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Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Action Updating and clarifying regulations
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Comment Period Ends 12/28/2018
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12/28/18  4:19 pm
Commenter: Jennifer Faison, Virginia Association of Community Services Boards

VACSB Comments on Regulations Governing CSACs
 

While the VACSB does not have concerns with the proposed new language, some of the code citations referenced in the regulations would benefit from clarification as follows:

§ 54.1-3507.1. Scope of practice, supervision, and qualifications of certified substance abuse counselors.

Paragraph A, romanette i:

  • replace the first occurrence of the word “of” with a colon
  • in the second occurrence of the phrase “substance abuse treatment,” replace the word “treatment” with “individual and group counseling.”

 

§ 54.1-3507.2. Scope of practice, supervision, and qualifications of certified substance abuse counseling assistants.

Paragraph A:

  • After the word “professionals” at the end of the first sentence, insert a new sentence reading “Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Assistants shall not independently engage in the administration of substance abuse assessment instruments or the development of substance abuse treatment plans.”