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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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ADS553 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Addiction Services (2 cr.)

This course examines the ethical, legal, and professional issues in the continuum of care in addictions work. The Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy code of ethics, selected federal and state law pertaining to the addictions field, and overlying professionalism are synthesized and applied, while integrating the 12 core functions.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Apply their knowledge of the Minnesota Board of Health code of ethics in the field of substance abuse, use, and dependence in general practice and case situations.
  2. Recognize and resolve ethical dilemmas by applying methods of ethical analysis and decision-making skills, being aware of one’s own biases and beliefs.
  3. Apply ethical and legal practices and responsibilities in providing professional services.
  4. Analyze and address specific issues that arise from the interface of addictions practice with medical, legal, religious, business, health reimbursement, and educational institutions.
  5. Describe practice activities and responsibilities, including consultation, necessary for professionalism along the continuum of care in addictions practice.

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