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Alabama Code Title 34. Professions and Businesses § 34-30-57

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In addition to the duties set forth elsewhere in this chapter, the Board of Social Work Examiners shall do all of the following:

(1) Recommend modifications and amendments to this chapter.

(2) Recommend to the appropriate district attorneys prosecutions for the violations of this chapter, after and only after the alleged violator has been notified of the violation or violations and having been given 90 days to disclaim, amend, and rectify the allegation.

(3) Annually publish a list of the names and addresses of all persons who are:

a. Licensed bachelor social workers, licensed master social workers, and licensed independent clinical social workers under this chapter.

b. Eligible to engage in the private independent practice of social work under this chapter.

(4) Establish fees for initial examination, licensure, certification, and renewal thereof;  fees for verifying the existence of a current license, reactivating an inactive license, and reinstating a lapsed license;  fees for making application to the board to act as a continuing education provider;  and fees for registering a supervisor. Nothing in this subdivision shall be interpreted as requiring a state agency to pay any fees for the purposes of verifying the licensure status of current or prospective employees, registering any employee as a supervisor, or providing continuing education to current or prospective employees.

(5) Establish requirements and standards for continuing education. In establishing requirements, the board shall consult with those groups and organizations which represent both the levels of practice specified in this chapter and the various settings in which social work is practiced. Furthermore, in developing requirements, the board shall consider, but shall not be limited in its consideration to, agency recognized staff development programs under the auspices of public agencies, continuing education programs offered by colleges and universities having social work programs approved or accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and continuing education programs offered by recognized state and national social work bodies.

(6) Adopt rules pursuant to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act that set forth professional standards for licensed bachelor social workers, licensed master social workers, and licensed independent clinical social workers who are certified for the private independent practice of social work. Those proposed rules shall be published at least 30 days before the public hearing relative to the proposed rules, and at least 15 days before the hearing, the board shall publish notice of the date, time, and place where the public hearings of the board shall be held for the purpose of adopting or amending rules pertaining to this chapter.

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