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SOCIAL WORKERS

See also MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS

Access to data

Foster care provider skills and training forms, Minn. Statutes 2019 245A.155

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Maternal death studies, Minn. Statutes 2019 145.901

Medical records, generally, see Access to data under MEDICAL RECORDS

Records, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.245, 2019 148E.250

Vaccination records, information exchange, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.3351

Addresses

Change, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.090

Tuberculosis health order hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4805

Advertisements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.085, 2019 148E.195

Background checks, criminal history, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Billing, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.235

Chemically dependent social workers, evaluation, orders, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Child protection workers, see under CHILDREN IN NEED OF PROTECTION OR SERVICES

Client systems, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Clients, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Clinical social workers, see CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS

Commitment, effect, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Community integrated service networks, see COMMUNITY INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS

Complaints

Actions to resolve complaints, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.255

Disciplinary actions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Duties of board regarding, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.185

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Voluntary actions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.270

Confidential or privileged information

Client information, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.245, 2019 148E.250

Commitments, waivers, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.23

Commitments of sex offenders, waivers, Minn. Statutes 2019 253D.03

Contested cases

Disciplinary action, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245, 2019 148E.265

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.045

Licenses, suspension or revocation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Continuing education programs

Approval, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.160, 2019 148E.170

Clock hours, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.130, 2019 148E.135

Criteria for offering programs, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145

Receiving credit for, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.155

Continuing education

Audits, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145, 2019 148E.165

Clock hours, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.130 to 2019 148E.140, 2019 148E.165

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145, 2019 148E.175, 2019 148E.180

Independent study, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.130

Licensees, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.165

Licenses

Board authority to require, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.12

Clock hours, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.070, 2019 148E.130, 2019 148E.135, 2019 148E.165

Reactivation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080, 2019 148E.165

Programs, see Continuing education programs under this topic

Providers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145, 2019 148E.150, 2019 148E.170

Records and record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145, 2019 148E.165

Variances, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.140

Contracts and agreements, disciplinary action, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.16

Controlled substance diversion, employer mandatory reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.33

Crimes against minors, Minn. Statutes 2019 631.40

Criminal history background checks, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Definitions

Board of Social Work Practice Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Child mortality review panel, Minn. Statutes 2019 256.01

Commitment and Treatment Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.02

Health law, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4172

Professional firms, Minn. Statutes 2019 319B.02

Tuberculosis Health Threat Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4803

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.011

Directories, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.071

Disciplinary action

Failure to report to board, civil penalties for, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

Forms of

Provisional licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061

Types and procedures, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.255 to 2019 148E.270

Grounds

Failure to report, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.240, 2019 214.16

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.190

Health professionals services program violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.355

Impairment, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.205

Provisional licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061

Temporary licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060

Unprofessional or unethical conduct, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.210

Patient Protection Act, violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 62J.74

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285, 2019 148E.290

Voluntarily terminated licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.085

Disclosure

Client information, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Discrimination, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.215

Education and training

Assessment and diagnosis, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.225

Fetal alcohol syndrome, Minn. Statutes 2019 145.9266

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

License requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Supervisors, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.062, 2019 148E.120

Emeritus status, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Ethics, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.130

Evaluations by, chronically ill persons, Minn. Statutes 2019 62S.02

Evidence, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Examinations, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

False statements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Fees

Client fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.235

Continuing education, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.180

Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.699

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.699

Supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.120, 2019 148E.125

Fraud, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Graduate social workers

Clinical practice, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.106

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Practice, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.050

Supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.062, 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.105, 2019 148E.106, 2019 148E.120

Supervision by, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.100, 2019 148E.105

Guardians for, appointment, effect, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Health care taxes, collection, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.16

Hearings

Complaint investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Licenses, temporary suspension, disciplinary hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Home and community-based services waivers, payment rates, rate-setting factors, Minn. Statutes 2019 256S.213

Identification, name tags, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.6585

