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PDFWAC 246-810-021

Practice scope and limits for certified advisers.

The scope of practice of certified advisers consists exclusively of the following:
(1) Appropriate screening of the client's level of functional impairment using the global assessment of functioning as described in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Recognition of a mental or physical disorder or a global assessment of functioning score of sixty or less requires that the certified adviser refer the client to a licensed health care practitioner.
(2) If the client has a global assessment of functioning score greater than sixty, a certified adviser may counsel and guide the client in adjusting to life situations, developing new skills, and making desired changes, in accordance with the theories and techniques of a specific counseling method and established practice standards.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.19.050 and chapter 18.19 RCW. WSR 09-15-041, ยง 246-810-021, filed 7/8/09, effective 7/8/09.]
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