2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-3-461. Alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessment - Definitions - Certification - Rules and standards.

43A OK Stat § 43A-3-461 (2015) What's This?

A. For purposes of this section:

1. “ADSAC assessor” means an individual certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to conduct the ADSAC assessment;

2. “Alcohol and drug substance abuse course ADSAC assessment” means an assessment process certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services designed to identify the severity of the alcohol or other drug problems, risks of recidivism and the most appropriate referral(s) required for license reinstatement, including intensity and duration of clinical interventions;

3. “Alcohol and drug substance abuse treatment program” means a program certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, or alcoholism and drug dependency;

4. “Assessment agency” means an institution or organization certified by the Department to provide alcohol and drug assessments and evaluations related to driver license revocation; and

5. “Satisfactory completion of an assessment” means the participant has successfully completed the requirements of the assessment and the individual conducting the assessment certifies the completion of the requirements to the Department of Public Safety through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

B. Alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessments shall be offered only by individuals certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Each assessor shall be certified and shall:

1. Possess two (2) years or more of verifiable full-time-equivalent counseling experience in the addiction treatment field;

2. Provide documentation verifying observation of one complete alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessment conducted by a certified assessor. Such observation must receive prior authorization by the Department;

3. Provide proof of attendance at an assessor training course and pass the Department’s certification examination for the alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessor;

4. Provide verification of having conducted a complete alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessment under the supervision of a certified alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessor approved by a Department representative;

5. The assessor candidate shall be allowed one (1) year to complete all requirements related to the assessment application. Failure to meet all requirements within one (1) year shall result in denial of certification. To be reconsidered, the candidate shall be required to reapply to the Department; and

6. Be licensed or certified as an alcohol and drug counselor pursuant to Section 1871 et seq. of Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

C. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall promulgate rules and standards regulating the ADSAC assessment and assessment process. Failure to comply with rules and standards promulgated by the Department pursuant to this act shall be grounds for reprimand, suspension, revocation or non-renewal of an assessor’s certification.

D. Any individual certified to conduct alcohol and drug substance abuse course assessments pursuant to this section shall certify to the Department of Public Safety through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services all persons who successfully complete such assessments.

Added by Laws 2006, c. 120, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2006.

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