2005 Minnesota Statutes - 148D.105 — Licensed graduate social workers; supervised practice.


148D.105 Licensed graduate social workers; supervised practice.
Subdivision 1. Supervision required after licensure. After receiving a license from the board as a licensed graduate social worker, a licensed graduate social worker must obtain at least 75 hours of supervision in accordance with the requirements of this section.
Subd. 2. Practice requirements. The supervision required by subdivision 1 must be obtained during the first 4,000 hours of postgraduate social work practice authorized by law. At least three hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of practice.
Subd. 3. Types of supervision. (a) Thirty-seven and one-half hours of the supervision required by subdivision 1 must consist of one-on-one in-person supervision.
(b) Thirty-seven and one-half hours must consist of one or more of the following types of supervision, subject to the limitation in clause (3):
(1) one-on-one in-person supervision;
(2) in-person group supervision; or
(3) electronic supervision such as by telephone or video conferencing, provided that electronic supervision must not exceed 25 hours.
(c) To qualify as in-person group supervision, the group must not exceed seven members including the supervisor.
Subd. 4. Supervisor requirements. The supervision required by subdivision 1 must be provided by a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section 148D.120. The supervision must be provided:
(1) if the supervisee is not engaged in clinical practice, by a (i) licensed independent social worker, (ii) licensed graduate social worker who has completed the supervised practice requirements, or (iii) licensed independent clinical social worker;
(2) if the supervisee is engaged in clinical practice, by a licensed independent clinical social worker; or
(3) by a supervisor who meets the requirements specified in section 148D.120, subdivision 2.
Subd. 5. Supervisee requirements. The supervisee must:
(1) to the satisfaction of the supervisor, practice competently and ethically in accordance with professional social work knowledge, skills, and values;
(2) receive supervision in the following content areas:
(i) development of professional values and responsibilities;
(ii) practice skills;
(iii) authorized scope of practice;
(iv) ensuring continuing competence; and
(v) ethical standards of practice;
(3) submit a supervision plan in accordance with section 148D.125, subdivision 1; and
(4) verify supervised practice in accordance with section 148D.125, subdivision 3, if:
(i) the board audits the supervisee's supervised practice; or
(ii) a licensed graduate social worker applies for a licensed independent social worker or licensed independent clinical social worker license.
Subd. 6. Licensed graduate social workers who practice clinical social work. (a) A licensed graduate social worker must not engage in clinical social work practice except under supervision by a licensed independent clinical social worker or an alternate supervisor designated pursuant to section 148D.120, subdivision 2.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), a licensed graduate social worker must not engage in clinical social work practice under supervision for more than 8,000 hours. In order to practice clinical social work for more than 8,000 hours, a licensed graduate social worker must obtain a licensed independent clinical social worker license.
(c) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (b), the board may grant a licensed graduate social worker permission to engage in clinical social work practice for more than 8,000 hours if the licensed graduate social worker petitions the board and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that for reasons of personal hardship the licensed graduate social worker should be granted an extension to continue practicing clinical social work under supervision for up to an additional 2,000 hours.
(d) Upon completion of 4,000 hours of clinical social work practice and 75 hours of supervision in accordance with the requirements of this section, a licensed graduate social worker is eligible to apply for a licensed independent clinical social worker license pursuant to section 148D.115, subdivision 1.
Subd. 7. Licensed graduate social workers who do not practice clinical social work. A licensed graduate social worker who fulfills the supervision requirements specified in subdivisions 1 to 5, and who does not practice clinical social work, is not required to be supervised after completion of the supervision requirements.
Subd. 8. Attestation. A social worker and the social worker's supervisor must attest that the supervisee has met or has made progress on meeting the applicable supervision requirements in accordance with section 148D.125, subdivision 2.
HIST: 2005 c 147 art 1 s 26

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