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Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

SF 26

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 2.1 2.2 2.3
2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11
3.12
3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30
3.31
3.32 3.33 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14
4.15
4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8
6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17
6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31 7.32 7.33 7.34 7.35 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9
8.10
8.11 8.12 8.13
8.14 8.15 8.16
8.17 8.18 8.19
8.20 8.21 8.22
8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31
12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10
13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28
13.29 13.30 13.31
13.32 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10
14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14
14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32
15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15
15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4
17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34
18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33
19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9
20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15
20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23 20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27
20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12
21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4
22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12
22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28
22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 23.1 23.2
23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11 23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15
23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29 23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15 24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 24.35 24.36 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11 25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20 25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 25.34 25.35 25.36 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11 26.12 26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28
26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 26.34 26.35 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21 27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26
27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5
28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19 28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28
28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34
29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14
29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24 29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 29.33 29.34 30.1 30.2 30.3
30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 30.35 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13
31.14 31.15 31.16 31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27 31.28 31.29 31.30 31.31 31.32 31.33 31.34
32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9 32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20 32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 32.33 32.34 32.35 32.36 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16 33.17 33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22 33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 33.33 33.34 33.35 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11 35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21
35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29 35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 35.35 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5
36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17
36.18
36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22
36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26
36.27 36.28 36.29
37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4
37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8
37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 38.35 38.36 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15
39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 39.35 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31 40.32 40.33 40.34 41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.10 41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23
41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 41.35 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18 43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32
43.33 43.34 43.35 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 44.35 44.36 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9 45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 45.35 45.36
46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6
46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23
46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7
47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15
47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22
47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29
47.30 47.31 47.32 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11
49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23 49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29 49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 49.35 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16
50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 50.35 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 51.35 51.36 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12
52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27 52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8 53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19
53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 53.34 53.35 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10 54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32
54.33 54.34
55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27 55.28 55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35 55.36 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7 56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14 56.15 56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21 56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27 56.28 56.29 56.30 56.31 56.32 56.33 56.34 56.35 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17 57.18 57.19 57.20
57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24
57.25 57.26
57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30
58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14
59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20
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59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30
59.31 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15
60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20 60.21 60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25 60.26 60.27 60.28 60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34 60.35 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7 61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 63.35 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 64.35 64.36 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 65.35 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 66.35 66.36 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34 67.35 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 69.35 69.36 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19
70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 71.34 71.35 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35 72.36 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19
73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12
74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 74.35 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29
75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 76.1 76.2 76.3 76.4 76.5 76.6 76.7 76.8 76.9 76.10 76.11 76.12 76.13 76.14 76.15 76.16 76.17 76.18 76.19 76.20 76.21 76.22 76.23 76.24 76.25 76.26 76.27 76.28 76.29 76.30 76.31 76.32 76.33 76.34 76.35 76.36 77.1 77.2 77.3 77.4 77.5 77.6 77.7 77.8 77.9 77.10 77.11 77.12 77.13 77.14 77.15 77.16 77.17
77.18 77.19 77.20 77.21 77.22 77.23 77.24 77.25 77.26 77.27 77.28 77.29 77.30 77.31 77.32 77.33 77.34 78.1 78.2 78.3 78.4 78.5 78.6 78.7 78.8 78.9 78.10 78.11 78.12 78.13 78.14 78.15 78.16 78.17 78.18 78.19 78.20 78.21 78.22 78.23 78.24 78.25 78.26
78.27 78.28 78.29 78.30 78.31 78.32 78.33 79.1 79.2 79.3 79.4 79.5 79.6 79.7 79.8 79.9 79.10 79.11 79.12 79.13 79.14 79.15 79.16 79.17 79.18 79.19 79.20
79.21 79.22 79.23 79.24 79.25 79.26 79.27 79.28 79.29 79.30 79.31 79.32 79.33 79.34 79.35 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4
80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 80.9 80.10 80.11 80.12 80.13 80.14 80.15 80.16 80.17 80.18 80.19 80.20 80.21 80.22 80.23 80.24 80.25 80.26 80.27 80.28 80.29 80.30
80.31 80.32 81.1 81.2 81.3 81.4 81.5 81.6 81.7 81.8 81.9 81.10 81.11 81.12 81.13 81.14 81.15 81.16 81.17 81.18 81.19 81.20 81.21 81.22 81.23 81.24 81.25 81.26 81.27 81.28 81.29 81.30 81.31 81.32 81.33 81.34 81.35 82.1 82.2 82.3 82.4 82.5 82.6
82.7 82.8 82.9 82.10 82.11 82.12 82.13 82.14 82.15 82.16 82.17 82.18 82.19 82.20 82.21 82.22 82.23 82.24 82.25 82.26 82.27 82.28 82.29 82.30 82.31 82.32 82.33 82.34 83.1 83.2 83.3 83.4 83.5 83.6 83.7 83.8 83.9 83.10 83.11 83.12 83.13 83.14 83.15 83.16 83.17 83.18 83.19 83.20 83.21 83.22 83.23 83.24 83.25
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85.17 85.18 85.19 85.20 85.21 85.22 85.23 85.24 85.25 85.26 85.27 85.28 85.29 85.30 85.31 85.32 85.33 85.34 85.35 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8
86.9 86.10 86.11 86.12 86.13 86.14 86.15 86.16
86.17 86.18 86.19 86.20 86.21 86.22 86.23 86.24 86.25 86.26 86.27 86.28 86.29 86.30 86.31 86.32 86.33 87.1 87.2 87.3 87.4 87.5 87.6 87.7 87.8 87.9 87.10 87.11 87.12 87.13 87.14 87.15 87.16 87.17 87.18 87.19 87.20 87.21 87.22 87.23 87.24 87.25 87.26 87.27 87.28 87.29 87.30 87.31 87.32 87.33 87.34 87.35 87.36 88.1 88.2
88.3 88.4 88.5 88.6 88.7 88.8 88.9 88.10 88.11 88.12 88.13 88.14 88.15 88.16 88.17 88.18 88.19 88.20 88.21 88.22 88.23 88.24 88.25 88.26 88.27 88.28 88.29 88.30 88.31 88.32 88.33 88.34 89.1 89.2 89.3 89.4 89.5 89.6 89.7 89.8 89.9 89.10 89.11 89.12 89.13 89.14 89.15 89.16 89.17 89.18 89.19 89.20 89.21 89.22 89.23 89.24 89.25 89.26 89.27 89.28 89.29 89.30 89.31 89.32 89.33 89.34 89.35 90.1 90.2 90.3 90.4 90.5 90.6 90.7 90.8 90.9 90.10 90.11 90.12 90.13 90.14 90.15 90.16 90.17 90.18 90.19 90.20 90.21 90.22 90.23 90.24 90.25 90.26 90.27 90.28 90.29 90.30 90.31 90.32 90.33 90.34 90.35 90.36 91.1 91.2
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91.25 91.26 91.27 91.28 91.29 91.30 91.31 91.32 91.33 92.1 92.2 92.3 92.4
92.5 92.6 92.7 92.8 92.9 92.10 92.11
92.12 92.13 92.14 92.15 92.16 92.17 92.18 92.19 92.20 92.21 92.22 92.23 92.24 92.25 92.26 92.27 92.28 92.29 92.30 92.31 92.32 92.33 93.1 93.2 93.3 93.4 93.5 93.6 93.7 93.8 93.9 93.10 93.11 93.12 93.13 93.14 93.15 93.16 93.17 93.18 93.19 93.20 93.21 93.22 93.23 93.24
93.25 93.26 93.27 93.28 93.29 93.30
93.31 93.32 93.33 93.34
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94.14 94.15 94.16 94.17 94.18 94.19 94.20 94.21 94.22 94.23 94.24 94.25 94.26 94.27 94.28 94.29 94.30 94.31 94.32 94.33 94.34 94.35 95.1 95.2 95.3 95.4 95.5 95.6 95.7 95.8 95.9 95.10 95.11 95.12 95.13 95.14 95.15 95.16 95.17
95.18 95.19 95.20 95.21 95.22 95.23
95.24 95.25 95.26
95.27 95.28 95.29 95.30 95.31 95.32 95.33 96.1 96.2 96.3 96.4 96.5 96.6 96.7 96.8 96.9 96.10 96.11 96.12 96.13 96.14 96.15 96.16 96.17 96.18 96.19 96.20 96.21 96.22 96.23 96.24 96.25 96.26 96.27 96.28 96.29 96.30 96.31 96.32 96.33 96.34 96.35 96.36 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 97.5
97.6 97.7 97.8 97.9 97.10 97.11 97.12 97.13
97.14 97.15 97.16 97.17 97.18 97.19 97.20 97.21 97.22 97.23 97.24 97.25 97.26 97.27 97.28 97.29 97.30 97.31 97.32 97.33 97.34 98.1 98.2 98.3 98.4 98.5 98.6
98.7 98.8 98.9 98.10 98.11 98.12 98.13 98.14 98.15 98.16 98.17 98.18 98.19 98.20 98.21 98.22 98.23 98.24 98.25 98.26 98.27 98.28 98.29 98.30 98.31 98.32 98.33 98.34 98.35 99.1 99.2 99.3 99.4 99.5 99.6 99.7 99.8 99.9 99.10 99.11 99.12 99.13 99.14 99.15 99.16 99.17 99.18
99.19 99.20 99.21 99.22 99.23 99.24 99.25 99.26 99.27 99.28 99.29 99.30 99.31 99.32 99.33 99.34 100.1 100.2 100.3 100.4 100.5 100.6 100.7
100.8 100.9 100.10 100.11 100.12 100.13 100.14 100.15 100.16
100.17 100.18 100.19 100.20 100.21 100.22 100.23 100.24 100.25 100.26 100.27 100.28 100.29 100.30
100.31 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.4 101.5 101.6 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.10 101.11
101.12 101.13 101.14 101.15 101.16 101.17 101.18 101.19 101.20 101.21 101.22 101.23 101.24 101.25 101.26 101.27 101.28 101.29 101.30 101.31 101.32 101.33 101.34 101.35 102.1 102.2 102.3 102.4 102.5 102.6 102.7 102.8 102.9 102.10 102.11 102.12 102.13 102.14 102.15 102.16 102.17 102.18 102.19 102.20 102.21 102.22 102.23 102.24 102.25 102.26 102.27 102.28 102.29 102.30 102.31 102.32 102.33 102.34 102.35 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 103.6 103.7 103.8 103.9 103.10 103.11 103.12 103.13 103.14 103.15 103.16 103.17 103.18 103.19 103.20 103.21 103.22 103.23 103.24 103.25 103.26 103.27 103.28 103.29 103.30 103.31 103.32 103.33 103.34 103.35 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 104.7 104.8 104.9 104.10 104.11 104.12 104.13 104.14 104.15 104.16 104.17 104.18 104.19 104.20 104.21 104.22 104.23 104.24 104.25 104.26 104.27 104.28 104.29 104.30 104.31 104.32 104.33 104.34
104.35 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 105.6 105.7 105.8 105.9 105.10 105.11 105.12 105.13 105.14 105.15 105.16 105.17 105.18 105.19 105.20 105.21 105.22 105.23 105.24 105.25 105.26 105.27 105.28 105.29 105.30 105.31 105.32
105.33 105.34 105.35 106.1 106.2 106.3 106.4 106.5 106.6 106.7 106.8 106.9 106.10 106.11 106.12 106.13 106.14 106.15 106.16 106.17 106.18 106.19 106.20 106.21 106.22 106.23 106.24 106.25 106.26 106.27 106.28 106.29 106.30 106.31 106.32 106.33 106.34 106.35 107.1 107.2 107.3 107.4 107.5 107.6 107.7 107.8 107.9 107.10 107.11 107.12 107.13 107.14 107.15 107.16 107.17 107.18 107.19 107.20 107.21 107.22 107.23 107.24 107.25 107.26 107.27 107.28 107.29 107.30 107.31 107.32 107.33 107.34 107.35 108.1 108.2 108.3 108.4 108.5 108.6 108.7 108.8
108.9 108.10 108.11 108.12 108.13 108.14 108.15 108.16 108.17 108.18 108.19 108.20 108.21 108.22 108.23 108.24 108.25 108.26 108.27 108.28 108.29 108.30
108.31 108.32 108.33 108.34 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 109.7 109.8 109.9 109.10 109.11 109.12 109.13 109.14 109.15 109.16 109.17 109.18 109.19 109.20 109.21 109.22 109.23 109.24 109.25 109.26 109.27 109.28 109.29 109.30 109.31 109.32 109.33 109.34 109.35 109.36 110.1 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.7 110.8
110.9 110.10 110.11 110.12 110.13 110.14 110.15 110.16 110.17 110.18 110.19 110.20 110.21 110.22 110.23 110.24 110.25 110.26 110.27 110.28 110.29 110.30 110.31 110.32 110.33 110.34 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.9 111.10 111.11 111.12 111.13 111.14 111.15 111.16 111.17 111.18 111.19 111.20 111.21 111.22 111.23 111.24 111.25 111.26 111.27 111.28 111.29 111.30 111.31 111.32 111.33 111.34 111.35 111.36 112.1 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.10 112.11 112.12 112.13 112.14 112.15 112.16 112.17 112.18 112.19 112.20 112.21 112.22 112.23 112.24 112.25 112.26 112.27 112.28 112.29 112.30 112.31 112.32 112.33 112.34 112.35 113.1 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 113.10 113.11 113.12 113.13 113.14 113.15 113.16 113.17 113.18 113.19 113.20 113.21 113.22 113.23 113.24 113.25 113.26 113.27
113.28 113.29 113.30 113.31 113.32 113.33 113.34 113.35 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9 114.10 114.11 114.12 114.13 114.14 114.15 114.16
114.17 114.18 114.19 114.20 114.21 114.22 114.23 114.24 114.25 114.26 114.27 114.28 114.29 114.30 114.31 114.32
114.33 115.1 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.7 115.8 115.9 115.10 115.11 115.12 115.13 115.14 115.15 115.16 115.17 115.18 115.19 115.20 115.21 115.22 115.23 115.24 115.25 115.26 115.27 115.28 115.29 115.30 115.31 115.32 115.33 115.34 115.35 115.36 116.1 116.2 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9 116.10 116.11 116.12 116.13 116.14 116.15 116.16 116.17 116.18 116.19 116.20 116.21 116.22 116.23 116.24 116.25 116.26 116.27 116.28 116.29 116.30 116.31 116.32
116.33 116.34 116.35 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 117.8 117.9 117.10 117.11 117.12 117.13 117.14 117.15 117.16 117.17 117.18 117.19 117.20 117.21 117.22 117.23 117.24 117.25 117.26 117.27 117.28 117.29 117.30 117.31 117.32 117.33 117.34 117.35 118.1 118.2 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.6 118.7 118.8 118.9 118.10 118.11
118.12 118.13 118.14 118.15 118.16 118.17 118.18 118.19 118.20 118.21 118.22 118.23 118.24 118.25 118.26 118.27 118.28 118.29 118.30 118.31 118.32 118.33 118.34 118.35 119.1 119.2 119.3 119.4 119.5 119.6 119.7 119.8 119.9 119.10 119.11 119.12 119.13 119.14 119.15 119.16 119.17 119.18 119.19 119.20 119.21
119.22 119.23 119.24 119.25 119.26 119.27 119.28 119.29 119.30
119.31 119.32 119.33 120.1 120.2
120.3 120.4 120.5 120.6 120.7 120.8 120.9 120.10 120.11 120.12 120.13 120.14 120.15 120.16 120.17 120.18 120.19 120.20 120.21 120.22 120.23 120.24 120.25
120.26 120.27 120.28
120.29 120.30 120.31 120.32 120.33
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121.5 121.6 121.7 121.8 121.9 121.10 121.11 121.12 121.13 121.14 121.15 121.16 121.17 121.18 121.19 121.20 121.21 121.22 121.23 121.24 121.25 121.26 121.27 121.28 121.29 121.30 121.31 121.32 121.33 121.34 121.35 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.6 122.7 122.8 122.9 122.10 122.11 122.12 122.13 122.14 122.15 122.16 122.17 122.18 122.19 122.20 122.21 122.22 122.23 122.24 122.25 122.26 122.27 122.28 122.29 122.30 122.31 122.32 122.33 122.34 122.35 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.8 123.9
123.10 123.11 123.12 123.13 123.14 123.15
123.16 123.17 123.18 123.19 123.20 123.21 123.22 123.23 123.24 123.25
123.26 123.27 123.28 123.29 123.30 123.31 123.32 123.33 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.8 124.9 124.10
124.11 124.12 124.13 124.14 124.15 124.16
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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; changing provisions for operating x-ray
equipment examination and practice; modifying provisions for medical
practice; removing the expiration date for certain health occupation advisory
councils; changing a licensing provision for chiropractic practice; modifying
provisions for speech-language pathology and audiology; changing licensing
provisions for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants; modifying
provisions for licensed professional counselors and licensed professional clinical
counselors; changing licensing provisions for social work; modifying practice
provisions under the Board of Pharmacy; modifying health-related licensing
board provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 144.121, subdivision 5, by adding subdivisions; 147.02, subdivision
1, by adding a subdivision; 147.037, subdivision 1; 147A.27, subdivision
2; 147B.05, subdivision 2; 147C.35, subdivision 2; 147D.25, subdivision
2; 148.10, subdivision 1; 148.515, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision;
148.65, subdivisions 2, 3, by adding a subdivision; 148.67, subdivision 1;
148.70; 148.705; 148.706; 148.71; 148.73; 148.735; 148.736, subdivision 1;
148.74; 148.75; 148.754; 148.755; 148.76, subdivision 1; 148.78; 148B.50,
subdivision 5; 148B.53, subdivisions 1, 3; 148B.555; 148C.12, by adding
subdivisions; 148D.050, subdivision 1; 148D.055, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5,
by adding a subdivision; 148D.060, subdivisions 5, 6, 7, 13, by adding a
subdivision; 148D.120, subdivision 2; 148D.125, subdivision 1; 151.01, by
adding subdivisions; 151.06, subdivision 1; 151.21, subdivisions 1, 2, 3,
by adding a subdivision; 214.103, subdivisions 8, 9; 214.32, subdivision 1;
319B.02, subdivision 19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 148; 148B; 148D; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 148E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 148.691, subdivision
3; 148.71, subdivision 1; 148.72; 148.745; 148.775; 148D.001; 148D.010;
148D.015; 148D.020; 148D.025; 148D.030; 148D.035; 148D.040; 148D.045;
148D.050; 148D.055; 148D.060; 148D.065; 148D.070; 148D.075; 148D.080;
148D.085; 148D.090; 148D.095; 148D.100; 148D.105; 148D.110; 148D.115;
148D.120; 148D.125; 148D.130; 148D.135; 148D.140; 148D.145; 148D.150;
148D.155; 148D.160; 148D.165; 148D.170; 148D.175; 148D.180; 148D.185;
148D.190; 148D.195; 148D.200; 148D.205; 148D.210; 148D.215; 148D.220;
148D.225; 148D.230; 148D.235; 148D.240; 148D.245; 148D.250; 148D.255;
148D.260; 148D.265; 148D.270; 148D.275; 148D.280; 148D.285; 148D.290;
Minnesota Rules, parts 2500.0500; 5601.0200; 5601.0300; 5601.0400;
5601.0500; 5601.0600; 5601.0700; 5601.0800; 5601.1400; 5601.1500;
5601.1600; 5601.2800; 5601.2900; 5601.3000; 5601.3105; 5601.3110;
5601.3115; 5601.3120; 5601.3125; 5601.3130; 5601.3135; 5601.3140;
5601.3145; 5601.3150; 5601.3155; 5601.3160; 5601.3165.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.121, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Examination for individual operating x-ray equipment.

deleted text begin After January
1, 1997, an individual in a facility with x-ray equipment for use on humans that is
registered under subdivision 1 may not operate, nor may the facility allow the individual
to operate, x-ray equipment unless the individual has passed an examination approved
by the commissioner of health, or an examination determined to the satisfaction of the
commissioner of health to be an equivalent national, state, or regional examination,
that demonstrates the individual's knowledge of basic radiation safety, proper use of
x-ray equipment, darkroom and film processing, and quality assurance procedures. The
commissioner shall establish by rule criteria for the approval of examinations required
for an individual operating an x-ray machine in Minnesota
deleted text end new text begin (a) After January 1, 2008, an
individual in a facility with x-ray equipment for use on humans that is registered under
subdivision 1 may not operate, nor may the facility allow the individual to operate, x-ray
equipment unless the individual has passed a national examination for limited x-ray
machine operators that meets the requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) and is approved
by the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall establish criteria for the approval of examinations
based on national standards, such as the examination in radiography from the American
Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the examination for limited scope of practice in
radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for limited x-ray
machine operators, and the American Registry of Chiropractic Radiography Technologists
for limited radiography in spines and extremities; or equivalent examinations approved
by other states. Equivalent examinations may be approved by the commissioner, if
the examination is consistent with the standards for educational and psychological
testing as recommended by the American Education Research Association, the American
Psychological Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, or the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The organization proposing the use of an
equivalent examination shall submit a fee to the commissioner of $1,000 per examination
to cover the cost of determining the extent to which the examination meets the examining
standards. The collected fee shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the
state government special revenue fund
new text end.

new text begin (c) The examination for limited x-ray machine operators must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) radiation protection, equipment maintenance and operation, image production
and evaluation, and patient care and management; and
new text end

new text begin (2) at least one of the following regions of the human anatomy: chest, extremities,
skull and sinus, spine, or ankle and foot. The examinations must include the anatomy of,
and positioning for, the specific regions.
new text end

new text begin (d) A limited x-ray operator who is required to take an examination under this
subdivision must submit to the commissioner an application for the examination, a $25
processing fee, and the required examination fee set by the national organization offering
the examination. The processing fee and the examination fee shall be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the state government special revenue fund. The commissioner
shall submit the fee to the national organization providing the examination.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.121, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Limited x-ray machine operator practice. new text end

new text begin (a) A limited x-ray operator
may only practice medical radiography on limited regions of the human anatomy for
which the operator has successfully passed an examination identified in subdivision 5,
unless the operator meets one of the exemptions described in paragraph (b). The operator
may practice using only routine radiographic procedures, for the interpretation by and
under the direction of a licensed practitioner, excluding computed tomography, the use of
contrast media, and the use of fluoroscopic or mammographic equipment.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision does not apply to:
new text end

new text begin (1) limited x-ray machine operators who passed the examination that was required
before January 1, 2008;
new text end

new text begin (2) certified radiologic technologists, licensed dental hygienists, registered dental
assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and registered physician assistants;
new text end

new text begin (3) individuals who are licensed in Minnesota to practice medicine, osteopathy,
chiropractic, podiatry, or dentistry; and
new text end

new text begin (4) individuals who are participating in a training course in any of the occupations
listed in clause (2) or (3) for the duration and within the scope of the training course.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.121, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5b. new text end

new text begin Variance of scope of practice. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may grant a variance
according to Minnesota Rules, parts 4717.7000 to 4717.7050, to a facility for the scope of
practice of an x-ray operator in cases where the delivery of health care would otherwise be
compromised if a variance were not granted. The request for a variance must be in writing,
state the circumstances that constitute hardship, state the period of time the facility wishes
to have the variance for the scope of practice in place, and state the alternative measures
that will be taken if the variance is granted. The commissioner shall set forth in writing
the reasons for granting or denying the variance. Variances granted by the commissioner
specify in writing the time limitation and required alternative measures to be taken
by the facility. A request for the variance shall be denied if the commissioner finds the
circumstances stated by the facility do not support a claim of hardship, the requested time
period for the variance is unreasonable, the alternative measures proposed by the facility
are not equivalent to the scope of practice, or the request for the variance is not submitted
to the commissioner in a timely manner.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

United States or Canadian medical school graduates.

