|Action||Changes to supervision requirements|
|Comment Period||Ends 3/3/2021|
The global pandemic has had a tremendous, unprecedented impact on how social workers are delivering clinical services. Although face to face clinical services are ideal and best practice, they have not always been the safest or most accessible option during this time. In order to continue to serve clients when face to face contact is not safe, social workers have utilized technology such as phones for continuity of care. Therefore, I believe that clinical social work services that have been delivered by phone, and under the supervision of a licensed social worker, should "count" towards the licensure requirements of face to face hours. Thank you for your consideration!