SB 428-2_ Filed 04/09/2001, 10:14
Adopted 4/9/2001


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 428 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 17, line 26; (01)MO042802.17. -->     Page 17, between lines 26 and 27, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-23.6-1-1.7; (01)MO042802.24. -->     "SECTION 24. IC 25-23.6-1-1.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1.7. "Bachelor's social worker" means an individual who is licensed under IC 25-23.6-5-0.5.
SOURCE: IC 25-23.6-1-3.8; (01)MO042802.25. -->     SECTION 25. IC 25-23.6-1-3.8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 3.8. Except as provided in IC 25-23.6-7-5 , as used in this chapter, "counselor" refers to a bachelor's social worker, social worker, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or a mental health counselor who is licensed under this article.".
SOURCE: Page 17, line 35; (01)MO042802.17. -->     Page 17, line 35, after "as a" insert " bachelor's social worker,".
    Page 18, between lines 4 and 5, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-23.6-5-0.5; (01)MO042802.27. -->     "SECTION 27. IC 25-23.6-5-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 0.5. (a) An individual who applies for a license as a bachelor's social worker must meet the following requirements:
        (1) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual:
            (A) has received at least a bachelor's degree in social work from:
                (i) an institution of higher education that is accredited or approved for candidacy by the Council on Social Work

Education or approved by the board; or
                (ii) a foreign school that has a program of study that is approved by the Foreign Equivalency Determination Service of the Council on Social Work Education; and
            (B) will, after receiving a bachelor's social worker license under this section, practice social work under the supervision of a licensed social worker, a licensed clinical social worker, or an equivalent supervisor, as determined by the board, for the equivalent of two (2) years.
        (2) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently.
        (3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of another state or jurisdiction on the grounds that the individual was not able to practice as a social worker without endangering the public.
        (4) Pass a basic examination required by the board.
        (5) Pay the fee established by the board.
    (b) The scope of practice of an individual licensed under this section is the same as the scope of practice of a social worker licensed under section 1 of this chapter.

SOURCE: IC 25-23.6-5-4; (01)MO042802.28. -->     SECTION 28. IC 25-23.6-5-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 4. An individual who satisfies the requirements of:
         (1) section 1, 1.5, or 2 of this chapter; and
         (2) section 3 of this chapter;
may take the examination provided by the board.".
SOURCE: Page 18, line 16; (01)MO042802.18. -->     Page 18, between lines 16 and 17, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 25-23.6-5-11; (01)MO042802.30. -->     "SECTION 30. IC 25-23.6-5-11 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 11. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to an individual to profess to be a bachelor's social worker, social worker, or clinical social worker if the individual pays a fee and the individual:
        (1) has a valid license or certificate to practice from another state and the individual has passed an examination substantially equivalent to the level for which licensure is being requested;
        (2) is practicing in a state that does not license or certify social workers or clinical social workers, but is certified by a national association approved by the board and the individual has applied for a license from the board; or
        (3) has been approved by the board to take the examination and has graduated from a school or program approved by the board and the individual has completed any experience requirement.
    (b) A temporary permit expires the earlier of:
        (1) the date the individual holding the permit is issued a license

under this article;
        (2) the date the board disapproves the individual's license application; or
        (3) one hundred eighty (180) days after the initial permit is issued.
    (c) The board may renew a temporary permit if the individual holding the permit was scheduled to take the next examination and the individual:
        (1) did not take the examination; and
        (2) shows good cause for not taking the examination.
    (d) A permit renewed under subsection (c) expires on the date the individual holding the permit receives the results from the next examination given after the permit was issued, and may not be extended if the applicant has failed the examination.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 428 as printed March 30, 2001.)

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Representative Bischoff


MO042802/DI 77     2001