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2019 ND S 2339
Author: Anderson H
Version: Enacted
Version Date: 03/28/2019

Sixty-sixth Legislative Assembly of North Dakota

In Regular Session Commencing Thursday, January 3, 2019


(Senator Anderson)

(Representative Westlind)

AN ACT to amend and reenact section 43-45-05.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to qualification for addiction counseling licensure for an applicant licensed in another jurisdiction.


SECTION 1. AMENDMENT. Section 43-45-05.1 of the North Dakota Century Code is amended and reenacted as follows:

43-45-05.1. Initial licenses - Licensure of applicant licensed in another jurisdiction.

1. The board shall issue an initial license as an addiction counselor, licensed clinical addiction counselor, or masters addiction counselor to an applicant who has met all of the following requirements:

a. Successfully completed board-approved coursework at an accredited college or university.

b. Successfully completed one or more oral or written examinations approved by the board for this purpose.

c. Successfully completed a clinical training program approved by the board or accumulated experience as established by the board by rule.

d. Satisfied to the board that the applicant agrees to adhere to the code of professional conduct adopted by the board.

2. For the clinical training program or accumulated experience required of an intern seeking initial licensure, at least fifty percent of the required supervision must be provided by a supervising licensed addiction counselor, and the additional supervision may be with other professionals who are designated by the supervising addiction counselor, approved by the board, and competent in the area of practice being supervised. The other professional must be registered as a clinical supervisor by the board that licenses the other professional.

3. The board may grant reciprocity, on such terms and conditions as it may determine necessary, issue a license to an applicant for licensure who is in good standing as a licensed, approved, or certified addiction counselor, licensed clinical addiction counselor, or masters addiction counselor under the laws of another jurisdiction that imposes :

a. Upon satisfactory proof to the board the laws of the other jurisdiction impose at least substantially the same requirements that are imposed under this chapter. ; or

b. Upon a determination by the board the applicant possesses qualifications or experiences in the practice of addiction counseling which are substantially similar to the minimum requirements for licensure under this chapter.

4. If the board denies a licensure application, the board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for denial and of the applicant's right to a hearing before the board, under chapter 28-32, if a hearing is requested within thirty days.

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