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Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

ADA Policy

Non-Discrimination Statement

The BAPP recognizes that equal opportunity is fundamental to equality in all forms of human endeavor. Therefore, all administrative and staff policies and procedures under authority of the Board shall ensure that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied benefits of or be subjected to any discrimination under any program or process within the cognizance of the Board based on their status related to race, sex or gender identity, religion, color, creed, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, or sexual orientation or preference.

Special Accommodations Request 

Applicants requesting special accommodations should coordinate with the BAPP Administrative Office. Special accommodation requests need to be submitted 60 days prior to the examination date. Requests need to be accompanied by a health-care provider’s documentation of the condition requiring accommodations, which accommodations are recommended, and the applicant’s request for the accommodation. Submitted documentation must follow ADA guidelines in that psychological or psychiatric evaluations must have been conducted within the last three years. All medical/physical conditions require documentation of the treating physician’s examination conducted within the previous three months.

Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals

The Code of Ethics was written to govern the conduct of its practitioners, and it is the accepted Standard of Conduct for Addiction Professionals recognized/certified/licensed by the BAPP. The Code of Ethics reflects the ideals of the BAPP and its practitioners.


Addiction Professionals shall not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination against any client on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religious or spiritual beliefs, age, gender identification, national origin, sexual orientation or expression, marital status, political affiliations, physical or mental handicap, health condition, housing status, military status, or economic status.

Addiction Professionals shall not engage in, endorse or condone discrimination against prospective or current clients and their families, students, employees, volunteers, supervisees, or research participants based on their race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, immigration status, active duty or veteran status, or any other basis.

Nondiscriminatory Addiction Professionals shall provide services that are nondiscriminatory and nonjudgmental. Addiction Professionals shall not exploit others in their professional relationships. Addiction Professionals shall maintain appropriate professional and personal boundaries.