Thursday, July 30, 2015
Today, Chapter President Chris Hudson and I meet with staff of the Attorney General’s office to discuss the Chapter’s major professional legislative priority: Revision of the Social Work Licensing Law. Since this bill specifically focuses on consumer protection, we knew the A.G.’s office would be interested. The public hearing for the bill is November 10th, and we are rounding up folks to give oral and written testimony. Just to summarize, the bill would revise the present Social Work Licensing Law such that anyone calling him/herself a social worker would need to have graduated from an accredited BSW or MSW School of Social Work. This means that when someone knocks on a client’s door and identifies him/herself as a social worker, the client has the assurance that this person is truly a professional with training, credentials, and supervision to back up his/her title.
If you are interested in joining the Chapter in seeing that this crucial consumer protection bill gets passed, let me know. I’ll be waiting for you!