Proposed Rules Comment Period

The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board is conducting its Five Year Rule Review.  This process allows the Board to review and evaluate each applicable rule for continued necessity of the rule and possible content modification. 

The Board is recommending changes to the following rules:

  • 4758-3-01: Fees This rule outlines fees for applying for a license, certificate or endorsement with the Board.  The Board is removing the written exam fee because the written exam is no longer available.  We are also changing the term RCH to CEU in all applicable rules and removing the laundry list of credential types for more universal terms where applicable. 
  • 4758-5-01: Requirements for Certification of CDCA This rule establishes application requirements for chemical dependency counselor assistants.  We are adjusting educational content areas in this rule to match those in the other chemical dependency counselor credentials for consistency and transferability.  We are also clarifying that this application requires approved education.  The prior term of “training” confused applicants and led them to believe they could use work experience for education. 
  • 4758-5-03: Requirements for Licensure of LCDC II This rule establishes application requirements for licensed chemical dependency counselor II.  We are adjusting language to allow for the use of online applications.  We are also identifying IC&RC domain areas by their number instead of title.  Lastly, we are cleaning up language for consistency across credentials.  
  • 4758-5-04: Requirements for Licensure of LCDC III This rule establishes application requirements for licensed chemical dependency counselor III.  We are adjusting language to allow for the use of online applications.  We are also identifying IC&RC domain areas by their number instead of title.  Lastly, we are cleaning up language for consistency across credentials.  
  • 4758-5-05: Requirements for Licensure of LICDC This rule establishes application requirements for licensed independent chemical dependency counselor.  We are adjusting language to allow for the use of online applications.  We are also identifying IC&RC domain areas by their number instead of title.  Lastly, we are cleaning up language for consistency across credentials.  
  • 4758-5-06: Requirements for Licensure of LICDC-CS This rule establishes application requirements for licensed independent chemical dependency counselor-clinical supervisor.  We are adjusting language to allow for the use of online applications.  We are also identifying IC&RC domain areas by their number instead of title.  Lastly, we are cleaning up language for consistency across credentials.  
  • 4758-6-01: Scope of Practice for CDCA This rule establishes the scope of practice for chemical dependency counselor assistant. We are removing a reference to OMHAS code as this code is being changed to refer licensees to their scope with the board.
  • 4758-6-04: Scope of Practice for LCDC III This rule establishes the scope of practice for licensed chemical dependency counselor III. We are removing a reference to OMHAS code as this code is being changed to refer licensees to their scope with the board.
  • 4758-6-05: Scope of Practice for LICDC This rule establishes the scope of practice for licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. We are removing a reference to OMHAS code as this code is being changed to refer licensees to their scope with the board.
  • 4758-10-01: Disciplinary Actions This rule establishes disciplinary guidelines for the board. We are removing a laundry list of credential types for more universal terms where applicable.  We are removing a reference to appealing in Franklin County as 119 allows appeals in the county where an individual lives or works.  We are increasing the time an individual must wait to reapply after receiving a revocation and removing the term “reinstatement” as revised code does not permit the board to issue reinstatements after a revocation. 
  • 4758-13-01: Continuing Education Requirements for Chemical Dependency Counselors This rule establishes continuing education requirements for chemical dependency counselors. We are removing a laundry list of credential types for more universal terms where applicable.  We are replacing the term “recognized clock hour” or “RCH” with “continuing education unit” or “CEU” to be consistent with field terminology.  We are removing the limit on hours that can be earned through in-service.  We are including language that identifies the Board’s authority to audit renewal hours. 
  • 4758-13-02: Continuing Education Requirements for Prevention Professionals This rule establishes continuing education requirements for prevention professionals. We are removing a laundry list of credential types for more universal terms where applicable.  We are replacing the term “recognized clock hour” or “RCH” with “continuing education unit” or “CEU” to be consistent with field terminology.  We are removing the limit on hours that can be earned through in-service.  We are including language that identifies the Board’s authority to audit renewal hours. 
  • 4758-13-03: Special Circumstances for Renewal This rule establishes special circumstances for renewal. We are removing a laundry list of credential types for more universal terms where applicable.  We are replacing the term “recognized clock hour” or “RCH” with “continuing education unit” or “CEU” to be consistent with field terminology.  We are adjusting language to allow individuals who have been on inactive status to use renewal hours completed any time during their inactive period.
  • 4758-13-04: Definitions of CEUs This rule defines continuing education. We are replacing the term “recognized clock hour” or “RCH” with “continuing education unit” or “CEU” to be consistent with field terminology.  We are adding the content areas for the gambling disorder endorsement.
  • 4758-13-07: Approval of CEUs This rule establishes approval processes for continuing education. We are replacing the term “recognized clock hour” or “RCH” with “continuing education unit” or “CEU” to be consistent with field terminology.  We are adjusting language to allow for the use of online applications.  We are adding approval processes for individual post approval of courses. 
  • 4758-15-01: Reciprocity This rule establishes IC&RC reciprocity requirements. We are updating the education and practical experience requirements to align with recent IC&RC requirement changes. 

For further information, please view the PROPOSED RULES along with the BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS.

If you wish to comment on any of the proposed rules, please submit your comments by email to ferguson@ocdp.state.oh.us AND copy the Common Sense Initiative Office on your email at CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov by July 1, 2015.

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Generation Rx: Free Resources Promoting Safe Medication Practices for Life

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