10A NCAC 27G .4402       Staff

(a)  Each SAIOP shall be under the direction of a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist or a Certified Clinical Supervisor who is on site a minimum of 50% of the hours the program is in operation.

(b)  When a SAIOP serves adult clients there shall be at least one direct care staff who meets the requirements of a Qualified Professional as set forth in 10A NCAC 27G .0104 (18) for every 12 or fewer adult clients.

(c)  When a SAIOP serves adolescent clients there shall be at least one direct care staff who meets the requirements of a Qualified Professional as set forth in 10A NCAC 27G .0104 (18) for every 6 or fewer adolescent clients.

(d)  Each SAIOP shall have at least one direct care staff present in the program who is trained in the following areas:

(1)           alcohol and other drug withdrawal symptoms; and

(2)           symptoms of secondary complications due to alcoholism and drug addiction.

(e)  Each direct care staff shall receive continuing education that includes the following:

(1)           understanding of the nature of addiction;

(2)           the withdrawal syndrome;

(3)           group therapy;

(4)           family therapy;

(5)           relapse prevention; and

(6)           other treatment methodologies.

(f)  When a SAIOP serves adolescent clients each direct care staff shall receive training that includes the following:

(1)           adolescent development; and

(2)           therapeutic techniques for adolescents.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C-26; 143B-147;

Eff. April 1, 2006.