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COVID-19 Information

The Board recognizes the gravity and potential impact of COVID-19. The COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving and information and recommendations from Governor Walz, the MN Department of Health (MDH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are changing as new information becomes available.  The Board of Social Work, as a state agency, is taking direction and following guidance from the Governor’s office, including the “peacetime state of emergency.

STAY INFORMED WITH THE BOSW

The Board encourages everyone to be safe and take reasonable precautions to ensure personal safety, safety in your agencies and for your clients, and in our communities.  The BOSW strives to be responsive and appreciates your patience during this challenging time. 

The Board of Social Work continues services while most staff telework: 

  • Conduct all business by using online services, email, or US Mail 
  • Use Online Services to:  
    • Verify a license 
    • Renew a license 
    • Apply for a license 
  • Do not drop off forms or applications in person at the office 
  • Forms and information are available on the BOSW website 
  • Subscribe to Licensing News & Updates to stay informed via email about issues impacting practice and  licensing requirements based on the COVID-19 situation

SPECIAL NOTICE: TEMPORARY DEFERRAL OF FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE BY HEALTH RELATED LICENSING BOARDS

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