PSI provided The North Dakota Board of addiction Counseling Examiners (NDBACE) which was established by the 1987 Legislative Assembly with board administration services. The board is responsible for the proper licensure of addiction counselors who practice in North Dakota. The NDBACE is an agency in the executive branch of government headed by the president of the board consisting of seven members appointed by the governor. The purpose of the board is to:
- Set minimum standards for the license of addiction counselors
- Establish core curriculum requirements
- Approve addiction counselor training programs, internships, and clinical supervisors
- Establish requirements for the private practice of addiction counseling
The NDBACE does not have any employees to perform the work and requires assistance from a board administrator, which PSI provided. The primary duty of the board administrator is to offer supportive services to the board members and be the initial point of contact for the public, licensees, and other agencies wishing to conduct business with the board. Additional duties include general support for board members, organizational management, board meeting coordination, website and correspondence management, and financial management. However, the administrator does not make decisions on behalf of the board. When necessary, the administrator may inform the public or licensees of the applicable ND codes pertaining to licensure.