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Call for Comments on Proposed Regulations

The 2017 Maryland Legislature approved a Bill revising the Social Work Statue. On May 4, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan signed into law these revisions. Since then the Statue and Regulations Committee of the Board has been working on regulations that are meant to help clarify and implement these changes.

Attached to this email are the proposed draft copies of Chapter 01 Regulations Governing Licensing and Chapter 08 Supervision and Independent Practice. The Board is seeking WRITTEN comments and recommendations on these proposed regulations and request that they are sent to the Board via email, fax or mail by December 4, 2017.

The next step in this process will be an opportunity to verbally present these comments directly to the Board at its open session on December 8, 2017. Priority will be given to social workers who submitted written comments. Verbal comments will be limited to 3 minutes to enable more social workers to participate. Comments should be sent to: Stanley E. Weinstein, Ph.D., LCSW-C Executive Director Board of Social Work Examiners 4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21215 Fax: 410-358-2469

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