2005 Minnesota Statutes - 148D.060 — Temporary licenses.


148D.060 Temporary licenses.
Subdivision 1. Students and other persons not currently licensed in another jurisdiction. 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 148D.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 148D.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 accreditation body designated by the board; and
(6) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.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 pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.
Subd. 2. Emergency situations and persons currently licensed in another jurisdiction. 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 148D.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 accreditation body designated by the board; and
(5) not engaged in conduct that was or would be in violation of the standards of practice specified in sections 148D.195 to 148D.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 pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.
Subd. 3. Teachers. 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 148D.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 148D.195 to 148D.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 pursuant to sections 148D.255 to 148D.270.
Subd. 4. Temporary license application fee. An applicant for a temporary license must pay the application fee described in section 148D.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 148D.055.
Subd. 5. Temporary license term. (a) A temporary license is valid until expiration, or until the board issues or denies the license pursuant to section 148D.055, or until the board revokes the temporary license, whichever comes first. A temporary license is nonrenewable.
(b) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision 1 or 2 expires after six months.
(c) A temporary license issued pursuant to subdivision 3 expires after 12 months.
Subd. 6. Licensee with temporary license who has completed requirements for 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 who has completed requirements for 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 148D.100 to 148D.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 pursuant 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 148D.100 to 148D.125.
Subd. 9. Prohibition on practice. An applicant for a temporary license must not practice social work in Minnesota, except as provided in section 148D.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 in accordance with the requirements of sections 148D.195 to 148D.240.
Subd. 12. Ineligibility. An applicant who is currently practicing social work in Minnesota in a setting that is not exempt under section 148D.065 at the time of application is ineligible for a temporary license.
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.
HIST: 2005 c 147 art 1 s 17

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