HSCD 180 Addictions Treatment: Ethics & the Law

This course examines the federal and state laws that pertain to chemical dependency for individuals, families, and service agencies, including the relevant WAC and RCW. Students will be introduced to the local criminal, civil, and juvenile court systems. Core topics include the examination and adherence of the ethical standards for chemical dependency professionals in the helping relationship, including implications for clinical supervision and continuing education. Includes ethical decision-making, professional responsibilities, liability, confidentiality, records and rights of clients, professional codes of ethics, core values and personal issues, supervision, leadership, and the legal system.




Completion of a terminal degree associate or higher, or successful completion of HS 222, HS 230, HS 241, and HS 255.