MN BOSW Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Minnesota Board of Social Work

Protecting the Public


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Youa Yang, LICSW, reflects on her first year as the Executive Director for the Board of Social Work.

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As Pa Der Vang's two year term as Board Chair comes to an end, she reflects on the accomplishments of the Board and hopes for the future.

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After hours of discussion in both committee and the September Board Meeting, the Board approved proposed changes to the Provisional License MN Statute 148D.

In addition, the Board approved pursuing the Social Work Licensure Compact.

Stay tuned for more updates as these initiatives move toward the legislative process.

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Continuing Education (CE) hours are required for social work licensure under Minnesota Statues section 148E.130. Licensees are required to complete CE hours even if you are not currently practicing; CE hours are an ongoing requirement. CE documentations must be kept for one year following a license renewal; licensees selected for an audit will submit copies of CE documentations to the Board of Social Work office.


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The Compliance Corner is a regular feature of the Board Bulletin that will provide you with ways to handle common ethical dilemmas and issues related to the Standards of Practice found in the Minnesota Social Work Practice Act. Consider the following scenario:
"I just found out that someone filed a complaint against me with the Board.  What happens next?"

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2023 CEOC Licensure Survey ResultsThe survey results from almost 4,000 respondents is available.

Social Work Licensure Compact: Learn more information about the multi-state licensure compact.

ASWB Exam Website:  Resources for applicants who are preparing to take the Social Work Licensure exam. For applicants looking for resources to help them be successful in taking their Social Work Licensure exam.

Workforce Data: Learn more about the workforce data collected during license renewal.  Teri Fritsma, PhD, Lead Healthcare Workforce Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Health provides data about Social Workers in Minnesota.

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The Board of Social Work is transitioning over to electronic communication.  Please click on the link to update or provide the Board with your most current contact information.  Licensee/Applicant Login

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By sending electronic renewal notifications, the Board of Social Work is saving approximately $375 per month!

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After 10 years of service to the Board of Social Work, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Board Member Donna Ennis, LSW.  She has contributed her expertise and helped moved many initiatives forward during her time with the board. Good Luck and Well Wishes in your next chapter.

Staff and Board Info

WELCOME New Staff Members:
Tammy Molitor, 
Communications & Executive Services Coordinator
Kassandra Slizewski, LSW,
Social Work Licensing Coordinator

WELCOME New Board Member:

Linda Gustafson,
Public Member

We are happy to have you with the Board!

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3 Board Member Positions are coming up for appointment in 2024.

1 - Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

1 - Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) -or- Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

1 - Licensed Social Worker (LSW) -or- Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) -or- Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) -or- Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Watch for upcoming information on the posting of these board member positions.