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Approved supervisors.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (8) of this section, an approved supervisor is a certified CDP or a person who meets or exceeds the requirements of a certified CDP in the state of Washington, and who would be eligible to take the examination required for certification.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (9) of this section, an approved supervisor must have at least four thousand hours of experience in a state approved chemical dependency treatment agency in addition to the supervised experience hours required to become a CDP.
(3) Except as provided in subsection (9) of this section, an approved supervisor may substitute twenty-eight clock hours of recognized supervisory training for one thousand hours of experience.
(4) An approved supervisor is not a blood or legal relative, significant other, cohabitant of the supervisee, or someone who has acted as the supervisee's primary counselor.
(5) A chemical dependency professional trainee (CDPT) must receive documentation of his or her approved supervisor's qualifications before training begins.
(6) An approved supervisor or other certified CDP must review and sign all CDPT clinical documentation.
(7) An approved supervisor is responsible for all patients assigned to the CDPT they supervise.
(8) An approved supervisor may only provide supervision to an applicant completing the alternative training under WAC 246-811-077 if the approved supervisor holds a current Washington state credential as a CDP and meets all other requirements under this section.
(9) A CDP credentialed according to WAC 246-811-077 may meet the requirements to be an approved supervisor under subsections (2) and (3) of this section by:
(a) Completing fifteen hundred hours of experience in a state approved chemical dependency treatment agency. These hours are in addition to the supervised experience hours required to become a CDP;
(b) Completing twenty-eight clock hours of supervisory training provided by an industry-recognized local, state, national, or international organization or institution of higher learning as defined in WAC 246-811-200(5); and
(c) Completing thirty-six hours of education specific to:
(i) Counselor development;
(ii) Professional and ethical standards;
(iii) Program development and quality assurance;
(iv) Performance evaluation;
(v) Administration;
(vi) Treatment knowledge; and
(vii) Washington state law regarding substance use disorder treatment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.100 and 18.205.060. WSR 16-14-052, § 246-811-049, filed 6/29/16, effective 7/30/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.205 RCW. WSR 09-14-111, § 246-811-049, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.060(1). WSR 99-13-084, § 246-811-049, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99.]