ASSISTANTS TO OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. §30-30-7. At least 1 of the 40 contact hours shall be in social work ethics. §30-30-27. (6) An individual registered pursuant to §30-30-30 of this code. Limit 30. 4. A provisionally licensed social worker may perform all of the following functions and social work services under supervision: (1) Multi-dimensional assessment of client or client system strengths and problems with functioning or psychosocial adaptation, not including formal mental health diagnosis. (b) A licensed social worker with a baccalaureate degree or master's degree in social work from a program accredited by the council on social work education and two years of experience, may supervise a provisionally licensed social worker. ARTICLE 29. ARTICLE 32. (7) "License" means a license issued under this article. §30-30-12. Scope of practice for a licensed certified social worker. ARTICLE 38A. Complaints; investigations; due process procedure; grounds for disciplinary action. The board shall promulgate by legislative rule the supervision requirements; (2) Complete 12 credit hours of core social work study from a program accredited by the council on social work education, as defined by legislative rule, within the four-year provisional license period; (3) Complete continuing education as required by legislative rule; and. Introduction to the Ethics Act The West Virginia Ethics Commission was established in 1989 to administer the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act (W. Va. Code § § 6B-1-1 through 6B-3-11) The Commission is an independent, nonpartisan board consisting of nine citizen members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the West Virginia State Senate. Statutes relating to the West Virginia Ethics Commission. (c) The board shall require as a condition of renewal that each licensee complete continuing education. ARTICLE 21. (10) Meet any other requirements established by the board. ARTICLE 4A. ARTICLE 31. (g) The board may, after notice and opportunity for hearing, deny or refuse to renew, suspend, restrict or revoke the license or permit of, or impose probationary conditions upon or take disciplinary action against, any licensee or permittee for any of the following reasons once a violation has been proven by a preponderance of the evidence: (1) Obtaining a license or permit by fraud, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts; (2) Being convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; (3) Being guilty of unprofessional conduct which placed the public at risk, as defined by legislative rule of the board; (4) Intentional violation of a lawful order or legislative rule of the board; (5) Having had a license or other authorization revoked or suspended, other disciplinary action taken, or an application for licensure or other authorization revoked or suspended by the proper authorities of another jurisdiction; (6) Aiding or abetting unlicensed practice; or. Service worker registrants or provisional licensees are not eligible for independent study. (9) Meet any other requirements established by the board. At the termination of the contract, the graduate social worker shall apply for licensure as a licensed independent clinical social worker or request an extension of the contract from the board. ETH C 5 Social Work Ethics: Boundaries and Dual Relationships ARTICLE 3F. A license does not mean a provisional license issued under this article. ARTICLE 18. The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct of social workers. WEST VIRGINIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT. MEDICATION ASSISTIVE PERSONS. STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS TRAINING; REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP AND CERTIFICATION. (e) A provisional licensee shall provide all information and document progress in completing all requirements for the board to renew his or her provisional license. Any hearing shall be held in accordance with this article. Any licensee or permittee adversely affected by a decision of the board entered after a hearing may obtain judicial review of the decision in accordance with section four, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, and may appeal any ruling resulting from judicial review in accordance with article six, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. The WV Board of Social Work has adopted, by legislative process, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics for professional social workers. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics is the primary ethical guidance for social workers, including school social workers, but social workers may use ethical standards from other related professions for ethical guidance (NASW Code of Ethics, p.3). West Virginia Ethics Commission. PROCEDURE FOR REGULATION OF OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS. (1) Perform all duties within the scope of practice of a licensed certified social worker, licensed graduate social worker, and licensed social worker. (a) It is unlawful for any person to practice or offer to practice social work in this state without a license or permit issued under this article, or advertise or use any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a social worker, unless the person has been licensed or permitted under this article, and the license or permit has not expired, been suspended or revoked. §30-30-8. (7) Requiring the licensee or permittee to report to the board for periodic interviews for a specified period of time. (5) Clinical social work services consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including psychotherapy and counseling, client-centered advocacy, consultation and evaluation. To be eligible for a license to practice as a social worker, the applicant must: (4) Have a baccalaureate degree in social work from a program accredited by the council on social work education; (a) A licensed social worker may perform all duties within the scope of practice of a provisional social worker as well as: (1) Apply social work theory, knowledge, methods, ethics and the professional use of self in social work practice including assessment, planning, intervention, counseling, evaluation, and case management supervision; (2) Provide social advocacy activities, designed to influence social service systems and social policies in the direction of reduced disparities in social and distributive justice, especially for at risk and socially or economically disadvantaged populations; (3) Community organization activities, designed to assist client