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Rules and Regulations

Promulgated by authority under the
Mental Health Professions Practice Act,
W.S. 33-38-101 through W.S. 33-38-113.

December 13, 2012

Rules and Regulations have been adopted by the Board and filed with the Secretary of State's Office effective December 13, 2012.

You may view and/or print a copy of the rules by clicking on the word "Chapter" from the table of contents below.


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CHAPTER 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 1. Rules of the Mental Health Professions Licensing Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board
Section 2. Statutory Authority
Section 3. Severability
Section 4. Purpose of These Rules
Section 5. Terms Defined by Statute
Section 6. Terms Defined Herein

CHAPTER 2
ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURES OF THE BOARD
Section 1. Structure of the Board
Section 2. Establishment of Licensure Standards
Section 3. Relationship of Board to the Professional Organizations Representing These Disciplines
Section 4. Officers
Section 5. Meetings of the Board
Section 6. Establishment of Committees

CHAPTER 3
CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS PRACTITIONER
Section 1. The Practice of a Certified Addiction Practitioner
Section 2. General Requirements for Certification
Section 3. Education Requirment for Certification
Section 4. Supervision Requirement for Certification
Section 5. Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Section 6. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Certification
Section 7. Examination Requirement for Certification
Section 8. Certification by Reciprocity
Section 9. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 4
CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS PRACTITIONER ASSISTANT
Section 1. The Practice of a Certified Addiction Practitioner Assistant
Section 2. General Requirements for Certification
Section 3. Education Requirment for Certification
Section 4. Supervision Requirement for Certification
Section 5. Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Section 6. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Certification
Section 7. Examination Requirement for Certification
Section 8. Certification by Reciprocity
Section 9. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 5
CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH WORKER
Section 1. The Practice of a Certified Mental Health Worker
Section 2. General Requirements for Certification
Section 3. Supervision Requirement for Certification
Section 4. Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Section 5. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 6
CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER
Section 1. The Practice of a Certified Social Worker
Section 2. General Requirements for Certification
Section 3. Education Requirment for Certification
Section 4. Supervision Requirement for Certification
Section 5. Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor
Section 6. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Certification
Section 7. Examination Requirement for Certification
Section 8. Certification by Reciprocity
Section 9. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 7
PROVISIONAL LICENSE
Section 1. General Requirements
Section 2. Supervision
Section 3. Clinical Supervision
Section 4. Standards of Conduct
Section 5. Extensions
Section 6. Progression Towards Licensure for Independent Clinical Practice

CHAPTER 8
LICENSED ADDICTIONS THERAPIST
Section 1. The Practice of a Licensed Addictions Therapist
Section 2. General Requirements for Licensure
Section 3. Education Requirment for Licensure
Section 4. Supervised Training/Work Experience Requirement for Licensure
Section 5. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Licensure
Section 6. Examination Requirement for Licensure
Section 7. LAT as a Second License
Section 8. License by Reciprocity
Section 9. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 9
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Section 1. The Practice of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Section 2. General Requirements for Licensure
Section 3. Education Requirment for Licensure
Section 4. Supervised Training/Work Experience Requirement for Licensure
Section 5. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Licensure
Section 6. Examination Requirement for Licensure
Section 7. License by Reciprocity
Section 8. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 10
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
Section 1. The Practice of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Section 2. General Requirements for Licensure
Section 3. Education Requirment for Licensure
Section 4. Supervised Training/Work Experience Requirement for Licensure
Section 5. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Licensure
Section 6. Examination Requirement for Licensure
Section 7. License by Reciprocity
Section 8. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 11
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Section 1. The Practice of a Licensed Professional Counselor
Section 2. General Requirements for Licensure
Section 3. Education Requirment for Licensure
Section 4. Supervised Training/Work Experience Requirement for Licensure
Section 5. Professional Recommendation Requirements for Licensure
Section 6. Examination Requirement for Licensure
Section 7. License by Reciprocity
Section 8. Standards of Conduct

CHAPTER 12
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Section 1. Class of License and Certification
Section 2. General Application Procedures
Section 3. Application for Licensure by Examination
Section 4. Application for Licensure by Reciprocity
Section 5. Application for Certification by Examination
Section 6. Application for Certification by Reciprocity
Section 7. Notification of Applicants and Right of Appeal
Section 8. Issuance of License or Certification
Section 9. Change of Name, Address or Telephone Number
Section 10. Release of Confidential Records
Section 13. Correction and Amendment

CHAPTER 13
FEES
Section 1. Fees
Section 2. Refunds
Section 3. Applications Unaccompanied by Fees
Section 4. Duplicate or Replacement Certificate and Pocket Card
Section 5. Requests for Roster of Licensees and Certificate Holders

CHAPTER 14
RENEWAL
Section 1. Biennial Renewal
Section 2. Continuing Education Audit
Section 3. Exemption From Continuing Education
Section 4. Retired Licensees and Certificate Holders
Section 5. Re-licensure
Section 6. Re-certification

CHAPTER 15
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
Section 1. Ethical Standards

CHAPTER 16
ADVERSE ACTION
Section 1. Board Authorization
Section 2. Grounds

CHAPTER 17
COMPLAINTS: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Section 1. Complaints
Section 2. Investigation
Section 3. Service of Notice and Formal Complaint
Section 4. Docket
Section 5. Answer or Appearance
Section 6. Default in Licensee or Certificate Answering or Appearing
Section 7. Discovery
Section 8. Subpoenas
Section 9. Contested Case Hearing
Section 10. Hearing Officer
Section 11. Order of Procedure
Section 12. Rules of Civil Procedure to Apply
Section 13. Attorneys
Section 14. Attorney General to be Present
Section 15. Record of Proceedings
Section 16. Decision, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Order
Section 17. Appeals to District Court
Section 18. Transcript in Case of Appeal

