2005 Idaho Code - 54-3202 — DEFINITIONS

                                  TITLE  54
                    PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
                                  CHAPTER 32
                          SOCIAL WORK LICENSING ACT
    54-3202.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter, the terms defined in this
section shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates
another meaning.
    (1)  "Board" means the state board of social work examiners hereinafter
provided in this chapter.
    (2)  "Social work" is defined as the professional activity of helping
individuals, groups, families and communities enhance or restore their
capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to
this goal. Social work practice consists of the professional application of
social work values, principles, and techniques. The practice of social work
requires knowledge of human development and behavior of social, economic and
cultural institutions and of the interaction of all these factors.
    (3)  "Clinical social worker" means an individual who has a master's
degree or doctorate in social work and two (2) years of postgraduate
supervised clinical experience approved by the board and who is licensed under
this chapter and may be designated as a licensed clinical social worker
(LCSW).
    (4)  "Masters social worker" means an individual who has a doctorate or
master's degree in social work from a college or university approved by the
board and is licensed under this chapter and may be designated as a licensed
masters social worker (LMSW).
    (5)  "Social worker" means an individual who has a baccalaureate degree in
social work or related fields from a college or university approved by the
board and is licensed under this chapter and may be designated as a licensed
social worker (LSW).

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