The board
shall issue a license to practice medicine to a person not currently licensed in another state
or Canada and who meets the requirements in paragraphs (a) to (i).

(a) An applicant for a license shall file a written application on forms provided by
the board, showing to the board's satisfaction that the applicant is of good moral character
and satisfies the requirements of this section.

(b) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of being a graduate
of a medical or osteopathic school located in the United States, its territories or Canada,
and approved by the board based upon its faculty, curriculum, facilities, accreditation by a
recognized national accrediting organization approved by the board, and other relevant
data, or is currently enrolled in the final year of study at the school.

(c) The applicant must have passed an examination as described in clause (1) or (2).

(1) The applicant must have passed a comprehensive examination for initial licensure
prepared and graded by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Federation of
State Medical Boards, the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Medical Council of
Canada, or the appropriate state board that the board determines acceptable. The board
shall by rule determine what constitutes a passing score in the examination.

(2) The applicant taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
must have passed steps one, two, and three deleted text beginwithin a seven-year period. This seven-year
period begins when the applicant first passes either step one or two, as applicable.
Applicants actively enrolled in or graduated from accredited MD/PhD, MD/JD, MD/MBA,
or MD/MPH dual degree programs or osteopathic equivalents must have passed each of
steps one, two, and three within three attempts in seven years plus the time taken to obtain
the non-MD degree or ten years, whichever occurs first
deleted text end. new text beginStep three must be passed within
five years of passing step two, or before the end of residency training.
new text endThe applicant must
pass each of steps one, two, and three with passing scores as recommended by the USMLE
program within three attempts. The applicant taking combinations of Federation of State
Medical Boards, National Board of Medical Examiners, and USMLE may be accepted
only if the combination is approved by the board as comparable to existing comparable
examination sequences and all examinations are completed prior to the year 2000.

(d) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion
of one year of graduate, clinical medical training in a program accredited by a national
accrediting organization approved by the board or other graduate training approved
in advance by the board as meeting standards similar to those of a national accrediting
organization.

(e) The applicant shall make arrangements with the executive director to appear in
person before the board or its designated representative to show that the applicant satisfies
the requirements of this section. The board may establish as internal operating procedures
the procedures or requirements for the applicant's personal presentation.

(f) The applicant shall pay a fee established by the board by rule. The fee may not be
refunded. Upon application or notice of license renewal, the board must provide notice
to the applicant and to the person whose license is scheduled to be issued or renewed of
any additional fees, surcharges, or other costs which the person is obligated to pay as a
condition of licensure. The notice must:

(1) state the dollar amount of the additional costs; and

(2) clearly identify to the applicant the payment schedule of additional costs.

(g) The applicant must not be under license suspension or revocation by the
licensing board of the state or jurisdiction in which the conduct that caused the suspension
or revocation occurred.

(h) The applicant must not have engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action
against a licensee, or have been subject to disciplinary action other than as specified in
paragraph (g). If the applicant does not satisfy the requirements stated in this paragraph,
the board may issue a license only on the applicant's showing that the public will be
protected through issuance of a license with conditions and limitations the board considers
appropriate.

(i) If the examination in paragraph (c) was passed more than ten years ago, the
applicant must either:

(1) pass the special purpose examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards
with a score of 75 or better within three attempts; or

(2) have a current certification by a specialty board of the American Board of
Medical Specialties, of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional
Education, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or of the College
of Family Physicians of Canada.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147.02, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1b. new text end

new text begin Examination extension; medical reasons. new text end

new text begin The board may grant an
extension to the time period and to the number of attempts permitted to pass the United
States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) as specified in subdivision 1, paragraph
(c), clause (2), if an applicant has been diagnosed with a medical illness during the process
of taking the USMLE but before passage of all steps, or fails to pass a step within three
attempts due to the applicant's medical illness. Proof of the medical illness must be
submitted to the board on forms and according to the timelines of the board.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147.037, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

The board shall issue a license to practice medicine
to any person who satisfies the requirements in paragraphs (a) to (g).

(a) The applicant shall satisfy all the requirements established in section 147.02,
subdivision 1
, paragraphs (a), (e), (f), (g), and (h).

(b) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant
is a graduate of a medical or osteopathic school approved by the board as equivalent
to accredited United States or Canadian schools based upon its faculty, curriculum,
facilities, accreditation, or other relevant data. If the applicant is a graduate of a medical
or osteopathic program that is not accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical
Education or the American Osteopathic Association, the applicant deleted text beginmustdeleted text endnew text begin maynew text end use the
Federation of State Medical Boards' Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS)
or its successor. If the applicant uses this service as deleted text beginrequireddeleted text endnew text begin allowednew text end under this paragraph,
the physician application fee may be less than $200 but must not exceed the cost of
administering this paragraph.

(c) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant
has been awarded a certificate by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates,
and the applicant has a working ability in the English language sufficient to communicate
with patients and physicians and to engage in the practice of medicine.

(d) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion
of two years of graduate, clinical medical training in a program located in the United
States, its territories, or Canada and accredited by a national accrediting organization
approved by the board. This requirement does not apply:

(1) to an applicant who is admitted as a permanent immigrant to the United States on
or before October 1, 1991, as a person of exceptional ability in the sciences according to
Code of Federal Regulations, title 20, section 656.22(d);

(2) to an applicant holding a valid license to practice medicine in another country
and issued a permanent immigrant visa after October 1, 1991, as a person of extraordinary
ability in the field of science or as an outstanding professor or researcher according to
Code of Federal Regulations, title 8, section 204.5(h) and (i), or a temporary nonimmigrant
visa as a person of extraordinary ability in the field of science according to Code of
Federal Regulations, title 8, section 214.2(o),

provided that a person under clause (1) or (2) is admitted pursuant to rules of the United
States Department of Labor; or

(3) to an applicant who is licensed in another state, has practiced five years without
disciplinary action in the United States, its territories, or Canada, has completed one year
of the graduate, clinical medical training required by this paragraph, and has passed the
Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards within three
attempts in the 24 months before licensing.

(e) The applicant must:

(1) have passed an examination prepared and graded by the Federation of State
Medical Boards, the United States Medical Licensing Examination program in accordance
with section 147.02, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), clause (2), or the Medical Council
of Canada; and

(2) have a current license from the equivalent licensing agency in another state or
country and, if the examination in clause (1) was passed more than ten years ago, either:

(i) pass the Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards
with a score of 75 or better within three attempts; or

(ii) have a current certification by a specialty board of the American Board of
Medical Specialties, of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional
Education, of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or of the College
of Family Physicians of Canada.

(f) The applicant must not be under license suspension or revocation by the licensing
board of the state or jurisdiction in which the conduct that caused the suspension or
revocation occurred.

(g) The applicant must not have engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action
against a licensee, or have been subject to disciplinary action other than as specified in
paragraph (f). If an applicant does not satisfy the requirements stated in this paragraph,
the board may issue a license only on the applicant's showing that the public will be
protected through issuance of a license with conditions or limitations the board considers
appropriate.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147A.27, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Organization.

The council shall be organized and administered under
section 15.059deleted text begin, except that the advisory council shall expire on June 30, deleted text enddeleted text begin2007deleted text end.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147B.05, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Administration; compensation; removal; quorum.

The advisory council
is governed by section 15.059deleted text begin, except that the council does not expire until June 30, 2007deleted text end.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147C.35, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Organization.

The advisory council shall be organized and administered
under section 15.059. deleted text beginThe council expires June 30, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 147D.25, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Organization.

The advisory council shall be organized and administered
under section 15.059. deleted text beginThe council expires June 30, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.10, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grounds.

(a) The state Board of Chiropractic Examiners may refuse
to grant, or may revoke, suspend, condition, limit, restrict or qualify a license to practice
chiropractic, or may cause the name of a person licensed to be removed from the records
in the office of the court administrator of the district court for:

(1) Advertising that is false or misleading; that violates a rule of the board; or that
claims the cure of any condition or disease.

(2) The employment of fraud or deception in applying for a license or in passing
the examination provided for in section 148.06 or conduct which subverts or attempts to
subvert the licensing examination process.

(3) The practice of chiropractic under a false or assumed name or the impersonation
of another practitioner of like or different name.

(4) The conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude.

(5) The conviction, during the previous five years, of a felony reasonably related to
the practice of chiropractic.

(6) Habitual intemperance in the use of alcohol or drugs.

(7) Practicing under a license which has not been renewed.

(8) Advanced physical or mental disability.

(9) The revocation or suspension of a license to practice chiropractic; or other
disciplinary action against the licensee; or the denial of an application for a license by
the proper licensing authority of another state, territory or country; or failure to report to
the board that charges regarding the person's license have been brought in another state
or jurisdiction.

(10) The violation of, or failure to comply with, the provisions of sections 148.01
to 148.105, the rules of the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners, or a lawful order of
the board.

(11) Unprofessional conduct.

(12) Being unable to practice chiropractic with reasonable skill and safety to patients
by reason of illness, professional incompetence, senility, drunkenness, use of drugs,
narcotics, chemicals or any other type of material, or as a result of any mental or physical
condition, including deterioration through the aging process or loss of motor skills. If the
board has probable cause to believe that a person comes within this clause, it shall direct
the person to submit to a mental or physical examination. For the purpose of this clause,
every person licensed under this chapter shall be deemed to have given consent to submit
to a mental or physical examination when directed in writing by the board and further to
have waived all objections to the admissibility of the examining physicians' testimony or
examination reports on the ground that the same constitute a privileged communication.
Failure of a person to submit to such examination when directed shall constitute an
admission of the allegations, unless the failure was due to circumstances beyond the
person's control, in which case a default and final order may be entered without the taking
of testimony or presentation of evidence. A person affected under this clause shall at
reasonable intervals be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate that the person can resume
the competent practice of chiropractic with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

In addition to ordering a physical or mental examination, the board may,
notwithstanding section 13.384, 144.651, or any other law limiting access to health
data, obtain health data and health records relating to a licensee or applicant without the
licensee's or applicant's consent if the board has probable cause to believe that a doctor of
chiropractic comes under this clause. The health data may be requested from a provider,
as defined in section 144.335, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), an insurance company, or a
government agency, including the Department of Human Services. A provider, insurance
company, or government agency shall comply with any written request of the board under
this subdivision and is not liable in any action for damages for releasing the data requested
by the board if the data are released pursuant to a written request under this subdivision,
unless the information is false and the provider or entity giving the information knew,
or had reason to believe, the information was false. Information obtained under this
subdivision is classified as private under sections 13.01 to 13.87.

In any proceeding under this clause, neither the record of proceedings nor the orders
entered by the board shall be used against a person in any other proceeding.

(13) Aiding or abetting an unlicensed person in the practice of chiropractic, except
that it is not a violation of this clause for a doctor of chiropractic to employ, supervise,
or delegate functions to a qualified person who may or may not be required to obtain a
license or registration to provide health services if that person is practicing within the
scope of the license or registration or delegated authority.

(14) Improper management of health records, including failure to maintain adequate
health records as described in clause (18), to comply with a patient's request made under
section 144.335 or to furnish a health record or report required by law.

(15) Failure to make reports required by section 148.102, subdivisions 2 and 5,
or to cooperate with an investigation of the board as required by section 148.104, or
the submission of a knowingly false report against another doctor of chiropractic under
section 148.10, subdivision 3.

(16) Splitting fees, or promising to pay a portion of a fee or a commission, or
accepting a rebate.

(17) Revealing a privileged communication from or relating to a patient, except
when otherwise required or permitted by law.

(18) Failing to keep written chiropractic records justifying the course of treatment of
the patient, including, but not limited to, patient histories, examination results, test results,
and x-rays. Unless otherwise required by law, written records need not be retained for
more than seven years and x-rays need not be retained for more than four years.

(19) Exercising influence on the patient or client in such a manner as to exploit the
patient or client for financial gain of the licensee or of a third party which shall include,
but not be limited to, the promotion or sale of services, goods, or appliances.

(20) Gross or repeated malpractice or the failure to practice chiropractic at a level
of care, skill, and treatment which is recognized by a reasonably prudent chiropractor as
being acceptable under similar conditions and circumstances.

(21) Delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the licensee delegating
such responsibilities knows or has reason to know that the person is not qualified by
training, experience, or licensure to perform them.

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clause (2), conduct that subverts or attempts
to subvert the licensing examination process includes, but is not limited to: (1) conduct
that violates the security of the examination materials, such as removing examination
materials from the examination room or having unauthorized possession of any portion
of a future, current, or previously administered licensing examination; (2) conduct that
violates the standard of test administration, such as communicating with another examinee
during administration of the examination, copying another examinee's answers, permitting
another examinee to copy one's answers, or possessing unauthorized materials; or (3)
impersonating an examinee or permitting an impersonator to take the examination on
one's own behalf.

(c) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (4) and (5), conviction as used in these
subdivisions includes a conviction of an offense that if committed in this state would be
deemed a felony without regard to its designation elsewhere, or a criminal proceeding
where a finding or verdict of guilt is made or returned but the adjudication of guilt is either
withheld or not entered.

(d) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clauses (4), (5), and (6), a copy of the judgment
or proceeding under seal of the administrator of the court or of the administrative agency
which entered the same shall be admissible into evidence without further authentication
and shall constitute prima facie evidence of its contents.

(e) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clause (11), unprofessional conduct means any
unethical, deceptive or deleterious conduct or practice harmful to the public, any departure
from or the failure to conform to the minimal standards of acceptable chiropractic practice,
or a willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare or safety of patients, in any of
which cases proof of actual injury need not be established. Unprofessional conduct shall
include, but not be limited to, the following acts of a chiropractor:

(1) gross ignorance of, or incompetence in, the practice of chiropractic;

(2) engaging in conduct with a patient that is sexual or may reasonably be interpreted
by the patient as sexual, or in any verbal behavior that is seductive or sexually demeaning
to a patient;

(3) performing unnecessary services;

(4) charging a patient an unconscionable fee or charging for services not rendered;

(5) directly or indirectly engaging in threatening, dishonest, or misleading fee
collection techniques;

(6) perpetrating fraud upon patients, third-party payors, or others, relating to the
practice of chiropractic, including violations of the Medicare or Medicaid laws or state
medical assistance laws;

(7) advertising that the licensee will accept for services rendered assigned payments
from any third-party payer as payment in full, if the effect is to give the impression of
eliminating the need of payment by the patient of any required deductible or co-payment
applicable in the patient's health benefit plandeleted text begin; or advertising a fee or charge for a service
or treatment different from the fee or charge the licensee submits to a third-party payer
for that service or treatment
deleted text end. As used in this clause, "advertise" means solicitation by the
licensee by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers,
television, or in any other manner. In addition to the board's power to punish for violations
of this clause, violation of this clause is also a misdemeanor;

(8) accepting for services rendered assigned payments from any third-party payer
as payment in full, if the effect is to eliminate the need of payment by the patient of any
required deductible or co-payment applicable in the patient's health benefit plan, except as
hereinafter provideddeleted text begin; or collecting a fee or charge for a service or treatment different from
the fee or charge the licensee submits to a third-party payer for that service or treatment,
except as hereinafter provided. This clause is intended to prohibit offerings to the public
of the above listed practices and those actual practices as well, except that in instances
where the intent is not to collect an excessive remuneration from the third-party payer but
rather to provide services at a reduced rate to a patient unable to afford the deductible or
co-payment, the services may be performed for a lesser charge or fee. The burden of proof
for establishing that this is the case shall be on the licensee
deleted text end; and

(9) any other act that the board by rule may define.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.515, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Master's or doctoral degree requirednew text begin for speech-language pathology
applicants
new text end.

(a) An applicantnew text begin for speech-language pathologynew text end must possess a master's or
doctoral degree that meets the requirements of paragraph (b). If completing a doctoral
program in which a master's degree has not been conferred, an applicant must submit a
transcript showing completion of course work equivalent to, or exceeding, a master's
degree that meets the requirement of paragraph (b).

(b) All of thenew text begin speech-language pathologynew text end applicant's graduate coursework and
clinical practicum required in the professional area for which licensure is sought must
have been initiated and completed at an institution whose program meets the current
requirements and was accredited by the Educational Standards Board of the Council
on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, a body
recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an equivalent as determined
by the commissioner, in the area for which licensure is sought.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.515, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Master's or doctoral degree required for audiology applicants. new text end

new text begin (a) An
applicant for audiology must possess a master's degree or doctoral degree that meets the
following requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) if graduate training is completed prior to August 30, 2007, an audiology applicant
must possess a master's or doctoral degree in audiology from an accredited educational
institution; or
new text end

new text begin (2) if graduate training is completed after August 30, 2007, an audiology applicant
must possess a doctoral degree with an emphasis in audiology, or its equivalent as
determined by the commissioner, from an accredited educational institution.
new text end

new text begin (b) All of the audiology applicant's graduate coursework and clinical practicum
required in the professional area for which licensure is sought must have been initiated
and completed at an institution whose program meets the current requirements and was
accredited by the Educational Standards Board of the Council on Academic Accreditation
in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, a body recognized by the United States
Department of Education, or an equivalent as determined by the commissioner, in the
area for which licensure is sought.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.65, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Physical therapist.

"Physical therapist" means a personnew text begin licensed by the
board
new text end who practices physical therapy as defined in sections 148.65 to 148.78.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.65, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Physical therapist assistant.

"Physical therapist assistant" means
a deleted text begingraduate of a physical therapist assistant educational program accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or a recognized
comparable national accrediting agency approved by the board. The physical therapist
assistant,
deleted text end new text beginperson licensed by the board who provides physical therapy new text endunder the
direction and supervision of deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina new text endphysical therapist, new text beginand who new text endperforms physical therapy
interventions and assists with coordination, communication, deleted text beginanddeleted text end documentationdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end and
patient-client-related instruction. deleted text beginThe physical therapist is not required to be on-site
except as required under Minnesota Rules, part 5601.1500, but must be easily available
by telecommunications.
deleted text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.65, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Licensee. new text end

new text begin "Licensee" means a person licensed as a physical therapist
or a physical therapist assistant.
new text end

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.67, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Board of Physical Therapy appointed.

The governor shall appoint
a state Board of Physical Therapy to administer sections 148.65 to 148.78, regarding the
qualifications and examination of physical therapistsnew text begin and physical therapist assistantsnew text end. The
board shall consist of nine members, citizens and residents of the state of Minnesota,
composed of deleted text beginfourdeleted text end new text beginfive new text endphysical therapists, one licensed and registered doctor of medicine,
deleted text begin onedeleted text end new text begintwo new text endphysical deleted text begintherapy assistantdeleted text end new text begintherapist assistants new text endand three public members. The deleted text beginfourdeleted text end
physical therapist members new text beginand the physical therapist assistant members new text endmust be licensed
deleted text begin physical therapistsdeleted text end in this statedeleted text begin. Each of the four physical therapist members mustdeleted text end new text beginand new text endhave
at least five years' experience in physical therapy practice, physical therapy administration,
or physical therapy education. The five years' experience must immediately precede
appointment. Membership terms, compensation of members, removal of members,
filling of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting requirements shall be as
provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09. The provision of staff, administrative services, and
office space; the review and processing of complaints; the setting of board fees; and
other provisions relating to board operations shall be as provided in chapter 214. Each
member of the board shall file with the secretary of state the constitutional oath of office
before beginning the term of office.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.70, is amended to read:


148.70 APPLICANTS, QUALIFICATIONS.

The Board of Physical Therapy must:

(1) establish the qualifications of applicants for licensing and continuing education
requirements for deleted text beginrelicensingdeleted text endnew text begin renewal of licensurenew text end;

(2) provide for and conduct all examinations following satisfactory completion of
all didactic requirements;

(3) determine the applicants who successfully pass the examination; and

(4) duly license an applicant after the applicant has presented evidence satisfactory
to the board that the applicant has deleted text begincompleted an accredited physical therapy educational
program of education or continuing education approved by the board
deleted text endnew text begin met all requirements
for licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant
new text end.

deleted text begin The passing score for examinations taken after July 1, 1995, shall be based on
objective, numerical standards, as established by a nationally recognized board approved
testing service.
deleted text end

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.705, is amended to read:


