Strengthening IDENTITY | Preserving INTEGRITY | Advocating PARITY
We are delighted to inform you that we will be working with the US Department of Defense, National Center of Interstate Compacts and other key social work stakeholders to establish clinical social work reciprocity across states. This effort has become increasingly important as we work utilizing telemental health; the requirement that we be licensed in the state where the patient is located is burdensome and amounts to restraint of trade.
Below is the message that CSWA received today from the US Department of Defense:
We are excited to inform you that the U.S. Department of Defense has selected your profession to receive technical assistance from The Council of State Governments to develop an interstate compact for occupational licensing portability. Based on the applications received from three organizations representing social work, DoD believes the Association of Social Work Boards is best suited to lead compact development efforts on behalf of the profession.
However, we believe that CSWA will be a crucial stakeholder in developing a compact for social workers. CSG would like to invite representatives from CSWA to join the compact technical assistance group that will engage in compact development activities jointly with ASWB and other social work regulatory stakeholders.
Thank you for your commitment to removing barriers to multistate practice for licensed practitioners. We will be in touch in the coming days to set up a call with our team at CSG. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
National Center for Interstate Compacts The Council of State Governments1776 Avenue of the States
Lexington, KY 40511
CSWA will keep you informed on the progress of this helpful project.
Kendra C. Roberson, PhD, LCSW | President & Education Committee, Social Work Consultant
Laura Groshong, LICSW, CSWA Director, Policy and Practice
PO Box 10Garrisonville, Virginia 22463