148E.085 VOLUNTARY TERMINATIONS.
Subdivision 1. Requests for voluntary termination.
(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
(b) A licensee may apply for voluntary termination:
(1) at any time by submitting an application; or
(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.
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.
(c) The board may resolve any pending complaints against a licensee before approving a
request for voluntary termination.
Subd. 2. Application for new licensure.
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
Subd. 3. Prohibition on practice.
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
Subd. 4. Disciplinary or other action.
The board may take action according to sections
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.
History: 2007 c 123 s 79