148.705 APPLICATION.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Form; fee. new text end

An applicant for deleted text beginlicensingdeleted text end new text beginlicensure new text endas a physical
therapist new text beginor physical therapist assistant new text endshall deleted text beginfiledeleted text end new text beginsubmit new text enda written application on forms
provided by the board together with deleted text beginadeleted text end new text beginthe appropriate new text endfee in the amount set by the board.
No portion of the fee is refundable.new text begin No applicant will be approved to sit for the national
examination until the application is complete, as determined by the board.
new text end

deleted text begin An approved program for physical therapists shall include the following:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) a minimum of 60 academic semester credits or its equivalent from an accredited
college, including courses in the biological and physical sciences; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) an accredited course in physical therapy education which has provided adequate
instruction in the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and physical therapy theory and
procedures, as determined by the board. In determining whether or not a course in physical
therapy is approved, the board may take into consideration the accreditation of such
schools by the appropriate council of the American Medical Association, the American
Physical Therapy Association, or the Canadian Medical Association.
deleted text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Contents of application. new text end

new text begin (a) The application must include the following
information:
new text end

new text begin (1) evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has met the educational
requirements of section 148.721 or 148.722 as demonstrated by a certified copy of a
transcript;
new text end

new text begin (2) recommendations by two physical therapists registered or licensed to practice
physical therapy in the United States or Canada attesting to the applicant's ethical and
moral character;
new text end

new text begin (3) a recent full-face photograph of the applicant attached to the application with the
affidavit on the form completed and notarized;
new text end

new text begin (4) a record of the applicant's high school, college, and board-approved physical
therapy school education listing the names, locations, dates of attendance, and diplomas,
degrees, or certificates awarded;
new text end

new text begin (5) a record of the applicant's postgraduate work and military service;
new text end

new text begin (6) a listing of the United States jurisdictions, and countries in which the applicant is
currently licensed or registered, or has been in the past, including the applicant's license or
registration certificate number, the date the license or registration was obtained, and the
method by which the license or registration was received;
new text end

new text begin (7) a record of the applicant's current and previous physical therapy practice
experience;
new text end

new text begin (8) a record of disciplinary action taken on past complaints, refusal of licensure or
registration, or denial of examination eligibility by another state board or physical therapy
society against the applicant;
new text end

new text begin (9) a record of the applicant's personal use or administration of any controlled
substances and any treatment for alcohol or drug abuse;
new text end

new text begin (10) a record by the applicant of any disease, illness, or injury that impairs the
applicant's ability to practice physical therapy;
new text end

new text begin (11) a record of any convictions for crimes related to the practice of physical therapy,
felonies, gross misdemeanors, and crimes involving moral turpitude;
new text end

new text begin (12) a listing of any memberships in a physical therapy professional association;
new text end

new text begin (13) the applicant's name and address;
new text end

new text begin (14) the applicant's Social Security number, alien registration card number, or tax
identification number, whichever is applicable;
new text end

new text begin (15) completed copies of credentials verification forms provided by the board; and
new text end

new text begin (16) any information deemed necessary by the board to evaluate the applicant.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person who has previously practiced in another state shall submit the following
information for the five-year period of active practice preceding the date of filing
application in this state:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name and address of the person's professional liability insurer in the other
state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the number, date, and disposition of any malpractice settlement or award made
to a plaintiff relating to the quality of services provided.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.706, is amended to read:


148.706 deleted text beginSUPERVISION OFdeleted text endnew text begin PHYSICAL THERAPISTnew text end ASSISTANTS, AIDES,
AND STUDENTS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision. new text end

Every physical therapist who uses the services of a
physical therapist assistant or physical therapy aide for the purpose of assisting in the
practice of physical therapy is responsible for functions performed by the assistant or
aide while engaged in such assistance. The physical therapist shall delegate duties to the
physical therapist assistant and assign tasks to the physical therapy aide in accordance
with deleted text beginMinnesota Rules, part 5601.1400deleted text endnew text begin subdivision 2new text end. Physical therapists who instruct
student physical therapists and student physical therapist assistants are responsible for the
functions performed by the students and shall supervise the students as provided under
section 148.65, subdivisions 5 and 6.new text begin A licensed physical therapist may supervise no more
than two physical therapist assistants at any time.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Delegation of duties. new text end

new text begin The physical therapist may delegate patient
treatment procedures only to a physical therapist assistant who has sufficient didactic and
clinical preparation. The physical therapist may not delegate the following activities to the
physical therapist assistant or to other supportive personnel: patient evaluation, treatment
planning, initial treatment, change of treatment, and initial or final documentation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Observation of physical therapist assistants. new text end

new text begin When components of a
patient's treatment are delegated to a physical therapist assistant, a physical therapist must
provide on-site observation of the treatment and documentation of its appropriateness at
least every six treatment sessions. The physical therapist is not required to be on-site, but
must be easily available by telecommunications.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Observation of physical therapy aides. new text end

new text begin The physical therapist must
observe the patient's status before and after the treatment administered by a physical
therapy aide. The physical therapy aide may perform tasks related to preparation of patient
and equipment for treatment, housekeeping, transportation, clerical duties, departmental
maintenance, and selected treatment procedures. The tasks must be performed under the
direct supervision of a physical therapist who is readily available for advice, instruction,
or immediate assistance.
new text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.71, is amended to read:


148.71 deleted text beginLICENSINGdeleted text endnew text begin TEMPORARY PERMITSnew text end.

deleted text begin Subdivision 1. deleted text end

deleted text begin Qualified applicant. deleted text end

deleted text begin The state Board of Physical Therapy shall
license as a physical therapist and shall furnish a license to an applicant who successfully
passes an examination provided for in sections deleted text begin148.65deleted text end to deleted text begin148.78deleted text end for licensing as a physical
therapist and who is otherwise qualified as required in sections deleted text begin148.65deleted text end to deleted text begin148.78deleted text end.
deleted text end

Subd. 2.

deleted text beginTemporary permitdeleted text endnew text begin Issuancenew text end.

(a) The board may, upon new text begincompletion of
the application prescribed by the board and
new text endpayment of a fee set by the board, issue a
temporary permit to practice physical therapy under supervision to deleted text begina physical therapist
who is a graduate of an approved school of physical therapy
deleted text end new text beginan applicant for licensure as a
physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who meets the educational requirements
of section 148.721 or 148.722
new text endand qualified for admission to examination for licensing as
a physical therapistnew text begin or physical therapist assistantnew text end. A temporary permit deleted text beginto practice physical
therapy under supervision
deleted text end may be issued only once and cannot be renewed. It expires 90
days after the next examination for licensing given by the board or on the date on which
the board, after examination of the applicant, grants or denies the applicant a license to
practice, whichever occurs first. A temporary permit expires on the first day the board
begins its next examination for license after the permit is issued if the holder does not
submit to examination on that date. The holder of a temporary permit to practice deleted text beginphysical
therapy
deleted text end under supervision may practice physical therapy as defined in section 148.65 if
the entire practice is under the supervision of a person holding a valid license to practice
physical therapy in this state. The supervision shall be direct, immediate, and on premises.

(b) deleted text beginA physical therapistdeleted text end new text beginAn applicant new text endfrom another state who is licensed or otherwise
registered in good standing as a physical therapist by that state and meets the requirements
for licensing under section 148.72 does not require supervision to practice physical therapy
while holding a temporary permit in this state. The temporary permit remains valid only
until the meeting of the board at which the application for licensing is considered.

Subd. 3.

deleted text beginForeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginForeign-educated new text endphysical therapists; temporary
permits.

(a) The Board of Physical Therapy may issue a temporary permit to a
deleted text begin foreign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated new text endphysical therapist who:

(1) is enrolled in a supervised physical therapy traineeship that meets the
requirements under paragraph (b);

(2) has completed a physical therapy education program equivalent to that under
section deleted text begin148.705 and Minnesota Rules, part 5601.0800, subpart 2deleted text endnew text begin 148.721, and has
provided to the board a Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy
(FCCPT) comprehensive credentials evaluation (Type I certificate) or FCCPT educational
credentials review demonstrating completion of the program
new text end;

(3) has achieved a new text beginpassing new text endscore deleted text beginof at least 550deleted text end new text beginaccording to section 148.725,
subdivision 3,
new text endon the test of English as a foreign language or deleted text begina score of at least 85 on
the Minnesota battery test
deleted text endnew text begin an alternate equivalent examination, as determined by the
board
new text end; and

(4) has paid a nonrefundable fee set by the board.

A deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated new text endphysical therapist must have the temporary
permit before beginning a traineeship.

(b) A supervised physical therapy traineeship must:

(1) be at least six months;

(2) be at a board-approved facility;

(3) provide a broad base of clinical experience to the deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated
new text endphysical therapist including a variety of physical agents, therapeutic exercises, evaluation
procedures, and patient diagnoses;

(4) be supervised by a physical therapist who has at least three years of clinical
experience and is licensed under subdivision 1; and

(5) be approved by the board before the deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated new text endphysical
therapist begins the traineeship.

(c) A temporary permit is effective on the first day of a traineeship and expires 90
days after the next examination for licensing given by the board following successful
completion of the traineeship or on the date on which the board, after examination of the
applicant, grants or denies the applicant a license to practice, whichever occurs first.

(d) A deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated new text endphysical therapist must successfully complete
a traineeship to be licensed as a physical therapist under subdivision 1. The traineeship
may be waived for a deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated new text endphysical therapist who is licensed
or otherwise registered in good standing in another state and has successfully practiced
physical therapy in that state under the supervision of a licensed or registered physical
therapist for at least six months at a facility that meets the requirements under paragraph
(b), clauses (2) and (3).

(e) A temporary permit will not be issued to a deleted text beginforeign-traineddeleted text end new text beginforeign-educated
new text endapplicant who has been issued a temporary permit for longer than six months in any
other state.

Sec. 22.

new text begin [148.721] EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED
PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Accredited program. new text end

new text begin All applicants for licensure as a physical
therapist must complete a course in physical therapy education accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or which meets
the accreditation requirements of CAPTE, as determined by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin General education. new text end

new text begin In addition to completion of the accredited program
required in subdivision 1, applicants must complete an additional 60 academic semester
credits or its quarter equivalent from an institution of higher education that is accredited
by a regional accrediting organization. Coursework used to satisfy this requirement may
not have been earned as part of the accredited program requirement of subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [148.722] EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT.
new text end

new text begin All applicants for licensure as a physical therapist assistant must graduate from
a physical therapist assistant educational program accredited by the Commission
on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or meet its standards, as
determined by the board.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [148.723] EXAMINATION FOR LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin National test. new text end

new text begin All applicants for licensure as a physical therapist
must take and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administered by
the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) or an alternate national
examination determined by the board to be equivalent. For purposes of this section,
passing scores are defined in subdivisions 2 and 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Examinations taken on or before July 1, 1995. new text end

new text begin The passing score for
qualifying examinations taken prior to July 1, 1995, is one standard deviation below the
mean of all persons taking the examination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Examinations taken after July 1, 1995. new text end

new text begin The passing score for qualifying
examinations taken after July 1, 1995, shall be based on objective, numerical standards
established by the administering testing agency.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [148.724] EXAMINATION FOR LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ASSISTANT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin National test. new text end

new text begin All applicants for licensure as a physical therapist
assistant must take and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for
physical therapist assistants administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical
Therapy (FSBPT) or an alternate national examination determined by the board to be
equivalent. For purposes of this section, passing scores are defined in subdivisions 2 to 4.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Examinations taken on or before July 1, 1995. new text end

new text begin The passing score for
qualifying examinations taken prior to July 1, 1995, is one standard deviation below the
mean of all persons taking the examination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Examinations taken after July 1, 1995. new text end

new text begin The passing score for qualifying
examinations taken after July 1, 1995, shall be based on objective, numerical standards
established by the administering testing agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Grandparenting provision. new text end

new text begin Applicants for licensure as a physical
therapist assistant who meet the educational requirements of section 148.722 prior to
September 1, 2007, are not required to take and pass the examination required by this
section. This provision expires on July 1, 2008.
new text end

Sec. 26.

new text begin [148.725] REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN-EDUCATED
APPLICANTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope and documentation. new text end

new text begin An applicant for licensure who is a
foreign-educated physical therapist must fulfill the requirements in subdivisions 2 to 5,
providing certified English translations of board-required relevant documentation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Education evaluation. new text end

new text begin The applicant must present evidence of completion
of physical therapy schooling equivalent to that required in section 148.721 by having a
Type I comprehensive credentials evaluation or educational credentials review performed
by the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT). The evaluation
must be sent directly to the board from the FCCPT. The applicant shall be responsible for
the expenses incurred as a result of the evaluation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin English test. new text end

new text begin If not completed as part of the FCCPT Type I comprehensive
credentials evaluation, the applicant must demonstrate English language proficiency by
taking the test of English as a foreign language examination (TOEFL) and achieving a
passing score as established by the board, or a passing score on a comparable nationally
recognized examination approved by the board. For purposes of this subdivision, the
passing score adopted by the board shall be applied prospectively.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Experience. new text end

new text begin The applicant must have practiced satisfactorily for at least
six months under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist at a board-approved
facility. A facility that offers such practice must provide a broad base of experience
including a variety of physical agents, therapeutic exercises, evaluation procedures, and
patient diagnoses. Supervision must be provided by a licensed physical therapist with at
least three years of clinical experience. A proposed outline of clinical experiences must be
approved by the board before the facility begins offering the experience.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Examination. new text end

new text begin The applicant must satisfactorily complete the
board-approved examination as stated in section 148.72 or 148.73.
new text end

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.73, is amended to read:


148.73 RENEWALS.

Every licensed physical therapist new text beginand physical therapist assistant new text endshall, deleted text beginduring each
January
deleted text endnew text begin before January 1 each yearnew text end, apply to the board for an extension of a license and
pay a fee in the amount set by the board. The extension of the license is contingent
upon demonstration that the continuing education requirements set by the board under
section 148.70 have been satisfied. new text beginFor purposes of this section, the continuing education
requirements for physical therapist assistants are the same as those for physical therapists.
new text end

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.735, is amended to read:


148.735 CANCELLATION OF LICENSE IN GOOD STANDING.

Subdivision 1.

Board approval; reporting.

A physical therapist new text beginor physical
therapist assistant
new text endholding an active license to practice physical therapy in the state may,
upon approval of the board, be granted license cancellation if the board is not investigating
the person as a result of a complaint or information received or if the board has not begun
disciplinary proceedings against the person. Such action by the board shall be reported as
a cancellation of a license in good standing.

Subd. 2.

Fees nonrefundable.

A physical therapist new text beginor physical therapist assistant
new text endwho receives board approval for license cancellation is not entitled to a refund of any
license fees paid for the licensure year in which cancellation of the license occurred.

Subd. 3.

New license after cancellation.

If a physical therapist new text beginor physical therapist
assistant
new text endwho has been granted board approval for license cancellation desires to resume
the practice of physical therapy in Minnesota, that physical therapist new text beginor physical therapist
assistant
new text endmust obtain a new license by applying for licensure and fulfilling the requirements
then in existence for obtaining an initial license to practice physical therapy in Minnesota.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.736, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Board approval; reporting.

A physical therapistdeleted text begin,deleted text end new text begin or physical
therapist assistant
new text endwhose right to practice is under suspension, condition, limitation,
qualification, or restriction by the board may be granted cancellation of credentials by
approval of the board. Such action by the board shall be reported as cancellation while
under discipline. Credentials, for purposes of this section, means board authorized
documentation of the privilege to practice physical therapy.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.74, is amended to read:


148.74 RULES.

The board may adopt rules needed to carry out sections 148.65 to 148.78. deleted text beginThe
secretary-treasurer of the board shall keep a record of proceedings under these sections
and a register of all persons licensed under it. The register shall show the name, address,
date and number of the license, and the renewal of the license. Any other interested
person in the state may obtain a copy of the list on request to the board upon paying an
amount fixed by the board. The amount shall not exceed the cost of the list furnished. The
board shall provide blanks, books, certificates, and stationery and assistance necessary to
transact business of the board. All money received by the board under sections 148.65 to
148.78 shall be paid into the state treasury as provided for by law. The board shall set by
rule the amounts of the application fee and the annual licensing fee. The fees collected by
the board must be sufficient to cover the costs of administering sections 148.65 to 148.78.
deleted text end

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.75, is amended to read:


148.75 deleted text beginLICENSES; DENIAL, SUSPENSION, REVOCATIONdeleted text endnew text begin DISCIPLINARY
ACTION
new text end.

(a) The deleted text beginstatedeleted text end board deleted text beginof Physical Therapy may refuse to grant a license to any physical
therapist, or may suspend or revoke the license of any physical therapist for any of the
following grounds
deleted text endnew text begin may impose disciplinary action specified in paragraph (b) against an
applicant or licensee whom the board, by a preponderance of the evidence, determines
new text end:

deleted text begin (1) using drugs or intoxicating liquors to an extent which affects professional
competence;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) conviction of a felony;
deleted text end

new text begin (1) has violated a statute, rule, order, or agreement for corrective action that the
board issued or is otherwise authorized or empowered to enforce;
new text end

new text begin (2) is unable to practice physical therapy with reasonable skill and safety by reason
of any mental or physical illness or condition, including deterioration through the aging
process or loss of motor skills, or use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any
other type of material;
new text end

new text begin (3) has been convicted of or has pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or other
crime, an element of which is dishonesty or fraud, or has been shown to have engaged
in acts or practices tending to show that the applicant or licensee is incompetent or has
engaged in conduct reflecting adversely on the applicant's or licensee's ability or fitness to
engage in the practice of physical therapy;
new text end

deleted text begin (3) conviction fordeleted text end new text begin(4) has been convicted of new text endviolating any state or federal narcotic
law;

deleted text begin (4) obtainingdeleted text end new text begin(5) has obtained or attempted to obtain new text enda license deleted text beginor attempting to
obtain a license
deleted text endnew text begin or approval of continuing education activities, or passed an examination,new text end
by fraud or deception;

deleted text begin (5) conduct unbecoming a person licensed as a physical therapist or conduct
detrimental to the best interests of the public;
deleted text end

new text begin (6) has engaged in unprofessional conduct or any other conduct which has the
potential for causing harm to the public, including any departure from or failure to
conform to the minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing practice without actual
injury having to be established;
new text end

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(7) has engaged in new text endgross negligence in the practice of physical therapy as a
physical therapist;

deleted text begin (7) treatingdeleted text end new text begin(8) has treated new text endhuman ailments by physical therapy after an initial 30-day
period of patient admittance to treatment has lapsed, except by the order or referral of a
person licensed in this state in the practice of medicine as defined in section 147.081, the
practice of chiropractic as defined in section 148.01, the practice of podiatry as defined
in section 153.01, or the practice of dentistry as defined in section 150A.05 and whose
license is in good standing; or when a previous diagnosis exists indicating an ongoing
condition warranting physical therapy treatment, subject to periodic review defined by
board of physical therapy rule;

deleted text begin (8) treatingdeleted text end new text begin(9) has treated new text endhuman ailments, without referral, by physical therapy
treatment without first having practiced one year under a physician's orders as verified by
the board's records;

deleted text begin (9) failingdeleted text end new text begin(10) has failed new text endto consult with the patient's health care provider who
prescribed the physical therapy treatment if the treatment is altered by the physical
therapist from the original written order. The provision does not include written orders to
"evaluate and treat";

deleted text begin (10) treating human ailments other than by physical therapy unless duly licensed or
registered to do so under the laws of this state;
deleted text end

(11) deleted text begininappropriate delegationdeleted text end new text beginhas inappropriately delegated new text endto a physical therapist
assistant or deleted text begininappropriate task assignmentdeleted text end new text begininappropriately assigned tasks new text endto an aidenew text begin,new text end or
deleted text begin inadequate supervision ofdeleted text end new text begininadequately supervised new text enda student physical therapist, physical
therapist assistant, student physical therapist assistant, or a physical therapy aide;

(12) deleted text beginpracticingdeleted text end new text beginhas practiced new text end as a physical therapist performing medical diagnosis,
the practice of medicine as defined in section 147.081, or the practice of chiropractic as
defined in section 148.01;

(13) deleted text beginfailingdeleted text end new text beginhas failed new text endto comply with a reasonable request to obtain appropriate
clearance for mental or physical conditions that would interfere with the ability to practice
physical therapy, and that may be potentially harmful to patients;

(14) deleted text begindividingdeleted text end new text beginhas divided new text end fees with, or paying or promising to pay a commission or
part of the fee to, any person who contacts the physical therapist for consultation or sends
patients to the physical therapist for treatment;

(15) deleted text beginengagingdeleted text end new text beginhas engaged new text endin an incentive payment arrangement, other than that
prohibited by clause (14), that tends to promote physical therapy overuse, that allows the
referring person or person who controls the availability of physical therapy services to a
client to profit unreasonably as a result of patient treatment;

(16) deleted text beginpracticing physical therapy and failingdeleted text end new text beginhas failed new text endto refer to a licensed health
care professional a patient whose medical condition at the time of evaluation has been
determined by the physical therapist to be beyond the scope of practice of a physical
therapist;

(17) deleted text beginfailingdeleted text end new text beginhas failed new text endto report to the board other deleted text beginlicensed physical therapistsdeleted text end
new text begin licensees new text endwho violate this section; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(18) deleted text beginpracticingdeleted text end new text beginhas engaged in the practice of new text endphysical therapy under lapsed or
nonrenewed credentialsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (19) has had a license, certificate, charter, registration, privilege to take an
examination, or other similar authority denied, revoked, suspended, canceled, limited,
reprimanded, or otherwise disciplined, or not renewed for cause in any jurisdiction; or has
surrendered or voluntarily terminated a license or certificate during a board investigation
of a complaint, as part of a disciplinary order, or while under a disciplinary order;
new text end

new text begin (20) has been subject to a corrective action or similar action in another jurisdiction
or by another regulatory authority; or
new text end

new text begin (21) has failed to cooperate with an investigation of the board, including responding
fully and promptly to any question raised by or on behalf of the board relating to the
subject of the investigation, executing all releases requested by the board, providing copies
of patient records, as reasonably requested by the board to assist it in its investigation, and
appearing at conferences or hearings scheduled by the board or its staff.
new text end

new text begin (b) If grounds for disciplinary action exist under paragraph (a), the board may take
one or more of the following actions:
new text end

new text begin (1) deny the application for licensure;
new text end

new text begin (2) deny the renewal of the license;
new text end

new text begin (3) revoke the license;
new text end

new text begin (4) suspend the license;
new text end

new text begin (5) impose limitations or conditions on the licensee's practice of physical therapy,
including the: (i) limitation of scope of practice to designated field specialties; (ii)
imposition of retraining or rehabilitation requirements; (iii) requirement of practice under
supervision; or (iv) conditioning of continued practice on demonstration of knowledge or
skills by appropriate examination, monitoring, or other review of skill and competence;
new text end

new text begin (6) impose a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 for each separate violation,
the amount of the civil penalty to be fixed so as to deprive the physical therapist of
any economic advantage gained by reason of the violation charged, to discourage
similar violations, or to reimburse the board for the cost of the investigation and
proceeding including, but not limited to, fees paid for services provided by the Office of
Administrative Hearings, legal and investigative services provided by the Office of the
Attorney General, court reporters, witnesses, reproduction of records, board members'
per diem compensation, board staff time, and travel costs and expenses incurred by board
staff and board members;
new text end

new text begin (7) order the licensee to provide unremunerated service;
new text end

new text begin (8) censure or reprimand the licensee; or
new text end

new text begin (9) any other action as allowed by law and justified by the facts of the case.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endA license to practice as a physical therapist new text beginor physical therapist assistant new text endis
new text begin automatically new text endsuspended if (1) a guardian of the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endis appointed
by order of a court pursuant to sections 524.5-101 to 524.5-502, for reasons other than
the minority of the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text endnew text begin licenseenew text end; or (2) the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endis
committed by order of a court pursuant to chapter 253B. The license remains suspended
until the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endis restored to capacity by a court and, upon petition
by the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text endnew text begin licenseenew text end, the suspension is terminated by the Board of Physical
Therapy after a hearing.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.754, is amended to read:


148.754 EXAMINATION; ACCESS TO MEDICAL DATA.

(a) If the board has probable cause to believe that a deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee
new text endcomes under section 148.75, paragraph (a), new text beginclause (2), new text endit may direct the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end
new text begin licensee new text endto submit to a mental or physical examination. For the purpose of this paragraph,
every deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endis deemed to have consented to submit to a mental or
physical examination when directed in writing by the board and further to have waived
all objections to the admissibility of the examining physicians' testimony or examination
reports on the ground that they constitute a privileged communication. Failure of the
deleted text begin physical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endto submit to an examination when directed constitutes an
admission of the allegations against the person, unless the failure was due to circumstances
beyond the person's control, in which case a default and final order may be entered without
the taking of testimony or presentation of evidence. A deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endaffected
under this paragraph shall, at reasonable intervals, be given an opportunity to demonstrate
that the person can resume the competent practice of physical therapy with reasonable
skill and safety to the public.