systems at the community level to achieve desirable social or policy change toward goals of enhanced civic functioning and improved environmental responsiveness to client quality of life issues; (4) Administration and program development, designed to develop, structure and, oversee social service systems at the organizational level; and. "The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by setting standards of qualification, education, training and experience for those who seek licensure and to promote high standards of professional and ethical performance for those engaged in the profession of social work." The Ethics Act - W. Va. Code Chapter 6B Open Meetings Act - W. Va. Code Chapter 6, Article 9A Lobbying - W. Va. Code Chapter 6B, Article 3 County Officials - W. Va. Code § 61-10-15 County School Boards - W. Va. Code § 18-5-1a Legislative Rules of the West Virginia Ethics Commission (8) Personal practice assessment designed to assess and document outcomes and effectiveness of one’s practice. Inactive license requirements. CAREER TRAINING EDUCATION AND APPRENTICESHIPS. The practices regulated under this article and the Board of Social Work are subject to article one of this chapter, this article, and any rules promulgated hereunder. Prerequisite: SW 131. (4) Pass an examination approved by the board. (a) If a license is not renewed when due, then the board shall automatically place the licensee on delinquent status. To be eligible to be registered as a service worker for the Bureau for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Resources, the applicant must: (4) Have obtained employment by the bureau; (5) Satisfy the requirements of the West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act provided in §16-49-1 et seq. License to practice as a social worker. Registration as a Bureau for Children and Families service worker. This Code includes four sections: The first Section, "Preamble," summarizes the social work profession's mission and core values. (b) A person granted inactive status is not subject to the payment of any fee and may not practice social work in this state. Scope of practice for an independent clinical social worker. B 4 Mills Resent Revisions to NASW Code of Ethics ppt: Published On - Apr 27, 2018 . It is important for the consumer to be aware of the standards of ethical social work practice. The intention is to offer a fundamental direction concerning the role of ethics in social work. (a) All licenses are effective on the date of issuance from the board and shall expire in twenty-four months and the number of days remaining in the month after the date the license was issued. PSYCHOLOGISTS; SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS. The process of clinical social work is undertaken within the objectives of the social work profession and the principles and values of its code of ethics. (b) A temporary permit may be revoked by a majority vote of the board. §30-30-11. ARTICLE 28. (b) No business entity, except through a licensee, may render any service or engage in any activity which if rendered or engaged in by an individual, would constitute the practices regulated under this article. 1 The average social work salary in the state is $47,548 and the number of social work positions is expected to rise in the coming years, making West Virginia a good state to consider as a location for a social work career. OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. (a) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement this article, including: (1) Additional standards and requirements for licenses and permits; (2) Requirements for third parties to prepare and/or administer examinations and reexaminations; (3) Educational and experience requirements; (4) Standards for approval of courses and curriculum; (5) Procedures for the issuance and renewal of licenses and permits; (7) Continuing education requirements for licensees; (8) Qualifications for supervisors; providing type of required supervision; requirements that shall be included within a supervisory plan; and detailed periodic documentation and successful completion of supervision required; (9) Baccalaureate degrees related to social work; (10) Establish critical social work workforce shortage positions, setting, areas or fields of practice; (11) Establishing credentialing guidelines identifying advanced social work practice in existing and emerging specializations, skills and settings; (12) The procedures for denying, suspending, revoking, reinstating or limiting the practice of licensees and permitees; (13) Requirements for inactive or revoked licenses and permits; and. (f) A member may not serve more than two consecutive full terms. * Social Workers: Report credit for the actual time spent to complete workshop, course, or program that will not exceed the total number of hours approved by the West Virginia Board of Social Work. (b) All of the board's rules in effect on January 1, 2011, shall remain in effect until they are amended or repealed, and references to former enactments of this article are interpreted to be consistent with this article. ARTICLE 29A. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE AND SECURITY SERVICES. (b) A certified social worker may engage in the practice of clinical social work, if that certified social worker has: (1) Obtained a master's degree from a school of social work accredited by the council on social work education that included a concentration of clinically oriented course work as defined by the board; (2) Has completed a supervised clinical field placement at the graduate level, or post-master's clinical training that is found by the board to be equivalent; (3) Has contracted, in writing, with a licensed clinical social worker who shall assume responsibility for and supervise the certified social worker's practice as directed by the board by promulgation of legislative rules; (4) Is an employee of an institution or organization in which the certified social worker has no direct or indirect interest other than employment. social justice, dignity and worth, and integrity outlined in the NASW Code of Ethics. (c) A certified social worker may not practice clinical social work until his or her contract has been approved by the board, and shall cease the practice of clinical social work immediately upon the termination of the contract. Regulatory Town Hall. The applicant may renew the permit if the licensee receives a failing score on the examination. Eye on Ethics. 