SECTION .0500 - ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF CONDUCT for the
substance ABUSE Professional
21 NCAC 68 .0501 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
(a) The ethical principles governing the credentialed
substance abuse professional are established to protect the public health,
safety and welfare.
(b) The primary goal of this code is to set forth
principles to guide the conduct of the substance abuse professional. The Board
may deem violation of these standards malpractice, negligence, incompetence, or
engaging in conduct that could result in harm or injury to the public.
(c) Ethical principles shall provide a standard for the
substance abuse professional in his or her professional roles, relationships
(d) Upon submission of an application for a credential, each
applicant shall review the ethical standards in these Rules, sign the
"Applicant's Code of Ethical Conduct" form, and return it to the
Board agreeing to uphold the ethical principles of conduct.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-113.30; 90-113.33; 90-113.39;
Temporary Adoption Eff. October
23, 1995 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes
effective, whichever is sooner;
Eff. February 1, 1996;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2010.