(b) In any proceeding under paragraph (a), neither the record of proceedings nor
the orders entered by the board shall be used against a deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endin any
other proceeding.

(c) In addition to ordering a physical or mental examination, the board may,
notwithstanding section 13.384, 144.651, or any other law limiting access to medical
or other health data, obtain medical data and health records relating to a deleted text beginphysical
therapist
deleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endor applicant without the person's or applicant's consent if the board has
probable cause to believe that deleted text begina physical therapistdeleted text end new text beginthe person new text endcomes under paragraph
(a). The medical data may be requested from a provider, as defined in section 144.335,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (b), an insurance company, or a government agency, including
the Department of Human Services. A provider, insurance company, or government
agency shall comply with any written request of the board under this paragraph and is
not liable in any action for damages for releasing the data requested by the board if the
data are released pursuant to a written request under this paragraph, unless the information
is false and the provider giving the information knew, or had reason to believe, the
information was false. Information obtained under this paragraph is classified as private
under sections 13.01 to 13.87.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.755, is amended to read:


148.755 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF LICENSE.

In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the board may, without a hearing,
temporarily suspend the license of a deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endif the board finds that the
deleted text begin physical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endhas violated a statute or rule which the board is empowered to
enforce and continued practice by the deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end new text beginlicensee new text endwould create a serious
risk of harm to the public. The suspension shall take effect upon written notice to the
deleted text begin physical therapistdeleted text endnew text begin licenseenew text end, specifying the statute or rule violated. The suspension shall
remain in effect until the board issues a final order in the matter after a hearing. At the
time it issues the suspension notice, the board shall schedule a disciplinary hearing to be
held pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 14. The deleted text beginphysical therapistdeleted text end
new text begin licensee new text endshall be provided with at least 20 days' notice of any hearing held pursuant to this
section. The hearing shall be scheduled to begin no later than 30 days after the issuance
of the suspension order.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.76, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Licensure required.

No person shall:

(1) provide physical therapy unless the person is licensed as a physical therapist new text beginor
physical therapist assistant
new text endunder sections 148.65 to 148.78;

(2) use the title of physical therapist without a license as a physical therapistnew text begin or use
the title physical therapist assistant without a license as a physical therapist assistant
new text end
issued under sections 148.65 to 148.78;

(3) in any manner hold out as a physical therapist, or use in connection with the
person's name the words or letters Physical Therapist, Physiotherapist, Physical Therapy
Technician, Registered Physical Therapist, Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, PTT, RPT,
LPT, or any letters, words, abbreviations or insignia indicating or implying that the person
is a physical therapist, without a license as a physical therapist issued under sections
148.65 to 148.78. To do so is a gross misdemeanor;

new text begin (4) in any manner hold out as a physical therapist assistant, or use in connection with
the person's name the words or letters Physical Therapist Assistant, P.T.A., or any letters,
words, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that the person is a physical
therapist assistant, without a license as a physical therapist assistant under sections 148.65
to 148.78. To do so is a gross misdemeanor; or
new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(5) new text endemploy fraud or deception in applying for or securing a license as a physical
therapistnew text begin or physical therapist assistantnew text end.

Nothing in sections 148.65 to 148.78 prohibits a person licensed or registered in this
state under another law from carrying out the therapy or practice for which the person is
duly licensed or registered.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148.78, is amended to read:


148.78 PROSECUTION, ALLEGATIONS.

In the prosecution of any person for violation of sections 148.65 to 148.78 as
specified in section 148.76, it shall not be necessary to allege or prove want of a valid
license as a physical therapistnew text begin or physical therapist assistantnew text end, but shall be a matter of
defense to be established by the accused.

Sec. 36.

new text begin [148.785] FEES.
new text end

new text begin The fees charged by the board are fixed at the following rates:
new text end

new text begin (1) application fee for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, $100;
new text end

new text begin (2) annual licensure for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, $60;
new text end

new text begin (3) licensure renewal late fee, $20;
new text end

new text begin (4) temporary permit, $25;
new text end

new text begin (5) duplicate license or registration, $20;
new text end

new text begin (6) certification letter, $25;
new text end

new text begin (7) education or training program approval, $100;
new text end

new text begin (8) report creation and generation, $60 per hour billed in quarter-hour increments
with a quarter-hour minimum; and
new text end

new text begin (9) examination administration:
new text end

new text begin (i) half day, $50; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) full day, $80.
new text end

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148B.50, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Scope of practice.

(a) The scope of practice of a licensed professional
counselor includes, but is not limited to:

(1) the implementation of professional counseling treatment interventions including
evaluation, treatment planning, assessment, and referral;

(2) direct counseling services to individuals, groups, and families;

(3) counseling strategies that effectively respond to multicultural populations;

(4) knowledge of relevant laws and ethics impacting practice;

(5) crisis intervention;

(6) consultation; and

(7) program evaluation and applied research.

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), clause (1), "professional counseling treatment
interventions" means the application of cognitive, affective, behavioral, systemic, and
community counseling strategies which include principles of human development,
wellness, and pathology. Counselors provide mental health services for clients whose
symptoms significantly interfere with daily functioning and would most likely not improve
in a reasonable time period without intervention.

(c) Licensed professional counseling does not include activities or services
undertaken by persons listed in section 148B.592, or the performance of any act that
licensed professional counselors are not educated and trained to perform.

deleted text begin (d) In order to evaluate and treat mental illness, a licensed professional counselor
must complete the postgraduate training specified in section 245.462, subdivision 18,
clause (6), or 245.4871, subdivision 27, clause (6).
deleted text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148B.53, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements.

(a) To be licensed as a licensed professional
counselor (LPC), an applicant must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the
applicant:

(1) is at least 18 years of age;

(2) is of good moral character;

(3) has completed a master's or doctoral degree program in counseling or a related
field, as determined by the board based on the criteria in paragraph (b), that includes a
minimum of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours and a supervised field experience of
not fewer than 700 hours that is counseling in nature;

(4) has submitted to the board a plan for supervision during the first 2,000 hours
of professional practice or has submitted proof of supervised professional practice that
is acceptable to the board; and

(5) has demonstrated competence in professional counseling by passing the National
Counseling Exam (NCE) administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors,
Inc. (NBCC) or an equivalent national examination as determined by the board, and
ethical, oral, and situational examinations if prescribed by the board.

(b) The degree described in paragraph (a), clause (3), must be from a counseling
program recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education
Programs (CACREP) or from an institution of higher education that is accredited by
a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA). deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (e),deleted text end Specific academic course
content and training must include deleted text begincourse workdeleted text end new text begincourse work new text endin each of the following
subject areas:

(1) the helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice;

(2) human growth and development;

(3) lifestyle and career development;

(4) group dynamics, processes, counseling, and consulting;

(5) assessment and appraisal;

(6) social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues;

(7) principles of etiology, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and
emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior;

(8) family counseling and therapy;

(9) research and evaluation; and

(10) professional counseling orientation and ethics.

(c) To be licensed as a professional counselor, a psychological practitioner licensed
under section 148.908 need only show evidence of licensure under that section and is not
required to comply with paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3) and (5), or paragraph (b).

(d) To be licensed as a professional counselor, a Minnesota licensed psychologist
need only show evidence of licensure from the Minnesota Board of Psychology and is not
required to comply with paragraph (a) or (b).

deleted text begin (e) If the degree described in paragraph (a), clause (3), is from a counseling program
recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education
Programs (CACREP), the applicant is deemed to have met the specific course work
requirements of paragraph (b).
deleted text end

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148B.53, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fee.

Nonrefundable fees are as follows:

(1) initial license application fee for licensed professional counseling (LPC) - deleted text begin$250deleted text endnew text begin
$150
new text end;

(2) new text begininitial license fee for LPC - $250;
new text end

new text begin (3) new text endannual active license renewal fee for LPC - deleted text begin$200deleted text endnew text begin $250new text end or equivalent;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text end new text begin(4) new text endannual inactive license renewal fee for LPC - deleted text begin$100deleted text endnew text begin $125new text end;

new text begin (5) initial license application fee for licensed professional clinical counseling
(LPCC) - $150;
new text end

new text begin (6) initial license fee for LPCC - $250;
new text end

new text begin (7) annual active license renewal fee for LPCC - $250 or equivalent;
new text end

new text begin (8) annual inactive license renewal fee for LPCC - $125;
new text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end new text begin(9) new text end license renewal late fee - $100 per month or portion thereof;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(10) new text endcopy of board order or stipulation - $10;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(11) new text endcertificate of good standing or license verification - deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $25new text end;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text end new text begin(12) new text endduplicate certificate fee - deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $25new text end;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text end new text begin(13) new text endprofessional firm renewal fee - $25;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text end new text begin(14) sponsor application for approval of a continuing education course - $60;
new text end

new text begin (15)new text end initial registration fee - $50; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text end new text begin(16) new text endannual registration renewal fee - $25new text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (17) approved supervisor application processing fee - $30new text end.

Sec. 40.

new text begin [148B.5301] REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS A LICENSED
PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin General requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) To be licensed as a licensed professional
clinical counselor (LPCC), an applicant must provide satisfactory evidence to the board
that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) is at least 18 years of age;
new text end

new text begin (2) is of good moral character;
new text end

new text begin (3) has completed a masters or doctoral degree program in counseling or a
related field, as determined by the board based on the criteria in items (i) to (x), that
includes a minimum of 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours and a supervised field
experience in counseling that is not fewer than 700 hours. The degree must be from
a counseling program recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and
Related Education Programs (CACREP) or from an institution of higher education that is
accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA). Specific academic course content and training must
include coursework in each of the following subject areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice;
new text end

new text begin (ii) human growth and development;
new text end

new text begin (iii) lifestyle and career development;
new text end

new text begin (iv) group dynamics, processes, counseling, and consulting;
new text end

new text begin (v) assessment and appraisal;
new text end

new text begin (vi) social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues;
new text end

new text begin (vii) principles of etiology, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and
emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior;
new text end

new text begin (viii) family counseling and therapy;
new text end

new text begin (ix) research and evaluation; and
new text end

new text begin (x) professional counseling orientation and ethics;
new text end

new text begin (4) has demonstrated competence in professional counseling by passing the National
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), administered by the
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC) and ethical, oral, and situational
examinations as prescribed by the board. In lieu of the NCMHCE, applicants who have
taken and passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) administered by the NBCC,
or another board-approved examination, need only take and pass the Examination of
Clinical Counseling Practice (ECCP) administered by the NBCC;
new text end

new text begin (5) has earned graduate-level semester credits or quarter-credit equivalents in the
following clinical content areas as follows:
new text end

new text begin (i) six credits in diagnostic assessment for child or adult mental disorders; normative
development; and psychopathology, including developmental psychopathology;
new text end

new text begin (ii) three credits in clinical treatment planning, with measurable goals;
new text end

new text begin (iii) six credits in clinical intervention methods informed by research evidence and
community standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) three credits in evaluation methodologies regarding the effectiveness of
interventions;
new text end

new text begin (v) three credits in professional ethics applied to clinical practice; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) three credits in cultural diversity; and
new text end

new text begin (6) has demonstrated successful completion of 4,000 hours of supervised,
postmasters degree professional practice in the delivery of clinical services in the
diagnosis and treatment of child and adult mental illnesses and disorders, conducted
according to subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (b) If coursework in paragraph (a) was not completed as part of the degree program
required by paragraph (a), clause (3), the coursework must be taken and passed for credit,
and must be earned from a counseling program or institution that meets the requirements
of paragraph (a), clause (3).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Supervision. new text end

new text begin (a) To qualify as a LPCC, an applicant must have completed
4,000 hours of postmasters degree supervised professional practice in the delivery of
clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and disorders in
both children and adults. The supervised practice shall be conducted according to the
requirements in paragraphs (b) to (e).
new text end

new text begin (b) The supervision must have been received under a contract that defines clinical
practice and supervision from a mental health professional as defined in section 245.462,
subdivision 18, clauses (1) to (6), or section 245.4871, subdivision 27, clauses (1) to (6),
or by a board-approved supervisor, who has at least two years of postlicensure experience
in the delivery of clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses and
disorders.
new text end

new text begin (c) The supervision must be obtained at the rate of two hours of supervision per 40
hours of professional practice. The supervision must be evenly distributed over the course
of the supervised professional practice. At least 75 percent of the required supervision
hours must be received in person. The remaining 25 percent of the required hours may be
received by telephone or by audio or audiovisual electronic device. At least 50 percent of
the required hours of supervision must be received on an individual basis. The remaining
50 percent may be received in a group setting.
new text end

new text begin (d) The supervised practice must include at least 1,800 hours of clinical client
contact.
new text end

new text begin (e) The supervised practice must be clinical practice. Supervision includes the
observation by the supervisor of the successful application of professional counseling
knowledge, skills, and values in the differential diagnosis and treatment of psychosocial
function, disability, or impairment, including addictions and emotional, mental, and
behavioral disorders.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion from licensed professional counselor to licensed
professional clinical counselor.
new text end

new text begin (a) Until August 1, 2011, an individual currently licensed
in the state of Minnesota as a licensed professional counselor may convert to a LPCC by
providing evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has met the following
requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) is at least 18 years of age;
new text end

new text begin (2) is of good moral character;
new text end

new text begin (3) has a license that is active and in good standing;
new text end

new text begin (4) has no complaints pending, uncompleted disciplinary orders, or corrective
action agreements;
new text end

new text begin (5) has completed a masters or doctoral degree program in counseling or a related
field, as determined by the board, and whose degree was from a counseling program
recognized by CACREP or from an institution of higher education that is accredited by a
regional accrediting organization recognized by CHEA;
new text end

new text begin (6) has earned 24 graduate-level semester credits or quarter-credit equivalents in
clinical coursework which includes content in the following clinical areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) diagnostic assessment for child and adult mental disorders; normative
development; and psychopathology, including developmental psychopathology;
new text end

new text begin (ii) clinical treatment planning, with measurable goals;
new text end

new text begin (iii) clinical intervention methods informed by research evidence and community
standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) evaluation methodologies regarding the effectiveness of interventions;
new text end

new text begin (v) professional ethics applied to clinical practice; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) cultural diversity;
new text end

new text begin (7) has demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the board, successful completion of
4,000 hours of supervised, postmasters degree professional practice in the delivery of
clinical services in the diagnosis and treatment of child and adult mental illnesses and
disorders; and
new text end

new text begin (8) has paid the LPCC application and licensure fees required in section 148B.53,
subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the coursework in paragraph (a) was not completed as part of the degree
program required by paragraph (a), clause (5), the coursework must be taken and passed
for credit, and must be earned from a counseling program or institution that meets the
requirements in paragraph (a), clause (5).
new text end

new text begin (c) This subdivision expires August 1, 2011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Conversion to licensed professional clinical counselor after August 1,
2011.
new text end

new text begin An individual licensed in the state of Minnesota as a licensed professional counselor
may convert to a LPCC by providing evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant
has met the requirements of subdivisions 1 and 2, subject to the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the individual's license must be active and in good standing;
new text end

new text begin (2) the individual must not have any complaints pending, uncompleted disciplinary
orders, or corrective action agreements; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the individual has paid the LPCC application and licensure fees required in
section 148B.53, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Scope of practice. new text end

new text begin The scope of practice of a LPCC shall include all
those services provided by mental health professionals as defined in section 245.462,
subdivision 18, and section 245.4871, subdivision 27.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Jurisdiction. new text end

new text begin LPCC's are subject to the board's statutes and rules to the
same extent as licensed professional counselors.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [148B.532] DEGREES FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope and documentation. new text end

new text begin In addition to meeting all other licensure
requirements, an applicant for licensure whose degree was received from a foreign degree
program that is not recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related
Education Programs (CACREP) or from a foreign institution of higher education that is
not accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation (CHEA) must fulfill the requirements of this section, providing
certified English translations of board-required relevant documentation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Education evaluation. new text end

new text begin An applicant for licensure as a licensed
professional counselor must present evidence of completion of a degree equivalent to
that required in section 148B.53, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (3), and paragraph
(b). An applicant for licensure as licensed professional clinical counselor must present
evidence of completion of a degree equivalent to that required in section 148B.5301,
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (3). This evidence must be evaluated by the board
with the assistance of a credentials evaluation service familiar with educational standards
and professional qualification. The evaluation must be sent directly to the board from
the evaluating agency. Agencies providing evaluation services must be accepted by the
National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. The applicant shall be responsible for the
expenses incurred as a result of the evaluation.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148B.555, is amended to read:


148B.555 EXPERIENCED COUNSELOR TRANSITION.

(a) An applicant for licensure who, prior to December 31, 2003, completed a master's
or doctoral degree program in counseling or a related field, as determined by the board, and
whose degree was from a counseling program recognized by the Council for Accreditation
of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) or from an institution of
higher education that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized
by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), need not comply with the
requirements of section 148B.53, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (3), or (b), so long as
the applicant can document five years of full-time postdegree work experience within the
practice of professional counseling as defined under section 148B.50, subdivisions 4 and 5.

(b) This section expires July 1, deleted text begin2007deleted text endnew text begin 2008new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148C.12, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Sponsor application fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for sponsor application for approval
of a continuing education course is $60.
new text end

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148C.12, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Order or stipulation fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for a copy of a board order or
stipulation is $10.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148C.12, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Duplicate certificate fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for a duplicate certificate is $25.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148C.12, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Supervisor application processing fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for licensure supervisor
application processing is $30.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.050, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

deleted text beginThe practice of social workdeleted text endnew text begin A person licensed under
section 148D.055 or 148D.061
new text end must comply with the requirements of subdivision 2,
3, 4, or 5.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.055, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Qualifications for licensure by examination as a licensed social worker.

(a) deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (i),deleted text end To be licensed as a licensed social worker, an
applicant for licensure by examination must provide evidence satisfactory to the board
that the applicant:

(1) has received a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board;

(2) has passed the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board.
Unless an applicant applies for licensure by endorsement pursuant to subdivision 7, an
examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to submitting
a completed, signed application form provided by the board. The examination may be
taken prior to completing degree requirements;

(3) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section 148D.180. For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;

(4) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check pursuant to subdivision 8;

(5) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section 148D.180; and

(6) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240. If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(b) An application that is not completed and signed, or that is not accompanied by the
correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is void.

(c) A licensee granted a license by the board pursuant to paragraph (a) must meet
the supervised practice requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.125. If a
licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.

(e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board pursuant to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.

(f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than three
times the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards, or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
in no more than 18 months after the date the applicant first failed the examination.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:

(1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work
Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board;

(2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and

(3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social workers
attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and ethically in
accordance with professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.

(h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section 148D.060. If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the bachelors or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.

deleted text begin (i) An applicant who was born in a foreign country, who has taken and failed to
pass the examination specified in paragraph (a), clause (2), at least once since January
1, 2000, and for whom English is a second language, is eligible for licensure as a social
worker if the applicant:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provides evidence to the board of compliance with the requirements in paragraph
(a), clauses (1) and (3) to (6), and in paragraphs (b) to (e) and (h); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provides to the board letters of recommendation and experience ratings from two
licensed social workers and one professor from the applicant's social work program who
can attest to the applicant's competence.
deleted text end

deleted text begin This paragraph expires August 1, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.055, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Qualifications for licensure by examination as licensed graduate
social worker.

(a) deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (i),deleted text end To be licensed as a licensed
graduate social worker, an applicant for licensure by examination must provide evidence
satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

(1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work,
or a similar accreditation body designated by the board;

(2) has passed the masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association
of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. Unless an
applicant applies for licensure by endorsement pursuant to section 148D.055, subdivision
7
, an examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to
submitting a completed, signed application form provided by the board. The examination
may be taken prior to completing degree requirements;

(3) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section 148D.180. For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;

(4) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check pursuant to subdivision 8;

(5) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section 148D.180; and

(6) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240. If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.

(c) A licensee granted a license by the board pursuant to paragraph (a) must meet
the supervised practice requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.125. If a
licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.

(e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board pursuant to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.

(f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than three
times the masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the masters or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
in no more than 18 months after the date the applicant first failed the examination.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the masters or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:

(1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work boards
or a similar examination body designated by the board;

(2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and

(3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social workers
attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and ethically in
accordance with professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.

(h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section 148D.060. If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the masters or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.

deleted text begin (i) An applicant who was born in a foreign country, who has taken and failed to
pass the examination specified in paragraph (a), clause (2), at least once since January
1, 2000, and for whom English is a second language, is eligible for licensure as a social
worker if the applicant:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provides evidence to the board of compliance with the requirements in paragraph
(a), clauses (1) and (3) to (6), and in paragraphs (b) to (e) and (h); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provides to the board letters of recommendation and experience ratings from two
licensed social workers and one professor from the applicant's social work program who
can attest to the applicant's competence.
deleted text end

deleted text begin This paragraph expires August 1, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.055, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Licensure by examination; licensed independent social worker.

(a)
deleted text begin Except as provided in paragraph (i),deleted text end To be licensed as a licensed independent social
worker, an applicant for licensure by examination must provide evidence satisfactory
to the board that the applicant:

(1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work,
or a similar accreditation body designated by the board;

(2) has practiced social work as defined in section 148D.010, and has met the
supervised practice requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.125;

(3) has passed the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by
the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board. Unless an applicant applies for licensure by endorsement pursuant to subdivision
7, an examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to
submitting a completed, signed application form provided by the board;

(4) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section 148D.180. For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;

(5) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check pursuant to subdivision 8;

(6) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section 148D.180; and

(7) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240. If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.

(c) A licensed independent social worker who practices clinical social work must
meet the supervised practice requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.125. If
a licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.

(e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board pursuant to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.

(f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than
three times the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board. An applicant must receive a passing score on the masters or equivalent examination
administered by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body
designated by the board in no more than 18 months after the first time the applicant failed
the examination.

