21 ncac 68 .0228             substance abuse credential BY ENDORSEMENT or reciprocity BASED ON STATUS AS MILITARY SPOUSE

(a)  An applicant for a substance abuse credential by endorsement or reciprocity based on the applicant's status as a military spouse shall have his or her training honored automatically pursuant to the standards of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Incorporated.  The applicant shall apply for a credential by using the Board's credentialing software, Learning Builder, and submit to the Board:

(1)           a reciprocity application form prescribed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Incorporated and provided by the Board as found at its website: http://www.ncsappb.org that shall be found accompanying the reciprocity information on the website;

(2)           the application fee required by rule applicable to the specific credential as set forth in this Chapter;

(3)           written evidence demonstrating that the applicant is married to an active member of the U.S. military and that such applicant:

(A)          holds a current substance abuse credential from another jurisdiction whose standards for the credential are substantially equivalent to or greater than those required for the credential described in G.S. 90, Article 5C, this Chapter, and is the subject of the application; and

(B)          has engaged in practice as a substance abuse professional demonstrating the scope of practice as defined by G.S. 90-113.31B for at least 1,500 hours per year during at least two of the five years preceding the date of application; and

(4)           a statement disclosing and explaining the commission of an act set out in G.S. 90-113.46A, any disciplinary actions, investigations, malpractice claims, state or federal agency complaints, judgments, settlements, or criminal charges.

(b)  All information required shall be received by the Board office.

(c)  All applicants shall submit to the Board an electronic copy of the applicant's fingerprints as described on the Board's website.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.31A(14); 90-113.31B; 90-113.33; 90-113.38; 90-113.39; 90-113.46; 90-113.46A; 93B-15.1;

Eff. August 1, 2015.