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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-416
Board of Social Worker Licensure

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-416
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Social Worker Licensure

CONTACT PERSON: Penny Vaillancourt, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035. Tel: (207) 624-8420

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None.

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULEMAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 10: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 7001-A, 7030(2)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the terms used by the Board of Social Worker Licensure in these rules.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 11: Advisory Rulings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §§ 8051, 9001(4)
Purpose: The board will review and revise advisory rulings by the board.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 12: Application for Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 7030(1) and (2), 7051, 7053, 7054-A, 7056, 7060, and 10 MRSA §8003(2-A)(D)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the application process for social work licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 13: Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 7030(1) and (2), 7051, 7053, 7054-A, 7056, and 7060
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the requirements for licensure among the different types of licensure.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Applicants for licensure.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 14: Continuing Professional Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §7030 (5)
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the continuing education requirements for social workers.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 15: Scope of Practice
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 7001-A(11) and 7053-A
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise the permissible scope-of-practice applicable to the different categories of licenses issued by the board, and related provisions.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 16: Enforcement & Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 7030(1) and (2), 7051, 7059
PURPOSE: The board may review and revise its rules regarding enforcement and disciplinary procedures used by the board and the board’s interpretation of certain grounds for discipline contained in 32 MRSA §7059.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Summer 2008.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Consumers and licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.