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148D.060 TEMPORARY LICENSES.
    Subdivision 1. Students and other persons not currently licensed in another jurisdiction.
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:
(1) applied for a license under section 148D.055;
(2) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
(3) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a criminal
background check;
(4) passed the applicable licensure examination provided for in section 148D.055;
(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; and
(6) 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.
    Subd. 2. Emergency situations and persons currently licensed in another jurisdiction.
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 148D.055, and has:
(1) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
(2) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a criminal
background check;
(3) submitted evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is currently licensed or
credentialed to practice social work in another jurisdiction;
(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; and
(5) 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.
    Subd. 2a. Programs in candidacy status. 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:
    (1) applied for a license under section 148D.055;
    (2) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
    (3) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a criminal
background check;
    (4) passed the applicable licensure examination provided for in section 148D.055; and
    (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.
    Subd. 3. Teachers. 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 148D.055, and who has:
(1) applied for a temporary license on a form provided by the board;
(2) submitted a form provided by the board authorizing the board to complete a criminal
background check;
(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
(4) 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.
    Subd. 4. Temporary license application fee. An applicant for a temporary license must pay
the application fee described in section 148D.180 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 148D.055.
    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.
    (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.
    (d) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision 2a expires after 12 months.
    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 by, or 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 may temporarily
engage in social work practice except that a licensee with a temporary license may not engage in
clinical social work practice.
    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 by, or 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 may temporarily engage in social work
practice, including clinical practice.
    Subd. 8. Supervision requirements. (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
148D.100 to 148D.125. 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.
(b) If an applicant is currently licensed or credentialed to practice social work in another
jurisdiction, and receives a temporary license pursuant 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 148D.100 to 148D.125.
    Subd. 9. Prohibition on practice. An applicant for a temporary license must not practice
social work in Minnesota, except as provided in section 148D.065, until the applicant has been
granted a temporary license.
    Subd. 10. Representation of professional status. In making representations of professional
status to the public, a licensee with a temporary license must state that the licensee has a
temporary license.
    Subd. 11. Standards of practice. A licensee with a temporary license must conduct all
professional activities as a social worker in accordance with the requirements of sections
148D.195 to 148D.240.
    Subd. 12. Ineligibility. An applicant who is currently practicing social work in Minnesota in
a setting that is not exempt under section 148D.065 at the time of application is ineligible for
a temporary license.
    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 cause. A licensee whose temporary license is revoked must immediately return
the temporary license to the board.
History: 2005 c 147 art 1 s 17; 2007 c 123 s 53-57
NOTE:This section was also repealed by Laws 2007, chapter 123, section 137, effective
August 1, 2011. Laws 2007, chapter 123, section 137.