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Rule 4758-6-10 | Scope of practice for Ohio certified prevention consultant (OCPC).


(A) An individual holding a valid prevention consultant certificate issued under Chapter 4758. of the Revised Code may engage in the following prevention activities:

(1) Manage, supervise and perform the following strategies identified by the center for substance abuse prevention:

(a) Information dissemination,

(b) Prevention education,

(c) Alternatives,

(d) Problem identification and referral,

(e) Community based processes and

(f) Environmental strategies.

(2) Manage, supervise and perform the following prevention activities, identified by the international certification and reciprocity consortium:

(a) Planning and evaluation,

(b) Education and service delivery,

(c) Communication,

(d) Community organization,

(e) Public policy and environmental change and

(f) Professional growth and responsibility.

(3) Conduct program, organizational and community assessment, development and evaluation activities.

(4) Provide specialized consultation and technical assistance of program, organizational and community assessment, planning, evaluation, prevention intervention and referral activities.

(5) Facilitate the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of prevention policy and environmental strategies.

(B) A prevention consultant may supervise:

(1) Prevention program volunteers,

(2) Registered applicants,

(3) Ohio certified prevention specialist assistants,

(4) Ohio prevention specialist professionals, and

(5) Ohio prevention consultant professionals.

(C) A prevention consultant may manage prevention departments and programs.

(D) A prevention consultant may practice as an independent practitioner.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4758.20
Amplifies: 4758.60
Five Year Review Date: 12/21/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/2004, 5/6/2013, 3/22/2015, 3/24/2017