1 Master Course Outline ALSA 210 Chemical Dependency Treatment and the Law

Master Course Outline
ALSA 210
Chemical Dependency Treatment and the Law
Course Description: The course will cover the interaction of alcohol/drug treatment facilities and the
various elements of the judicial system. A primary focus will be the legal responsibility of individual
chemical dependency counselors. The Washington Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA)
requires that chemical dependency counselors take a course pertaining to the legal system. 2 lecture
hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Preparation: None
Co-requisites: None
Learning Outcomes:
Understanding of confidentiality issues.
Understanding of boundary issues.
Understanding of release of information documentation.
Understanding of requirements to report.
Understanding of court ordered drug and alcohol treatment.
Understanding of the Washington State Judicial System.
Understanding of the Washington Administrative Codes pertaining to drug and alcohol
Course Resources/Textbooks/Website: See Instructor
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course
and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the
grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work.
Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and
financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals
from all courses.
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