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Continuing Education Quiz

March 15, 2011
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 18 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Ethics codes and the law

1. NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals in 2011 will be:

a. Drafting its first Code of Ethics.

b. Finalizing revisions to its Code of Ethics.

c. Preparing for a 2012 revision to its Code of Ethics.

2. The authors state that professional codes of ethics generally are not relevant to this legal system.

a. The criminal law system

b. The civil law system

c. The administrative law system

3. In malpractice litigation, professional ethics codes are often cited in legal arguments by:

a. Plaintiffs only.

b. Defendants only.

c. Both plaintiffs and defendants.

4. In administrative law proceedings, this sanction would typically be at the extremely strict end of the spectrum of possible actions from a regulatory authority.

a. A private reprimand

b. A public reprimand

c. License revocation

5. The authors cite the American Psychological Association and this group of mental health professionals as associations whose ethics codes have been adopted by many state licensing authorities.

a. American Psychiatric Association

b. American Counseling Association

c. Mental Health Corporations of America

6. This association is cited as a group whose ethical code has been adopted by many state certification authorities.

a. American Psychiatric Association

b. American Society of Addiction Medicine

c. NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

7. This fundamental feature is cited as common to professional associations' ethics codes.

a. They are consensus standards

b. They are punitive in nature

c. They have no relevance to any legal proceeding

8. In enforcing their ethics codes, professional associations typically use this sanction against members.

a. Revocation of professional certification

b. Revocation or conditions on association membership

c. Monetary fine

9. Eastern Michigan University recently dismissed a counseling student who refused to provide counseling services to:

a. Ethnic minorities.

b. Homosexuals.

c. Young people.

10. The university had adopted this association's ethics code as establishing the guidelines for its graduate counseling program.

a. ACA

b. APA


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