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    8715.1  An addiction counselor I or II shall practice only under the direct supervision of a  person meeting the standards of this section.  If the agency has multiple  locations and there is no supervisor available for each site, the supervision  may be  by communication device provided that the supervisor shall meet  with the  addiction counselor(s) for one (1) hour per week. 


    8715.2  A supervisor of an addiction counselor I or II pursuant to § 8714 shall supervise  only in those areas within the supervisor’s competence, based on the  supervisor’s education, training, and experience.


    8715.3  To qualify as a supervisor, an individual shall:


                 (a) Be an advanced practice addiction counselor; or


      (b) Be a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical psychologist,       licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist,       licensed medical doctor, or registered nurse; and


     (c) Hold one of the following:


    (1) A national certification in substance abuse counseling through the NAADAC- NCC or the NBCC;


     (2) A current certified addiction counselor II certification in  substance abuse counseling; or


    (3) Documentation of a minimum of one (1) year of experience in substance abuse counseling and at least one hundred (100) hours of didactic training in covered areas outlined in § 8703.1.


    8715.4             A supervisor who does not meet the requirements of § 8715.3(c)(1), (2), or (3)  shall come into compliance by December 31, 2011.  


    8715.5             A supervisor shall ensure that an addiction counselor I or II is practicing     within the scope of the certified addiction counselor’s competencies, as     demonstrated by the addiction counselor’s documented training and     experience in a particular area of practice.


    8715.6             A supervisor shall maintain appropriate documentation of the nature and

     extent of the supervision provided, including the dates, duration, and focus of the supervisory sessions. 


    8715.7             Pursuant to § 8714.2, a supervisor shall provide documentation of his or

       her education, training, and experience, as requested upon demand by an

       individual authorized by the Board.


    8715.8             A supervisor shall not engage in supervision of an addiction counselor 

       who is a close friend or relative.


    8715.9             A supervisor shall take full responsibility for all services provided by an

       addiction counselor under the supervisor’s supervision. 


    8715.10            An addiction counselor I or II shall inform the supervisor of all complaints,      formal or informal, about the services provided by the addiction counselor.



The Director of the Department of Health, pursuant to the authority set forth under section 302(14) of the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of 1985, effective March 15, 1986 (D.C. Law 6-99; D.C. Official Code § 3-1203.02(14)), and in accordance with Mayor’s Order 98-140, dated August 20, 1998.


Notice of Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 11937, 11951 (December 17, 2010).