Meeting Agenda

State Board for Social Work

NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
475 Park Avenue South
2nd Floor - Regents Room
New York, NY

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 ยท 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  1. Welcome and Review of Agenda
  2. Review of Minutes October 15, 2009 State Board Meeting
  3. Executive Secretary Report
    1. Governor's proposed budget State Fiscal Year 2010-2011
    2. Update on SED leadership and restoring the Office of the Professions
    3. Regents item on legislative proposals
    4. Regents item on technology in the Office of the Professions
  4. Corporate Practice of the Professions and Related Issues
    1. Regents item on corporate practice of the professions
    2. Proposed revisions to legislation introduced in Assembly (A8897) and Senate (S5921)
    3. Update on issues and recommendations for further action
  5. Discussion with Office of Professional Discipline Staff
    1. Reaction to Boland-Prom article on social work discipline
    2. Disciplinary actions in 2009
      1. Final disciplinary actiions by the Board of Regents in 2009
      2. Review of complaints and moral character cases in 2009
    1. Ensuring public protection through enforcement of illegal practice provisions
      1. Review of regulations adopted by Board of Regents (2007)
      2. Overview of procedures for investigation & Prosecution of complaints
      3. Identifying activities that constitute illegal practice
  6. Discussion of Guidance on Practice and Related Questions
    1. Licensure and practice in New York (draft)
      1. Requirements for licensure as an LMSW
      2. Practice of the profession as an LMSW
      3. Requirements for licensure as an LCSW
      4. Practice of the profession as an LCSW
      5. Requirements for the "R" psychotherapy privilege
    1. Acceptable experience for licensure as an LCSW
  7. Other Business and Adjournment
    1. New Board Member Training - Tentatively set for March 4, 2010 at 475 Park Avenue South, NYC
    2. Next meeting of the State Board:  June 11, 2010 in Albany (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Last Updated: February 12, 2010