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Board Meeting Dates
(Mondays – 9:00 A.M.)
At: 101 NE 51st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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2014

January 27
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December 8

 

Welcome to the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors homepage.

Approved Continuing Education Courses

“Alcohol and drug counseling” means the application of substance use disorders and counseling principles in order to:

  1. develop an understanding of alcoholism and drug dependency problems,
  2. prevent, diagnose or treat alcohol and drug dependency problems,
  3. conduct assessments or diagnoses for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives, and
  4. plan, implement or evaluate treatment plans using counseling treatment interventions.

The Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors consists of seven (7) members, to be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

The composition of the Board shall include five members who hold a master’s or higher degree and one member whose highest degree held is a bachelor’s degree.

The Board shall meet at least once every three (3) months to transact its business and may meet at such additional times as the Board may determine.

Powers and Duties - Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

In addition to any other powers and duties imposed by law, the Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors shall have the power and duty to:

  1. Promulgate rules necessary to effectuate the provisions of the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors Act, and to make orders as it may deem necessary or expedient in the performance of its duties;
  2. Prepare, conduct and grade written and oral examinations of persons who apply for certification or licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor;
  3. Determine a satisfactory passing score on such examinations and issue certifications and licenses to persons who pass the examinations or who are otherwise entitled to certification and licensure;
  4. Determine eligibility for certification and licensure;
  5. issue and renew certificates and licenses for alcohol and drug counselors;
  6. Upon good cause shown:
    a. deny the issuance of a certificate or license,
    b. suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a certificate or license, or
    c. place a holder of a certificate or a licensee on probation;
  7. Establish and levy administrative penalties against any person or entity who violates any of the provisions of this act or any rule promulgated or order issued pursuant thereto;
  8. Obtain an office, secure facilities, and employ, direct, discharge and define the duties and set the salaries of office personnel as deemed necessary by the Board;
  9. Initiate disciplinary, prosecution and injunctive proceedings against any person or entity who violates any of the provisions of this act, or any rule promulgated or order issued pursuant thereto; provided, the Board shall be exempt from providing surety for the costs in connection with the commencement of any legal proceedings under the provisions of this act;
  10. Investigate alleged violations of this act, or the rules, orders or final orders of the Board;
  11. Promulgate rules of conduct governing the practice of certified and licensed alcohol and drug counselors;
  12. Keep accurate and complete records of its proceedings;
  13. Promulgate rules for continuing education requirements for certified and licensed alcohol and drug counselors;
  14. Issue a certificate or license by endorsement to an applicant certified or licensed to practice as a certified or licensed alcohol and drug counselor in another state if the Board deems such applicant to have qualifications that are comparable to those required under this act and, if the Board deems the applicant as meeting the standards, provided by rules, for certification or licensure by endorsement; and
    15. Perform such other duties and have such other responsibilities as necessary to implement the provisions of this act.

 


Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors
101 NE 51st St :: Post Office Box 54388 :: Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0817
Tel: (405) 521-0779 :: Fax: (405) 521-0291
Executive Director Email: rpierson@okdrugcounselors.org
Administrative Assistant Email: cwaite@okdrugcounselors.org