Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
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6/8/23  2:26 pm
Commenter: Lisa McCarthy, Brain Injury Services

Education Requirements

the handbook states: "BIS case managers must either hold at least a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling OR be licensed by the Commonwealth as a registered nurse”

 Are other human service degrees not accepted? Having degree requirements this narrow in scope will further impede our ability to fill vacancies.  If there is a master’s degree does the area of discipline for the bachelors not matter?  Will current employees without these credentials be grandfathered in?  Can we consider changing the language to read “including but limited to” the listed fields of study?

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