Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.02 - SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(1) A Level I Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor may provide alcohol and drug abuse counseling services in an alcohol and drug abuse treatment program or a recovery support program, or any program providing alcohol and drug abuse services other than a private practice in which the Level I Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor is self-employed. Such services shall include the eight (8) domains listed in T.C.A. § 68-24-606.
(2) A Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor may provide alcohol and drug abuse counseling services in an alcohol and drug abuse treatment program or a recovery support program, or any program providing alcohol and drug abuse services or in private practice. Such services shall include the eight (8) domains listed in T.C.A § 68-24-606. A Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor may apply to the Board to become a Qualified Clinical Supervisor after meeting the Board's requirements for such credential.
(3) Counseling for alcohol and other drugs of abuse includes: the evaluation and treatment of problems, misperceptions and misconceptions of persons who abuse mood-altering chemicals. Counseling for alcohol and other drugs of abuse includes the provision of the eight (8) domains listed in T.C.A. § 68-24-606.
(4) Both Level I and Level II Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors may evaluate and treat persons who have been significantly affected by compulsive gambling disorder as long as the licensee has completed no less than sixty (60) additional hours of specialized Board-approved education related to compulsive gambling disorder, annual continuing education hours or a combination thereof. The licensee's clinically supervised counseling experience must have included contact with no less than ten (10) patients impacted by a compulsive gambling disorder under the supervision of a supervisor who had obtained no less than sixty (60) formal classroom hours of instruction related to compulsive gambling disorder.
(5) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as permitting any person licensed as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor to perform psychological testing intended to measure and/or diagnose mental illness. Consistent with each counselor's formal education and training, licensees may administer and utilize appropriate assessment instruments which identify elements of perceptual inability to recognize empirical facts, problems of appropriately displaying emotions and inappropriate responses to the environment of individuals, couples and families as part of the alcohol and other drugs of abuse therapy process or in the development of a treatment plan in the context of chemical abuse systems.
(6) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as permitting an individual licensed as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor to administer, dispense, or prescribe drugs or in any manner engage in the practice of medicine as defined by Tennessee Law.
(7) The professional practice domains and transdisciplinary competencies in which Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors may engage are as follows:
(a) Clinical Evaluation;
(b) Treatment Planning;
(c) Referral;
(d) Service Coordination;
(e) Counseling;
(f) Client, family, and community education;
(g) Documentation; and,
(h) Professional and ethical responsibilities.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-30-01-.02
Original rule filed May 25, 1994; effective August 9, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed January 30, 1997; effective May 30, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed December 28, 1999; effective March 12, 2000. Amendment filed August 5, 2011; effective November 3, 2011. Repeal and new rule filed March 27, 2015; effective 6/25/2015.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, and 68-24-605 through 68-24-609.

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