Sec. 504.001: Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) "Certified clinical supervisor" means a person certified in accordance with Section 504.1521.

(2) "Chemical dependency counseling" means assisting an individual or group to:

(A) develop an understanding of chemical dependency problems;

(B) define goals; and

(C) plan action reflecting the individual's or group's interest, abilities, and needs as affected by claimed or indicated chemical dependency problems.

(3) "Chemical dependency counselor" means a person licensed under this chapter.

(4) "Clinical training institution" means a person registered with the department in accordance with Section 504.1521 to supervise a counselor intern.

(5) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of state health services.

(6) "Counselor intern" means a person registered with the department in accordance with Section 504.1515.

(7) "Department" means the Department of State Health Services.

(8) "Executive commissioner" means the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(9) "Peer assistance program" means a program approved by the department under Section 504.057.

(10) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, or other business or professional entity.

(11) "Practice of chemical dependency counseling" means providing or offering to provide chemical dependency counseling services involving the application of the principles, methods, and procedures of the chemical dependency counseling profession.


Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1172, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2004.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1373 (S.B. 155), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.