Laws and Regulations
The Social Work Practice Act, Minnesota Statutes, Sections 148E.001 and 148E.280, contains the state laws approved by the Legislature and Governor which regulate the practice of social work in Minnesota. The statute specifies the duties of the Board, who must be licensed to practice and who is exempted, initial licensing requirements for each of the four social work licenses, license renewal and continuing competence requirements, standards for ethical and competent practice, and the specifics of the complaint resolution process.
The links below provide comprehensive information in the Boards current law and statute (MS 148E), the ethical standards of practice, and archived history of statutory and rule provisions which have been repealed and are no longer in effect.
Laws - Board's Current Statute Including the Boards Standards of Practice and Compliance found in sections 148E.185 to 148E.290
Law - Board's Statute 148D (Link to Sections Not Repealed on August 1, 2011)
Laws - Boards Standards of Practice and Compliance
Laws - Fingerprint-Based Criminal Background Checks
Laws - Board Statute Archive
Laws - Board Rules Archive
Archived Board of Social Work Rules can be found at the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes: