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State Board Meetings - 2023

Agenda Packet


Sites:
1411 Broadway, 10th Floor NYC
89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY
333 East Washington St. suite 211 Syracuse, NY

WEBEX Meeting link:
https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=m25757587a716e530f676ebc59cda469f
Meeting number:
177 728 7089

Password:
yASRD6NbS39

Host key:
615050

Join by video system
Dial 1777287089@meetnydirect.webex.com

**Agenda and Discussion Times Subject to Change**

  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of September 28, 2022, meeting minutes
  3. Presentation from Office of Professional Discipline
    Dennis Spillane Presenting
  4. Executive Secretary’s Report
    1. Staffing and Processing
    2. Board member recruitment
    3. Executive Orders
    4. State of the State (compacts & scope)
  5. Legislation and Regulation affecting social work
    1. Mandatory CE on appropriate boundaries (adopted)
    2. Diagnostic Privilege for mental health counselors (Ch. 230 of 2022)
    3. Insurance law 3221 & 4303 (Ch. 818 of 2022)
  6. Professional Practice & Licensure
    Exam and ASWB
  7. Other business
  8. Adjournment
State Board Meetings - 2022
  1. Agenda
  2. Draft Minutes October 13, 2021 Meeting
  3. Regents Health Care Work Group
  4. Legislation
  5. School social work and LCSW requirements
  6. ASWB Annual Meeting 2021
  7. Expedited Partner Therapy

Meeting Link: https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=ma735b9b8e738ce236fa3117cb3038e65
Meeting number: 177 531 8863
Meeting password: SocialWork7273

Host key: 334340
Join by phone: 1-518-549-0500 Local, Access Code: 177 531 8863
Host PIN: 6389

Agenda is subject to Change

  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of October 13, 2021 meeting minutes
  3. Executive Secretary's Report
  4. Legislation and Regulation affecting social work
  5. Chair's Report: School social work
  6. Association of Social Work Boards 2021 meeting
  7. Professional Practice
  8. Other business
  9. Adjournment

Meeting Minutes January 12, 2022


The Social Work State Board meeting will be held in multiple sites, 89 Washington ave Albany room EB150 and 1411 Broadway New York, NY 10018 they will be connected by Webex, and available to the public as a webcast. Click the link on the site below to view the meeting. Visitors may attend the Board meeting but seating is limited by space so we encourage members of the public and stakeholders to view the meeting on WebEx.

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Meeting number (access code): 177 044 1309
Meeting password: qTJYmCj3D69

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**Agenda and Discussion Times Subject to Change**

  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of January 12, 2022, meeting minutes
  3. Executive Secretary's Report
    1. Staffing and Processing
    2. Board member recruitment
    3. Executive Orders, Review
  4. Legislation and Regulation affecting social work
    1. End of the exemption from licensure (Ch. 159 o2 2021)
    2. Diagnostic Privilege for mental health counselors (Ch. 230 of 2022)
    3. Define LCSW as highest level for reimbursement (A1171-A/S6574-A)
    4. Mandatory CE on appropriate boundaries (proposed)
  5. Professional Practice & Licensure
    1. Social Work compact – LMSW & LCSW
    2. ASWB Examination
      1. Report on school performance
      2. Examination reviews and revisions\
      3. Form 6 Bundle Update
  6. Other business
  7. Adjournment
State Board Meetings - 2021

Notice: Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021, (Part E) effective September 2, 2021, allows State and local government entities to meet remotely by conference call or similar service. Thus, allowing virtual meetings to continue to be held until January 15, 2022. Therefore, the State Board for Social Work meeting scheduled for October 13, 2021 will be held electronically via webinar. Members of the public may view the Board meeting by logging into the webinar at the address below:

https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=mcc73866573b384eaa269da3dc13f3c5f

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


**Agenda and Discussion Times Subject to Change**

  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of June 2, 2021 meeting minutes
  3. Executive Secretary’s Report
    1. Staffing and Processing
    2. Board member recruitment
    3. Executive Order 4.0 (vaccination & staffing)
  4. Discussion: Effect of COVID-19 on social work license & practice
    1. Board of Regents action for flexible supervision
    2. Survey of distance supervision across U.S. & other NY professions
    3. Discussion of limits and boundaries to protect the public
  5. Associations of Jurisdictional Boards
    1. Online Delegate Assembly November 19-20, 2021
      1. Election of ASWB Board members
      2. Policies and Resolutions
    2. Diversity, equity & inclusion perspective on examination
    3. School reports on graduate performance on ASWB examinations
  6. Professional Practice
    1. Guidelines for professional practice (Chapter 57 of 2018)
    2. Planning for “end of the exemption” in June 2022
    3. School social work practice and supervision
  7. Other business
  8. Adjournment

