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Minnesota Session Laws - 2013, Regular Session

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CHAPTER 25--S.F.No. 953

An act

relating to health; modifying a social work licensure provision;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148E.0555, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 148E.0555, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Eligible agency personnel.

When submitting the application for licensure, the applicant must provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is currently employed by a:

(1) Minnesota city or state agency, and:

(i) at any time within three years of the date of submitting an application for licensure was presented to the public by any title incorporating the words "social work" or "social worker," while employed by that agency for a minimum of six months; or

(ii) at any time within three years of the date of submitting an application for licensure was engaged in the practice of social work, including clinical social work, as described in section 148E.010, subdivisions 6 and 11, while employed by that agency for a minimum of six months; or

(2) private nonprofit, nontribal or tribal agency whose primary service focus addresses ethnic minority populations, and the applicant is a member of an ethnic minority population within the agency, previously exempt from licensure under Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 148D.065, subdivision 5, and section 148E.065, subdivision 5, and:

(i) at any time within three years of the date of submitting an application for licensure was presented to the public by any title incorporating the words "social work" or "social worker," while employed by that agency for a minimum of six months; or

(ii) at any time within three years of the date of submitting an application for licensure was engaged in the practice of social work, including clinical social work, as described under section 148E.010, subdivisions 6 and 11, while employed by that agency for a minimum of six months.

Presented to the governor April 24, 2013

Signed by the governor April 25, 2013, 12:54 a.m.

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