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CHAPTER 148D. BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK

Table of Sections
Section Headnote
148D.001 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.010 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.015 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.020 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.025 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.030 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.035 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.040 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.045 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.050 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.055 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.060 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.061 PROVISIONAL LICENSES.
148D.062 PROVISIONAL LICENSE; SUPERVISED PRACTICE.
148D.063 PROVISIONAL LICENSE; DOCUMENTATION OF SUPERVISION.
148D.065 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.070 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.075 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.080 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.085 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.090 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.095 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.100 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.105 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.110 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.115 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.120 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.125 Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
148D.130 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.135 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.140 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.145 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.150 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.155 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.160 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.165 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.170 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.175 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.180 Subdivisions renumbered, repealed, or no longer in effect
148D.185 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.190 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.195 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.200 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.205 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.210 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.215 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.220 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.225 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.230 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.235 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.240 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.245 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.250 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.255 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.260 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.265 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.270 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.275 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.280 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.285 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.290 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.001 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.010 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.015 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.020 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.025 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.030 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.035 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.040 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.045 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.050 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.055 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.060 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

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.

148D.062 PROVISIONAL LICENSE; SUPERVISED PRACTICE.

Subdivision 1.Supervision required after licensure.

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.

Subd. 2.Practice requirements.

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 under a provisional license until a permanent license is issued.

Subd. 3.Types of supervision.

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

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

(1) in-person one-on-one supervision; or

(2) in-person group supervision.

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

Subd. 4.Supervisor requirements.

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

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

(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 148E.010, subdivision 18.

(b) Supervision must be provided:

(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 licensed social worker who has completed the supervised practice requirements;

(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:

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

(ii) a licensed independent social worker; or

(iii) a licensed independent clinical social worker;

(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

(4) by a supervisor who meets the requirements in section 148E.120, subdivision 2.

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 2009 c 157 art 2 s 14]

148D.063 PROVISIONAL LICENSE; DOCUMENTATION OF SUPERVISION.

Subdivision 1.Supervision plan.

(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.

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

(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.

(d) 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.

(e) The board must receive a revised supervision plan within 30 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.062.

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

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

Subd. 2.Evaluation.

(a) When a licensee's supervisor 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:

(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 supervisor;

(3) the number of hours and dates of each type of supervision completed;

(4) the supervisee's position description;

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

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

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

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

(ii) practice methods;

(iii) authorized scope of practice;

(iv) ensuring continuing competence;

(v) ethical standards of practice; and

(vi) clinical practice, if applicable.

(b) The supervisor must attest to the satisfaction of the board that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervised practice requirements.

Subd. 3.Alternative verification of supervised practice.

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.

148D.065 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.070 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.075 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.080 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.085 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.090 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.095 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.100 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.105 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.110 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.115 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.120 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

148D.125

Subdivision 1.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 2.

[Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137; 2009 c 157 art 2 s 14]

Subd. 3.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 4.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

148D.130 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.135 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.140 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.145 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.150 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.155 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.160 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.165 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.170 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.175 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

148D.180

Subdivision 1.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 2.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 3.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 4.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 5.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 6.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

Subd. 7.

MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]

148D.185 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.190 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.195 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.200 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.205 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.210 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.215 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.220 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.225 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.230 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.235 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.240 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.245 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.250 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.255 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.260 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.265 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.270 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.275 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.280 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.285 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
148D.290 MS 2010 [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]