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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
 
Board
Board of Social Work
 
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Action Fee increase and renewal cycle
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 2/3/2015
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1/30/15  4:59 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Levenston

Increase in fees for social work licenses
 

Increasing the fees for license renewal by 65% is a huge burden on professionals who are practicing in one of the most poorly compensated professions. I strongly disagree with this increase. Our reimbursement rates are being cut, salaries are stagnant, and the board is going to increase our fees by 65%? This is unfair and out of step with the real world in which practicing LCSWs are trying to make a living.  

CommentID: 37892
 

2/3/15  10:50 am
Commenter: Christine Lee

Yet another barrier
 

I concur with the previous comment about the rate increase being an undue burden. Furthermore, it could pose as a barrier to social workers who'd like to practice in Virginia--and social workers don't need any more barriers! This could potentially discourage qualified social workers and it would be unfortunate to lose them to MD or DC. 

CommentID: 37916