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Election Day Information, Cast Your Ballot!

This year, Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 8. Secretary of State Steve Simon’s website offers all the information you need to vote: how to register ahead of time, how to register on the day of the election, how to vote absentee, and information on your right to have time off during the work day to vote. This November, cast your ballot and make sure your voice is heard.

Opportunity to Apply to Serve as a Board Member

There is an immediate vacancy for a Public Board Member, and six scheduled Board Member vacancies effective January 2, 2017.  Read more here: Vacancy Notice and Board Member Position Description

Licensing and Compliance Data Report

The Board compiled Licensing and Compliance related statistics for Fiscal Years 2000 through 2015.   View the data report here.

Governor Mark Dayton Appoints Three to the Board of Social Work

On June 29, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Lori Thompson, LSW,  Emily Bastian, LICSW,  and Jill Grover, LGSW to serve a four year term on the Board of Social Work.  Press Release of Board Appointments

Loan Forgiveness Program for Mental Health Professionals

The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORPHC), Minnesota Department of Health, administers the program funded by the State of Minnesota authorizing the health professional loan forgiveness program in both rural and urban ares.  For more information and submit an application see the ORHPC website:

Minnesota Department of Human Services News for BOSW Licensees: New Adult Abuse Reporting System

Beginning July 1, 2015, the new Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center will provide a single, toll-free number the general public, mandated reporters and licensed professionals, including Social Workers can call to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. Read more...
Licensing Transition Period Exception for Grandfathered Licensees 
The 2013-2014 grandfathering period ended December 31, 2014. The law provides a time-limited period, from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017, for licensees who obtained a LGSW or LISW license during a grandfathering period, and do not hold an MSW degree accredited by CSWE, to apply for either the LISW or the LICSW license, provided they meet all other license requirements.  Read the Boards Statute for details Statute 148E.0557
Workforce Survey 
The Board encourages you to complete the  Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care  Workforce Survey when you apply to renew your license. Survey results are important for planning the future of Minnesota!
Electronic Health Records 
Minnesota Statute 621.495 mandated implementation of electronic health records (EHR) by January 1, 2015, for all MN health care providers. The Minnesota Department of Health serves as the primary resource for issues and inquiries relating to  EHR in Minnesota .

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