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§ 90‑113.31B.  Scope of practice.

The scope of practice is the use by all substance abuse professionalsand their ongoing supervisees of principles, methods, and procedures of theTwelve Core Functions or performance domains as prescribed by the InternationalCertification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse,Incorporated, and as limited by individual credential and supervisoryrequirements pursuant to this Article. Specifically, the scope of practice foreach individual defined as a substance abuse professional under G.S. 90‑113.31Ais as follows:

(1)        The practice of a certified substance abuse counselorconsists of the Twelve Core Functions, including screening, intake,orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management,crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultationwith other professionals in regard to client treatment and services, andreferral to treat addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.

(2)        The practice of a certified substance abuse preventionconsultant is based on knowledge in the performance domains to prevent orreduce the conditions that place individuals at increased risk of developingaddictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.

(3)        The practice of a certified clinical supervisor is based onknowledge in the performance domains to supervise substance abuse professionalswho work to treat, prevent, or reduce the conditions that place individuals atrisk of developing addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.

(4)        The practice of a licensed clinical addictions specialistmay be independent and consists of the Twelve Core Functions, includingscreening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling,case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and recordkeeping, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatmentand services, referral to reduce the conditions that place individuals at riskof developing addictive disorder or disease with co‑occurring disorders,and treatment for addictive disorder or disease. The licensed clinicaladdictions specialist may provide supervision to maintain a professionalcredential as defined by this Article.

(5)        The practice of a certified substance abuse residentialfacility director is a voluntary credential and consists of the Twelve CoreFunctions, including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatmentplanning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education,report and record keeping, consultation with professionals in regard to clienttreatment and services, referral to prevent or reduce the conditions that placeindividuals at increased risk of developing addictive disorder or disease,treatment for addictive disorder or disease, and the prevention of relapse aswell as academic management training.

(6)        The practice of a certified criminal justice addictionsprofessional is based on knowledge in the performance domains of dynamics ofaddiction in criminal behavior; legal, ethical, and professionalresponsibility; criminal justice system and processes; screening, intake, andassessment; case management; monitoring; and client supervision and counselingto prevent or reduce the conditions that place individuals at increased risk ofdeveloping addictive disorder or disease, treat addictive disorder or disease,and help prevent relapse. (2005‑431, s. 1.)