In addition to the duties set forth elsewhere in this chapter, the Board of Social Work Examiners shall:
(1) Recommend modifications and amendments to this chapter.
(2) Recommend to the appropriate district attorneys prosecutions for the violations of this chapter, after and only after the alleged violator has been notified of such violation or violations and having been given 90 days to disclaim, amend, and rectify such allegation.
(3) Annually publish a list of the names and addresses of all persons who are:
a. "Licensed bachelor social workers," "licensed graduate social workers," and "licensed certified social workers" under this chapter.
b. Eligible to engage in the private independent practice of social work under this chapter.
(4) Establish fees for initial examination, licensure, certification, and renewal thereof.
(5) Establish requirements and standards for continuing education. In establishing such requirements, the board shall consult with those groups and organizations which represent both the levels of practice specified in this chapter and the various settings in which social work is practiced. Furthermore, in developing such requirements, the board shall consider, but shall not be limited in its consideration to, agency recognized staff development programs under the auspices of public agencies, continuing education programs offered by colleges and universities having social work programs approved or accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and continuing education programs offered by recognized state and national social work bodies.
(6) Promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Statute that set forth professional standards for "licensed bachelor social workers," "licensed graduate social workers," and "licensed certified social workers" who are certified for the private independent practice of social work. Those proposed rules and regulations shall be published at least 30 days prior to public hearing relative to the proposed rules and regulations, and at least 15 days in advance of such hearing, the board shall publish notice of the date, time, and place where such public hearings of the board will be held for the purpose of adopting or amending rules and regulations pertaining to this chapter.
Last modified: May 3, 2021