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Budget Summary FY2015

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Data Current as of:  10/17/2014




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Social worker licensing

SECTION 39.   Section 7 of chapter 18B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(o) The commissioner shall require social workers employed by the department to obtain a license as a social worker pursuant to section 131 of chapter 112 within the first 9 months of employment. The commissioner shall require social workers employed by the department to participate in not less than 30 hours per year of paid professional development training; provided, however, that such training shall be consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements. The commissioner may grant a social worker employed by the department a 1-time 6-month hardship waiver from the licensing requirement under this section to ensure access for underserved populations.