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Rule Adoptions
Volume 40, Issue 20
Issue Date: October 20, 2008
Law and Public Safety
Division of Consumer Affairs
STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS

Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:44G

State Board of Social Work Examiners Rules

Proposed: May 5, 2008 at 40 N.J.R. 2211(a).
Adopted: July 30, 2008 by the State Board of Social Work Examiners, Henry Acosta, Vice-Chair.
Filed: September 18, 2008 as R.2008 d.311, without change.

Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:15BB-11.
Effective Date: September 18, 2008 , Readoption;
      [page=6210] October 20, 2008 , Amendments.
Expiration Date: September 18, 2013 .

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the rules readopted with amendments.

Full text of the readopted rules can be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 13:44G.

Full text of the adopted amendments follows:

SUBCHAPTER 1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE; DEFINITIONS

13:44G-1.2 Definitions

The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

. . .

"Social work services" means concrete, non-clinical services, which may be performed only by a Board licensee or certificate holder. Social work services include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.-9. (No change.)

SUBCHAPTER 4. APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS; BOARD-APPROVED EXAMINATION; ENDORSEMENT

13:44G-4.1 Eligibility requirements; LCSW

(a) (No change.)

(b) An applicant for licensure as an LCSW shall submit the following, on forms provided by the Board.

1.-4. (No change.)

5. Proof that the applicant has successfully completed the clinical examination administered by the ASWB;

6. Proof that the applicant was an LSW at the time that the experience in (a) above was acquired, or proof that the applicant engaged in social work practice in a setting in which licensure is not required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:15BB-5; and

7. A signed consent form acknowledging that the Board will perform a criminal history background check as a pre-requisite of licensure.

13:44G-4.2 Eligibility requirements; LSW

(a) An applicant for licensure as an LSW shall submit the following, on forms provided by the Board:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. A signed consent form acknowledging that the Board will perform a criminal history background check as a pre-requisite of licensure;

4. (No change in text.)

5. Proof of successful completion of the master's level examination administered by the ASWB.

i. An applicant pursuing a master's degree in social work and enrolled in the last semester of an educational program accredited or in candidacy for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education is eligible to take the master's level examination.

13:44G-4.3 Eligibility requirements; CSW

(a) An applicant for certification as a CSW shall submit the following, on forms provided by the Board:

1. (No change.)

2. The application fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:44G-14.1;

3. A signed consent form acknowledging that the Board will perform a criminal history background check as a prerequisite of certification; and

4. (No change in text.)

13:44G-4.5 Endorsement

(a) (No change.)

(b) An applicant for licensure pursuant to this section shall submit the following to the Board:

1.-2. (No change.)

3. A signed consent form acknowledging that the Board will perform a criminal history background check as a pre-requisite of licensure;

Recodify existing 3. and 4. as 4. and 5. (No change in text.)

13:44 G-8.1 Clinical supervision

(a) All LSWs shall not engage in independent private clinical social work practice and all LSWs engaged in clinical social work practice shall have clinical supervision in accordance with the following standards:

1.-7. (No change.)

8. The relationship between the supervisor and the social worker shall not violate the conflicts of interest provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:44G-10.4(b).

(b)-(f) (No change.)

SUBCHAPTER 12. CLIENT RECORDS; CONFIDENTIALITY

13:44G-12.3 Confidentiality

(a) A social worker shall preserve the confidentiality of information obtained from a client in the course of performing social work services for the client, including after the death of a client, except in the following circumstances.

1.-2. (No change.)

3. Disclosure is required by a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to a judge's order.

4.-7. (No change.)

(b)-(c) (No change.)

13:44G-14.1 Fees

(a) Charges for licensure, certification and other services:

1.-12. (No change.)

Recodify existing 14.-17. as 13.-16. (No change in text.)

   
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