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10.42.06.00.htm 10.42.06.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 42 BOARD OF SOCIAL WORK EXAMINERS Chapter 06 Continuing Education Requirements Authority: Health Occupations Article, §19-205 and 19-308, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.42.06.01.htm 10.42.06.01. 01 Scope and Objectives.. A. This chapter establishes continuing education requirements for licensed social workers in the State.B. The objectives of this chapter include:. 1) Maintenance and enhancement of professional competence;. 2) Ongoing improvement of professional skills and knowledge; and. 3) Enrichment of social work services provided to the citizens of Maryland..
10.42.06.02.htm 10.42.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Approved programs" means programs that are presented by professionals who are qualified in the content area with education as the focus and that:a) Are offered or provided under the auspices of an authorized sponsor; or. b) Are offered or approved by the Board.. 2) "Authorized sponsor" means an individual or organization that is authorized to provide continuing
10.42.06.03.htm 10.42.06.03. 03 Continuing Education Requirements.. A. The Board shall renew a license for an additional 2-year period if the social worker:. 1) Completes 40 (30 for Licensed Bachelor Social Workers) continuing education units within the renewal period, of which a minimum of:a) 20 (15 for Licensed Bachelor Social Workers) continuing education units shall be obtained from approved programs which are Category I; andb) 3 of the required Category I continuing education units shall have a con
10.42.06.04.htm 10.42.06.04. 04 Continuing Education Activities.. A. The social worker shall complete continuing education units relating to the practice of social work that foster improvement, advancement, and extension of the social worker's professional skill, knowledge, and competence.B. Documentation shall be provided for the continuing education units listed in §C―F of this regulation as set forth in Regulation .07 of this chapter.C. Continuing Education Unit.. 1) In an academic classro
10.42.06.05.htm 10.42.06.05. 05 Authorization of Sponsors and Approval of Continuing Education Programs.. A. Automatically Authorized Sponsors.. 1) Automatically authorized sponsors shall offer continuing education programs that meet the objectives set forth in Regulations .01B and .04 of this chapter.2) The following are automatically authorized sponsors:. a) National, regional, or State accredited academic institutions offering academic courses or programs recognized as acceptable social work curriculum
10.42.06.06.htm 10.42.06.06. 06 Exceptions from Any of the Requirements.. Before attending a program, a social worker requesting an exception from any of the requirements of this chapter shall provide:A. Official documentation that confirms circumstances beyond the control of the social worker because of:1) A functional impairment or prolonged illness that has been diagnosed by a health care practitioner;2) Mandatory military service or deployment;. 3) A prolonged absence from the United States;.
10.42.06.07.htm 10.42.06.07. 07 Reporting, Documenting, and Auditing Compliance with Continuing Education Requirements.. A. A social worker who has completed the continuing education requirements shall attest to that on a form supplied by the Board as part of the application for license renewal, reinstatement, or reactivation.B. The Board shall audit a percentage of social workers, to be selected by the Board, for each renewal period.C. On request by the Board, a social worker shall provide full documentatio
10.42.06.08.htm 10.42.06.08. 08 Extension of Time.. A. A social worker shall file a request for an extension of time, including the supporting documentation, with the Board. The request shall be in writing and filed before October 1 of the renewal year.B. The Board shall consider and render a decision on the request within 21 days of receiving the written request.C. The Board may grant an extension and conditionally renew a license for up to 6 months or reactivate or reinstate a license with an extension not to
10.42.06.09.htm 10.42.06.09. 09 Consequences of Failure to Comply with Continuing Education Requirements.. The Board shall notify a social worker by first class mail that the license has not been renewed if the following has occurred:A. The Board has not received the required certification of completion of continuing education requirements by October 31 of the renewal year and an extension has not been requested;B. Continuing education requirements have not been met, and an extension request has been denied by
10.42.06.10.htm 10.42.06.10. 10 Reinstatement of Licenses.. A social worker whose license has not been renewed is entitled to reinstatement within 5 years of the date the license expired, by:A. Paying the reinstatement fee established by the Board, as provided in COMAR 10.42.05.02; and. B. Demonstrating to the Board that the social worker has met all continuing education requirements by obtaining 40 (30 for Licensed Bachelor Social Workers) continuing education units in the 2 years preceding the social worke
10.42.06.11.htm 10.42.06.11. 11 Reactivation of Licenses.. A social worker whose license was placed on inactive status is entitled to reactivation within 5 years of the date the license expired, by:A. Paying the reactivation fee established by the Board, as provided in COMAR 10.42.05.02; and. B. Demonstrating to the Board that the social worker has met all continuing education requirements by obtaining 40 (30 for Licensed Bachelor Social Workers) continuing education units in the 2 years p
10.42.06.9999.htm 10.42.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 22, 1994 (21:8 Md. R. 666) adopted permanently effective September 12, 1994 (21:18 Md. R. 1509)Regulation .04A amended effective August 12, 1996 (23:16 Md. R. 1176) ―. Regulations .01―06 repealed and new Regulations .01―12 adopted effective November 1, 2003 (29:9 Md. R. 745)Regulation .11 repealed and Regulation .12 recodified to be Regulation .11 effective January 1, 2007
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