(g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board if the applicant:

(1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board;

(2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and

(3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social workers
attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and ethically in
accordance with professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.

(h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section 148D.060. If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, except as provided in section 148D.065, and the applicant has failed the advanced
generalist or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work
Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board, the board may notify the
applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed as a social worker.

deleted text begin (i) An applicant who was born in a foreign country, who has taken and failed to
pass the examination specified in paragraph (a), clause (3), at least once since January
1, 2000, and for whom English is a second language, is eligible for licensure as a social
worker if the applicant:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provides evidence to the board of compliance with the requirements in paragraph
(a), clauses (1), (2), and (4) to (7), and in paragraphs (b) to (e) and (h); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provides to the board letters of recommendation and experience ratings from two
licensed social workers and one professor from the applicant's social work program who
can attest to the applicant's competence.
deleted text end

deleted text begin This paragraph expires August 1, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.055, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Licensure by examination; licensed independent clinical social worker.

(a) deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (h),deleted text end To be licensed as a licensed independent
clinical social worker, an applicant for licensure by examination must provide evidence
satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

(1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work,
or a similar accreditation body designated by the board;

(2) has practiced clinical social work as defined in section 148D.010, including both
diagnosis and treatment, and has met the supervised practice requirements specified in
sections 148D.100 to 148D.125;

(3) has passed the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association
of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. Unless an
applicant applies for licensure by endorsement pursuant to subdivision 7, an examination
is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to submitting a completed,
signed application form provided by the board;

(4) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section 148D.180. For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;

(5) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check pursuant to subdivision 8;

(6) has paid the license fee specified in section 148D.180; and

(7) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240. If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.

(b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.

(c) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.

(d) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board pursuant to paragraph (c). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.

(e) Except as provided in paragraph (f), an applicant may not take more than three
times the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
no later than 18 months after the first time the applicant failed the examination.

(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:

(1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (d) other than passing the
clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards
or a similar examination body designated by the board;

(2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and

(3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social workers
attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and ethically in
accordance with professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.

(g) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section 148D.060. If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the clinical or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.

deleted text begin (h) An applicant who was born in a foreign country, who has taken and failed to
pass the examination specified in paragraph (a), clause (3), at least once since January
1, 2000, and for whom English is a second language, is eligible for licensure as a social
worker if the applicant:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) provides evidence to the board of compliance with the requirements in paragraph
(a), clauses (1), (2), and (4) to (7), and paragraphs (b) to (d) and (g); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) provides to the board letters of recommendation and experience ratings from two
licensed social workers and one professor from the applicant's social work program who
can attest to the applicant's competence.
deleted text end

deleted text begin This paragraph expires August 1, 2007.
deleted text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.055, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7a. new text end

new text begin Provisional licensure. new text end

new text begin An applicant for provisional licensure must meet
the license requirements in subdivisions 2 to 8, except the applicant does not have to
pass an examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar
examination body designated by the board.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.060, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Programs in candidacy status. new text end

new text begin The board may issue a temporary
license to practice social work to an applicant who has completed the requirements for a
baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work from a program in candidacy status with
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, and has:
new text end

new text begin (1) applied for a license under section 148D.055;
new text end

new text begin (2) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (3) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a
criminal background check;
new text end

new text begin (4) passed the applicable licensure examination provided for in section 148D.055;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) not engaged in conduct that is in violation of the standards of practice specified
in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240. If the applicant has engaged in conduct that is in
violation of the standards of practice, the board may take action according to sections
148D.255 to 148D.270.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.060, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Temporary license term.

(a) A temporary license is valid until expiration,
or until the board issues or denies the license pursuant to section 148D.055, or until the
board revokes the temporary license, whichever comes first. A temporary license is
nonrenewable.

(b) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision 1 or 2 expires after six
months.

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision 2a expires after 12 months
but may be extended at the board's discretion upon a showing that the social work program
remains in good standing with the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian
Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by
the board. If the board receives notice from the Council on Social Work Education,
the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body
designated by the board that the social work program is not in good standing, or that
the accreditation will not be granted to the social work program, the temporary license
is immediately revoked.
new text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endA temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision deleted text begin3deleted text end new text begin2a new text endexpires after 12
months.

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.060, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Licensee with temporary license; baccalaureate degree.

A licensee
with a temporary license who has provided evidence to the board that the licensee has
completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program
accredited bynew text begin, or in candidacy status with,new text end the Council on Social Work Education,
the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body
designated by the board may temporarily engage in social work practice except that a
licensee with a temporary license may not engage in clinical social work practice.

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.060, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Licensee with temporary license; graduate degree.

A licensee with a
temporary license who has provided evidence to the board that the licensee has completed
the requirements for a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited bynew text begin, or in
candidacy status with,
new text end the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association
of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board may
temporarily engage in social work practice, including clinical practice.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.060, subdivision 13, is amended to
read:


Subd. 13.

Revocation of temporary license.

The board may immediately revoke
the temporary license of any licensee who violates any requirements of this section. The
revocation must be made for causedeleted text begin, without notice or opportunity to be hearddeleted text end. A licensee
whose temporary license is revoked must immediately return the temporary license to
the board.

Sec. 58.

new text begin [148D.061] PROVISIONAL LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements for a provisional license. new text end

new text begin An applicant may be
issued a provisional license if the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) was born in a foreign country;
new text end

new text begin (2) communicates in English as a second language;
new text end

new text begin (3) has taken the applicable examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (4) has met the requirements of section 148D.055, subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
clauses (1), (3), (4), (5), and (6); or subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (3), (4),
(5), and (6); or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (4), (5), (6), and (7); or
subdivision 5, paragraph (a), clauses (1), (2), (4), (5), (6), and (7); and
new text end

new text begin (5) complies with the requirements of subdivisions 2 to 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin License term. new text end

new text begin (a) A provisional license is valid until expiration, or until
the board issues or denies a license under section 148D.055, or until the board revokes the
provisional license, whichever occurs first.
new text end

new text begin (b) A provisional license expires three years after the effective date of the license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Scope of practice. new text end

new text begin A licensee who is issued a provisional license must
comply with the requirements of section 148D.050.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Fee. new text end

new text begin A licensee who is issued a provisional license must pay the
appropriate license fee specified in section 148D.180.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Supervised practice requirements. new text end

new text begin A licensee who is issued a provisional
license must document supervised practice as provided in section 148D.062. If a licensee
issued a provisional license is granted a license under section 148D.055, the licensee
must also meet the supervised practice requirements in sections 148D.100 to 148D.115.
The supervised practice completed under a provisional license does not apply to this
requirement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Evaluation by supervisor. new text end

new text begin (a) After being issued a provisional license
under subdivision 1, the licensee must submit an evaluation by the licensee's supervisor
every six months during the first 2,000 hours of social work practice. The evaluation must
meet the requirements in section 148D.063. The supervisor must meet the eligibility
requirements specified in section 148D.062.
new text end

new text begin (b) After completion of 2,000 hours of supervised social work practice, the licensee's
supervisor must submit a final evaluation and attest to the applicant's ability to engage in
the practice of social work safely and competently.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Completion of requirements. new text end

new text begin Upon completion of the requirements for
a provisional license under subdivisions 1 to 6, an applicant shall not practice social
work in Minnesota except as provided in section 148D.065, unless licensed according to
section 148D.055.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Disciplinary or other action. new text end

new text begin The board may take action according to
sections 148D.260 to 148D.270 if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the licensee's supervisor does not submit an evaluation as required by section
148D.062;
new text end

new text begin (2) an evaluation submitted according to section 148D.062 indicates that the licensee
cannot practice social work competently and safely; or
new text end

new text begin (3) the licensee does not comply with the requirements of subdivisions 1 to 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Revocation of provisional license. new text end

new text begin The board may immediately revoke
the provisional license of a licensee who violates any requirements of this section. The
revocation must be made for cause. A licensee whose provisional license is revoked must
immediately return the provisional license to the board.
new text end

Sec. 59.

new text begin [148D.062] PROVISIONAL LICENSE; SUPERVISED PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required after licensure. new text end

new text begin After receiving a provisional
license from the board, the licensee must obtain at least 37.5 hours of supervision
according to the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Practice requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be obtained during the first 2,000 hours of social work practice after the effective date
of the provisional license. At least three hours of supervision must be obtained during
every 160 hours of practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Types of supervision. new text end

new text begin (a) Twenty-five hours of supervision required by
subdivision 1 must consist of one-on-one in-person supervision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Twelve and one-half hours of supervision must consist of one or more of the
following types of supervision:
new text end

new text begin (1) in-person one-on-one supervision; or
new text end

new text begin (2) in-person group supervision.
new text end

new text begin (c) To qualify as in-person group supervision, the group must not exceed seven
members including the supervisor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supervisor requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The supervision required by subdivision
1 must be provided by a supervisor who meets the requirements in section 148D.120
and has either:
new text end

new text begin (1) 5,000 hours experience engaged in authorized social work practice; or
new text end

new text begin (2) completed 30 hours of training in supervision, which may be satisfied by
completing academic coursework in supervision or continuing education courses in
supervision as defined in section 148D.010, subdivision 16.
new text end

new text begin (b) Supervision must be provided:
new text end

new text begin (1) if the supervisee is not engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a
provisional license to practice as a licensed social worker, by a licenced social worker
who has completed the supervised practice requirements;
new text end

new text begin (2) if the supervisee is not engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a
provisional license to practice as a licensed graduate social worker, licensed independent
social worker, or licensed independent clinical social worker, by:
new text end

new text begin (i) a licensed graduate social worker who has completed the supervised practice
requirements;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a licensed independent social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) a licensed independent clinical social worker;
new text end

new text begin (3) if the supervisee is engaged in clinical practice and the supervisee has a
provisional license to practice as a licensed graduate social worker, licensed independent
social worker, or licensed independent clinical social worker, by a licensed independent
clinical social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (4) by a supervisor who meets the requirements in section 148D.120, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires August 1, 2011.
new text end

Sec. 60.

new text begin [148D.063] PROVISIONAL LICENSE; DOCUMENTATION OF
SUPERVISION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision plan. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant granted a provisional license
must submit, on a form provided by the board, a supervision plan for meeting the
supervision requirements in section 148D.062.
new text end

new text begin (b) The supervision plan must be submitted no later than 30 days after the licensee
begins a social work practice position.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board may revoke a licensee's provisional license for failure to submit the
supervision plan within 30 days after beginning a social work practice position.
new text end

new text begin (d) The supervision plan must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and qualifications of the person providing the supervision;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of hours of one-on-one in-person supervision and the number and
type of additional hours of supervision to be completed by the supervisee;
new text end

new text begin (4) the supervisee's position description;
new text end

new text begin (5) a brief description of the supervision the supervisee will receive in the following
content areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) clinical practice, if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (iii) practice methods;
new text end

new text begin (iv) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (v) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) ethical standards of practice; and
new text end

new text begin (6) if applicable, a detailed description of the supervisee's clinical social work
practice, addressing:
new text end

new text begin (i) the client population, the range of presenting issues, and the diagnoses;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the clinical modalities that were utilized; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the process utilized for determining clinical diagnoses, including the diagnostic
instruments used and the role of the supervisee in the diagnostic process.
new text end

new text begin (e) The board must receive a revised supervision plan within 30 days of any of the
following changes:
new text end

new text begin (1) the supervisee has a new supervisor;
new text end

new text begin (2) the supervisee begins a new social work position;
new text end

new text begin (3) the scope or content of the supervisee's social work practice changes substantially;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number of practice or supervision hours changes substantially; or
new text end

new text begin (5) the type of supervision changes as supervision is described in section 148D.062.
new text end

new text begin (f) The board may revoke a licensee's provisional license for failure to submit a
revised supervision plan as required in paragraph (e).
new text end

new text begin (g) The board must approve the supervisor and the supervision plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Evaluation. new text end

new text begin (a) When a supervisee submits an evaluation to the board
according to section 148D.061, subdivision 6, the supervisee and supervisor must provide
the following information on a form provided by the board:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and qualifications of the supervisor;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of hours and dates of each type of supervision completed;
new text end

new text begin (4) the supervisee's position description;
new text end

new text begin (5) a declaration that the supervisee has not engaged in conduct in violation of the
standards of practice in sections 148D.195 to 148D.240;
new text end

new text begin (6) a declaration that the supervisee has practiced competently and ethically
according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values; and
new text end

new text begin (7) on a form provided by the board, an evaluation of the licensee's practice in
the following areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (ii) practice methods;
new text end

new text begin (iii) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) ensuring continuing competence;
new text end

new text begin (v) ethical standards of practice; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) clinical practice, if applicable.
new text end

new text begin (b) The information provided on the evaluation form must demonstrate that the
supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervised practice
requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Alternative verification of supervised practice. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the
requirements of subdivision 2, the board may accept alternative verification of supervised
practice if a supervisee demonstrates that the supervisee is unable to locate a former
supervisor to provide the required information.
new text end

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.120, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Alternate supervisors.

(a) The board may approve an alternate supervisor
if:

(1) the board determines that supervision is not obtainable pursuant to paragraph (b);

(2) the licensee requests in the supervision plan submitted pursuant to section
new text begin 148D.062, subdivision 1, or new text end148D.125, subdivision 1, that an alternate supervisor conduct
the supervision;

(3) the licensee describes the proposed supervision and the name and qualifications
of the proposed alternate supervisor; and

(4) the requirements of paragraph (d) are met.

(b) The board may determine that supervision is not obtainable if:

(1) the licensee provides documentation as an attachment to the supervision plan
submitted pursuant to sectionnew text begin 148D.062, subdivision 1, ornew text end 148D.125, subdivision 1, that
the licensee has conducted a thorough search for a supervisor meeting the applicable
licensure requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.115;

(2) the licensee demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the search was
unsuccessful; and

(3) the licensee describes the extent of the search and the names and locations of
the persons and organizations contacted.

(c) The following are not grounds for a determination that supervision is
unobtainable:

(1) obtaining a supervisor who meets the requirements of subdivision 1 would
present the licensee with a financial hardship;

(2) the licensee is unable to obtain a supervisor who meets the requirements of
subdivision 1 within the licensee's agency or organization and the agency or organization
will not allow outside supervision; or

(3) the specialized nature of the licensee's practice requires supervision from a
practitioner other than an individual licensed as a social worker.

(d) An alternate supervisor must:

(1) be an unlicensed social worker who is employed in, and provides the supervision
in, a setting exempt from licensure by section 148D.065, and who has qualifications
equivalent to the applicable requirements specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.115; or

(2) be a licensed marriage and family therapist or a mental health professional
as established by section 245.462, subdivision 18, or 245.4871, subdivision 27, or an
equivalent mental health professional, as determined by the board, who is licensed or
credentialed by a state, territorial, provincial, or foreign licensing agency.

In order to qualify to provide clinical supervision of a licensed graduate social
worker or licensed independent social worker engaged in clinical practice, the alternate
supervisor must be a mental health professional as established by section 245.462,
subdivision 18
, or 245.4871, subdivision 27, or an equivalent mental health professional,
as determined by the board, who is licensed or credentialed by a state, territorial,
provincial, or foreign licensing agency.

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 148D.125, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Supervision plan.

(a) A social worker must submit, on a form
provided by the board, a supervision plan for meeting the supervision requirements
specified in sections 148D.100 to 148D.120.

(b) The supervision plan must be submitted no later than 90 days after the licensee
begins a social work practice position after becoming licensed.

(c) For failure to submit the supervision plan within 90 days after beginning a social
work practice position, a licensee must pay the supervision plan late fee specified in
section 148D.180 when the licensee applies for license renewal.

(d) A license renewal application submitted pursuant to deleted text beginparagraph (a)deleted text endnew text begin section
148D.070, subdivision 3,
new text end must not be approved unless the board has received a supervision
plan.

(e) The supervision plan must include the following:

(1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;

(2) the name and qualifications of the person providing the supervision;

(3) the number of hours of one-on-one in-person supervision and the number and
type of additional hours of supervision to be completed by the supervisee;

(4) the supervisee's position description;

(5) a brief description of the supervision the supervisee will receive in the following
content areas:

(i) clinical practice, if applicable;

(ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;

(iii) practice methods;

(iv) authorized scope of practice;

(v) ensuring continuing competence; and

(vi) ethical standards of practice; and

(6) if applicable, a detailed description of the supervisee's clinical social work
practice, addressing:

(i) the client population, the range of presenting issues, and the diagnoses;

(ii) the clinical modalities that were utilized; and

(iii) the process utilized for determining clinical diagnoses, including the diagnostic
instruments used and the role of the supervisee in the diagnostic process. new text beginAn applicant for
licensure as a licensed professional clinical counselor must present evidence of completion
of a degree equivalent to that required in section 148B.5301, subdivision 1, clause (3).
new text end

(f) The board must receive a revised supervision plan within 90 days of any of the
following changes:

(1) the supervisee has a new supervisor;

(2) the supervisee begins a new social work position;

(3) the scope or content of the supervisee's social work practice changes substantially;

(4) the number of practice or supervision hours changes substantially; or

(5) the type of supervision changes as supervision is described in section 148D.100,
subdivision 3
, or 148D.105, subdivision 3, or as required in section 148D.115, subdivision
4
.

(g) For failure to submit a revised supervision plan as required in paragraph (f), a
supervisee must pay the supervision plan late fee specified in section 148D.180, when
the supervisee applies for license renewal.

(h) The board must approve the supervisor and the supervision plan.

Sec. 63.

new text begin [148E.001] CITATION.
new text end

new text begin This chapter may be cited as the "Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act."
new text end

Sec. 64.

new text begin [148E.010] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For the purpose of this chapter, the terms in this section
have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicant. new text end

new text begin "Applicant" means a person who submits an application to
the board for a new license, a license renewal, a change in license, an inactive license,
reactivation of a license, or a voluntary termination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin "Application" means an application to the board for a new
license, a license renewal, a change in license, an inactive license, reactivation of a
license, or voluntary termination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Board. new text end

new text begin "Board" means the Board of Social Work created under section
new text end new text begin 148E.025 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Client. new text end

new text begin "Client" means an individual, couple, family, group, community, or
organization that receives or has received social work services as described in subdivision
11.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Clinical practice. new text end

new text begin "Clinical practice" means applying professional
social work knowledge, skills, and values in the differential diagnosis and treatment of
psychosocial function, disability, or impairment, including addictions and emotional,
mental, and behavioral disorders. Treatment includes a plan based on a differential
diagnosis. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, the provision of psychotherapy to
individuals, couples, families, and groups across the life span. Clinical social workers
may also provide the services described in subdivision 11.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Clinical supervision. new text end

new text begin "Clinical supervision" means supervision as defined
in subdivision 18 of a social worker engaged in clinical practice as defined in subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Graduate degree. new text end

new text begin "Graduate degree" means a master's degree in social
work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian
Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the
board; or a doctorate in social work from an accredited university.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Intern. new text end

new text begin "Intern" means a student in field placement working under the
supervision or direction of a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Person-in-environment perspective. new text end

new text begin "Person-in-environment
perspective" means viewing human behavior, development, and function in the context
of one or more of the following: the environment, social functioning, mental health,
and physical health.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Practice of social work. new text end

new text begin "Practice of social work" means working
to maintain, restore, or improve behavioral, cognitive, emotional, mental, or social
functioning of clients, in a manner that applies accepted professional social work
knowledge, skills, and values, including the person-in-environment perspective, by
providing in person or through telephone, video conferencing, or electronic means one or
more of the social work services described in clauses (1) to (3). Social work services may
address conditions that impair or limit behavioral, cognitive, emotional, mental, or social
functioning. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, the following: abuse and
neglect of children or vulnerable adults, addictions, developmental disorders, disabilities,
discrimination, illness, injuries, poverty, and trauma. Social work services include:
new text end

new text begin (1) providing assessment and intervention through direct contact with clients,
developing a plan based on information from an assessment, and providing services which
include, but are not limited to, assessment, case management, client-centered advocacy,
client education, consultation, counseling, crisis intervention, and referral;
new text end

new text begin (2) providing for the direct or indirect benefit of clients through administrative,
educational, policy, or research services including, but not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (i) advocating for policies, programs, or services to improve the well-being of clients;
new text end

new text begin (ii) conducting research related to social work services;
new text end

new text begin (iii) developing and administering programs which provide social work services;
new text end

new text begin (iv) engaging in community organization to address social problems through
planned collective action;
new text end

new text begin (v) supervising individuals who provide social work services to clients;
new text end

new text begin (vi) supervising social workers in order to comply with the supervised practice
requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) teaching professional social work knowledge, skills, and values to students; and
new text end

new text begin (3) engaging in clinical practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Professional name. new text end

new text begin "Professional name" means the name a licensed
social worker uses in making representations of the social worker's professional status
to the public and which has been designated to the board in writing according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.090 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Professional social work knowledge, skills, and values. new text end

new text begin "Professional
social work knowledge, skills, and values" means the knowledge, skills, and values
taught in programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian
Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by
the board; or a doctorate in social work from an accredited university. Professional
social work knowledge, skills, and values include, but are not limited to, principles of
person-in-environment and the values, principles, and standards described in the Code
of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Sexual conduct. new text end

new text begin "Sexual conduct" means any physical contact or
conduct that may be reasonably interpreted as sexual, or any oral, written, electronic, or
other communication that suggests engaging in physical contact or conduct that may be
reasonably interpreted as sexual.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Social worker. new text end

new text begin "Social worker" means an individual who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is licensed as a social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (2) has obtained a social work degree from a program accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar
accreditation body designated by the board and engages in the practice of social work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Student. new text end

new text begin "Student" means an individual who is taught professional
social work knowledge, skills, and values in a program that has been accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work,
or a similar accreditation body designated by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17. new text end

new text begin Supervisee. new text end

new text begin "Supervisee" means an individual provided evaluation and
supervision or direction by a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18. new text end

new text begin Supervision. new text end

new text begin "Supervision" means a professional relationship between a
supervisor and a social worker in which the supervisor provides evaluation and direction
of the services provided by the social worker to promote competent and ethical services
to clients through the continuing development of the social worker's knowledge and
application of accepted professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.
new text end

Sec. 65.

new text begin [148E.015] SCOPE.
new text end

new text begin This chapter applies to all applicants and licensees, all persons who use the title social
worker, and all persons in or out of this state who provide social work services to clients
who reside in this state unless there are specific applicable exemptions provided by law.
new text end

Sec. 66.

new text begin [148E.020] CHAPTER 214.
new text end

new text begin Chapter 214 applies to the Board of Social Work unless superseded by this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 67.

