I am in favor of this petition #371 for the following reasons:
1) petition would make Virginia consistent with 80% of the other US states regarding Social Work regulations.
2) petition would make Virginia Social Work regulations consistent with the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations; and, the Virginia Behavioral Science Boards should maintain parity on this issue.
3) petition should should allow Virginia to participate in the Interstate compact for Social Work. This would aid Virginia Social Workers to have portability of licensure.
Thank you for the opportunity to review and add support.
Kathleen Struble, LCSW