HB 397 Social worker; family-services specialists & qualified equivalent workers allowed to perform tasks.
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Summary as introduced:
Social worker. Allows family-services specialists and qualified equivalent workers to perform tasks previously limited to social workers. The bill expands the authority of the Adult Protective Services Unit to establish minimum standards of training and educational opportunities for all workers in the field of adult protective services, which minimum standards currently apply to social workers. The bill changes the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) employment requirement for a baccalaureate degree from "social work" positions to "family-services-specialist" positions. The bill adds family-services specialists to the list of individuals required to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect. The bill contains an emergency clause.

Full text:
01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14102622D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/03/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14102622D
01/03/14  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/09/14  House: Assigned HWI sub: # 3
01/22/14  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/12/14  House: Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions