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HB24-1002

Social Work Licensure Compact

Concerning the enactment of the "Social Work Licensure Compact", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Professions & Occupations
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill enacts the "Social Work Licensure Compact" (compact). The compact is designed to:

  • Eliminate the necessity for social workers to obtain licenses from multiple states by providing for the mutual recognition of licenses from other states that have signed the compact (member states);
  • Facilitate the exchange of licensure and disciplinary information among member states;
  • Authorize member states to hold a regulated social worker accountable for abiding by a member state's laws, regulations, and applicable professional standards in the member state in which the client is located at the time care is rendered; and
  • Allow for the use of telehealth to facilitate increased access to regulated social work services.

The bill authorizes the state board of social work examiners (board) to promulgate rules and to facilitate Colorado's participation in the compact, including notifying the Compact Commission (commission) established by the compact of any adverse action taken by the board against a Colorado regulated social worker. The commission includes a delegate from each member state and has the powers and duties set forth in the bill.

The compact becomes effective on the date the compact is enacted in the seventh member state.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Martinez, Rep. E. Sirota
Sen. J. Marchman, Sen. J. Rich

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