Appendix A
NAADAC, THE ASSOCIATION FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS
(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS)
CODE OF ETHICS
Principle 1. Non-discrimination
Principle 2. Client Welfare
Principle 3. Client Relationship
Principle 4. Trustworthiness
Principle 5. Compliance with Law
Principle 6. Rights and Duties
Principle 7. Dual Relationship
Principle 8. Preventing Harm
Principle 9. Duty of Care

Appendix B
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS
CODE OF ETHICS
1. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS
1.01 Commitment to Clients
1.02 Self-Determination
1.03 Informed Consent
1.04 Competence
1.05 Cultural Competence and Social Diversity
1.06 Conflicts of Interest
1.07 Privacy and Confidentiality
1.08 Access to Records
1.09 Sexual Relationships
1.10 Physical Contact
1.11 Sexual Harassment
1.12 Derogatory Language
1.13 Payment for Services
1.14 Clients Who Lack Decision-Making Capacity
1.15 Interruption of Services
1.16 Termination of Services
2. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO COLLEAGUES
2.01 Respect
2.02 Confidentiality
2.03 Interdisciplinary Collaboration
2.04 Disputes Involving Colleagues
2.05 Consultation
2.06 Referral for Services
2.07 Sexual Relationships
2.08 Sexual Harassment
2.09 Impairment of Colleagues
2.10 Incompetence of Colleagues
2.11 Unethical Conduct of Colleagues
3. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN PRACTICE SETTINGS
3.01 Supervision and Consultation
3.02 Education and Training
3.03 Performance Evaluation
3.04 Client Records
3.05 Billing
3.06 Client Transfer
3.07 Administration
3.08 Continuing Education and Staff Development
3.09 Commitments to Employers
3.10 Labor-Management Disputes
4. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS PROFESSIONALS
4.01 Competence
4.02 Discrimination
4.03 Private Conduct
4.04 Dishonesty, Fraud, and Deception
4.05 Impairment
4.06 Misrepresentation
4.07 Solicitations
4.08 Acknowledging Credit
5. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
5.01 Integrity of the Profession
5.02 Evaluation and Research
6. SOCIAL WORKERS' ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BROADER SOCIETY
6.01 Social Welfare
6.02 Public Participation
6.03 Public Emergencies
6.04 Social and Political Action

Appendix C
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY
CODE OF ETHICS
Principle I. Responsibility to Clients
Principle II. Confidentiality
Principle III. Professional Competence and Integrity
Principle IV. Responsibility to Students, Employees, and Supervisees
Principle V. Responsibility to Research Participants
Principle VI. Responsibility to the Profession
Principle VII. Financial Arrangements
Principle VIII. Advertising

Appendix D
AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION
CODE OF ETHICS
SECTION A: THE COUNSELING RELATIONSHIP
A.1. Welfare of Those Served by Counselors
A.2. Informed Consent in the Counseling Relationship
A.3. Clients Served by Others
A.4. Avoiding Harm and Imposing Values
A.5. Roles and Relationships With Clients
A.6. roles and Relationships at Individual, Group Institutional and Societal Levels
A.7. Multiple Clients
A.8. Group Work
A.9. End of Life Care for Terminally Ill Clients
A.10. Fees and Bartering
A.11. Termination and Referral
A.12. Technology Applications
SECTION B: CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION AND PRIVACY
B.1. Respecting Client Rights
B.2. Exceptions
B.3. Information Shared with Others
B.4. Groups and Families
B.5. Clients Lacking Capability to Give Informed Consent
B.6. Records
B.7. Research and Training
B.8. Consultation
SECTION C: PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
C.1. Knowledge of Standards
C.2. Professional Competence
C.3. Advertising and Soliciting Clients
C.4. Professional Qualifications
C.5. Nondiscrimination
C.6. Public Responsibility
C.7. Responsibility to Other Professionals
SECTION D: RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS
D.1 Relationships with Colleagues, Employers and Employees
D.2. Consultation
SECTION E: EVALUATION, ASSESSMENT, AND INTERPRETATION
E.1. General
E.2. Competence to Use and Interpret Assessment Instruments
E.3. Informed Consent in Assessment
E.4. Release of Data to Qualified Professionals
E.5. Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
E.6. Instrument Selection
E.7. Conditions of Assessment Administration
E.8. Multicultural Issues/Diversity in Assessment
E.9. Scoring and Interpretation of Assessments
E.10. Assessment Security
E.11. Obsolete Assessments and Outdated Results
E.12.Assessment Construction
E.13. Forensic Evaluation: Evaluation for Legal Proceedings
SECTION F: SUPERVISION, TRAINING AND TEACHING
F.1. Counselor Supervision and Client Welfare
F.2. Counselor Supervision Competence
F.3. Supervisory Relationships
F.4. Supervisor Responsibilities
F.5. Counseling Supervision Evaluation, Remediation and Endorsement
F.6. Responsibilities of Counselor Educators
F.7. Student Welfare
F.8. Student Responsibilities
F.9. Evaluation and Remediation of Students
F.10. Roles and Relationships Between Counselor Educators and Students
F.11. Multicultural/Diversity Competence in Counselor Education in Training Programs
SECTION G: RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
G.1. Research Responsibilities
G.2. Rights of Research Participants
G.3. Relationships with Research Participants: When Research Involves Intensive or
Extended Interactions
G.4. Reporting Results
G.5. Publication
SECTION H: RESOLVING ETHICAL ISSUES
H.1. Standards and the Law
H.2. Suspected Violations
H.3. Cooperation with Ethics Committees
Glossary of Terms

Mental Health Professions Practice Act. W.S. 33-38-101 through 113