Because of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the State Board for Social Work meeting scheduled for June 2, 2021 will be held electronically via webinar instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may view the Board meeting by logging into the webinar at https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=m4beec10d82fea3804c6942746479e3fd

WebEx Meeting Information
Meeting link:
https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=m4beec10d82fea3804c6942746479e3fd

Meeting number (access code): 177 836 2335

Password: B4bWMcWdY27

Join by phone
1-518-549-0500

Wednesday, Jusocialne 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m.


  1. Call to order
  2. OP Modernization Program – Update and Discussion
  3. Review of June 17, 2020 State Board Minutes
  4. Executive Secretary’s Report
    1. Board Member Recruitment & Conflict of Interest
    2. Processing Applications
    3. Portability of Licensure
  5. Exemption from Licensure – June 24, 2021
  6. State Budget and Legislative Issues
  7. Social Work Licensing for Students 2021
  8. ASWB Examination Performance
    1. National & New York 2020 Performance
    2. New York School graduates 2020 Performance
  9. Supervised Experience for Licensure
  10. Practice questions
  11. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
  12. Other business
  13. Adjournment
State Board Meetings - 2020

Because of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the State Board for Social Work Board Meeting scheduled for June 17, 2020 will be held electronically via webinar instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may view the Board meeting by logging into the webinar at https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/j.php?MTID=ma7e717ce11840866f82ab35dcca5fbeb

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.


  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of Minutes of February 12, 2020
  3. COVID-19 Executive Orders
    1. Unlicensed practice & registration
    2. Supervision of permit holders and LMSWs
    3. Continuing education adjustments
    4. Limited permits & ASWB examinations
    5. BSW and MSW supervised internships
  4. Regulations pursuant to Part Y of Chapter 57 of 2018 Laws
  5. Discussion: Telepractice and Supervision after COVID-19
  6. Professional Discipline
  7. Other Business

Office of Professional Discipline, Legal Library,
1411 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY

State Education Building, Office of the Professions,
89 Washington Ave., Room 211, Albany, NY 12234

Rochester Regional Office, Office of Professional Discipline
85 Allen Street, Suite 120, Rochester, NY 14608

Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of October 2, 2019 Minutes
  3. Executive Secretary Report
  4. OP Technology Improvement Program
  5. Implementing Part Y of Chapter 57 of 2018
  6. Acceptable experience for LCSW
  7. Social Work Legislation
  8. Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  9. Social Work Practice Alerts and Guidelines for Revision
  10. Social Work Continuing Education Update
  11. Other business (TBD)
  12. Adjournment
State Board Meetings - 2019

Office of the Professions (MMMM Room),
1411 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Simultaneous video linkage to

State Education Building, Office of the Professions
89 Washington Ave., Room 211, Albany, NY 12234

Syracuse Regional Office, Office of Professional Discipline,
333 East Washington Street, Suite 211, Syracuse, NY 13202

Wednesday October 2, 2019. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of March 27, 2019 Minutes
  3. Executive Secretary Report
  4. Processing social work applications
  5. Implementing Part Y of Chapter 57 of 2018
  6. Social Work Legislation 2019 Session
  7. Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) examination data
  8. Social Work Practice Questions and Discussion
  9. Social Work Continuing Education Update
  10. ASWB 2019 Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL 11/7-9/2019)
  11. Other business
  12. Adjournment

Office of the Professions (MMMM Room)
1411 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018

And via video

State Education Building, Office of the Professions
89 Washington Ave., Room 211, Albany, NY 12234

Syracuse Regional Office, Office of Professional Discipline
333 East Washington Street, Suite 211, Syracuse, NY 13202

Rochester Regional Office
85 Allen Street, Suite 120, Rochester, NY 14608

Wednesday March 27, 2019. 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  1. Welcome and review of agenda
  2. Review of October 10, 2018 Minutes
  3. Executive Secretary Report
  4. State Budget and Legislation Update
  5. Social Work Applications and Procedures
  6. Social Work Practice Questions and Discussion
  7. Social Work Continuing Education
  8. Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) examinations
  9. Other business
  10. Adjournment

Tentative Meeting Dates