.
(MM) "Twelve core functions" are defined as screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, consultation.
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