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SB 126 (BR 822) - J. Denton, D. Harper Angel

     AN ACT relating to social workers.
     Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 335 to exempt from licensure employees of tax-exempt organizations; prohibit a person from engaging in the practice of clinical social work without a license; forbid a member of the Board of Social Work from serving two consecutive full terms; require the board to be attached to the Office of Occupations & Professions for administrative purposes; require the board to issue licenses to qualified applicants within 60 days of receiving the application; require the board to issue a temporary license to practice upon submission of the application and payment of initial licensure fee; authorize the board to deny the license and revoke the temporary permit for unqualified applicants; prohibit revocation of a temporary permit if unqualified status is result of incomplete application; direct the board to authorize specific organizations to provide continuing education programs; order the board to refund administrative assessments imposed on individuals employed by a tax-exempt organization.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except remove attaching the board to Occupations and Professions for administrative purposes; reduce from sixty to forty-five the time frame in which the board shall evaluate applications and issue licenses to qualified applicants; require the board to approve and applicant to sit for the national examination as part of the application process; expand the scope of organizations that the board shall authorize to provide continuing education.
     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill except amend KRS 12.023 to add the Independent Office for Oversight of Child Protective Services to the Office of the Governor; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to establish the office; provide for the appointment of an executive director; name the executive director as chair of the external statewide child fatality and near fatality review panel instead of the Attorney General; establish duties of the office; require the office to file an annual report and list the requirements of the report; make conforming amendments.
     HCA (1/Title, M. Cherry) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 30-introduced in Senate
     Feb 1-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 19-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-received in House
     Mar 21-to State Government (H)
     Mar 26-posting waived; taken from State Government (H); 1st reading; returned to State Government (H)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill
     Mar 28-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 28, 2012; 3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 29-received in Senate
     Mar 30-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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