Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Action Reduction in CE requirement for supervisors
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 7/24/2019
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7/12/19  4:02 pm
Commenter: Bonnie Agnell

18-VAC140-20-Less Restrictive Rule on Supervision

It has recently come to my attention that there is a proposed Fast Track legislation (18VAC140-20-Less Restrictive Rule on Supervision) that would decease the number of hours of training required for a Social Work Supervisor to offer supervision to another social worker. 

I can't imagine why decreasing the amount of training would even be considered.  In this fast changing world, I want my physicians and mental health providers to have as much training as possible to keep up with current practice issues.  With all the mental health problems in Virginia, and around the world, social workers need to be kept as up-to-date through training as possible. 

Therefore, I am opposing the fast tracking process and it should be returned to the Board of Social Work for more consideration and time under the normal regulatory process.  This regulatory change is a controversial proposal with the potential for negative impact, so it should be subject to a full and thorough review process. 

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