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Article 5C.

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional PracticeAct.

§ 90‑113.30.  Declaration of purpose.

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board,established by G.S. 90‑113.32, is recognized as the registering,certifying, and licensing authority for substance abuse professionals describedin this Article in order to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare,to protect the public from being harmed by unqualified persons, to assure thehighest degree of professional care and conduct on the part of credentialedsubstance abuse professionals, to provide for the establishment of standardsfor the education of credentialed substance abuse professionals, and to ensurethe availability of credentialed substance abuse professional services of highquality to persons in need of these services. It is the purpose of this Articleto provide for the regulation of Board‑credentialed persons offeringsubstance abuse counseling services, substance abuse prevention services, orany other substance abuse services for which the Board may grant registration,certification, or licensure. (1993 (Reg. Sess.,1994), c. 685, s. 1; 1997‑492, s. 1; 2005‑431, s. 1.)