Spring 2009 Alerts

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Commission Alerts

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The following Policy and Procedure Change(s) have been enacted as of the April 2009
Commission Meeting:

  1. The revision of Appendix D.9 Application – Branch Campus and Appendix D.10
    Application – Auxiliary Classroom, to provide an option for COMTA accredited schools
    or programs in good standing, that can demonstrate the financial and managerial
    resources necessary to operate responsibly, and that can demonstrate a good reason to
    open additional branches and auxiliary classrooms within a twelve-month period.
  2. To also revise Appendix D.10 Application and COMTA Policies and Procedures to
    include a requirement that an auxiliary classroom be within reasonable and customary
    commuting distance of the main campus or branch it supports, and to provide evidence of
    the distance being reasonable and customary for its geographic location.
  3. The revision of COMTA Policies and Procedures for additional locations to include
    Show Cause as one of the limitations for application.
  4. The revision of COMTA Policies and Procedures for credential change to include “An
    institution under any restrictive or adverse action by the Commission, including deferral,
    denial probation, show cause, or withdrawal, may not apply for credential change unless
    prior permission from COMTA has been received.” Appendix D.17 will address this
  5. The Standards Review Committee moves to add to Appendix C a definition for “clinic”,
    and to revise Standard 2.7 to conform to this definition:

Clinic – A planned learning experience in which students apply and practice the knowledge and
skills taught in the classroom with members of the general public. Clinic may take place on the
schools instructional setting or at off-site locations. Students have the opportunity to practice the
professional procedures, including but not limited to working with scheduled clients, performing
intake and exit interviews, performing appropriate treatment sessions, completing session documentation, and communicating appropriately with clients and peers while professionally
attired. An on-site program faculty member supervises the clinic sessions, evaluates student
work and provides student support and feedback.

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