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18VAC140-20-10. Definitions.

A. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in §54.1-3700 of the Code of Virginia:

Board

Casework

Casework management and supportive services

Clinical social worker

Practice of social work

Social worker

B. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Accredited school of social work" means a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

"Clinical course of study" means graduate course work which includes specialized advanced courses in human behavior and social environment, social policy, research, clinical practice with individuals, families, groups and a clinical practicum which focuses on diagnostic, prevention and treatment services.

"Clinical social work services" include the application of social work principles and methods in performing assessments and diagnoses based on a recognized manual of mental and emotional disorders or recognized system of problem definition, preventive and early intervention services and treatment services, including but not limited to psychotherapy and counseling for mental disorders, substance abuse, marriage and family dysfunction, and problems caused by social and psychological stress or health impairment.

"Exempt practice" is that which meets the conditions of exemption from the requirements of licensure as defined in §54.1-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

"Face-to-face supervision" means the physical presence of the individuals involved in the supervisory relationship during either individual or group supervision.

"Nonexempt practice" is that which does not meet the conditions of exemption from the requirements of licensure as defined in §54.1-3701 of the Code of Virginia.

"Supervision" means the relationship between a supervisor and supervisee which is designed to promote the development of responsibility and skill in the provision of social work services. Supervision is the inspection, critical evaluation, and direction over the services of the supervisee. Supervision shall include, without being limited to, the review of case presentations, audio tapes, video tapes, and direct observation a professional relationship between a supervisor and supervisee in which the supervisor directs, monitors and evaluates the supervisee's social work practice while promoting development of the supervisee's knowledge, skills and abilities to provide social work services in an ethical and competent manner.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 (§54.1-3700 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §1.1, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998.

18VAC140-20-40. Requirements for licensure by examination as a licensed clinical social worker.

Every applicant for examination for licensure by the board as a licensed clinical social worker shall:

1. Meet the education and experience requirements prescribed in 18VAC140-20-50 or 18VAC140-20-60 for the category of practice in which licensure is sought.

2. Submit in one package to the board office, not less than 90 days prior to the date of the written examination:

a. A completed notarized application;

b. Documentation, on the appropriate forms, of the successful completion of the supervised experience requirements of 18VAC140-20-50 or 18VAC140-20-60 along with documentation of the supervisor''s out-of-state license where applicable. Applicants whose former supervisor is deceased, or whose whereabouts is unknown, shall submit to the board a notarized affidavit from the present chief executive officer of the agency, corporation or partnership in which the applicant was supervised. The affidavit shall specify dates of employment, job responsibilities, supervisor''s name and last known address, and the total number of hours spent by the applicant with the supervisor in face-to-face supervision;

c. The application fee prescribed in 18VAC140-20-30;

d. Official transcript or transcripts in the original sealed envelope submitted from the appropriate institutions of higher education directly to the applicant; and

e. Documentation of applicant''s out-of-state licensure where applicable.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 (§54.1-3700 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §2.1, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998.

18VAC140-20-50. Education and experience requirements for licensed clinical social worker.

A. Education. The applicant shall hold a minimum of a master''s degree from an accredited school of social work. Graduates of foreign institutions shall establish the equivalency of their education to this requirement through the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council of Social Work Education.

1. The degree program shall have included a graduate clinical course of study; or

2. The applicant shall provide documentation of having completed specialized experience, course work or training acceptable to the board as equivalent to a clinical course of study.

B. Supervised experience. Supervised experience obtained prior to December 23, 1998, may be accepted towards licensure if this supervision met the requirements of the board which were in effect at the time the supervision was rendered. Supervised experience in all settings obtained in nonexempt settings in Virginia without prior written board approval will not be accepted toward licensure. Supervision begun before November 28, 2007 that met the requirements of this section in effect prior to that date will be accepted until November 28, 2011.  

1. Registration. An individual who proposes to obtain supervised post-master''s degree experience in Virginia shall, prior to the onset of such supervision:

a. Register on a form provided by the board and completed by the supervisor and the supervised individual; and

b. Pay the registration of supervision fee set forth in 18VAC140-20-30.

2. Hours. The applicant shall have completed a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised post-master''s degree experience in the delivery of clinical social work services or the equivalent in part-time experience. A minimum of one hour of individual face-to-face supervision shall be provided each week for a total of at least 100 hours. No more than 50 of the 100 hours may be obtained in group supervision, nor shall there be more than six persons being supervised in a group unless approved in advance by the board.  The board may consider alternatives to face-to-face supervision if the applicant can demonstrate an undue burden due to hardship, disability or geography.

a. Experience shall be acquired in no less than two nor more than four years.

b. Supervisees shall average no less than 15 hours per week in face-to-face client contact for a minimum of 1,380 hours in the two-year period. The remaining hours may be spent in ancillary duties and activities supporting the delivery of clinical services.

