2005 Minnesota Statutes - 148D.110 — Licensed independent social workers; supervised practice.


148D.110 Licensed independent social workers; supervised practice.
Subdivision 1. Supervision required before licensure. Before becoming licensed as a licensed independent social worker, a person must have obtained at least 75 hours of supervision during 4,000 hours of postgraduate social work practice authorized by law in accordance with the requirements of section 148D.105, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5. At least three hours of supervision must be obtained during every 160 hours of practice.
Subd. 2. Licensed independent social workers who practice clinical social work after licensure. (a) After licensure, a licensed independent 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 independent 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 independent social worker must obtain a licensed independent clinical social worker license.
(c) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (b), the board may grant a licensed independent social worker permission to engage in clinical social work practice for more than 8,000 hours if the licensed independent social worker petitions the board and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction that for reasons of personal hardship the licensed independent social worker should be granted an extension to continue practicing clinical social work under supervision for up to an additional 2,000 hours.
Subd. 3. Licensed independent social workers who do not practice clinical social work after licensure. After licensure, a licensed independent social worker is not required to be supervised if the licensed independent social worker does not practice clinical social work.
HIST: 2005 c 147 art 1 s 27

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