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Professional Regulation

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

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New rules, effective June 11, 2018, implement licensure for Professional Art Therapists and Associate Art Therapists (Section 7.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations). For information on how to apply, see Professional Art Therapist or Associate Art Therapist .


Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to professional counselors of mental health, associate counselors of mental health, chemical dependency professionals, marriage and family therapists and associate marriage and family therapists.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 30.



The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m., with the exception of July and November. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board to considerĀ at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.


Phone – Fax – Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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