Highlights from the Public Meeting September 8, 2016


Highlights from the Board of Social Work Examiners Public Hearing: September 8, 2016

 

* Changes in the Administrative Code - The changes that the board made in the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Administrative Code were to be inline with the new law. We also made a few other changes such as correcting errors, punctuation, and duplications. All the changes were accepted by the board. The code will be submitted for final approval, which may take over 45 days. Some of the significant changes

  *Diagnostic impression was not removed but only enhanced with the assessments and opinions.

  *All levels of social workers may render an assessment and clinical opinion based on the new law.

  *Social Work Research and Administration remain in the administrative code as a social work method.

  *LGSW will change to LMSW

  *LCSW will change to LICSW

  *PIP will no longer have to be renewed

  *PIP will no longer be required to have an additional 20 hours of CE

  *Supervising a social worker for licensure will require the supervisor maintain 3 hours of supervision CEs per renewal

  *All social workers are required to have at least 3 hours of clinical CEs per renewal

  *All social workers are required to have at least 3 hours of ethics CEs per renewal

  *CE providers will now pay $150 every two years (universities, state, city & federal government agencies excluded)