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Board Name: Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Board ID: 17
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Janie L. Craig
Contact Phone: 615-741-8402
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 68-24-604
Duties: The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Licensure Advisory Committee, created in 1996 by the State Legislature, was restructured effective January 1, 1998, as the Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice as alcohol and drug abuse counselors within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Number of Members:
Compensation: For each day engaged in the business of the board, members shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) as compensation and shall also be reimbursed for actual expenses.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: As frequently as necessary.
Hours Required: