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BOARD OF LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS

 

DIVISION 1

PROCEDURAL RULES

877-001-0005

Model Rules of Procedure

The board adopts the model rules applicable to rulemaking, OAR 137-001-0005 to 137-001-0100, effective on January 1, 2008.

[ED. NOTE: The full text of the Attorney General’s Model Rules of Procedure is available from the office of the Attorney General or the Board of Licensed Social Workers.]

Stat. Auth: ORS 183
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-92; BCSW 1-1995, f. 6-26-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; BCSW 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-97; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BCSW 1-2009, f. 6-15-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09

877-001-0006

Definitions

(1) “Authorization to practice regulated social work” is defined in ORS 675.510 as a certificate or license issued by the State Board of Licensed Social Workers under 675.510 to 675.600.

(2) “Regulated social worker” is defined in ORS 675.510 as a baccalaureate social worker registered under 675.532, a master’s social worker licensed under 675.533, a clinical social work associate certified under 675.537, or a clinical social worker licensed under 675.530.

(3) The term “board” in OAR chapter 877 means the State Board of Licensed Social Workers established by ORS 675.590, unless otherwise specified.

(4) “Clinical social work” means:

(a) A specialty within the practice of master’s social work that requires the application of specialized clinical knowledge and advance clinical skills to the assessment, diagnosis or treatment of mental, emotional or behavioral disorders or conditions, including but not limited to those identified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) fifth edition; and

(b) The application of services described in paragraph (a) of this subsection to the provision of individual, marital, couples, family or group counseling or psychotherapy.

(5) “Clinical supervision” means an interactional professional relationship between a supervisor and a social worker that provides evaluation and direction over the supervisee’s practice of clinical social work and promotes continued development of the social worker’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in the practice of clinical social work in an ethical and competent manner.

(6) “Clinical social worker” means a person who practices clinical social work.

(7) “Practice of social work” means the application of social work theory, knowledge, methods and ethics to restore or enhance social, psychosocial or biopsychosocial functioning of an individual, couples, families, children, groups, organizations or communities, and may include private practice, administration, the provision of clinical supervision and teaching.

(8) For purposes of subsection (7) of this rule, “teaching” means providing instruction to one or more students in an academic or instructional setting by using one of the principles and methods listed in subsection (7) of this rule, but does not include the use of such teaching tools as role plays, process recordings, case discussions, or video or audio tapes of client interactions that do not involve providing mental health services to a live client in the class room setting.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510 - 675.600, 675.532 - 675.533, SB 177(2009) & HB 2345(2009)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.571, 675.532, 675.533, 675.990 - 675.994 & 675.150
Hist.: BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; BLSW 1-2012, f. 12-14-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; BLSW 2-2014, f. 12-29-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

877-001-0009

Name, Address and Employer of Record

(1) As used in OAR Chapter 877 Division 001:

(a) “Licensee” means a regulated social worker or applicant for licensure, certification or registration as a regulated social worker;

(b) “Name of record” means a licensee’s legal name;

(c) “Postal address of record” means the place the licensee chooses to receive postal mail and may be either the licensee’s residence, place of employment, or a post office box;

(d) “Email of record” means an email address where the licensee receives and sends electronic mail;

(e) “Employer of record” means a licensee’s employer name and employer’s postal address; and

(f) “In writing” means a writing submitted to the board, either in hard-copy by postal mail, or electronically to the board’s posted email address.

(2) A licensee must provide the board with a Name of Record.

(a) If a licensee’s Name of Record changes, the licensee must notify the board in writing within 30 days of the effective date of the name change and must include:

(A) Copies of official legal documents showing the name change, which must include either a birth certificate, marriage certificate or a court order or court decree.

(b) A licensee must use their Name of Record for the regulated practice of social work.

(3) A licensee must provide the board with a Postal Address of Record.

(a) If a licensee’s Postal Address of Record changes, the licensee must notify the board of the change within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

(4) A licensee must provide the board with an Email Address of Record.

(a) If a licensee’s Email Address of Record changes, the licensee must notify the board of the change within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

(5) A licensee must provide the board with an Employer of Record, if the licensee is employed.

(a) If a licensee’s Employer of Record changes or the licensee’s employment status changes (the licensee becomes employed or becomes unemployed), the licensee must notify the board of the change within 30 days of the change.

(6) The board will communicate with licensees either by postal mail or by email, at the board’s discretion, unless a specific method of communication is required by applicable state or federal rule or law.