new text begin [148E.025] BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Creation. new text end

new text begin The Board of Social Work consists of 15 members
appointed by the governor. The members are:
new text end

new text begin (1) ten social workers licensed according to section new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (2) five public members as defined in section new text end new text begin 214.02 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Qualifications of board members. new text end

new text begin (a) All social worker members must
have engaged in the practice of social work in Minnesota for at least one year during
the ten years preceding their appointments.
new text end

new text begin (b) Five social worker members must be licensed social workers. The other five
members must be a licensed graduate social worker, a licensed independent social worker,
or a licensed independent clinical social worker.
new text end

new text begin (c) Eight social worker members must be engaged at the time of their appointment in
the practice of social work in Minnesota in the following settings:
new text end

new text begin (1) one member must be engaged in the practice of social work in a county agency;
new text end

new text begin (2) one member must be engaged in the practice of social work in a state agency;
new text end

new text begin (3) one member must be engaged in the practice of social work in an elementary,
middle, or secondary school;
new text end

new text begin (4) one member must be employed in a hospital or nursing home licensed under
chapter 144 or 144A;
new text end

new text begin (5) two members must be engaged in the practice of social work in a private agency;
new text end

new text begin (6) one member must be engaged in the practice of social work in a clinical social
work setting; and
new text end

new text begin (7) one member must be an educator engaged in regular teaching duties at a
program of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or a similar
accreditation body designated by the board.
new text end

new text begin (d) At the time of their appointments, at least six members must reside outside of the
seven-county metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (e) At the time of their appointments, at least five members must be persons with
expertise in communities of color.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Officers. new text end

new text begin The board must annually elect from its membership a chair,
vice-chair, and secretary-treasurer.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Bylaws. new text end

new text begin The board must adopt bylaws to govern its proceedings.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Executive director. new text end

new text begin The board must appoint and employ an executive
director who is not a member of the board. The employment of the executive director shall
be subject to the terms described in section
new text end new text begin 214.04, subdivision 2a new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 68.

new text begin [148E.030] DUTIES OF THE BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The board must perform the duties necessary to promote
and protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the licensure and regulation of
persons who practice social work in this state. These duties include, but are not limited to:
new text end

new text begin (1) establishing the qualifications and procedures for individuals to be licensed
as social workers;
new text end

new text begin (2) establishing standards of practice for social workers;
new text end

new text begin (3) holding examinations or contracting with the Association of Social Work Boards
or a similar examination body designated by the board to hold examinations to assess
applicants' qualifications;
new text end

new text begin (4) issuing licenses to qualified individuals according to sections new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin and
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (5) taking disciplinary, adversarial, corrective, or other action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin when an individual violates the requirements of this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (6) assessing fees according to sections new text end new text begin 148E.175 new text end new text begin and new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (7) educating social workers and the public on the requirements of the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rules. new text end

new text begin The board may adopt and enforce rules to carry out the duties
specified in subdivision 1.
new text end

Sec. 69.

new text begin [148E.035] VARIANCES.
new text end

new text begin If the effect of a requirement according to this chapter is unreasonable, impossible to
execute, absurd, or would impose an extreme hardship on a licensee, the board may grant
a variance if the variance is consistent with promoting and protecting the public health,
safety, and welfare. A variance must not be granted for core licensing standards such as
substantive educational and examination requirements.
new text end

Sec. 70.

new text begin [148E.040] IMMUNITY.
new text end

new text begin Board members, board employees, and persons engaged on behalf of the board are
immune from civil liability for any actions, transactions, or publications in the lawful
execution of or relating to their duties under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 71.

new text begin [148E.045] CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
new text end

new text begin An applicant or a licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary or adversarial action
by the board according to this chapter may request a contested case hearing under sections
new text end new text begin 14.57 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 14.62 new text end new text begin . An applicant or a licensee who desires to request a contested case hearing
must submit a written request to the board within 90 days after the date on which the board
mailed the notification of the adverse action, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 72.

new text begin [148E.050] LICENSING; SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

new text begin The practice of social work must comply with the
requirements of subdivision 2, 3, 4, or 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensed social worker. new text end

new text begin A licensed social worker may engage in social
work practice except that a licensed social worker must not engage in clinical practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Licensed graduate social worker. new text end

new text begin A licensed graduate social worker may
engage in social work practice except that a licensed graduate social worker must not
engage in clinical practice except under the supervision of a licensed independent clinical
social worker or an alternate supervisor according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.120 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Licensed independent social worker. new text end

new text begin A licensed independent social
worker may engage in social work practice except that a licensed independent social
worker must not engage in clinical practice except under the supervision of a licensed
independent clinical social worker or an alternate supervisor according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.120 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Licensed independent clinical social worker. new text end

new text begin A licensed independent
clinical social worker may engage in social work practice, including clinical practice.
new text end

Sec. 73.

new text begin [148E.055] LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License required. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to practice social work, an individual
must have a social work license under this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin , except when the
individual is exempt from licensure according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) Individuals who teach professional social work knowledge, skills, and values to
students and who have a social work degree from a program accredited by the Council
on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, or a
similar accreditation body designated by the board must have a social work license under
this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin , except when the individual is exempt from licensure
according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by examination as a licensed social worker.
new text end

new text begin (a) To be licensed as a licensed social worker, an applicant for licensure by examination
must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) has received a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social
work from an accredited university;
new text end

new text begin (2) has passed the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board.
Unless an applicant applies for licensure by endorsement according to subdivision 7, an
examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to submitting
a completed, signed application form provided by the board. The examination may be
taken prior to completing degree requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin . For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;
new text end

new text begin (4) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check according to subdivision 8;
new text end

new text begin (5) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (6) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) An application that is not completed and signed, or that is not accompanied by the
correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is void.
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensee granted a license by the board according to paragraph (a) must meet
the supervised practice requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin . If a
licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.
new text end

new text begin (e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board according to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.
new text end

new text begin (f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than three
times the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards, or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
in no more than 18 months after the date the applicant first failed the examination.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
bachelors or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work
Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social
workers attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and
ethically according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.
new text end

new text begin (h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin . If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the bachelors or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Qualifications for licensure by examination as licensed graduate social
worker.
new text end

new text begin (a) To be licensed as a licensed graduate social worker, an applicant for licensure
by examination must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social
work from an accredited university;
new text end

new text begin (2) has passed the masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association
of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. Unless an
applicant applies for licensure by endorsement according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055, subdivision
7
new text end
new text begin , an examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to
submitting a completed, signed application form provided by the board. The examination
may be taken prior to completing degree requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin . For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;
new text end

new text begin (4) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check according to subdivision 8;
new text end

new text begin (5) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (6) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensee granted a license by the board according to paragraph (a) must meet
the supervised practice requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin . If a
licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.
new text end

new text begin (e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board according to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.
new text end

new text begin (f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than three
times the masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the masters or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
in no more than 18 months after the date the applicant first failed the examination.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the masters or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
masters or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards
or a similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social
workers attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and
ethically according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.
new text end

new text begin (h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin . If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the masters or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Licensure by examination; licensed independent social worker. new text end

new text begin (a)
To be licensed as a licensed independent social worker, an applicant for licensure by
examination must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social
work from an accredited university;
new text end

new text begin (2) has practiced social work as defined in section new text end new text begin 148E.010 new text end new text begin , and has met the
supervised practice requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (3) has passed the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by
the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board. Unless an applicant applies for licensure by endorsement according to subdivision
7, an examination is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to
submitting a completed, signed application form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (4) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin . For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;
new text end

new text begin (5) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check according to subdivision 8;
new text end

new text begin (6) has paid the applicable license fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (7) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensed independent social worker who practices clinical social work must
meet the supervised practice requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin . If
a licensee does not meet the supervised practice requirements, the board may take action
according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.
new text end

new text begin (e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board according to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.
new text end

new text begin (f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than
three times the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board. An applicant must receive a passing score on the masters or equivalent examination
administered by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body
designated by the board in no more than 18 months after the first time the applicant failed
the examination.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board if the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
advanced generalist or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social
workers attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and
ethically according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.
new text end

new text begin (h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin . If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, except as provided in section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin , and the applicant has failed the advanced
generalist or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work
Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board, the board may notify the
applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed as a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Licensure by examination; licensed independent clinical social worker.
new text end

new text begin (a) To be licensed as a licensed independent clinical social worker, an applicant for
licensure by examination must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) has received a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social
work from an accredited university;
new text end

new text begin (2) has completed 360 clock hours (one semester credit hour = 15 clock hours) in
the following clinical knowledge areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) 108 clock hours (30 percent) in differential diagnosis and biopsychosocial
assessment including normative development and psychopathology across the life span;
new text end

new text begin (ii) 36 clock hours (ten percent) in assessment-based clinical treatment planning with
measurable goals;
new text end

new text begin (iii) 108 clock hours (30 percent) in clinical intervention methods informed by
research and current standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) 18 clock hours (five percent) in evaluation methodologies;
new text end

new text begin (v) 72 clock hours (20 percent) in social work values and ethics, including cultural
context, diversity, and social policy; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) 18 clock hours (five percent) in culturally specific clinical assessment and
intervention;
new text end

new text begin (3) has practiced clinical social work as defined in section new text end new text begin 148E.010 new text end new text begin , including both
diagnosis and treatment, and has met the supervised practice requirements specified in
sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (4) has passed the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association
of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. Unless an
applicant applies for licensure by endorsement according to subdivision 7, an examination
is not valid if it was taken and passed eight or more years prior to submitting a completed,
signed application form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (5) has submitted a completed, signed application form provided by the board,
including the applicable application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin . For applications
submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified
by the board;
new text end

new text begin (6) has submitted the criminal background check fee and a form provided by the
board authorizing a criminal background check according to subdivision 8;
new text end

new text begin (7) has paid the license fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (8) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirement in paragraph (a), clause (2), may be satisfied through: (1)
a graduate degree program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the
Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body
designated by the board; or a doctorate in social work from an accredited university; (2)
postgraduate coursework; or (3) up to 90 continuing education hours. The continuing
education must have a course description available for public review and must include
a posttest. Compliance with this requirement must be documented on a form provided
by the board. The board may conduct audits of the information submitted in order to
determine compliance with the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.
new text end

new text begin (d) By submitting an application for licensure, an applicant authorizes the board to
investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may
request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation.
new text end

new text begin (e) Within one year of the time the board receives an application for licensure, the
applicant must meet all the requirements specified in paragraph (a) and must provide all of
the information requested by the board according to paragraph (d). If within one year the
applicant does not meet all the requirements, or does not provide all of the information
requested, the applicant is considered ineligible and the application for licensure must
be closed.
new text end

new text begin (f) Except as provided in paragraph (g), an applicant may not take more than three
times the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social
Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board. An applicant must
receive a passing score on the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board
no later than 18 months after the first time the applicant failed the examination.
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding paragraph (f), the board may allow an applicant to take, for a
fourth or subsequent time, the clinical or equivalent examination administered by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the
board if the applicant:
new text end

new text begin (1) meets all requirements specified in paragraphs (a) to (e) other than passing the
clinical or equivalent examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards
or a similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) provides to the board a description of the efforts the applicant has made to
improve the applicant's score and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the efforts
are likely to improve the score; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provides to the board letters of recommendation from two licensed social
workers attesting to the applicant's ability to practice social work competently and
ethically according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values.
new text end

new text begin (h) An individual must not practice social work until the individual passes the
examination and receives a social work license under this section or section
new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin . If
the board has reason to believe that an applicant may be practicing social work without a
license, and the applicant has failed the clinical or equivalent examination administered
by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by
the board, the board may notify the applicant's employer that the applicant is not licensed
as a social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Degrees from outside United States or Canada. new text end

new text begin If an applicant receives
a degree from a program outside the United States or Canada that is not accredited by
the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social
Work, or a similar examination body designated by the board, the degree does not fulfill
the requirements specified in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (1); 3, paragraph (a),
clause (1); 4, paragraph (a), clause (1); or 5, paragraph (a), clause (1), unless the Council
on Social Work Education or a similar accreditation body designated by the board has
determined through the council's international equivalency determination service that the
degree earned is equivalent to the degree required.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Licensure by endorsement. new text end

new text begin (a) An applicant for licensure by endorsement
must hold a current license or credential to practice social work in another jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (b) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who meets the qualifications of
paragraph (a) and who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the applicant
passed the examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards or a
similar examination body designated by the board for the applicable license in Minnesota
is not required to retake the licensing examination.
new text end

new text begin (c) An application for licensure by endorsement must meet the applicable license
requirements specified in subdivisions 1 to 6, except as provided in paragraph (d), and
submit the licensure by endorsement application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) The following requirements apply:
new text end

new text begin (1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is applying for licensure as a
licensed social worker must meet the requirements specified in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (2) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is applying for licensure as a
licensed graduate social worker must meet the requirements specified in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (3) An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is applying for licensure as
a licensed independent social worker is not required to demonstrate that the applicant
has obtained 100 hours of supervision as specified in section 148E.110, subdivision 1,
provided that the applicant has engaged in authorized social work practice for a minimum
of 4,000 hours in another jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (4) An applicant for licensure by endorsement as a licensed independent clinical
social worker (i) is not required to meet the license requirements specified in subdivision
5, paragraph (a), clause (2), and (ii) is not required to demonstrate that the applicant
has obtained 200 hours of supervision as specified in section 148E.115, subdivision 1,
provided that the applicant has engaged in authorized clinical social work practice for a
minimum of 4,000 hours in another jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Criminal background checks. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), an
initial license application must be accompanied by:
new text end

new text begin (1) a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a criminal
background check; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the criminal background check fee specified by the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension.
new text end

new text begin Criminal background check fees collected by the board must be used to reimburse
the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the criminal background checks.
new text end

new text begin (b) An applicant who has previously submitted a license application authorizing the
board to complete a criminal background check is exempt from the requirement specified
in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) If a criminal background check indicates that an applicant has engaged in
criminal behavior, the board may take action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Effective date. new text end

new text begin The effective date of an initial license is the day on which
the board receives the applicable license fee from an applicant approved for licensure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin The expiration date of an initial license is the last day
of the licensee's birth month in the second calendar year following the effective date of
the initial license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Change in license. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who changes from a licensed social
worker to a licensed graduate social worker, or from a licensed graduate social worker to a
licensed independent social worker, or from a licensed graduate social worker or licensed
independent social worker to a licensed independent clinical social worker, must pay the
prorated share of the fee for the new license.
new text end

new text begin (b) The effective date of the new license is the day on which the board receives the
applicable license fee from an applicant approved for the new license.
new text end

new text begin (c) The expiration date of the new license is the same date as the expiration date of
the license held by the licensee prior to the change in the license.
new text end

Sec. 74.

new text begin [148E.060] TEMPORARY LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Students and other persons not currently licensed in another
jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin The board may issue a temporary license to practice social work to an
applicant who is not licensed or credentialed to practice social work in any jurisdiction
but has:
new text end

new text begin (1) applied for a license under section new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (3) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a
criminal background check;
new text end

new text begin (4) passed the applicable licensure examination provided for in section new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (5) attested on a form provided by the board that the applicant has completed the
requirements for a baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work from a program
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools
of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in
social work from an accredited university; and
new text end

new text begin (6) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of
practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Emergency situations and persons currently licensed in another
jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin The board may issue a temporary license to practice social work to an
applicant who is licensed or credentialed to practice social work in another jurisdiction,
may or may not have applied for a license under section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin , and has:
new text end

new text begin (1) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a
criminal background check;
new text end

new text begin (3) submitted evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is currently
licensed or credentialed to practice social work in another jurisdiction;
new text end

new text begin (4) attested on a form provided by the board that the applicant has completed the
requirements for a baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work from a program
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools
of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board, or a doctorate in
social work from an accredited university; and
new text end

new text begin (5) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of
practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Teachers. new text end

new text begin The board may issue a temporary license to practice social work
to an applicant whose permanent residence is outside the United States, who is teaching
social work at an academic institution in Minnesota for a period not to exceed 12 months,
who may or may not have applied for a license under section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin , and who has:
new text end

new text begin (1) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a
criminal background check;
new text end

new text begin (3) attested on a form provided by the board that the applicant has completed the
requirements for a baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work; and
new text end

new text begin (4) has not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards
of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin . If the applicant has engaged in
conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice, the board may take
action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Temporary license application fee. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a temporary license
must pay the application fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin plus the required fee for
the cost of the criminal background check. Only one fee for the cost of the criminal
background check must be submitted when the applicant is applying for both a temporary
license and a license under section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Temporary license term. new text end

new text begin (a) A temporary license is valid until expiration,
or until the board issues or denies the license according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin , or until
the board revokes the temporary license, whichever comes first. A temporary license is
nonrenewable.
new text end

new text begin (b) A temporary license issued according to subdivision 1 or 2 expires after six
months.
new text end

new text begin (c) A temporary license issued according to subdivision 3 expires after 12 months.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Licensee with temporary license; baccalaureate degree. new text end

new text begin A licensee
with a temporary license who has provided evidence to the board that the licensee has
completed the requirements for a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools
of Social Work, or a similar accreditation body designated by the board may temporarily
engage in social work practice except that a licensee with a temporary license may not
engage in clinical social work practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Licensee with temporary license; graduate degree. new text end

new text begin A licensee with a
temporary license who has provided evidence to the board that the licensee has completed
the requirements for a graduate degree in social work from a program accredited by the
Council on Social Work Education, the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work,
or a similar accreditation body designated by the board may temporarily engage in social
work practice, including clinical practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Supervision requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), an
applicant who is not currently licensed or credentialed to practice social work in another
jurisdiction and who obtains a temporary license may practice social work only under
the supervision of an individual licensed as a social worker who is eligible to provide
supervision under sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin . Before the applicant is approved
for licensure, the applicant's supervisor must attest to the board's satisfaction that the
applicant has practiced social work under supervision. This supervision applies toward
the supervision required after licensure.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an applicant is currently licensed or credentialed to practice social work in
another jurisdiction, and receives a temporary license according to subdivision 3, the
requirements specified in paragraph (a) do not apply. However, if an applicant with a
temporary license chooses to practice social work under supervision, the supervision
applies to the requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Prohibition on practice. new text end

new text begin An applicant for a temporary license must not
practice social work in Minnesota, except as provided in section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin , until the
applicant has been granted a temporary license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Representation of professional status. new text end

new text begin In making representations of
professional status to the public, a licensee with a temporary license must state that the
licensee has a temporary license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Standards of practice. new text end

new text begin A licensee with a temporary license must conduct
all professional activities as a social worker according to the requirements of sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Ineligibility. new text end

new text begin An applicant who is currently practicing social work in
Minnesota in a setting that is not exempt under section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin at the time of application
is ineligible for a temporary license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Revocation of temporary license. new text end

new text begin The board may immediately revoke
the temporary license of any licensee who violates any requirements of this section. The
revocation must be made for cause, without notice or opportunity to be heard. A licensee
whose temporary license is revoked must immediately return the temporary license to
the board.
new text end

Sec. 75.

new text begin [148E.065] EXEMPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Other professionals. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter may be construed
to prevent members of other professions or occupations from performing functions
for which they are qualified or licensed. This exception includes but is not limited to:
licensed physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed psychologists,
psychological practitioners, probation officers, members of the clergy and Christian
Science practitioners, attorneys, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug
counselors, professional counselors, school counselors, and registered occupational
therapists or certified occupational therapist assistants. These persons must not, however,
hold themselves out to the public by any title or description stating or implying that they
are engaged in the practice of social work, or that they are licensed to engage in the
practice of social work. Persons engaged in the practice of social work are not exempt
from the board's jurisdiction solely by the use of one of the titles in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Students. new text end

new text begin An internship, externship, or any other social work experience
that is required for the completion of an accredited program of social work does not
constitute the practice of social work under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Geographic waiver. new text end

new text begin A geographic waiver may be granted by the board on
a case-by-case basis to agencies with special regional hiring problems. The waiver is for
the purpose of permitting agencies to hire individuals who do not meet the qualifications
of section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin or new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin to practice social work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin City, county, and state agency social workers. new text end

new text begin The licensure of city,
county, and state agency social workers is voluntary. City, county, and state agencies
employing social workers are not required to employ licensed social workers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Tribes and private nonprofit agencies; voluntary licensure. new text end

new text begin The
licensure of social workers who are employed by federally recognized tribes, or by private
nonprofit agencies whose primary service focus addresses ethnic minority populations,
and who are themselves members of ethnic minority populations within those agencies, is
voluntary.
new text end

Sec. 76.

new text begin [148E.070] LICENSE RENEWALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License renewal term. new text end

new text begin (a) If a license is renewed, the license must
be renewed for a two-year renewal term. The renewal term is the period from the effective
date of an initial or renewed license to the expiration date of the license.
new text end

new text begin (b) The effective date of a renewed license is the day following the expiration date
of the expired license.
new text end

new text begin (c) The expiration date of a renewed license is the last day of the licensee's birth
month in the second calendar year following the effective date of the renewed license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Mailing license renewal notices. new text end

new text begin The board must mail a notice for license
renewal to a licensee at least 45 days before the expiration date of the license. Mailing the
notice by United States mail to the licensee's last known mailing address constitutes valid
mailing. Failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve a licensee of the obligation
to renew a license and to pay the renewal fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Submitting license renewal applications. new text end

new text begin (a) In order to renew a license,
a licensee must submit:
new text end

new text begin (1) a completed, signed application for license renewal; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the applicable renewal fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin The completed, signed application and renewal fee must be received by the board prior to
midnight of the day of the license expiration date. For renewals submitted electronically, a
"signed application" means providing an attestation as specified by the board.
new text end

new text begin (b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied
by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is
void.
new text end

new text begin (c) The completed, signed application must include documentation that the licensee
has met the continuing education requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin
and, if applicable, the supervised practice requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to
new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) By submitting a renewal application, an applicant authorizes the board to:
new text end

new text begin (1) investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The
board may request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or
documentation;
new text end

new text begin (2) conduct an audit to determine if the applicant has met the continuing education
requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (3) if applicable, conduct an audit to determine whether the applicant has met the
supervision requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (e) If a licensee's application for license renewal meets the requirements specified in
paragraph (a), the licensee may continue to practice after the license expiration date until
the board approves or denies the application.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Renewal late fee. new text end

new text begin An application that is received after the license
expiration date must be accompanied by the renewal late fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin
in addition to the applicable renewal fee. The application, renewal fee, and renewal late
fee must be received by the board within 60 days of the license expiration date, or the
license automatically expires.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expired license. new text end

new text begin (a) If an application does not meet the requirements
specified in subdivisions 3 and 4, the license automatically expires. A licensee whose
license has expired may reactivate a license by meeting the requirements in section
new text end new text begin 148E.080 new text end new text begin or be relicensed by meeting the requirements specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) The board may take action according to sections new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin based on
a licensee's conduct before the expiration of the license.
new text end

new text begin (c) An expired license may be reactivated within one year of the expiration date
specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.080 new text end new text begin . After one year of the expiration date, an individual may
apply for a new license according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 77.

