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News Emergency Policy on Teletherapy for Applicant Experience and Supervision Hours

At its meeting on March 24, 2020, the Board of Registration of Social Workers voted to issue the following policy:
3/24/2020
  • Board of Registration of Social Workers

Because of the current declared state of emergency in Massachusetts, to the extent applicable for applicants of all license types, teletherapy sessions and supervision through video conferencing or telephone that is HIPAA compliant that occurred or will occur from March 10, 2020 through the end of the state of emergency will be accepted toward experience hours and supervision requirements.  Further, the requirement in the Board’s “Practice Advisory Regarding Supervision of Licensed Certified Social Workers via Video Conferencing” that the first supervision session be face-to-face is waived from March 10, 2020 through the end of the state of emergency.

Board of Registration of Social Workers  

The Board of Registration of Social Workers licenses and oversees this profession, ensuring all social workers are properly and legally licensed.
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