Immunity, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

Independent social workers

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.105, 2019 148E.106, 2019 148E.110

Practice, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.050

Supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.062, 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.110, 2019 148E.120, 2019 148E.125

Supervision by, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.100, 2019 148E.105

Infection control practitioners, designation, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4803

Information exchange

Clients, rights, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Vaccination records, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.3351

Informed consent, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.215, 2019 148E.230

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Insurance fraud, see under FRAUD

Interns, defined, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Interpreters, use, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Investigations

Complaints, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.185, 2019 148E.245

Cooperation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.250

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.070

Subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.240

Leaves of absence, temporary, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080

Liability

Child abuse and maltreatment reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.556

Drug abuse by pregnant women, reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.5561

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4175

Psychotherapy services, Minn. Statutes 2019 148.975

Tuberculosis, good faith reporting, immunity, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4804

Violations, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

Licensed health professionals, social workers defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4172, 2019 144.4803

Licensed social workers (LSWs), health officers, civil commitment definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.02

Licensees

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.015, 2019 148E.020

Emeritus status, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080

Names, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.090

Resignation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

Temporary licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060

Licenses

Cards, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.095, 2019 148E.180

Categories of, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

Changes, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

City employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

County employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Criminal history background checks, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Emeritus active, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Emeritus inactive, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Emeritus status, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080

Endorsements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

Exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.065, 2019 148E.120

Expedited and temporary licensing, armed forces members, Minn. Statutes 2019 197.4552

Expiration

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.070, 2019 148E.080

Provisional licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.699, 2019 148E.180

Foreign jurisdictions, applicants, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.120

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.050, 2019 148E.055

Graduate social workers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Independent social workers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.105, 2019 148E.125

Interns, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.070

Minority group members, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Names, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.090

Provisional, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061 to 2019 148D.063

Public employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Reactivation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.070, 2019 148E.080, 2019 148E.085, 2019 148E.165, 2019 148E.180

Renewals

Clock hours, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.130

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.070

Licensing board law, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.12

Supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.125

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

State employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061 to 2019 148D.063, 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.070, 2019 148E.080

Suspension or revocation

Adversarial actions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Conviction of crime, Minn. Statutes 2019 631.40

Disciplinary actions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.020

Licensing board law, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.10

Provisional licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148D.063

Temporary license suspension, imminent risk of serious harm, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.077, 2019 214.32

Temporary licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060

Teachers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Temporary leave license, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Temporary licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.080

Variances, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.035

Voluntary termination, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080, 2019 148E.085

Wall certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080 to 2019 148E.095, 2019 148E.180, 2019 148E.195

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2019 256B.0911, 2019 256I.04

Marriage and family therapy, exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148B.38

Medical records, access, patients' rights, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.334

Medical social workers, services, health care taxes, Minn. Statutes 2019 295.50

Misrepresentation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Names

Change, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.090

License designations, abbreviations for, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195

Professional names, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.090, 2019 148E.195

Tuberculosis health order hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4805

Payments to

Developmentally disabled persons, comprehensive evaluations, costs, Minn. Statutes 2019 252A.20

Third party payments, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.235

Photographs, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Physical examinations, orders, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Positive support professionals, Minn. Statutes 2019 245D.091

Practice of social work

Cessation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.270

Clinical practice, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Delegation of duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.200

Direct clinical client contact, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.065

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.050

Impairment, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.205

Person-in-environment perspective, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Standards, compliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.106, 2019 148E.130, 2019 148E.185 to 2019 148E.290

Supervised practice

Documentation of supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.125

License requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

Provisional licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148D.062

Types of licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.100 to 2019 148E.106

Temporary leave licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Temporary licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060

Variances, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Voluntarily terminated licensees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.085

Professional firms, authority to organize, Minn. Statutes 2019 319B.40

Professionals, social workers defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 256.01

Psychiatric social workers, defined as health care providers, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.011

