SB 870
Authorizes a certification for school social workers
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Last Action:
3/8/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SB 870 - This act authorizes the State Committee for Social Work to certify individuals as school social workers. Certificates are to be issued to persons with a degree in social work from an accredited college and holding a credential in school social work from a nationally recognized credentialing organization. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, State Board of Education, and Office of Educator Equality are to recognize such individuals as certified school social workers. The State Committee for Social Work is authorized to promulgate rules and fees to implement this act.

This act is similar to SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1563 (2012), HCS/SB 667 (2012) and HB 1803 (2012).