new text begin [148E.075] INACTIVE LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Inactive status. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee qualifies for inactive status under
either of the circumstances described in paragraph (b) or (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee qualifies for inactive status when the licensee is granted temporary
leave from active practice. A licensee qualifies for temporary leave from active practice if
the licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the licensee is not engaged
in the practice of social work in any setting, including settings in which social workers
are exempt from licensure according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin . A licensee who is granted
temporary leave from active practice may reactivate the license according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.080 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (c) A licensee qualifies for inactive status when a licensee is granted an emeritus
license. A licensee qualifies for an emeritus license if the licensee demonstrates to the
satisfaction of the board that:
new text end

new text begin (1) the licensee is retired from social work practice; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee is not engaged in the practice of social work in any setting, including
settings in which social workers are exempt from licensure according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin A licensee who possesses an emeritus license may reactivate the license according to
section
new text end new text begin 148E.080 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin A licensee may apply for inactive status:
new text end

new text begin (1) at any time by submitting an application for a temporary leave from active
practice or for an emeritus license; or
new text end

new text begin (2) as an alternative to applying for the renewal of a license by so recording on
the application for license renewal and submitting the completed, signed application to
the board.
new text end

new text begin An application that is not completed or signed, or that is not accompanied by the
correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is void.
For applications submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an
attestation as specified by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Fee. new text end

new text begin (a) Regardless of when the application for inactive status is submitted,
the temporary leave or emeritus license fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin , whichever is
applicable, must accompany the application. A licensee who is approved for inactive
status before the license expiration date is not entitled to receive a refund for any portion
of the license or renewal fee.
new text end

new text begin (b) If an application for temporary leave is received after the license expiration date,
the licensee must pay a renewal late fee as specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin in addition to
the temporary leave fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Time limits for temporary leaves. new text end

new text begin A licensee may maintain an inactive
license on temporary leave for no more than five consecutive years. If a licensee does
not apply for reactivation within 60 days following the end of the consecutive five-year
period, the license automatically expires.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Time limits for emeritus license. new text end

new text begin A licensee with an emeritus license may
not apply for reactivation according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.080 new text end new text begin after five years following the
granting of the emeritus license. However, after five years following the granting of the
emeritus license, an individual may apply for new licensure according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Prohibition on practice. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a
licensee whose license is inactive must not practice, attempt to practice, offer to practice,
or advertise or hold out as authorized to practice social work.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board may grant a variance to the requirements of paragraph (a) if a licensee
on inactive status provides emergency social work services. A variance is granted only
if the board provides the variance in writing to the licensee. The board may impose
conditions or restrictions on the variance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Representations of professional status. new text end

new text begin In making representations of
professional status to the public, a licensee whose license is inactive must state that the
license is inactive and that the licensee cannot practice social work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Disciplinary or other action. new text end

new text begin The board may resolve any pending
complaints against a licensee before approving an application for inactive status. The
board may take action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin against a licensee
whose license is inactive based on conduct occurring before the license is inactive or
conduct occurring while the license is inactive.
new text end

Sec. 78.

new text begin [148E.080] REACTIVATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Mailing notices to licensees on temporary leave. new text end

new text begin The board must
mail a notice for reactivation to a licensee on temporary leave at least 45 days before the
expiration date of the license according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.075, subdivision 4 new text end new text begin . Mailing the
notice by United States mail to the licensee's last known mailing address constitutes
valid mailing. Failure to receive the reactivation notice does not relieve a licensee of the
obligation to comply with the provisions of this section to reactivate a license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Reactivation from a temporary leave or emeritus status. new text end

new text begin To reactivate a
license from a temporary leave or emeritus status, a licensee must do the following within
the time period specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.075, subdivisions 4 and 5 new text end new text begin :
new text end

new text begin (1) complete an application form specified by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) document compliance with the continuing education requirements specified in
subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (3) submit a supervision plan, if required;
new text end

new text begin (4) pay the reactivation of an inactive licensee fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (5) pay the wall certificate fee according to section new text end new text begin 148E.095, subdivision 1 new text end new text begin ,
paragraph (b) or (c), if the licensee needs a duplicate license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Reactivation of an expired license. new text end

new text begin To reactivate an expired license, a
licensee must do the following within one year of the expiration date:
new text end

new text begin (1) complete an application form specified by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) document compliance with the continuing education requirements that were
in effect at the time the license expired;
new text end

new text begin (3) document compliance with the supervision requirements, if applicable, that were
in effect at the time the license expired; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pay the reactivation of an expired license fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Continuing education requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who is on temporary
leave or who has an emeritus license must obtain the continuing education hours that
would be required if the license was active. At the time of reactivation, the licensee must
document compliance with the continuing education requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee applying for reactivation according to subdivision 2 or 3 may apply
for a variance to the continuing education requirements according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to
new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reactivation of a voluntarily terminated license. new text end

new text begin To reactivate a
voluntarily terminated license, a licensee must do the following within one year of the
date the voluntary termination takes effect:
new text end

new text begin (1) complete an application form specified by the board;
new text end

new text begin (2) document compliance with the continuing education requirements that were in
effect at the time the license was voluntarily terminated;
new text end

new text begin (3) document compliance with the supervision requirements, if applicable, that were
in effect at the time the license was voluntarily terminated; and
new text end

new text begin (4) pay the reactivation of an expired or voluntarily terminated license fee specified
in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 79.

new text begin [148E.085] VOLUNTARY TERMINATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Requests for voluntary termination. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee may request
voluntary termination of a license if the licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the
board that the licensee is not engaged in the practice of social work in any setting except
settings in which social workers are exempt from licensure according to section 148E.065.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee may apply for voluntary termination:
new text end

new text begin (1) at any time by submitting an application; or
new text end

new text begin (2) as an alternative to applying for the renewal of a license by so recording on
the application for license renewal and submitting the completed, signed application to
the board.
new text end

new text begin For applications submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an
attestation as specified by the board. An application that is not completed and signed must
be returned to the applicant and is void.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board may resolve any pending complaints against a licensee before
approving a request for voluntary termination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Application for new licensure. new text end

new text begin A licensee who has voluntarily terminated
a license may not reactivate the license after one year following the date the voluntary
termination takes effect. However, a licensee who has voluntarily terminated a license
may apply for a new license according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Prohibition on practice. new text end

new text begin A licensee who has voluntarily terminated a
license must not practice, attempt to practice, offer to practice, or advertise or hold out as
authorized to practice social work, except when the individual is exempt from licensure
according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Disciplinary or other action. new text end

new text begin The board may take action according to
sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin against a licensee whose license has been terminated
based on conduct occurring before the license is terminated or for practicing social
work without a license.
new text end

Sec. 80.

new text begin [148E.090] NAME; CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Name. new text end

new text begin A licensee must use the licensee's legal name or a professional
name. If the licensee uses a professional name, the licensee must inform the board in
writing of both the licensee's professional name and legal name and must comply with
the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Legal name change. new text end

new text begin Within 30 days after changing the licensee's legal
name, a licensee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) request a new license wall certificate;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide legal verification of the name change; and
new text end

new text begin (3) pay the license wall certificate fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Professional name change. new text end

new text begin Within 30 days after changing the licensee's
professional name, a licensee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) request a new license wall certificate;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide a notarized statement attesting to the name change; and
new text end

new text begin (3) pay the license wall certificate fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Address or telephone change. new text end

new text begin When a licensee changes a mailing
address, home address, work address, e-mail address, or daytime public telephone number,
the licensee must notify the board of the change electronically or in writing no more
than 30 days after the date of the change.
new text end

Sec. 81.

new text begin [148E.095] LICENSE CERTIFICATE OR CARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License wall certificate. new text end

new text begin (a) The board must issue a new license
wall certificate when the board issues a new license. No fee in addition to the applicable
license fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin is required.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must replace a license wall certificate when:
new text end

new text begin (1) a licensee submits an affidavit to the board that the original license wall
certificate was lost, stolen, or destroyed; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee submits the license wall certificate fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (c) The board must issue a revised license wall certificate when:
new text end

new text begin (1) a licensee requests a revised license wall certificate according to this section; and
new text end

new text begin (2) a licensee submits the license wall certificate fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) The board must issue an additional license wall certificate when:
new text end

new text begin (1) a licensee submits a written request for a new certificate because the licensee
practices in more than one location; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee submits the license wall certificate fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin License card. new text end

new text begin (a) The board must issue a new license card when the
board issues a new license. No fee in addition to the applicable license fee specified
in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin is required.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must replace a license card when a licensee submits:
new text end

new text begin (1) an affidavit to the board that the original license card was lost, stolen, or
destroyed; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the license card fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (c) The board must issue a revised license card when the licensee submits a written
request for a new license wall certificate because of a new professional or legal name
according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.090, subdivision 2 new text end new text begin or 3. No fee in addition to the one specified
in subdivision 1, paragraph (b), is required.
new text end

Sec. 82.

new text begin [148E.100] LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS; SUPERVISED
PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required after licensure. new text end

new text begin After receiving a license
from the board as a licensed social worker, the licensed social worker must obtain at least
100 hours of supervision according to the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Practice requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must be
obtained during the first 4,000 hours of postbaccalaureate social work practice authorized
by law. At least four hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of
practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Types of supervision. new text end

new text begin Of the 100 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin (1) 50 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervision, including: (i)
a minimum of 25 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 25 hours of
supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 50 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in-person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group supervision is limited to
six members not counting the supervisor or supervisors.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supervisor requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be provided by a supervisor who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a licensed social worker who has completed the supervised practice
requirements;
new text end

new text begin (2) is a licensed graduate social worker, licensed independent social worker, or
licensed independent clinical social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (3) meets the requirements specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.120, subdivision 2 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Supervisee requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervisee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) to the satisfaction of the supervisor, practice competently and ethically according
to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (2) receive supervision in the following content areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) development of professional values and responsibilities;
new text end

new text begin (ii) practice skills;
new text end

new text begin (iii) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (v) ethical standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (3) submit a supervision plan according to section new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 1 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (4) if the board audits the supervisee's supervised practice, submit verification of
supervised practice according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 3 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin After completion of supervision requirements. new text end

new text begin A licensed social worker
who fulfills the supervision requirements specified in subdivisions 1 to 5 is not required to
be supervised after completion of the supervision requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Attestation. new text end

new text begin The social worker and the social worker's supervisor must
attest that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable
supervision requirements according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 2 new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 83.

new text begin [148E.105] LICENSED GRADUATE SOCIAL WORKERS WHO DO
NOT PRACTICE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK; SUPERVISED PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required after licensure. new text end

new text begin After receiving a license
from the board as a licensed graduate social worker, a licensed graduate social worker
must obtain at least 100 hours of supervision according to the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Practice requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be obtained during the first 4,000 hours of postgraduate social work practice authorized
by law. At least four hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of
practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Types of supervision. new text end

new text begin Of the 100 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin (1) 50 hours must be provided though one-on-one supervision, including: (i)
a minimum of 25 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 25 hours of
supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 50 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in-person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group supervision is limited
to six supervisees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supervisor requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be provided by a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.120 new text end new text begin .
The supervision must be provided by a:
new text end

new text begin (1) licensed independent social worker;
new text end

new text begin (2) licensed graduate social worker who has completed the supervised practice
requirements;
new text end

new text begin (3) licensed independent clinical social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (4) a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section new text begin148E.120,
subdivision 2
new text end
.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Supervisee requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervisee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) to the satisfaction of the supervisor, practice competently and ethically according
to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (2) receive supervision in the following content areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) development of professional values and responsibilities;
new text end

new text begin (ii) practice skills;
new text end

new text begin (iii) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (v) ethical standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (3) submit a supervision plan according to section new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 1 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (4) verify supervised practice according to section new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 3 new text end new text begin , if:
new text end

new text begin (i) the board audits the supervisee's supervised practice; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) a licensed graduate social worker applies for a licensed independent social
worker license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Supervision not required after completion of supervision requirements.
new text end

new text begin A licensed graduate social worker who fulfills the supervision requirements specified in
subdivisions 1 to 5, and who does not practice clinical social work, is not required to be
supervised after completion of the supervision requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Attestation. new text end

new text begin A social worker and the social worker's supervisor must attest
that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervision
requirements according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 2 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Eligibility to apply for licensure as a licensed independent social
worker.
new text end

new text begin Upon completion of 4,000 hours of social work practice, including at least 100
hours of supervision according to the requirements of this section, a licensed graduate
social worker is eligible to apply for a licensed independent social worker license
according to section 148E.110.
new text end

Sec. 84.

new text begin [148E.106] LICENSED GRADUATE SOCIAL WORKERS WHO
PRACTICE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK; SUPERVISED PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required after licensure. new text end

new text begin After receiving a license
from the board as a licensed graduate social worker, a licensed graduate social worker
must obtain at least 200 hours of supervision according to the requirements of this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Practice requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be obtained during the first 4,000 hours of postgraduate social work practice authorized
by law. At least eight hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of
practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Types of supervision. new text end

new text begin Of the 200 hours of supervision required under
subdivision 1:
new text end

new text begin (1) 100 hours must be provided through one-on-one supervision, including: (i)
a minimum of 50 hours of in-person supervision, and (ii) no more than 50 hours of
supervision via eye-to-eye electronic media; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 100 hours must be provided through: (i) one-on-one supervision, or (ii) group
supervision. The supervision may be in-person, by telephone, or via eye-to-eye electronic
media. The supervision must not be provided by e-mail. Group supervision is limited
to six supervisees.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Supervisor requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervision required by subdivision 1 must
be provided by a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section 148E.120.
The supervision must be provided:
new text end

new text begin (1) by a licensed independent clinical social worker; or
new text end

new text begin (2) by a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section 148E.120,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Supervisee requirements. new text end

new text begin The supervisee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) to the satisfaction of the supervisor, practice competently and ethically according
to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (2) receive supervision in the following content areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) development of professional values and responsibilities;
new text end

new text begin (ii) practice skills;
new text end

new text begin (iii) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (iv) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (v) ethical standards of practice;
new text end

new text begin (3) submit a supervision plan according to section 148E.125, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (4) verify supervised practice according to section 148E.125, subdivision 3, if:
new text end

new text begin (i) the board audits the supervisee's supervised practice; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) a licensed graduate social worker applies for a licensed independent clinical
social worker license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Supervision required. new text end

new text begin A licensed graduate social worker must not engage
in clinical social work practice except under supervision by a licensed independent
clinical social worker or an alternate supervisor designated according to section 148E.120,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Limit on practice of clinical social work. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in
subdivision 8, a licensed graduate social worker must not engage in clinical social work
practice under supervision for more than 8,000 hours. In order to practice clinical social
work for more than 8,000 hours, a licensed graduate social worker must obtain a licensed
independent clinical social worker license.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (a), the board may grant a
licensed graduate social worker permission to engage in clinical social work practice for
more than 8,000 hours if the licensed graduate social worker petitions the board and
demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that for reasons of personal hardship the licensed
graduate social worker should be granted an extension to continue practicing clinical
social work under supervision for up to an additional 2,000 hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Eligibility to apply for licensure as a licensed independent social
worker.
new text end

new text begin Upon completion of 4,000 hours of clinical social work practice, including at
least 1,800 hours of direct clinical client contact and 200 hours of supervision according to
the requirements of this section, a licensed graduate social worker is eligible to apply for a
licensed independent clinical social worker license under section 148E.115, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Attestation. new text end

new text begin A social worker and the social worker's supervisor must attest
that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervision
requirements according to section 148E.125, subdivision 2.
new text end

Sec. 85.

new text begin [148E.110] LICENSED INDEPENDENT SOCIAL WORKERS;
SUPERVISED PRACTICE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required before licensure. new text end

new text begin Before becoming licensed
as a licensed independent social worker, a person must have obtained at least 100 hours
of supervision during 4,000 hours of postgraduate social work practice required by law
according to the requirements of section
new text end new text begin 148E.105, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5 new text end new text begin . At least four
hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensed independent social workers; clinical social work after
licensure.
new text end

new text begin After licensure, a licensed independent social worker must not engage in
clinical social work practice except under supervision by a licensed independent clinical
social worker or an alternate supervisor designated according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.120,
subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Limit on practice of clinical social work. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in
paragraph (b), a licensed independent social worker must not engage in clinical social
work practice under supervision for more than 8,000 hours. In order to practice clinical
social work for more than 8,000 hours, a licensed independent social worker must obtain a
licensed independent clinical social worker license.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (a), the board may grant a
licensed independent social worker permission to engage in clinical social work practice
for more than 8,000 hours if the licensed independent social worker petitions the board
and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that for reasons of personal hardship the
licensed independent social worker should be granted an extension to continue practicing
clinical social work under supervision for up to an additional 2,000 hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Licensed independent social workers who do not practice clinical
social work after licensure.
new text end

new text begin After licensure, a licensed independent social worker is not
required to be supervised if the licensed independent social worker does not practice
clinical social work.
new text end

Sec. 86.

new text begin [148E.115] LICENSED INDEPENDENT CLINICAL SOCIAL
WORKERS; SUPERVISION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision required before licensure. new text end

new text begin Before becoming licensed
as a licensed independent clinical social worker, a person must have obtained at least 200
hours of supervision during 4,000 hours of postgraduate clinical practice required by law
according to the requirements of section
new text end new text begin 148E.106.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin No supervision required after licensure. new text end

new text begin After licensure, a licensed
independent clinical social worker is not required to be supervised.
new text end

Sec. 87.

new text begin [148E.120] REQUIREMENTS OF SUPERVISORS.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Alternate supervisors. new text end

new text begin (a) The board may approve an alternate supervisor
if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the board determines that supervision is not obtainable according to paragraph
(b);
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee requests in the supervision plan submitted according to section
new text end
new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 1 new text end new text begin , that an alternate supervisor conduct the supervision;
new text end

new text begin (3) the licensee describes the proposed supervision and the name and qualifications
of the proposed alternate supervisor; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the requirements of paragraph (d) are met.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board may determine that supervision is not obtainable if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the licensee provides documentation as an attachment to the supervision plan
submitted according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.125, subdivision 1 new text end new text begin , that the licensee has conducted a
thorough search for a supervisor meeting the applicable licensure requirements specified
in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.115 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) the licensee demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that the search was
unsuccessful; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the licensee describes the extent of the search and the names and locations of
the persons and organizations contacted.
new text end

new text begin (c) The requirements specified in paragraph (b) do not apply to obtaining supervision
for clinical practice if the board determines that there are five or fewer licensed
independent clinical social workers in the county where the licensee practices social work.
new text end

new text begin (d) An alternate supervisor must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be an unlicensed social worker who is employed in, and provides the supervision
in, a setting exempt from licensure by section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin , and who has qualifications
equivalent to the applicable requirements specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.115 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) be a social worker engaged in authorized practice in Iowa, Manitoba, North
Dakota, Ontario, South Dakota, or Wisconsin, and has the qualifications equivalent to the
applicable requirements specified in sections 148E.100 to 148E.115; or
new text end

new text begin (3) be a licensed marriage and family therapist or a mental health professional
as established by section
new text end new text begin 245.462, subdivision 18 new text end new text begin , or new text end new text begin 245.4871, subdivision 27 new text end new text begin , or an
equivalent mental health professional, as determined by the board, who is licensed or
credentialed by a state, territorial, provincial, or foreign licensing agency.
new text end

new text begin In order to qualify to provide clinical supervision of a licensed graduate social
worker or licensed independent social worker engaged in clinical practice, the alternate
supervisor must be a mental health professional as established by section
new text end new text begin 245.462,
subdivision 18
new text end
new text begin , or new text end new text begin 245.4871, subdivision 27 new text end new text begin , or an equivalent mental health professional,
as determined by the board, who is licensed or credentialed by a state, territorial,
provincial, or foreign licensing agency.
new text end

Sec. 88.

new text begin [148E.125] DOCUMENTATION OF SUPERVISION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Supervision plan. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker must submit, on a form
provided by the board, a supervision plan for meeting the supervision requirements
specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.120 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) The supervision plan must be submitted no later than 90 days after the licensee
begins a social work practice position after becoming licensed.
new text end

new text begin (c) For failure to submit the supervision plan within 90 days after beginning a social
work practice position, a licensee must pay the supervision plan late fee specified in
section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin when the licensee applies for license renewal.
new text end

new text begin (d) A license renewal application submitted according to paragraph (a) must not be
approved unless the board has received a supervision plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) The supervision plan must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and qualifications of the person providing the supervision;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of hours of one-on-one in-person supervision and the number and
type of additional hours of supervision to be completed by the supervisee;
new text end

new text begin (4) the supervisee's position description;
new text end

new text begin (5) a brief description of the supervision the supervisee will receive in the following
content areas:
new text end

new text begin (i) clinical practice, if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (iii) practice methods;
new text end

new text begin (iv) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (v) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) ethical standards of practice; and
new text end

new text begin (6) if applicable, a detailed description of the supervisee's clinical social work
practice, addressing:
new text end

new text begin (i) the client population, the range of presenting issues, and the diagnoses;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the clinical modalities that were utilized; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the process utilized for determining clinical diagnoses, including the diagnostic
instruments used and the role of the supervisee in the diagnostic process.
new text end

new text begin (f) The board must receive a revised supervision plan within 90 days of any of the
following changes:
new text end

new text begin (1) the supervisee has a new supervisor;
new text end

new text begin (2) the supervisee begins a new social work position;
new text end

new text begin (3) the scope or content of the supervisee's social work practice changes substantially;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number of practice or supervision hours changes substantially; or
new text end

new text begin (5) the type of supervision changes as supervision is described in section new text end new text begin 148E.100,
subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin , or new text end new text begin 148E.105, subdivision 3 new text end new text begin , or as required in section new text end new text begin 148E.115 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (g) For failure to submit a revised supervision plan as required in paragraph (f), a
supervisee must pay the supervision plan late fee specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin , when
the supervisee applies for license renewal.
new text end

new text begin (h) The board must approve the supervisor and the supervision plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Attestation. new text end

new text begin (a) When a supervisee submits renewal application materials
to the board, the supervisee and supervisor must submit an attestation providing the
following information on a form provided by the board:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and qualifications of the supervisor;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of hours and dates of each type of supervision completed;
new text end

new text begin (4) the supervisee's position description;
new text end

new text begin (5) a declaration that the supervisee has not engaged in conduct in violation of the
standards of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (6) a declaration that the supervisee has practiced competently and ethically
according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values; and
new text end

new text begin (7) a list of the content areas in which the supervisee has received supervision,
including the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) clinical practice, if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (iii) practice methods;
new text end

new text begin (iv) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (v) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) ethical standards of practice.
new text end

new text begin (b) The information provided on the attestation form must demonstrate to the board's
satisfaction that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable
supervised practice requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Verification of supervised practice. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to receiving the
attestation required under subdivision 2, the board must receive verification of supervised
practice if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the board audits the supervision of a supervisee; or
new text end

new text begin (2) an applicant applies for a license as a licensed independent social worker or as a
licensed independent clinical social worker.
new text end

new text begin (b) When verification of supervised practice is required according to paragraph (a),
the board must receive from the supervisor the following information on a form provided
by the board:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the supervisee, the name of the agency in which the supervisee is
being supervised, and the supervisee's position title;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and qualifications of the supervisor;
new text end

new text begin (3) the number of hours and dates of each type of supervision completed;
new text end

new text begin (4) the supervisee's position description;
new text end

new text begin (5) a declaration that the supervisee has not engaged in conduct in violation of the
standards of practice specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (6) a declaration that the supervisee has practiced ethically and competently
according to professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (7) a list of the content areas in which the supervisee has received supervision,
including the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) clinical practice, if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (ii) development of professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
new text end

new text begin (iii) practice methods;
new text end

new text begin (iv) authorized scope of practice;
new text end

new text begin (v) ensuring continuing competence; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) ethical standards of practice; and
new text end

new text begin (8) if applicable, a detailed description of the supervisee's clinical social work
practice, addressing:
new text end

new text begin (i) the client population, the range of presenting issues, and the diagnoses;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the clinical modalities that were utilized; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) the process utilized for determining clinical diagnoses, including the diagnostic
instruments used and the role of the supervisee in the diagnostic process.
new text end

new text begin (c) The information provided on the verification form must demonstrate to the board's
satisfaction that the supervisee has met the applicable supervised practice requirements.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Alternative verification of supervised practice. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the
requirements of subdivision 3, the board may accept alternative verification of supervised
practice if a supervisee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the supervisee is
unable to locate a former supervisor to provide the required information.
new text end