Psychotherapy, Minn. Statutes 2019 148.975

Public information and education programs, paternity, establishing, consulting, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.75

Qualified mental health professionals, independent clinical social workers defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 256J.08

Records and record keeping

Access to data, see same under this topic

Client records, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.225, 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.245, 2019 148E.250

Continuing education, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.145, 2019 148E.165

Treatment and intervention services, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.225

Vaccination records, information exchange, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.3351

Referrals by, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.200, 2019 148E.235

Regulated persons, social workers defined as, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.16

Reports given

Child abuse and maltreatment reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.240, 2019 626.556

Drug abuse by pregnant women, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.5561

Health threats to others, liability, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4175

Obligations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.240

Self-reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.205, 2019 148E.240

Tuberculosis, reportable persons, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4804

Vulnerable adults, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.240

Research, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.215

Resignation, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

School social workers, see SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS

Scope of practice

Abortion, health plan companies, compliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 62Q.145

License requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061, 2019 148E.050, 2019 148E.060

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Sex offenders, assessing and treating, practice of medicine, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2019 147.09

Sexual exploitation by

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.220, 2019 148E.245, 2019 148E.270

Licensed professional counselors, Minn. Statutes 2019 604.20 to 2019 604.205

Social Work Board, see SOCIAL WORK BOARD

Statements by, domestic abuse victims, Minn. Statutes 2019 268.095

Students, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.065

Subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230, 2019 148E.240, 2019 148E.245

Supervision

After licensure, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.062, 2019 148D.063, 2019 148E.100 to 2019 148E.106, 2019 148E.110

Alternate supervisors, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.120

Clinical supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.063, 2019 148E.010, 2019 148E.120

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.200

License requirements

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

License renewals, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.070

Licensed independent social workers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.110

Provisional licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061

Restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.080

Temporary licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060

Planning, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.063, 2019 148E.125

Verification, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.063, 2019 148E.100, 2019 148E.125

Supervisors

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.100 to 2019 148E.106, 2019 148E.120 to 2019 148E.130

Provisional licensees, supervision, Minn. Statutes 2019 148D.061 to 2019 148D.063

Tape recordings, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Task forces, professions working with violence and abuse, Minn. Statutes 2019 135A.153

Teachers, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060

Telephone numbers, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.090

Temporary lease license, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Termination of services, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.225

Testimony, tuberculosis carriers, endangerment to public health, sufficiency of evidence, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4809

Titles, use of, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.195, 2019 148E.280, 2019 148E.290

Travel expenses, developmentally disabled persons, evaluations, Minn. Statutes 2019 252A.20

Treatment and intervention services, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.225

Variances

Continuing education, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.140

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.035

Practice of social work, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.075

Video recordings, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.230

Violations and penalties

Adversarial but nondisciplinary actions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.255, 2019 148E.265

Cease and desist orders, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Chemical dependency assessments, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Client relationships, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.210 to 2019 148E.220, 2019 148E.235, 2019 148E.245

Contracts, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.16

Corrective action, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.255, 2019 148E.270

Crimes against a minor, revocation of license, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.10

Failure to report to board, civil penalties for, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.285

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.235, 2019 148E.270

Fines, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.185 to 2019 148E.290

Health threat to others, false reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4175

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Injunctions, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Mental or physical examinations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245

Practice standards, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055, 2019 148E.060, 2019 148E.185 to 2019 148E.290

Practicing without license

Cease and desist orders, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.265

Criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.290

General prohibition, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.275

Grounds for action, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.190

License requirement, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.055

Reporting of violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.240

Voluntarily terminated licenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.085

Reporting requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.240, 2019 148E.285, 2019 148E.290

Reprimands, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.260

Sexual conduct, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.010

Titles, unauthorized use, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.195, 2019 148E.280, 2019 148E.290

Waivers

Commitments, confidential or privileged information, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.23

Mental or physical examinations or chemical dependency evaluations, Minn. Statutes 2019 148E.245