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148D.061 PROVISIONAL LICENSES.

Subdivision 1.Requirements for a provisional license.

An applicant may be issued a provisional license if the applicant:

(1) was born in a foreign country;

(2) communicates in English as a second language;

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

(4) has met the requirements of section 148E.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), (3), (5), (6), (7), and (8); and

(5) complies with the requirements of subdivisions 2 to 7.

Subd. 2.License term.

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

(b) A provisional license expires three years after the effective date of the license.

Subd. 3.Scope of practice.

A licensee who is issued a provisional license must comply with the requirements of section 148E.050.

Subd. 4.Fee.

A licensee who is issued a provisional license must pay the appropriate license fee specified in section 148E.180.

Subd. 5.Supervised practice requirements.

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 148E.055, the licensee must also meet the supervised practice requirements in sections 148E.100 to 148E.115. The supervised practice completed under a provisional license does not apply to this requirement.

Subd. 6.Evaluation by supervisor.

(a) After being issued a provisional license under subdivision 1, the licensee's supervisor must submit an evaluation 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.

(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 competently and ethically.

Subd. 7.Completion of requirements.

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 148E.065, unless licensed according to section 148E.055.

Subd. 8.Disciplinary or other action.

The board may take action according to sections 148E.260 to 148E.270 if:

(1) the licensee's supervisor does not submit an evaluation as required by section 148D.063;

(2) an evaluation submitted according to section 148D.063 indicates that the licensee cannot practice social work competently and ethically; or

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

Subd. 9.Revocation of provisional license.

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.