HB 890 Social worker; family-services specialists & qualified equivalent workers allowed to perform tasks.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Social worker. Allows family-services specialists and qualified equivalent workers to perform tasks currently 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 and allows DMAS-designated assessors to serve in place of social workers on community-based screening teams. The bill contains an emergency clause.

Full text:
01/08/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14101234D  pdf | impact statement
01/30/14  House: Printed as engrossed 14101234D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/27/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB890ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/24/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0285)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/08/14  House: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14101234D
01/08/14  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/14  House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/14  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/14  House: Read first time
01/30/14  House: Read second time
01/30/14  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/14  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB890E
01/30/14  House: Printed as engrossed 14101234D-E
01/31/14  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/31/14  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/03/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/21/14  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/24/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/14  Senate: Read third time
02/25/14  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/27/14  House: Enrolled
02/27/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB890ER)
02/27/14  House: Signed by Speaker
03/01/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 285 (effective 3/24/14)
03/24/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0285)