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Enrolled Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Licensed professionals and child service agencies. Provides for the behavioral health and human services licensing board to issue a temporary permit to practice bachelor's degree social work to an individual who meets the educational requirements for a license as a bachelor's degree social worker. Exempts from licensure individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in social work and are employed in a position for which the department of child services (department) has specified that other individuals with a bachelor's degree in certain other fields of study do not need to be licensed. Requires the department to prepare and submit to Licensed professionals and child service agencies. Provides for the behavioral health and human services licensing board to issue a temporary permit to practice bachelor's degree social work to an individual who meets the educational requirements for a license as a bachelor's degree social worker. Exempts from licensure individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in social work and are employed in a position for which the department of child services (department) has specified that other individuals with a bachelor's degree in certain other fields of study do not need to be licensed. Requires the department to prepare and submit to the general assembly a report: (1) concerning the department's progress in collaborating with providers that are subject to audits; and (2) that includes a plan for streamlining the auditing process for accredited and non-accredited providers. Requires the department to implement the streamlined auditing plan not later than July 1, 2020. ... View more