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Proposed Amendments to Problem-Solving Court Rules and Court Alcohol and Drug Program Rules

To the Bench, Bar and Public:

The Board of Directors of the Indiana Judicial Conference is seeking public comment on proposed amendments. The proposed amendments to the Problem-Solving Court Rules would incorporate national best practice standards for Family Recovery Courts and makes a variety of changes and updates to the rules. The proposed amendments to Court-Administered Alcohol and Drug Program Rules would change various staff requirements for obtaining and maintaining the Court Substance Abuse Management Specialist (CSAMS) credential.

Problem-Solving Court Rules

The proposed amendments include:

  • Incorporates the national best practices standards for Family Recovery Courts with related changes
  • Updates staff training requirements
  • Removes requirement that the case file must contain the treatment plan and updates

Proposed changes to Problem-Solving Court Rules


Court Alcohol and Drug Program Rules

The proposed amendments include:

  • Changes the Court Substance Abuse Management Specialist (CSAMS) credential requirements for individuals who have a current substance abuse certification recognized by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction.
  • Changes to court alcohol and drug program staff training requirements.
  • Changes to the requirements for maintaining the CSAMS credential.

Proposed changes to Court Alcohol and Drug Program Rules


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The Board of Directors invited public comment on the proposed amendments until noon on Thursday, March 4, 2021, and the comment period is now closed.