Draft Agenda

State Board for Social Work

NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions

475 Park Avenue South
2nd Floor
New York, NY *

* Also by videoconference at 89 Washington Ave., Room 211, Albany, NY.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 · 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  1. Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda
  2. Review of Minutes June 11, 2010 State Board Meeting
  3. Executive Secretary Report
    1. State Fiscal Year 2010-2011 update on staffing and services
    2. Enacted amendments for mental health practitioners (Parts 79-9 through 79-12)
  4. Update: Amendment to Part 74 of Commissioner’s Regulations for LMSW and LCSW
    1. September 2010 Emergency Action and Assessment of Public Comment
    2. Revised applications for licensure and psychotherapy privilege
      1. Form 4E and Form 4F for endorsement of certain LCSWs
      2. LMSW Form 6 for prior review of supervisor and setting
      3. Form 6SWPR plan for psychotherapy privilege
  5. Implementation of Chapters 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010
    1. Review of “good faith” experience for licensure or the psychotherapy privilege
    2. Emergency regulations to implement waivers for qualified entities
    3. Workforce report on professional functions and licensure
      1. OP meeting with State agencies
      2. Identification of tasks and functions
      3. Reports from State agencies (2011) and final recommendations (2012)
  6. ASWB Annual Meeting and Examination Administration
    1. Revised blueprint and transition to Pearson/VUE for examination services
    2. Research on Social Work Practice Jan. 2010 article on ASWB examinations
    3. ASWB election slate for 2010 annual meeting
  7. Guidance on practice and related questions
    1. Concurrent documentation for professional services
    2. Scenarios and guidance for acceptable practice
      1. Prior OP guidance in nursing and medicine as models
      2. Tasks within practice of social work (ASWB practice analysis)
      3. Examples provided to State agencies
    3. Information: California Mental Health Workforce Report
  8. Other business and adjournment
    1. Election of chair and vice-chair for 2011
    2. Tentative meeting schedule for 2011
Last Updated: October 15, 2010