3. An individual who does not become a candidate for licensure complete the supervision requirement after four years of supervised experience shall submit evidence to the board showing why the training should be allowed to continue.

C. Requirements for supervisors.

1. The supervisor shall be hold an active, unrestricted license as a licensed clinical social worker in the jurisdiction in which the clinical services are being rendered with at least five years post-Master of Social Work three years of post-licensure clinical social work experience. The board may consider supervisors with commensurate qualifications if the applicant can demonstrate an undue burden due to geography or disability.

2. The supervisor shall have received professional training in supervision, consisting of a three credit-hour graduate course in supervision or at least 14 hours of continuing education offered by a provider approved under 18VAC140-20-105.  The graduate course or hours of continuing education in supervision shall be obtained by a supervisor within five years immediately preceding registration of supervision.

3. The supervisor shall not provide supervision for a member of his immediate family or provide supervision for anyone with whom he has a dual relationship.

D. Responsibilities of supervisors:

2. 1. The supervisor shall:

a. Be responsible for the casework social work activities of the prospective applicant supervisee as set forth in this subsection once the supervisory arrangement is accepted;

b. Review and approve the diagnostic assessment and treatment plan of a representative sample of the clients assigned to the applicant during the course of supervision. The sample should be representative of the variables of gender, age, diagnosis, length of treatment and treatment method within the client population seen by the applicant. It is the applicant''s responsibility to assure the representativeness of the sample that is presented to the supervisor. The supervisor shall be available to the applicant on a regularly scheduled basis for supervision. The supervisor will maintain documentation, for five years post supervision, of which clients were the subject of supervision;

c. Provide supervision only for those casework social work activities for which the supervisor has determined the applicant is competent to provide to clients;

d. Provide supervision only for those activities for which the supervisor is qualified by education, training and experience; and

e. Evaluate the supervisee''s knowledge and document minimal competencies in the areas of an identified theory base, application of a differential diagnosis, establishing and monitoring a treatment plan, development and appropriate use of the professional relationship, assessing the client for risk of imminent danger, and implementing a professional and ethical relationship with clients.

f. Be available to the applicant on a regularly scheduled basis for supervision; and

g. Maintain documentation, for five years post supervision, of which clients were the subject of supervision.

3. Supervision between members of the immediate family (to include spouses, parents, and siblings) will not be approved.

D. Supervision requirements for applicants in exempt practices. Individuals may obtain the required supervision and experience without registration of supervision provided such experience:

1. Is obtained in an exempt practice; and

2. Meets all other requirements for supervised experience as set forth in this section.  

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 (§54.1-3700 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §2.2, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998.

18VAC140-20-51. Requirements for licensure by examination as a licensed social worker.

A. In order to be approved to sit for the board-approved examination for a licensed social worker, an applicant shall:

1. Meet the education requirements prescribed in 18VAC140-20-60 A.

2. Submit in one package to the board office:

a. A completed notarized application;

b. The application fee prescribed in 18VAC140-20-30;

c. Official transcript or transcripts in the original sealed envelope submitted from the appropriate institutions of higher education directly to the applicant.

B. In order to be licensed by examination as a licensed social worker, an applicant shall:

1. Meet the education and experience requirements prescribed in 18VAC140-20-60.

2. Submit, in addition to the application requirements of subsection A, the following:

a. Documentation, on the appropriate forms, of the successful completion of the supervised experience requirements of 18VAC140-20-60 along with documentation of the supervisor''s out-of-state license where applicable. Applicants whose former supervisor is deceased, or whose whereabouts is unknown, shall submit to the board a notarized affidavit from the present chief executive officer of the agency, corporation or partnership in which the applicant was supervised. The affidavit shall specify dates of employment, job responsibilities, supervisor''s name and last known address, and the total number of hours spent by the applicant with the supervisor in face-to-face supervision;

b. Verification of a passing score on the board-approved national examination; and

c. Documentation of applicant''s out-of-state licensure where applicable.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume , Issue , eff. Month dd, yyyy.

18VAC140-20-60. Education and experience requirements for licensed social worker.

A. Education. The applicant shall hold a bachelor''s or a master''s degree from an accredited school of social work. Graduates of foreign institutions must establish the equivalency of their education to this requirement through the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education.

