Bill S1612-2011

Allows certain persons to file an application with the department of education to be licensed as a social worker or clinical social worker

Provides additional time for certain persons to file an application with the department of education to be licensed as a social worker or clinical social worker; requires such persons to have possessed all the requirements for such applications by September 1, 2004.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1612

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to persons authorized to practice social work

PURPOSE: To provide eligible social workers additional time to complete the licensure application process.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 7707 of the education law. Subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 230 of the laws of 2004 and subdivision 4 as added by chapter 420 of the laws of 2002.

JUSTIFICATION: One additional year is needed to allow those social workers who are eligible, to complete the licensure application process.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1612 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to persons authorized to practice social work THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 7707 of the education law, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 230 of the laws of 2004 and subdivi- sion 4 as added by chapter 420 of the laws of 2002, are amended to read as follows: 2. Any person who possesses a master's of social work degree on [the effective date of this section] SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR, who has five years of post-graduate social work employment BY SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR and meets the requirements for a license pursu- ant to this article, except for examination, and who files with the department [within one year of the effective date of this section] BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE shall be licensed as a licensed master social worker. 4. Any person who is licensed as a certified social worker on [the effective date of this section] SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR, but who has not received authorization pursuant to section three thousand two hundred twenty-one or four thousand three hundred three of the insurance law, who files with the department [within one year of the effective date of this section] BY DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE an application pursuant to subdivision two of section seventy- seven hundred four of this article, AND who demonstrates BY SEPTEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOUR to the satisfaction of the department that they meet the experience requirements for authorization pursuant to section three thousand two hundred twenty-one or four thousand three hundred three of the insurance law, shall be licensed as a licensed clinical social worker without meeting any further requirements. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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