(7) Communication sent to a licensee will be considered to be received by the licensee the date it is sent if it is sent to the licensee’s Postal Address of Record or Email Address of Record.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & OAR 137-001-0005 - 137-001-0100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Hist.: BLSW 1-2012, f. 12-14-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; BLSW 2-2017, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-17

877-001-0015

Required Documentation

The board will accept as evidence that a person meets a requirement to hold an academic degree only:

(1) A certified transcript from the institution awarding the degree; or

(2) A copy of a transcript from the awarding institution or other written verification provided by the social work registry maintained by the Association of Social Work Boards.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510 - 675.600, 675.532 - 675.533, SB 177(2009), HB 2345(2009)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.571, 675.532, 675.533, 675.990 - 675.994, 675.150
Hist.: BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-001-0020

Fees for Certification and Licensing

Following are the fees due, without pro ration, as a condition of obtaining and retaining a certificate or license under this division of rules:

(1) The application fee for an initial certificate or license is:

(a) Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker — $50;

(b) Licensed Master’s Social Worker — $50;

(c) Clinical Social Work Associate — $150;

(d) Licensed Clinical Social Worker — $150.

(2) The fee for initial issuance of a certificate or license is:

(a) Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker — $50;

(b) Licensed Master’s Social Worker — $100;

(c) Clinical Social Work Associate — $60;

(d) Licensed Clinical Social Worker — $260.

(3) The fee for the renewal of a certificate or license is:

(a) Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker:

(A) Active — $110;

(B) Inactive — $40.

(b) Licensed Master’s Social Worker:

(A) Active — $220;

(B) Inactive — $80.

(c) Clinical Social Work Associate — $66;

(d) Licensed Clinical Social Worker:

(A) Active — $286;

(B) Inactive — $106.

(4) The late fee for a request for renewal of a certificate or license received by the board after the renewal date of the certificate or license is:

(a) Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker — $50;

(b) Licensed Master’s Social Worker — $50;

(c) Clinical Social Work Associate — $50;

(d) Licensed Clinical Social Worker on active status — $200;

(e) Licensed Clinical Social Workers on inactive status or Licensed Clinical Social Workers renewing a license under the provisions of OAR 877-020-0060 — $50.

(5) The fees in 877-001-0020(1)(b) and (2)(b) are waived for any Clinical Social Work Associate who applies for Licensed Master’s Social Worker licensure after having completed 75 hours of supervision required in 877-020-0010(3)(b)(A).

(6) The Board may waive any fees in sections (1) through (4) of this rule, upon written request, for any active duty military personnel deployed for 90 days or more outside the State of Oregon.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510-675.600, 675.532-675.533, SB 177(2009) & HB 2345(2009)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.571, 675.532, 675.533, 675.990-675.994 & 675.150
Hist.: BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; BLSW 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-5-11 thru 12-31-11; BLSW 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-11; BLSW 1-2012, f. 12-14-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; BLSW 3-2015, f. 12-21-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16

877-001-0025

Renewals of Authorization to Practice Regulated Social Work

(1) Renewal of authorizations to practice regulated social work: The holder of an authorization to practice regulated social work may renew the authorization by submitting the following to the board:

(a) A completed application for renewal that shows that the holder of the authorization has met the requirements for continuing education in division 25 of this chapter of rules.

(b) The fee required by OAR 877-001-0020.

(2) An authorization lapses at the conclusion of the 30th day following the renewal date unless the holder has met the requirements of section (1) of this rule.

(3) The renewal date for an authorization is the final day of the birth month of the holder in the year the authorization expires. An authorization expires as follows:

(a) A certificate of clinical social work associate expires each year.

(b) A master’s social worker license and a certificate of baccalaureate social worker registration and a license as a clinical social worker expire in the month following the first birth month that occurs a minimum of 18 months following the initial issuance and every second year thereafter.

(4) An authorization expires when it lapses under section (2) of this rule.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510 - 675.600, 675.532 - 675.533, SB 177(2009), HB 2345(2009)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.571, 675.532, 675.533, 675.990 - 675.994, 675.150
Hist.: BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; BLSW 1-2012, f. 12-14-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

877-001-0028

Transition from One Year to Two Year Licensure for Licensed Clinical Social Workers

(1) The fee for active licensure renewal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker of $260 provided for in OAR 877-001-0020(3)(d)(A) shall be reduced by half, to $130, for even-numbered licenses with renewal dates between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, and the renewal term provided for in 877-001-0025(3)(b) shall be reduced by half for the licenses renewed under the provision of this subsection.

(2) The fee for active licensure renewal as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker under the reduced requirements of OAR 877-020-0060 of $130 provided for in 877-001-0020(3)(d)(A) shall be reduced by half, to $65, for even-numbered licenses with renewal dates between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, and the renewal term provided for in 877-001-0025(3)(b) shall be reduced by half for the licenses renewed under the provision of this subsection.

Stat. Auth: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & OAR 137-001-0005 - 137-001-0100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Hist.: BLSW 1-2012, f. 12-14-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

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