SECTION .0500 - ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT for the substance ABUSE Professional


21 NCAC 68 .0501             PURPOSE AND SCOPE

(a)  The ethical principles governing the credentialed substance abuse professional are established to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

(b)  The primary goal of this code is to set forth principles to guide the conduct of the substance abuse professional.  The Board may deem violation of these standards malpractice, negligence, incompetence, or engaging in conduct that could result in harm or injury to the public.

(c)  Ethical principles shall provide a standard for the substance abuse professional in his or her professional roles, relationships and responsibilities. 

(d)  Upon submission of an application for a credential, each applicant shall review the ethical standards in these Rules, sign the "Applicant's Code of Ethical Conduct" form, and return it to the Board agreeing to uphold the ethical principles of conduct.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.39; 90-113.40;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 23, 1995 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. February 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2010.