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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.
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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 Compliance Process Video

Board Meetings

Meetings will be held in Conference Room A from 9:00 am. to 3:00 pm.
  • January 16, 2015
  • March 20, 2015
  • May 15, 2015
  • July 17, 2015
  • September 18, 2015
  • November 20, 2015
All meetings are subject to change. 

Board Meeting Public Docs