210 Brooks Street, Suite 300 Charleston, WV 25301 Phone (304)558-0664 WV Toll-Free 1(866)558-0664 Fax (304)558-2169 Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (18) Take all other actions necessary and proper to implement this article. (d) Any member or the administrator of the board has the authority to administer oaths, examine any person under oath and issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum. HEARING-AID DEALERS AND FITTERS. ARTICLE 3A. ARTICLE 24. PROVISIONS AFFECTING CERTAIN BOARDS OF LICENSURE. ARTICLE 38. (1) "Applicant" means any person making application for a license or a permit under this article. (a) A licensee who does not want to continue an active practice must submit an application and the applicable fee to be granted inactive status. And the term values are an integral part of social work education, the educational background of practitioners may also influence the use of a decision-making process. (14) Any other rules necessary to implement this article. Welcome to the West Virginia Board of Social Work! (5) When the person waives the privilege by bringing any public charges against the licensee. Except as may be provided in article one of this chapter, the board retains the amount in the special revenue account from year to year. (e) Any member of the board or the administrator of the board may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain testimony and documents to aid in the investigation of allegations against any person regulated by the article. (a) To be eligible for a license to practice as a graduate social worker, the applicant must: (5) Have passed an examination approved by the board; (6) Have satisfied the board that he or she merits the public trust by providing the board with three letters of recommendation from persons not related to the applicant; (7) Not be an alcohol or drug abuser, as these terms are defined in section eleven, article one-a, chapter twenty-seven of this code: Provided, That an applicant in an active recovery process, which may, in the discretion of the board, be evidenced by participation in an acknowledged substance abuse treatment and/or recovery program may be considered; (8) Not have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction within five years preceding the date of application for license which conviction remains unreversed; (9) Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in any jurisdiction if the offense for which he or she was convicted related to the practice of social work, which conviction remains unreversed; and. This document presents an ethical code—ethical reflections and guidelines— for social work professionals. We cannot support any efforts to marginalize or oppress any group of people, and will always work to assure that human rights extend to everyone. ARTICLE 7. On July 1, 2011, the State Board of Social Work Examiners is renamed the Board of Social Work. 2. ARTICLE 3. By Sam Hickman D 2 The Science of Love: Published On - Apr 27, 2018 . License to practice as a certified social worker. §30-30-29. The new Code of Ethics will speak in more detail about a specific area where breach of confidentiality arises, that of the duty to warn. (3) Confer with the Attorney General or his or her assistant in connection with legal matters and questions. (1) Contract with third parties to administer the examinations required under this article; (2) Sue and be sued in its official name as an agency of this state; and. (9) "Permit" means a temporary permit to practice social work issued by the board. APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES REGISTRATION ACT. The Admission Essay must address each of the following: HUMAN SERVICES AND COMMUNITY WORK ... P.O. Ondine Quinn, MSW, CSW and Drew Bowling, MSW, CSW, both of Fourth Coast Consulting Cooperative, Lexington, Kentucky. §30-30-9. The links below will take you to the West Virginia Secretary of State's web site, where you will find the currently active versions of the Administrative Law Code of State Rules pertaining to Social Work, as well as any historical versions which the Secretary of State has chosen to publish. (a) Upon completion of the application and payment of the nonrefundable fees, the board may issue a temporary permit, for a period not to exceed six months, to an applicant to practice in this state, if the applicant has completed the educational requirements set out in this article, pending the examination and who works under a supervising social worker with the scope of the supervision to be defined by legislative rule. (h) For the purposes of subsection (g) of this section, effective July 1, 2011, disciplinary action may include: (4) Administrative fine, not to exceed $1,000 per day per violation; (5) Mandatory attendance at continuing education seminars or other training; (6) Practicing under supervision or other restriction; or. (c) A provisionally licensed social worker may become a licensed social worker by completing the following: (1) Be continuously employed for four years as a social worker and supervised. A person whose license has expired must reapply for a new license. The Code identifies core values on which social work’s mission is based. ARTICLE 1C. BOARD OF BARBERS AND COSMETOLOGISTS. The Code is relevant to all social workers and social work students, regardless of their professional functions, the settings in which they work, or the populations they serve. (i) In addition to any other sanction imposed, the board may require a licensee or permittee to pay the costs of the proceeding. It is important for the consumer to be aware of the standards of ethical social work practice. The Commission’s Committee on Open Governmental Meetings issues written Advisory Opinions in response to requests from governing bodies, or members thereof, as to whether an action or proposed action violates the Open Governmental Meetings Act. (c) Within thirty-six months of being placed on delinquent status, if a licensee wants to return to active practice, he or she must complete all the continuing education requirements and pay all the applicable fees as set by rule. Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. (2) Service planning and contracting with clients or clients systems to outline proposed interventive strategies for clients or client systems in order to restore or enhance social, psychosocial, or biopsychosocial functioning; (3) Implementing service plans and problem solving methodologies to restore or enhance social, psychosocial or biospychosocial functioning of clients or client systems; (4) Supportive and palliative counseling activities, designed to offer comfort and social encouragement to clients or client systems, not including psychotherapy; (5) Preventive strategies such as psychoeducation and consciousness raising for at-risk systems or populations, designed to forestall difficulties with functioning and psychosocial adaptation; (6) Case management activities designed to assist clients or client systems with gaining access to needed resources and services and to assist with coordination of services in situations where multiple providers may be involved with client care; (7) Information and referral services; and. MOBILE INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDICS. (2) "Board" means the Board of Social Work. The following persons are exempt from licensure, unless specifically stated in writing by the employer: (1) A person employed as the director or administrative head of a social service agency or division, or applicants for employment to be licensed; (2) Licensed or qualified members of other professions, such as physicians, psychologists, lawyers, counselors, clergy, educators, or the general public engaged in social work-like activities, from doing social work consistent with their training if they do not hold themselves out to the public by a title or description incorporating the words “licensed social worker” or “licensed clinical social worker” or a variation thereof; (3) An employer from performing social work-like activities performed solely for the benefit of employees; (4) Activities and services of a student, intern, or resident in social work pursuing a course of study at an accredited university or college, or working in a generally recognized training center, if the activities and services constitute a part of the supervised course of study; and. No compensation or expense incurred under this article is a charge against the General Revenue Fund. (b) Upon initiation or receipt of the complaint, the board shall provide a copy of the complaint to the licensee or permittee. (b) Any person regulated by the article shall conspicuously display his or her license or permit at his or her principal business location. (8) "Licensee" means a person holding a license under this article. The second section, "Purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics," provides an overview of the Code's main functions and a brief guide for dealing with ethical issues or … (5) Clinical social work services consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including psychotherapy and counseling, client-centered advocacy, consultation and evaluation. The board may accept, reject or modify the decision of the administrative law judge. LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS. 1,2,3 To practice social work in West Virginia, you must hold a … (3) Clinical social work practice is based on knowledge of one or more theories of biological, psychological and social development, normal human behavior, psychopathology, the causes and effects of physical illness and disability, unconscious motivation, interpersonal relationships, family dynamics, environmental stress, social systems and cultural diversity with particular attention to the person existing as a combination of biological, psychological and social elements in his or her environment. ARTICLE 1E. Code of Ethics. PHARMACISTS, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, PHARMACY INTERNS AND PHARMACIES. (j) The board shall elect annually one of its members as chairperson who serves at the will of the board. In 2018, the Board introduced changes to the Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work to increase the continued education hour requirement pertaining to ethics or the standards of practice for behavioral health professions or to the laws governing the practice of social work in Virginia for social work licensees. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS PRACTICE ACT. A licensee on delinquent status may not practice social work in this state. Scope of practice for a licensed graduate social worker. (11) Meet other additional requirements as established by the board. ARTICLE 3B. Social Work Code of Ethics. ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA BY DENTISTS. (c) After reviewing any information obtained through an investigation, the board shall determine if probable cause exists that the licensee or permittee has violated subsection (g) of this section or rules promulgated pursuant to this article. ARTICLE 14. An ethical code is meant to focus attention and give direction in matters demanding the exercise of own judgement. (d) The board may deny an application for renewal for any reason which would justify the denial of an original application for a license. (d) Upon a finding that probable cause exists that the licensee or permittee has violated subsection (g) of this section or rules promulgated pursuant to this article, the board may enter into a consent decree or hold a hearing for the suspension or revocation of the license or permit or the imposition of sanctions against the licensee or permittee. (d) After thirty-six months of being placed on delinquent status, a license is automatically placed on expired status and cannot be renewed. ARTICLE 40. REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES. License to practice as a licensed graduate social worker. The NASW Code of Ethics calls us to challenge racism and social injustice and to value the worth and dignity of all people. standards to guide social workers’ conduct. BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS. 330 SOCIAL WORK VALUES AND ETHICS (3 credit hours) A study of the values and ethics of the social work profession. Temporary permit to practice social work. (7) Engaging in an act while acting in a professional capacity which has endangered or is likely to endanger the health, welfare or safety of the public. (b) When the person is a minor and the information acquired by the licensee indicates the minor was the victim of or witness to a crime, the licensee may be required to testify in any judicial proceedings in which the commission of that crime is the subject of inquiry and when the court determines that the interests of the minor in having the information held privileged are outweighed by the requirements of justice. §30-30-21. (b) The board shall consist of the following seven members who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate: (1) One independent clinical social worker; (d) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, must have held a license in this state for at least five years; (e) Each member of the board must be a resident of this state during the appointment term.
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