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Chapter 246-810 WAC

Last Update: 3/18/14

COUNSELORS

WAC Sections

COUNSELORS
Definitions.
Exempt activities and individuals.
Application process.
State agency employee credentialing requirements.
AGENCY AFFILIATED COUNSELORS
Agency affiliated counselor: Scope of practice and credentialing requirements.
Agencies, facilities, federally recognized Indian tribes located within the state, or counties that can employ agency affiliated counselors.
Process to become a recognized agency or facility.
An agency affiliated counselor must report an employment change.
CERTIFIED COUNSELORS, CERTIFIED ADVISERS, AND HYPNOTHERAPISTS
Practice scope and limits for certified counselors.
Practice scope and limits for certified advisers.
Qualifications to become a certified counselor.
Qualifications to become a certified adviser.
Counseling-related degrees that meet the requirements for certified counselor and certified adviser.
Supervision and consultation requirements for certified counselors and supervision requirements for certified advisers.
Qualifications to be a certified counselor supervisor, certified adviser supervisor, or a certified counselor consultant.
Continuing education for a certified counselor or certified adviser.
Acceptable continuing education courses for certified counselor and certified adviser.
Recognized institutions of higher learning, or local, state, national, or international organizations.
Continuing education credit for preparing and presenting a lecture or course.
Continuing education documentation for certified counselor or certified adviser.
Disclosure statement to be provided to clients by certified counselors and certified advisers.
Failure to provide client disclosure information.
Record requirements.
Requirements to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult.
Requirements for client fees paid in advance.
Sexual misconduct regulations.
Mandatory reporting.
Health care institutions.
Counselor associations or societies.
Health care service contractors and disability insurance carriers.
Professional liability carriers.
Courts.
State and federal agencies.
What are the requirements for AIDS prevention and information education?
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED COUNSELORS
Transitional dates for a registered counselor credential.
FEES
Counselors fees and renewal cycle.