B. Master's degree applicant.  An applicant who holds a master's degree may apply for licensure as a licensed social worker without documentation of supervised experience.

B C. Supervised experience Bachelor's degree applicant. Supervised experience obtained prior to December 23, 1998, may be accepted towards licensure if this supervision met the requirements of the board which were in effect at the time the supervision was rendered. Supervised experience in all settings obtained in nonexempt settings in Virginia without prior written board approval will not be accepted toward licensure. Supervision begun before November 28, 2007 that met the requirements of this section in effect prior to that date will be accepted until November 28, 2011.

1. Registration. An individual who proposes to obtain supervised post-master''s degree experience in Virginia shall, prior to the onset of such supervision, register a supervision contract with the board as set forth in 18VAC140-20-50 B.

21. Hours. a. Bachelor''s degree applicants shall have completed a minimum of 3,000 hours of full-time post-bachelor''s degree experience or the equivalent in part-time experience in casework management and supportive services under supervision satisfactory to the board. A minimum of one hour of face-to-face supervision shall be provided each week for the period of supervision for a total of at least 100 hours.

B2. Experience shall be acquired in no less than two nor more than four years from the beginning of the supervised experience.

C D. Requirements for supervisors.

1. The supervisor providing supervision shall be hold an active, unrestricted license as a licensed social worker with a master''s degree, or a licensed social worker with a bachelor's degree and at least three years of post-licensure social work experience or a licensed clinical social worker in the jurisdiction in which the social work services are being rendered. If this requirement places an undue burden on the applicant due to geography or disability, the board may consider individuals with comparable qualifications.

2. The supervisor shall:

a. Be responsible for the social work practice of the prospective applicant once the supervisory arrangement is accepted by the board;

b. Review and approve the assessment and service plan of a representative sample of cases assigned to the applicant during the course of supervision. The sample should be representative of the variables of gender, age, assessment, length of service and casework method within the client population seen by the applicant. It is the applicant''s responsibility to assure the representativeness of the sample that is presented to the supervisor. The supervisor shall be available to the applicant on a regularly scheduled basis for supervision. The supervisor will maintain documentation, for five years post supervision, of which clients were the subject of supervision;

c. Provide supervision only for those casework management and support services activities for which the supervisor has determined the applicant is competent to provide to clients;

d. Provide supervision only for those activities for which the supervisor is qualified; and

e. Evaluate the supervisee in the areas of professional ethics and professional competency.

3. Supervision between members of the immediate family (to include spouses, parents, and siblings) will not be approved.

D. Supervision requirements for applicants in exempt practice. Individuals may obtain the required supervised experience without registration of supervision provided such experience:

1. Is obtained in an exempt practice; and

2. Meets all other requirements of the board for supervised experience as set forth in this section.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 (§54.1-3700 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §2.3, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998.

Part III

Examinations

18VAC140-20-105. Continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license.

A. After April 25, 2003, licensed Licensed social workers and licensed clinical social workers shall be required to have completed a minimum of 30 contact hours of continuing education for each biennial licensure renewal. A minimum of two of those hours must pertain to the standards of practice and laws governing the profession of social work in Virginia, or the Code of Ethics of one of the social work professional associations listed under subdivision B 1 d.

1. The board may grant an extension for good cause of up to one year for the completion of continuing education requirements upon written request from the licensee prior to the renewal date. Such extension shall not relieve the licensee of the continuing education requirement.

2. The board may grant an exemption for all or part of the continuing education requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the licensee such as temporary disability, mandatory military service, or officially declared disasters.

B. Hours may be obtained from a combination of board-approved activities in the following three two categories:

1. Category I. Formally Organized Learning Activities. A minimum of 20 hours shall be documented in this category, which shall include one or more of the following:

a. Regionally accredited university or college academic courses in a behavioral health discipline. A maximum of 15 hours will be accepted for each academic course.

b. Continuing education programs offered by universities or colleges accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

c. Workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses in the behavioral health field offered by federal, state or local social service agencies, public school systems or licensed health facilities and licensed hospitals.

d. Workshops, seminars, conferences or courses in the behavioral health field offered by an individual or organization that has been certified or approved by one of the following:

(1) The Child Welfare League of America and its state and local affiliates.

(2) The National Association of Social Workers and its state and local affiliates.

(3) The Association of Black Social Workers and its state and local affiliates.

(4) The Family Service Association of America and its state and local affiliates.

(5) The Clinical Social Work Federation and its state and local affiliates.

