Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Action Changes to supervision requirements
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 3/3/2021
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2/11/21  2:02 pm
Commenter: LeNelle Mozell

I fully support allowing SISWs to use technology for f2f contacts with clients

I appreciate the Board taking this into consideration.  Given the COVID-19 PHE, it has been challenging for SISWs to ensure that they are able to do "normal" f2f contact in order to meet their hours for licensure.  It is a challenge for some of our clients to be able to access advanced forms of communication, and we struggle to help them gain access to services.  Expanding this option will benefit not only the new clinicians, but also the clients we serve.  Thank you. 

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