HB637 (2005) Detail

Relative to licensure of alcohol and drug abuse professionals.


CHAPTER 243

HB 637-FN – FINAL VERSION

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29Jun2005… 2075eba

2005 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 637-FN

AN ACT relative to licensure of alcohol and drug abuse professionals.

SPONSORS: Rep. Kathleen Taylor, Straf 4; Rep. Butynski, Ches 4; Sen. Estabrook, Dist 21

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

ANALYSIS

This bill clarifies the requirements for licensure of alcohol and drug abuse counselors.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

30Mar2005… 0736h

29Jun2005… 2075eba

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to licensure of alcohol and drug abuse professionals.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

243:1 New Subparagraph; Rulemaking Added. Amend RSA 330-C:8, I(a) by inserting after subparagraph (6) the following new subparagraph:

(7) Appropriate fields for master’s degree and course work pursuant to RSA 330-C:9, II(a)(2).

243:2 Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. RSA 330-C:9, II(a) is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

(a) For licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC):

(1) Experience and competence-based licensure:

(A) 6,000 hours of supervised alcohol and drug abuse work experience;

(B) 270 hours of alcohol and drug abuse training and education;

(C) 300 hours of supervised practical training, which may be included as part of the requirements under subparagraph (a)(1)(A);

(D) Passing of the written ICRC test for alcohol and drug counselors; and

(E) Passing of the oral ICRC test for alcohol and drug counselors; or

(2) Master’s degree licensure:

(A) A master’s degree in clinically-based behavioral sciences or addiction counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university;

(B) 2,000 hours of supervised alcohol and drug abuse work experience, 1,000 of which shall be earned post-masters and 1,000 of which may be earned concurrent with the masters course of study;

(C) 270 hours of alcohol and drug abuse training and education;

(D) 300 hours of supervised practical training, which may be included as part of the requirements under subparagraph (a)(2)(B);

(E) Passing of the written ICRC test for alcohol and drug counselors; and

(F) Passing of the oral ICRC test for alcohol and drug counselors.

243:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2006.

(Approved: July 14, 2005)

(Effective Date: January 1, 2006)

Links

HB637 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB637 Revision: 9061 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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