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Rule 4757-15-02 | Scope of practice for a licensed professional clinical counselor.


Each licensed professional clinical counselor has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined in paragraph (A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code (ethics). A licensed professional clinical counselor may for a fee, salary, or other considerations:

(A) Engage in all practices, principles, methods, and procedures permitted under rule 4757-15-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Engage, as a private practitioner, in the unsupervised diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders as defined in division (F) of section 4757.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) Independently, as an employee of an agency, without supervision, perform or approve a diagnosis and/or develop or approve a treatment plan as required for record keeping, insurance purposes, accreditation, or governmental requirements.

(D) Provide work supervision for licensed professional counselors, social workers, social worker temporaries, social work assistants, and marriage and family therapists; and supervision of chemical dependency counselors and certified prevention specialist assistants as specified in Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code; and training supervision for students, registered counselor trainees and licensed professional counselors per rule 4757-17-01 of the Administrative Code.

Last updated March 21, 2022 at 8:36 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4757.10
Amplifies: 4757.10, 4757.21
Five Year Review Date: 2/27/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 6/11/1985 (Emer.), 9/19/1985 (Emer.), 12/19/1985, 7/3/1997, 1/1/2006, 11/8/2007, 10/18/2009, 1/1/2013, 11/3/2014, 7/1/2016, 3/5/2018