Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Social worker licenses. Creates a bachelor's degree social worker license. Provides an exception from the social work and clinical social work license requirements for providers who are contracted by the department of child services and meet certain requirements. Provides that individuals who pursue a social work license with a bachelor's degree may apply under existing requirements and use clinical social work experience hours until July 1, 2019. Allows individuals who: (1) have at least two years of experience; (2) meet certain requirements; and (3) apply before July 1, 2018; to be granted a bachelor's degree social worker license without taking Social worker licenses. Creates a bachelor's degree social worker license. Provides an exception from the social work and clinical social work license requirements for providers who are contracted by the department of child services and meet certain requirements. Provides that individuals who pursue a social work license with a bachelor's degree may apply under existing requirements and use clinical social work experience hours until July 1, 2019. Allows individuals who: (1) have at least two years of experience; (2) meet certain requirements; and (3) apply before July 1, 2018; to be granted a bachelor's degree social worker license without taking an examination. Provides that any supervised clinical social work experience hours that an applicant for licensure as a clinical social worker accumulates do not expire and may be used by the applicant to satisfy the supervised clinical social work experience requirements. Requires the behavioral health and human services licensing board to issue a license to a bachelor's degree social worker, social worker, or clinical social worker who: (1) has a valid license or certificate to practice from another state or jurisdiction; (2) has passed an examination substantially equivalent to the license examination; (3) does not have a pending disciplinary proceeding in another state; and (4) pays a fee. ... View more