The BOSW will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of the state-designated holiday. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
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2015 BOSW Legislative Proposal
The Board’s noncontroversial policy proposals will have positive impact for the citizens of Minnesota, the Board, and licensees. House File HF 960 and Senate File SF 883 were introduced February 16, 2015. Read the summary here...
Policy changes include:
New “Active Retired” license, which authorizes volunteer practice and limited paid practice to provide licensing supervision
Administrative fee as a non-disciplinary option to resolve some unlicensed practice cases
Permitting issuance of a temporary license to a qualified applicant who is already engaged in social work practice
Governor Appoints Four to Board of Social Work - Board Members Still Needed
Governor Mark Dayton has appointed four members to the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Read more here...
2013-2014 Grandfathering Application Deadline is December 31 2014
Grandfathering Applications cannot be accepted after December 31, 2014 under state law. Applications received by December 31, 2014 will be processed and transcripts and other supporting documents may be submitted. Processing time is 45-60 days. We will contact you by mail if additional information is needed or when your application is approved.
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.