(LADC) Licensed alcohol and drug counselors have the authority to initiate and terminate treatment services as well as the ability to make decisions appropriate to the assessment of clients and the development and revision of treatment plans in accordance with Minnesota Statute 245G. Licensed alcohol and drug counselors will defer to the Clinical Supervisor for any questions on client assessments or treatment planning, as well as any situations that are outside established policies and procedures. Licensed alcohol and drug counselors will defer to the Clinical Supervisor for any discharges that occur prior to treatment plan completion including at staff request.
(ADC-T) Alcohol and drug counselors with a temporary permit are required to meet with their site supervisor weekly to discuss the assessment of clients, as well as the development and revision of treatment plans. Alcohol and drug counselors with a temporary permit have the authority to initiate and terminate treatment services with the supervision and oversight of their site supervisor.
- Conduct comprehensive chemical health assessments; meeting Minnesota Statute 245G standards for referral recommendations and appropriate document completion in addition to adhering to the company policies and procedures
- Maintain all required correspondence with treatment facilities, child protection workers, probation officers, collateral contacts and managed care programs as applicable
- Complete funding approvals to support referral recommendations as necessary
- Perform facility intake duties with demonstrated competence in screening for and working with clients with co-occurring disorders
- Participate in weekly clinical supervision staff meetings
- See professional development and continue growth as a professional
- Maintain professional relationships including healthy boundaries with staff and clients
- Assist fellow clinicians with treatment plans and discharge summaries
- Provide support, de-escalate clients and intervention assistance in crisis situations
- Licensure by the State of Minnesota as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in good standing OR a Temporary Permit by the State of Minnesota in good standing
245G.11 Subd. 5. Alcohol and drug counselor qualification (LADC)
- (a) An alcohol and drug counselor must either be licensed or exempt from licensure under chapter 148F
- (b) An individual who is exempt from licensure under chapter 148F must meet one of the following additional requirements:
- Completion of at least a baccalaureate degree with a major concentration in social work, nursing, sociology, human services, or psychology, or licensure as a registered nurse; successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours of classroom instruction in each of the core functions listed in chapter 148F is covered and successful completion of 440 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student or staff member;
- Completion of at least 270 hours of training in which each of the core functions listed in chapter 148F is covered and successful completion of 880 hours of supervised experience as an alcohol and drug counselor, either as a student or staff member;
- Current certification as an alcohol and drug counselor or alcohol and drug counselor reciprocal through the evaluation process established by the International Certification and reciprocity Consortium on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Inc.;
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree including 480 hours of alcohol and drug counseling education from an accredited school or educational program and 880 hours of alcohol and drug counseling practicum; or
- Employment in a program formerly licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.5000 to 9530.6400 and successful completion of 6000 hours of supervised work experience in a licensed program as an alcohol and drug counselor prior to January 1, 2005
- (c) An alcohol and drug counselor may not provide a treatment service that requires professional licensure unless the individual possesses the necessary license. For the purposes of enforcing this section, the commissioner has the authority to monitor a service provider’s compliance with the relevant standards of the service provider’s profession and may issue licensing actions against the license holder according to sections 245A.05, 245A.06 and 245A.07 based on the commissioner’s determination of noncompliance.
245G.11 Subd.11. Individuals with a temporary permit (ADC-T)
- An individual with a temporary permit from the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy may provide chemical dependency treatment service according to this subdivision if they meet the requirements of either paragraph (a) or (b):
- (a) An individual with a temporary permit must be supervised by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor assigned by the license holder. The supervising licensed alcohol and drug counselor must document the amount and type of supervision provided at least on a weekly basis. The supervision must relate to the clinical practice.
- (b) An individual with a temporary permit must be supervised by a clinical supervisor approved by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. The supervision must be documented and meet the requirements of section 148F.04, subdivision 4.
- Knowledge of Minnesota Statute 245G, licensing and its application to the position
- Knowledge of 245G documentation deadlines in relation to assessments, continuum of care, treatment planning and discharge summaries and the ability to maintain compliance
- Must successfully pass a DHS background study
- Must know and understand staff member responsibilities as well as all company policies and procedures
- Must know and understand the implications of client rights according to section 148F.165
- Must know and understand the implications of 245G, 245A.65, 626.557, 626.5572, and Chapter 260E
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