(6) Individuals or organizations who have been approved as continuing education sponsors by the Association of Social Work Boards or any state social work board.

2. Category II. Individual Professional Activities. A maximum of 10 of the required 30 hours may be earned in this category, which shall include one or more of the following:

a. Participation in an Association of Social Work Boards item writing workshop. (Activity will count for a maximum of two hours.)

b. Publication of a professional social work-related book or initial preparation/presentation of a social work-related course. (Activity will count for a maximum of 10 hours.)

c. Publication of a professional social work-related article or chapter of a book, or initial preparation/presentation of a social work-related in-service training, seminar or workshop. (Activity will count for a maximum of five hours.)

d. Provision of a continuing education program sponsored or approved by an organization listed under Category I. (Activity will count for a maximum of two hours and will only be accepted one time for any specific program.)

e. Field instruction of graduate students in a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school. (Activity will count for a maximum of two hours.)

f. Serving as an officer or committee member of one of the national professional social work associations listed under subdivision B 1 d of this section. (Activity will count for a maximum of two hours.)

g. Attendance at formal staffings at federal, state or local social service agencies, public school systems or licensed health facilities and licensed hospitals. (Activity will count for a maximum of five hours.)

h. Independent or group study including listening to audio tapes, viewing video tapes, reading, professional books or articles. (Activity will count for a maximum of five hours.)

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. April 25, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 8, eff. January 28, 2004.

18VAC140-20-140. Examining and advisory committees. (Repealed.)

The board may establish advisory and examining committees to assist it in carrying out statutory responsibilities.

1. The committees may assist in evaluating the professional qualifications of applicants and candidates for licensure and renewal of licenses and in other matters the board deems necessary.

2. The committees may assist in the evaluation of the mental or emotional competency, or both, of any licensee or applicant for licensure when such competence is an issue before the board.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-100 et seq., 54.1-2400, 54.1-2510 and 54.1-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §6.1, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992.

Part VI V.

Standards of Practice

18VAC140-20-150. Professional conduct.

 

A. The protection of the public health, safety, and welfare and the best interest of the public shall be the primary guide in determining the appropriate professional conduct of all persons whose activities are regulated by the board. Regardless of the delivery method, whether in person, by telephone or electronically, these standards shall apply to the practice of social work.

 

B.  Persons licensed as social workers and clinical social workers shall:

 

1. Practice in a manner that is in the best interest of the public and does not endanger the public health, safety, or welfare.

 

21. Be able to justify all service services rendered to or on behalf of clients as necessary for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

 

2.  Provide for continuation of care when services must be interrupted or terminated.

 

3. Practice only within the competency areas for which they are qualified by education and or experience, or both.

 

4. Report to the board known or suspected violations of the laws and regulations governing the practice of social work.

 

5. Neither accept nor give commissions, rebates, or other forms of remuneration for referral of clients for professional services.

 

6. Ensure that clients are aware of fees and billing arrangements before rendering services.

 

7.  Inform clients of potential risks and benefits of services and the limitations on confidentiality and ensure that clients have provided informed written consent to treatment.

 

78. Keep confidential their therapeutic relationships with clients and disclose client records to others only with written consent of the client, with the following exceptions: (i) when the client is a danger to self or others; or (ii) as required by law.

 

89. When advertising their services to the public, ensure that such advertising is neither fraudulent nor misleading.

 

9. Not engage in dual relationships with clients, former clients, supervisees, and supervisors that might compromise that person''s well?being, impair the social worker''s or supervisor''s objectivity and professional judgment or increase the risk of exploitation, to include, but is not limited to, such activities as counseling close friends, sexual partners, employees or relatives, and engaging in business relationships with clients. Sexual contact or conduct of a sexual nature during the course of professional services and for a period of not less than two years following cessation or termination of professional services with a client or those included in the provision of collateral therapeutic services shall be prohibited. Thereafter, the licensee shall bear the burden of demonstrating that there has been no exploitation regardless of that person's consent to, initiation of or participation in the sexual contact or conduct of a sexual nature with the practitioner.

 

10. Maintain clinical records on each client. The record shall include identifying information to substantiate diagnosis and treatment plan, client progress, and termination. The clinical record shall be preserved for at least five years post termination As treatment requires and with the written consent of the client, collaborate with other health or mental health providers concurrently providing services to the client.

 

11. Ensure that clients have provided informed consent to treatment Refrain from undertaking any activity in which one's personal problems are likely to lead to inadequate or harmful services.

 

12.  Recognize conflicts of interest and inform all parties of the nature and directions of loyalties and responsibilities involved.

