21 NCAC 68 .0511             REMUNERATION

(a)  The substance abuse professional shall establish financial arrangements in professional practice and in accord with the best interests of the client or person served, the professional and of the profession.

(b)  The substance abuse professional shall not send or receive any commission, rebate, or any other form of remuneration for referral of a client or a person served for professional services. 

(c)  The substance abuse professional shall not accept a private fee or any other gift or gratuity having a cumulative value of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more for professional work with a person who is receiving such services with the professional or through the professional's institution or agency. 

(d)  A particular agency may make written provisions for private work with its clients or persons served by members of its staff and in such instances the client or person served shall be apprised of all policies affecting him or her.  Additional referral options shall be presented to the client or person served if available.

(e)  A substance abuse professional shall not use his or her employer's organization to solicit clients or persons served for one's private practice without written authorization from the employer.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.44;

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. February 1, 2010; April 1, 2001; August 1, 2000.