Substantive Policy Statements

Substantive policy statements are advisory only.  A substantive policy statement does not include internal procedural documents that only affect the internal procedure of the agency and does not impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties or include confidential information or rules made in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act.

The following substantive policy statements have been approved by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

Substance Abuse Counselors - Scope of Practice OBHL
Substance Abuse Counselors - Scope of Practice IHS 


Effective Date Title Repeal Date
04/04/2003 Practice Authority for School Counselors 02/09/2024
02/08/2003 Social Work Supervision 11/18/2015
02/08/2003 Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision 11/18/2015
02/08/2003 Substance Abuse Counselor Supervision 11/18/2015
04/04/2003 Supervised Work Experience 11/18/2015
07/07/2006 Clinical Supervisor Exemptions 11/18/2015
11/03/2006 Clinical Supervision Observation 11/18/2015
12/01/2006 Clinical Supervisor's Review of Documentation 11/18/2015
06/01/2007 Supervised Work Experience and Clinical Supervision 11/18/2015
04/02/2010 Requests for Extensions to Inactive Status 11/18/2015
07/09/2010 Hiring a Clinical Supervisor from Outside the Applicant's Employing Agency 11/18/2015
02/03/2011 Continuing Education for Clinical Supervisors Providing Clinical Supervision in another state to an Applicant for Arizona Licensure 11/18/2015
03/04/2016 Exam Requirements for Substance Abuse Counselor Licensure 11/04/2016
12/01/2017 Supervision Acquired in Another State by an Applicant for Arizona Licensure 05/31/2019
08/16/2019 Requirements for Universal Recognition Path to Licensure by Endorsement 03/12/2021