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24.154.301    DEFINITIONS

(1) "Client" means a recipient of licensed addiction counseling services.

(2) "Contact hour" means academic coursework, approved workshop training, or an approved home study course that is completed hour-for-hour.

(3) "Co-occurring disorder" means the existence of any addiction and any other physical and or mental health disorder.

(4) "Direct supervision" means the supervisor is within audible and visible reach of the person being supervised.

(5) "Dual relationship" means a relationship where a licensed addiction counselor is concurrently or sequentially participating in two or more role categories with a client. These types of relationships may include, but are not limited to, social, professional, familial, financial, business, treatment-professional, communal, institutional, forensic, educational, supervisory, sexual, digital, online, or internet.

(6) "Evidence-based" means systematically finding, appraising, and using the most current and valid research findings as the basis for clinical decisions based on research from sites such as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), or similar resources.

(7) "Exploit" means to manipulate or use, or attempt to manipulate or use a professional relationship with a client, former client, supervisee, or student for the licensee's emotional, financial, romantic, sexual, or personal advantage, or for the advancement of the licensee's personal, religious, political, or business interests.

(8) "Onsite clinical supervision" means the supervisor must be in the facility and immediately available to the person being supervised.

(9) "Significant monetary value" means more than a de minimis value exceeding $25.00.

History: 37-35-103, MCA; IMP, 37-35-102, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 1408, Eff. 5/29/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2008 MAR p. 380; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1688, Eff. 9/20/13.

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