Sec. 89.

new text begin [148E.130] CLOCK HOURS REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total clock hours required. new text end

new text begin At the time of license renewal, a
licensee must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has, during the
renewal term, completed at least 40 clock hours of continuing education.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Ethics requirement. new text end

new text begin At least two of the clock hours required under
subdivision 1 must be in social work ethics.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Requirement for LICSWs. new text end

new text begin For licensed independent clinical social
workers, at least 24 of the clock hours required under subdivision 1 must be in the clinical
content areas specified in section 148E.055, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirement for supervisors. new text end

new text begin For social workers providing supervision
according to sections 148E.100 to 148E.125, at least six of the clock hours required under
subdivision 1 must be in the practice of supervision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Independent study. new text end

new text begin Independent study must not consist of more than ten
clock hours of continuing education per renewal term. Independent study must be for
publication, public presentation, or professional development. Independent study includes,
but is not limited to, electronic study. For purposes of subdivision 6, independent study
includes consultation with an experienced supervisor regarding the practice of supervision.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Coursework. new text end

new text begin One credit of coursework in a semester-based academic
institution is the equivalent of 15 clock hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Prorated renewal term. new text end

new text begin If the licensee's renewal term is prorated to be
less or more than 24 months, the required number of continuing education clock hours is
prorated proportionately.
new text end

Sec. 90.

new text begin [148E.135] APPROVAL OF CLOCK HOURS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Ways of approving clock hours. new text end

new text begin The clock hours required under
section
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin must be approved in one or more of the following ways:
new text end

new text begin (1) the hours must be offered by a continuing education provider approved by the
board;
new text end

new text begin (2) the hours must be offered by a continuing education provider approved by the
Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board;
new text end

new text begin (3) the hours must be earned through a continuing education program approved by
the National Association of Social Workers; or
new text end

new text begin (4) the hours must be earned through a continuing education program approved
by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Preapproval not required. new text end

new text begin Providers and programs are not required to be
preapproved but must meet the requirements specified in this section.
new text end

Sec. 91.

new text begin [148E.140] VARIANCES.
new text end

new text begin The board may grant a variance to the continuing education requirements specified
in section
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin , when a licensee demonstrates to the satisfaction of the board that the
licensee is unable to complete the required number of clock hours during the renewal term.
The board may allow a licensee to complete the required number of clock hours within a
time frame specified by the board. The board must not allow a licensee to complete less
than the required number of clock hours.
new text end

Sec. 92.

new text begin [148E.145] CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS APPROVED
BY BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Board approval. new text end

new text begin (a) The board must approve a continuing education
provider who:
new text end

new text begin (1) submits a completed application to the board which provides the information
required by subdivision 2 and which meets the criteria specified in subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (2) pays the provider fee specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) An approval is valid for programs offered no later than one year from the date
the application is approved by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Information required. new text end

new text begin The information that must be provided to the board
includes, but is not limited to, the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name of the continuing education provider;
new text end

new text begin (2) the address, telephone number, and e-mail address of a contact person for the
provider;
new text end

new text begin (3) a signed statement that indicates the provider understands and agrees to abide by
the criteria specified in subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a signed statement that indicates the provider agrees to furnish a certificate of
attendance to each participant in a program offered by the provider.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Criteria for programs. new text end

new text begin (a) A continuing education provider must employ
the following criteria in determining whether to offer a continuing education program:
new text end

new text begin (1) whether the material to be presented will promote the standards of practice
described in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) whether the material to be presented will contribute to the practice of social work
as defined in section
new text end new text begin 148E.010 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (3) whether the material to be presented is intended for the benefit of practicing
social workers; and
new text end

new text begin (4) whether the persons presenting the program are qualified in the subject matter
being presented.
new text end

new text begin (b) The material presented must not be primarily procedural or primarily oriented
towards business practices or self-development.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Audits. new text end

new text begin (a) The board may audit programs offered by a continuing
education provider approved by the board to determine compliance with the requirements
of this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) A continuing education provider audited by the board must provide the
documentation specified in subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Records retention; continuing education providers. new text end

new text begin For three years
following the end of each program offered by a continuing education provider, the
provider must maintain the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) the title of the program;
new text end

new text begin (2) a description of the content and objectives of the program;
new text end

new text begin (3) the date of the program;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number of clock hours credited for participation in the program;
new text end

new text begin (5) the program location;
new text end

new text begin (6) the names and qualifications of the primary presenters;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of the primary audience the program was designed for; and
new text end

new text begin (8) a list of the participants in the program.
new text end

Sec. 93.

new text begin [148E.150] APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin In order to receive credit for a program offered by a continuing education provider
approved by the Association of Social Work Boards or a similar examination body
designated by the board, the provider must be listed on the Association of Social Work
Boards Web site as a provider currently approved by the Association of Social Work
Boards or a similar examination body designated by the board.
new text end

Sec. 94.

new text begin [148E.155] APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
new text end

new text begin In order to receive credit for a program approved by the National Association of
Social Workers, the program must be listed on the National Association of Social Workers
Web site as a program currently approved by the National Association of Social Workers.
new text end

Sec. 95.

new text begin [148E.160] CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS APPROVED
BY BOARD.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Required program content. new text end

new text begin In order to be approved by the board, a
continuing education program must:
new text end

new text begin (1) promote the standards of practice described in sections new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) contribute to the practice of social work as defined in section new text end new text begin 148E.010 new text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (3) not be primarily procedural or be primarily oriented towards business practices
or self-development.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Types of continuing education programs. new text end

new text begin In order to be approved by
the board, a continuing education program must be one of the following: academic
coursework offered by an institution of higher learning; educational workshops, seminars,
or conferences offered by an organization or individual; staff training offered by a public
or private employer; or independent study.
new text end

Sec. 96.

new text begin [148E.165] CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS OF
LICENSEES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Records retention; licensees. new text end

new text begin For one year following the expiration
date of a license, the licensee must maintain documentation of clock hours earned during
the previous renewal term. The documentation must include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) for educational workshops or seminars offered by an organization or at a
conference, a copy of the certificate of attendance issued by the presenter or sponsor
giving the following information:
new text end

new text begin (i) the name of the sponsor or presenter of the program;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the title of the workshop or seminar;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the dates the licensee participated in the program; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the number of clock hours completed;
new text end

new text begin (2) for academic coursework offered by an institution of higher learning, a copy of a
transcript giving the following information:
new text end

new text begin (i) the name of the institution offering the course;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the title of the course;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the dates the licensee participated in the course; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the number of credits completed;
new text end

new text begin (3) for staff training offered by public or private employers, a copy of the certificate
of attendance issued by the employer giving the following information:
new text end

new text begin (i) the name of the employer;
new text end

new text begin (ii) the title of the staff training;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the dates the licensee participated in the program; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) the number of clock hours completed; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for independent study, including electronic study, a written summary of the study
conducted, including the following information:
new text end

new text begin (i) the topics studied;
new text end

new text begin (ii) a description of the applicability of the study to the licensee's authorized scope of
practice;
new text end

new text begin (iii) the titles and authors of books and articles consulted or the name of the
organization offering the study;
new text end

new text begin (iv) the dates the licensee conducted the study; and
new text end

new text begin (v) the number of clock hours the licensee conducted the study.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Audits. new text end

new text begin The board may audit license renewal and reactivation applications
to determine compliance with the requirements of sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin . A
licensee audited by the board must provide the documentation specified in subdivision
1 regardless of whether the provider or program has been approved by the board, the
Association of Social Work Boards, or a similar examination body designated by the
board, or the National Association of Social Workers.
new text end

Sec. 97.

new text begin [148E.170] REVOCATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
APPROVALS.
new text end

new text begin The board may revoke approval of a provider or of a program offered by a provider,
or of an individual program approved by the board, if the board determines subsequent
to the approval that the provider or program failed to meet the requirements of sections
new text end new text begin 148E.130 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.170 new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 98.

new text begin [148E.175] FEES.
new text end

new text begin The fees specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.180 new text end new text begin are nonrefundable and must be deposited in
the state government special revenue fund.
new text end

Sec. 99.

new text begin [148E.180] FEE AMOUNTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Application fees. new text end

new text begin Application fees for licensure are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a licensed social worker, $45;
new text end

new text begin (2) for a licensed graduate social worker, $45;
new text end

new text begin (3) for a licensed independent social worker, $90;
new text end

new text begin (4) for a licensed independent clinical social worker, $90;
new text end

new text begin (5) for a temporary license, $50; and
new text end

new text begin (6) for a licensure by endorsement, $150.
new text end

new text begin The fee for criminal background checks is the fee charged by the Bureau of Criminal
Apprehension. The criminal background check fee must be included with the application
fee as required according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin License fees. new text end

new text begin License fees are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a licensed social worker, $115.20;
new text end

new text begin (2) for a licensed graduate social worker, $201.60;
new text end

new text begin (3) for a licensed independent social worker, $302.40;
new text end

new text begin (4) for a licensed independent clinical social worker, $331.20;
new text end

new text begin (5) for an emeritus license, $43.20; and
new text end

new text begin (6) for a temporary leave fee, the same as the renewal fee specified in subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin If the licensee's initial license term is less or more than 24 months, the required
license fees must be prorated proportionately.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Renewal fees. new text end

new text begin Renewal fees for licensure are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a licensed social worker, $115.20;
new text end

new text begin (2) for a licensed graduate social worker, $201.60;
new text end

new text begin (3) for a licensed independent social worker, $302.40; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for a licensed independent clinical social worker, $331.20.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Continuing education provider fees. new text end

new text begin Continuing education provider
fees are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) for a provider who offers programs totaling one to eight clock hours in a one-year
period according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.145 new text end new text begin , $50;
new text end

new text begin (2) for a provider who offers programs totaling nine to 16 clock hours in a one-year
period according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.145 new text end new text begin , $100;
new text end

new text begin (3) for a provider who offers programs totaling 17 to 32 clock hours in a one-year
period according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.145 new text end new text begin , $200;
new text end

new text begin (4) for a provider who offers programs totaling 33 to 48 clock hours in a one-year
period according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.145 new text end new text begin , $400; and
new text end

new text begin (5) for a provider who offers programs totaling 49 or more clock hours in a one-year
period according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.145 new text end new text begin , $600.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Late fees. new text end

new text begin Late fees are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) renewal late fee, one-half of the renewal fee specified in subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (2) supervision plan late fee, $40.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin License cards and wall certificates. new text end

new text begin (a) The fee for a license card as
specified in section
new text end new text begin 148E.095 new text end new text begin is $10.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee for a license wall certificate as specified in section new text end new text begin 148E.095 new text end new text begin is $30.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Reactivation fees. new text end

new text begin Reactivation fees are as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) reactivation from a temporary leave or emeritus status, the prorated share of the
renewal fee specified in subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (2) reactivation of an expired license, 1-1/2 times the renewal fees specified in
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 100.

new text begin [148E.185] PURPOSE OF COMPLIANCE LAWS.
new text end

new text begin The purpose of sections new text end new text begin 148E.185 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.290 new text end new text begin is to protect the public by ensuring
that all persons licensed as social workers meet minimum standards of practice. The
board shall promptly and fairly investigate and resolve all complaints alleging violations
of statutes and rules that the board is empowered to enforce and (1) take appropriate
disciplinary action, adversarial action, or other action justified by the facts, or (2) enter
into corrective action agreements or stipulations to cease practice, when doing so is
consistent with the board's obligation to protect the public.
new text end

Sec. 101.

new text begin [148E.190] GROUNDS FOR ACTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin The grounds for action in subdivisions 2 to 4 and the
standards of practice requirements in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin apply to all licensees
and applicants.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Violations. new text end

new text begin The board has grounds to take action according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin when a social worker violates:
new text end

new text begin (1) a statute or rule enforced by the board, including this section and sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) a federal or state law or rule related to the practice of social work; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an order, stipulation, or agreement agreed to or issued by the board.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conduct before licensure. new text end

new text begin A violation of the requirements specified in this
section and sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin is grounds for the board to take action under
sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin . The board's jurisdiction to exercise the powers provided in
this section extends to an applicant or licensee's conduct that occurred before licensure if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the conduct did not meet the minimum accepted and prevailing standards of
professional social work practice at the time the conduct occurred; or
new text end

new text begin (2) the conduct adversely affects the applicant or licensee's present ability to practice
social work in conformity with the requirements of sections
new text end new text begin 148E.195 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.240 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Unauthorized practice. new text end

new text begin The board has grounds to take action according
to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin when a social worker:
new text end

new text begin (1) practices outside the scope of practice authorized by section new text end new text begin 148E.050 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (2) engages in the practice of social work without a social work license under
section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin or new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin , except when the social worker is exempt from licensure
under section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin ;
new text end

new text begin (3) provides social work services to a client who receives social work services in
this state, and is not licensed under section
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin or new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin , except when the social
worker is exempt from licensure under section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

Sec. 102.

new text begin [148E.195] REPRESENTATIONS TO CLIENTS AND PUBLIC.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Required displays and information for clients. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker
must conspicuously display at the social worker's places of practice, or make available as
a handout for all clients, information that the client has the right to the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) to be informed of the social worker's license status, education, training, and
experience;
new text end

new text begin (2) to examine public data on the social worker maintained by the board;
new text end

new text begin (3) to report a complaint about the social worker's practice to the board; and
new text end

new text begin (4) to be informed of the board's mailing address, e-mail address, Web site address,
and telephone number.
new text end

new text begin (b) A social worker must conspicuously display the social worker's wall certificate at
the social worker's places of practice and office locations. Additional wall certificates may
be requested according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.095 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Representations. new text end

new text begin (a) No applicant or other individual may be represented
to the public by any title incorporating the words "social work" or "social worker" unless
the individual holds a license according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin and new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin or practices in
a setting exempt from licensure according to section
new text end new text begin 148E.065 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) In all professional use of a social worker's name, the social worker must use
the license designation "LSW" or "licensed social worker" for a licensed social worker,
"LGSW" or "licensed graduate social worker" for a licensed graduate social worker,
"LISW" or "licensed independent social worker" for a licensed independent social worker,
or "LICSW" or "licensed independent clinical social worker" for a licensed independent
clinical social worker.
new text end

new text begin (c) Public statements or advertisements must not be untruthful, misleading, false,
fraudulent, deceptive, or potentially exploitative of clients, former clients, interns,
students, supervisees, or the public.
new text end

new text begin (d) A social worker must not:
new text end

new text begin (1) use licensure status as a claim, promise, or guarantee of successful service;
new text end

new text begin (2) obtain a license by cheating or employing fraud or deception;
new text end

new text begin (3) make false statements or misrepresentations to the board or in materials
submitted to the board; or
new text end

new text begin (4) engage in conduct that has the potential to deceive or defraud a social work
client, intern, student, supervisee, or the public.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Information on credentials. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker must provide accurate
and factual information concerning the social worker's credentials, education, training,
and experience when the information is requested by clients, potential clients, or other
persons or organizations.
new text end

new text begin (b) A social worker must not misrepresent directly or by implication the social
worker's license, degree, professional certifications, affiliations, or other professional
qualifications in any oral or written communications to clients, potential clients, or other
persons or organizations. A social worker must take reasonable steps to prevent such
misrepresentations by other social workers.
new text end

new text begin (c) A social worker must not hold out as a person licensed as a social worker without
having a social work license according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin and new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (d) A social worker must not misrepresent directly or by implication (1) affiliations
with institutions or organizations, or (2) purposes or characteristics of institutions or
organizations with which the social worker is or has been affiliated.
new text end

Sec. 103.

new text begin [148E.200] COMPETENCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Competence. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker must provide services and hold
out as competent only to the extent the social worker's education, training, license,
consultation received, supervision experience, or other relevant professional experience
demonstrate competence in the services provided. A social worker must make a referral
to a competent professional when the services required are beyond the social worker's
competence or authorized scope of practice.
new text end

new text begin (b) When generally recognized standards do not exist with respect to an emerging
area of practice, including but not limited to providing social work services through
electronic means, a social worker must take the steps necessary, such as consultation or
supervision, to ensure the competence of the social worker's work and to protect clients
from harm.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Supervision or consultation. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the completion of
supervision requirements as specified in sections
new text end new text begin 148E.100 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.125 new text end new text begin , a social worker
must obtain supervision or engage in consultation when appropriate or necessary for
competent and ethical practice.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Delegation of social work responsibilities. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker must not
delegate a social work responsibility to another individual when the social worker knows
or reasonably should know that the individual is not licensed when required to be licensed
according to sections
new text end new text begin 148E.055 new text end new text begin and new text end new text begin 148E.060 new text end new text begin .
new text end

new text begin (b) A social worker must not delegate a social work responsibility to another
individual when the social worker knows or reasonably should know that the individual is
not competent to assume the responsibility or perform the task.
new text end

Sec. 104.

new text begin [148E.205] IMPAIRMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Grounds for action. new text end

new text begin The board has grounds to take action under
sections
new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin when a social worker is unable to practice with reasonable
skill and safety by reason of illness, use of alcohol, drugs, chemicals, or any other
materials, or as a result of any mental, physical, or psychological condition.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Self-reporting. new text end

new text begin A social worker regulated by the board who is unable
to practice with reasonable skill and safety by reason of illness, use of alcohol, drugs,
chemicals, or any other materials, or as a result of any mental, physical, or psychological
condition, must report to the board or the health professionals services program.
new text end

Sec. 105.

new text begin [148E.210] PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL CONDUCT.
new text end

new text begin The board has grounds to take action under sections new text end new text begin 148E.255 new text end new text begin to new text end new text begin 148E.270 new text end new text begin when a
social worker:
new text end

new text begin (1) engages in unprofessional or unethical conduct, including any departure from
or failure to conform to the minimum accepted ethical and other prevailing standards of
professional social work practice, without actual injury to a social work client, intern,
student, supervisee, or the public needing to be established;
new text end

new text begin (2) engages in conduct that has the potential to cause harm to a client, intern,
student, supervisee, or the public;
new text end

new text begin (3) demonstrates a willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare, or safety of
a client, intern, student, or supervisee; or
new text end

new text begin (4) engages in acts or conduct adversely affecting the applicant or licensee's current
ability or fitness to engage in social work practice, whether or not the acts or conduct
occurred while engaged in the practice of social work.
new text end

Sec. 106.

new text begin [148E.215] RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Responsibility to clients. new text end

new text begin A social worker's primary professional
responsibility is to the client. A social worker must respect the client's interests, including
the interest in self-determination, except when required to do otherwise by law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Nondiscrimination. new text end

new text begin A social worker must not discriminate against
a client, intern, student, or supervisee or in providing services to a client, intern, or
supervisee on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin,
religion, illness, disability, political affiliation, or social or economic status.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Research. new text end

new text begin When undertaking research activities, a social worker must
use accepted protocols for the protection of human subjects, including (1) establishing
appropriate safeguards to protect the subject's vulnerability, and (2) obtaining the subjects'
informed consent.
new text end

Sec. 107.

new text begin [148E.220] RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS, FORMER CLIENTS,
AND OTHERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Social worker responsibility. new text end

new text begin (a) A social worker is responsible for
acting professionally in relationships with clients or former clients. A client or a former
client's initiation of, or attempt to engage in, or request to engage in, a personal, sexual, or
business relationship is not a defense to a violation of this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) When a relationship is permitted by this section, social workers who engage in
such a relationship assume the full burden of demonstrating that the relationship will not
be detrimental to the client or the professional relationship.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Professional boundaries. new text end

new text begin A social worker must maintain appropriate
professional boundaries with a client. A social worker must not engage in practices with
clients that create an unacceptable risk of client harm or of impairing a social worker's
objectivity or professional judgment. A social worker must not act or fail to act in a way
that, as judged by a reasonable and prudent social worker, inappropriately encourages
the client to relate to the social worker outside of the boundaries of the professional
relationship, or in a way that interferes with the client's ability to benefit from social work
services from the social worker.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Misuse of professional relationship. new text end

new text begin A social worker must not use the
professional relationship with a client, student, supervisee, or intern to further the social
worker's personal, emotional, financial, sexual, religious, political, or business benefit or
interests.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Improper termination. new text end

new text begin A social worker must not terminate a professional
relationship for the purpose of beginning a personal, sexual, or business relationship
with a client.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Personal relationship with a client. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph
(b), a social worker must not engage in a personal relationship with a client that creates a
risk of client harm or of impairing a social worker's objectivity or professional judgment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if a social worker is unable to avoid a personal
relationship with a client, the social worker must take appropriate precautions, such as
consultation or supervision, to address the potential for risk of client harm or of impairing
a social worker's objectivity or professional judgment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new