To amend Section 34-30-57, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the duties of the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners; to authorize the board to charge and collect fees for verifying the existence of a current license, reactivating an inactive license, reinstating a lapsed license, making application to act as a continuing education provider, and registering a supervisor; to provide for exemptions; and to make technical corrections to reflect changes in license names.
Section 34-30-57 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows: "§34-30-57. "In addition to the duties set forth elsewhere in this chapter, the Board of Social Work Examiners shall do all of the following: "(1) Recommend modifications and amendments to this chapter. "(2) Recommend to the appropriate district attorneys prosecutions for the violations of this chapter, after and only after the alleged violator has been notified of such violation or violations and having been given 90 days to disclaim, amend, and rectify such allegation. "(3) Annually publish a list of the names and addresses of all persons who are: "a. "Licensed bachelor social workers," "licensed graduate master social workers," and "licensed certified independent clinical social workers" under this chapter. "b. Eligible to engage in the private independent practice of social work under this chapter. "(4) Establish fees for initial examination, licensure, certification, and renewal thereof; fees for verifying the existence of a current license, reactivating an inactive license, and reinstating a lapsed license; fees for making application to the board to act as a continuing education provider; and fees for registering a supervisor. Nothing in this subdivision shall be interpreted as requiring a state agency to pay any fees for the purposes of verifying the licensure status of current or prospective employees, registering any employee as a supervisor, or providing continuing education to current or prospective employees. "(5) Establish requirements and standards for continuing education. In establishing such requirements, the board shall consult with those groups and organizations which represent both the levels of practice specified in this chapter and the various settings in which social work is practiced. Furthermore, in developing such requirements, the board shall consider, but shall not be limited in its consideration to, agency recognized staff development programs under the auspices of public agencies, continuing education programs offered by colleges and universities having social work programs approved or accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and continuing education programs offered by recognized state and national social work bodies. "(6) Promulgate Adopt rules and regulations pursuant to the State Alabama Administrative Procedures Statute Procedure Act that set forth professional standards for "licensed bachelor social workers," "licensed graduate master social workers," and "licensed certified independent clinical social workers" who are certified for the private independent practice of social work. Those proposed rules and regulations shall be published at least 30 days prior to before the public hearing relative to the proposed rules and regulations, and at least 15 days in advance of such before the hearing, the board shall publish notice of the date, time, and place where such the public hearings of the board will shall be held for the purpose of adopting or amending rules and regulations pertaining to this chapter."
This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law. House of Representatives Read for the first time and re- ferred to the House of Representa- tives committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions.................... ....... 06-FEB-20Read for the second time and placed on the calendar.................... ....... 20-FEB-20 Read for the third time and passed as amended......................... ....... 25-FEB-20 Yeas 68, Nays 19, Abstains 15 Jeff Woodard Clerk
|March 10, 2020||S||Pending third reading on day 12 Favorable from Governmental Affairs|
|March 10, 2020||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 27, 2020||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs|
|February 25, 2020||H||Engrossed|
|February 25, 2020||H||Motion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 122|
|February 25, 2020||H||Motion to Adopt adopted Roll Call 121|
|February 25, 2020||H||Smith Amendment Offered|
|February 25, 2020||H||Third Reading Passed|
|February 20, 2020||H||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 6, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions|