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PDFWAC 246-811-200

Continuing competency definitions.

(1) "Agency sponsored training" is training provided by an agency that is not limited to people working within that agency and is a professional development activity as defined in subsection (7) of this section.
(2) "Continuing competency enhancement plan" is a plan showing the goals an individual will develop to continue proficiency as a certified chemical dependency professional. This plan will be based on core competencies of chemical dependency counseling listed in WAC 246-811-047 (2)(a) through (i) and on forms provided by the department.
(3) "Continuing education" means a program or course (including distance learning), seminar workshop, or professional conference approved by an industry-recognized organization or institution of higher learning listed in subsection (5) of this section.
(4) "Distance learning" is industry-recognized education obtained to enhance proficiency in one or more of the professional development activities as defined in subsection (7) of this section, through sources such as internet course work, satellite downlink resources, telecourses, or correspondence courses.
(5) "Industry-recognized" is any local, state, national, or international organization or institution of higher learning including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC);
(b) National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP);
(c) International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC);
(d) Northwest Indian alcohol/drug specialist certification board;
(e) Institutions of higher learning that are accredited by a national or regional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation; and
(f) Division of behavioral health and recovery (DBHR), department of social and health services.
(6) "In-service training" is training provided by an agency that is limited to people working within that agency and is a professional development activity as defined in subsection (7) of this section.
(7) "Professional development activities" means addiction competencies as outlined in WAC 246-811-047, including: Clinical evaluation, individual counseling, group counseling, counseling family, couples, and significant others, professional and ethical responsibilities, understanding addiction, treatment knowledge, application to practice, professional readiness, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, client, family, and community education, screening, intake, assessment, clinical reports, clinical progress notes, discharge summaries, and other client related data.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.442(7). WSR 14-09-102, § 246-811-200, filed 4/22/14, effective 4/22/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.205 RCW. WSR 09-14-111, § 246-811-200, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.060(12). WSR 02-07-084, § 246-811-200, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02.]
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