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148E.060 TEMPORARY LICENSES.

Subdivision 1.Students and other persons not currently licensed in another jurisdiction.

(a) 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 148E.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 148E.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 accrediting body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social work from an accredited university; and

(6) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice specified in sections 148E.195 to 148E.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 according to sections 148E.255 to 148E.270.

(b) A temporary license issued under this subdivision expires after six months.

Subd. 2.Emergency situations and persons currently licensed in another jurisdiction.

(a) 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 148E.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 accrediting body designated by the board, or a doctorate in social work from an accredited university; and

(5) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice specified in sections 148E.195 to 148E.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 according to sections 148E.255 to 148E.270.

(b) A temporary license issued under this subdivision expires after six months.

Subd. 2a.Programs in candidacy status.

(a) 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 accrediting body designated by the board, and has:

(1) applied for a license under section 148E.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 148E.055; and

(5) not engaged in conduct that is in violation of the standards of practice specified in sections 148E.195 to 148E.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 148E.255 to 148E.270.

(b) A temporary license issued under this subdivision 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 accrediting 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 accrediting 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.

Subd. 3.Teachers.

(a) 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 148E.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 148E.195 to 148E.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 according to sections 148E.255 to 148E.270.

(b) A temporary license issued under this subdivision expires after 12 months.

Subd. 4.Temporary license application fee.

An applicant for a temporary license must pay the application fee specified in section 148E.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 148E.055.

Subd. 5.Temporary license term.

A temporary license is valid until expiration, or until the board issues or denies the license according to section 148E.055, or until the board revokes the temporary license, whichever comes first. A temporary license is nonrenewable.

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 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 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 148E.100 to 148E.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 according 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 148E.100 to 148E.125.

Subd. 9.Prohibition on practice.

An applicant for a temporary license must not practice social work in Minnesota, except as provided in section 148E.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 according to the requirements of sections 148E.195 to 148E.240.

Subd. 12.

[Repealed, 2015 c 71 art 10 s 34]

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, without notice or opportunity to be heard. A licensee whose temporary license is revoked must immediately return the temporary license to the board.

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