 

C.  In regard to client records, persons licensed by the board shall comply with provisions of § 32.1-127.1:03. on health records privacy and shall:

 

1. Maintain written or electronic clinical records for each client to include identifying information and assessment which substantiates diagnosis and treatment plans.  Each record shall include a diagnosis and treatment plan, progress notes for each case activity, information received from all collaborative contacts and the treatment implications of that information, and the termination process and summary.

 

2. Maintain client records securely, inform all employees of the requirements of confidentiality and provide for the destruction of records which are no longer useful in a manner that ensures client confidentiality.

 

3.  Disclose or release records to others only with clients' expressed written consent or that of their legally authorized representative or as mandated by law.

 

4. Ensure confidentiality in the usage of client records and clinical materials by obtaining informed consent from clients or their legally authorized representative before (i) videotaping, (ii) audio recording, (iii) permitting third party observation, or (iv) using identifiable client records and clinical materials in teaching, writing or public presentations.

 

5. Maintain client records for a minimum of six years or as otherwise required by law from the date of termination of the therapeutic relationship with the following exceptions:

 

a. At minimum, records of a minor child shall be maintained for six years after attaining the age of majority or ten years following termination, which ever comes later.

 

b. Records that are required by contractual obligation or federal law to be maintained for a longer period of time.

 

c. Records that have been transferred to another mental health professional or have been given to the client or his legally authorized representative.

 

D. In regard to dual relationships, persons licensed by the board shall:

 

1. Not engage in a dual relationship with a client or a former client that could impair professional judgment or increase the risk of harm to the client.  (Examples of such a relationship include, but are not limited to, familial, social, financial, business, bartering, or a close personal relationship with a client.)  Social workers shall take appropriate professional precautions when a dual relationship cannot be avoided, such as informed consent, consultation, supervision, and documentation to ensure that judgment is not impaired and no exploitation occurs.

 

2. Not have any type of sexual intimacies with a client or those included in collateral therapeutic services, and not provide services to those persons with whom they have had a sexual relationship.  Social workers shall not engage in sexual intimacies with a former client within a minimum of five years after terminating the professional relationship.  Social workers who engage in such a relationship after five years following termination shall have the responsibility to examine and document thoroughly that such a relationship did not have an exploitive nature, based on factors such as duration of therapy, amount of time since therapy, termination circumstances, client's personal history and mental status, adverse impact on the client.  A client's  consent to, initiation of or participation in sexual behavior or involvement with a social worker does not change the nature of the conduct nor lift the regulatory prohibition.

 

3. Not engage in any sexual relationship or establish a therapeutic relationship with a current supervisee or student.  Social workers shall avoid any non-sexual dual relationship with a supervisee or student in which there is a risk of exploitation or potential harm to the supervisee or student, or the potential for interference with the supervisor's professional judgment.

 

4. Recognize conflicts of interest and inform all parties of the nature and directions of loyalties and responsibilities involved.

 

5. Not engage in a personal relationship with a former client in which there is a risk of exploitation or potential harm or if the former client continues to relate to the social worker in his professional capacity.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §7.1, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 12, Issue 3, eff. November 29, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 5, eff. December 23, 1998; Volume 20, Issue 8, eff. January 28, 2004.

18VAC140-20-160. Grounds for disciplinary action or denial of issuance of a license.

Action by the board to deny, revoke, suspend or decline to renew a license shall be in accordance with the following The board may refuse to admit an applicant to an examination; refuse to issue a license to an applicant; or reprimand, impose a monetary penalty, place on probation, impose such terms as it may designate, suspend for a stated period of time or indefinitely, or revoke a license for one or more of the following grounds:

1. Conviction of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

2. Procurement of license by fraud or misrepresentation;

3. Conducting one''s practice in such a manner so as to make the practice a danger to the health and welfare of one''s clients or to the public. In the event a question arises concerning the continued competence of a licensee, the board will consider evidence of continuing education.

4. Being unable to practice social work with reasonable skill and safety to clients by reason of illness, excessive use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals or any other type of material or as a result of any mental or physical condition;

5. Conducting one''s practice in a manner contrary to the standards of ethics of social work or in violation of 18VAC140-20-150, standards of practice;

6. Performing functions outside the board-licensed area of competency;

7. Failure to comply with the continued competency requirements set forth in 18VAC140-20-105; and

8. Violating or aiding and abetting another to violate any statute applicable to the practice of social work or any provision of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-3705 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR620-01-2 §7.2, eff. July 6, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 5, eff. December 30, 1992; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. April 25, 2001.