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BOARD OF LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS

 

DIVISION 10

BOARD DUTIES AND PROCEDURES

877-010-0000

Board Meetings

The State Board of Licensed Social Workers shall meet a least six times a year to accomplish its work. The Board shall meet at a time and place specified by the Board and at such other times and places as specified on call of the Chair, or a majority of Board members, or by the Governor. Notice of time and place of regularly scheduled, special, and emergency meetings shall be given by notification to the Associated Press, United Press International and other parties who have expressed an interest in the Board's activities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-7-86; BCSW 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-91; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BLSW 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-10

877-010-0005

Quorum Required

A majority of the Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. A majority of the quorum of the Board must concur in any official business transacted by the Board at the meeting.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & 675.900
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-7-86; BCSW 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-94; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-010-0010

Internal Organization

At the first meeting beginning each fiscal year, organizational matters, including review of responsibilities assigned to Board members, shall be the first order of business. The terms of the previous Chair and Vice-Chair and all other positions of assigned responsibility shall expire at this time. However, a Chair or Vice-Chair or any assigned responsibility can be changed or replaced by a majority vote of the members at a meeting if the proposal has been placed on the agenda and sent to the members two weeks in advance of the meeting, or by unanimous consent of members at the meeting.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-7-86; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-010-0015

Chair’s Responsibilities

(1) The Board Chair shall be responsible to carry out the duties of the Chair, including but not limited to the following:

(a) Develop a draft agenda for each board meeting.

(b) Act as Chair during the meetings of the Board.

(c) Call Board meetings as necessary.

(d) Appoint Board members to Board committees.

(e) Supervise the Executive Director and act as Chair of the Personnel Committee.

(f) Conduct business with the Governor’s Office and the Department of Administrative Services as necessary.

(g) Execute documents as necessary to conduct Board business.

(h) Carry out administrative actions which meet applicable Board rules and guidelines in the interim between Board meetings, which shall be presented to the full Board for ratification or approval on the Consent Agenda of the Board meeting immediately following the Chair administrative action. For purposes of this section of rules, administrative actions by the Board Chair include, but are not limited to:

(A) Approval of CSWA supervision plans, plan changes and plan completions.

(B) Approval of applications for licensure or certification.

(C) Approval of license or certification re-activations.

(D) Approval of extensions of time for investigations under ORS 676.165(4).

(i) The Chair is further authorized to take action in-between Board meetings on matters that require policy decisions by the Board, subject to ratification by the Board at the Board’s next meeting immediately following the Chair’s action. Any such actions shall be noted on the agenda for the next meeting of the Board and shall become the first order of new business at that next meeting.

(2) The Vice-Chair shall act in lieu of the Chair when the Chair is unable to perform the required duties. If the Chair is aware in advance of any time periods where the Chair is unable to perform the duties of Chair, the Chair shall inform the Vice Chair and the Board’s Executive Director in writing.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; 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

877-010-0020

Board Communications

All correspondence in support of Board activities shall be prepared by the Board Executive Director or designee. When deemed necessary or appropriate, the Executive Director will review correspondence with the Board Chair or the Board's legal counsel. The full Board should approve in advance any correspondence which may materially affect Board policies and procedures. When a delay might render the Board's functioning ineffective, the Chair may be required to take immediate action which shall be reviewed at the next meeting of the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-7-86; BCSW 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-91; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; 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

877-010-0025

Board Files

All Board files shall be retained in the Board's official office. The Board Executive Director shall maintain a master record of each file checked out of the Board office by Board members. The Board Executive Director shall be notified whenever a Board file is transferred from the possession of one person to another, and shall so note in the Board's records. Individuals who have in their possession documents or files pertaining to Board affairs are responsible for their protection and privacy. Board files shall be retained for a period of seven years after the lapse of a license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-91; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BCSW 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-05; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-010-0030

Minutes and Agendas

(1) The minutes of a meeting shall be distributed promptly following the meeting to all Board members.

(2) The Board Executive Director shall prepare a draft agenda with review by the Chair before distribution to Board members and the public. The agenda items shall include reports by the Board Executive Director, the Chair, and each Board member who has received a specific assignment at the previous meeting or has a report to make regarding standing assignments. If there is insufficient time to inform the Chair, the Board Executive Director may make additional scheduling at the direct request of Board members. The Board may, at its discretion, revise the agenda or limit it to a particular topic under special circumstances. Reports not discussed may be added to the typed minutes of a meeting.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & 675.900
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 1-1986, f. & ef. 7-7-86; BCSW 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-91; BCSW 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-94; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-010-0040

Publications

The Board shall make available, upon request and payment of a fee, a list of the names and addresses of all persons who have been registered, certified, or licensed under ORS 675.510 to 675.600.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & 675.900
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & 675.900
Hist.: BSCW 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-29-82; BCSW 2-1991, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-91; BCSW 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-13-93; Renumbered from 877-020-0040; BCSW 1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 3-25-97; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

877-010-0045

Charges for Materials and Services

(1) All requests for copies of public records pertaining to the State Board of Licensed Social Workers available at the Board office shall be submitted in writing.

(2) Charges for copies, documents, and services shall be as follows:

(a) For machine copies requested by other state agencies and by the general public, the accepted government agency rate per copy.

(b) For documents developed by the Board, an amount fixed by the Board Executive Director not exceeding the actual preparation and materials cost per copy.

(c) For both machine copies and documents, an additional amount set at the discretion of the Board Executive Director for staff time required for search, handling, and copying.

(3) Charges for the general public may be payable in forms acceptable to the Board. Charges to state agencies may be payable in cash unless billing to such agencies is authorized by the Board Executive Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.510 - 675.600 & 675.900
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.590
Hist.: BCSW 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-13-93; BCSW 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-01; BLSW 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-10; BLSW 3-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

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