Bbs Requirements for Lcsw Supervision

BBS oversight rules and professional ethics standards have evolved towards a more formal and routine assessment of supervisors. From 1 January 2022, supervisory authorities must participate in the formal assessments of all supervisory authorities at least once a year and again at the end of supervision. The assessment should include the strengths and limitations of the supervisor. Supervisors must receive a copy of each exam. This was already a prerequisite for supervisors of social work employees. The new regulation extends this requirement to all MFT, PCC and CSW supervisors, including trainees. BbS surveillance rules for 2022 continue to allow video surveillance for employees in exempt environments – this was allowed before the pandemic and will remain so thereafter. The change is that MFT and PCC interns in liberated environments will also be allowed to receive permanent video surveillance in liberated environments, thanks to a change in the law from the word “associated” to the broader “supervised.” (The law generally remains silent on such things for CSWs who are still working on their degrees, leaving these decisions to the discretion of the graduate program and construction site.) New rules establish a standard procedure for substitution monitoring. This process allows a supervisor to continue to gain hours of experience under the guidance of a temporary replacement supervisor when their regular supervisor is on vacation or unavailable.

And as of January 1, the PCC license requirement will be removed for 150 hours of experience in a hospital or community environment. Specific requirements for the assessment or treatment of couples or families are also removed for CCPs. To make the issue even more complex, the BBS will decide this Friday whether to pursue legislation in 2022 that would make video surveillance legal from 2023 under certain conditions for all work environments and not only for exempted parameters. The following information relates to the supervision of associated clinical social workers. Please also note the statutes and regulations for specific monitoring requirements After a surprising last-minute extension, video supervision for interns and employees will remain allowed in all work environments until December 31, 2021. On January 1, 2022, the COVID exemption that allows this will end, but a different set of rules will come into effect than before the pandemic. As of January 1, 2022, new supervisors must complete and submit a self-assessment by the supervisor within 60 days of the start of the monitoring. Those who have already actively supervised have until the end of 2022 to submit the self-assessment.

(Technically, the document must be received by BBS before 1.1.2023.) The self-assessment form requires supervisors to review the various monitoring requirements and confirm that they have met them. It must be signed under penalty of perjury. All supervisors in all three occupations, regardless of when they started supervising, must take 6 hours CE in supervision in each licence renewal cycle. Previous BBS oversight rules required CSW regulators to initially work 15 hours without request; CCP and MFT regulators were initially required to complete 6 hours and 6 hours each renewal cycle. Since these requirements were based on the supervisor`s license path rather than the supervisor`s license type, the inconsistency had regularly led to confusion and problems. If a supervisor is not directly employed by the supervisor`s employer (a situation that sometimes occurs in not-for-profit organizations and district authorities where supervision is not offered, so the supervisor hires his or her supervisor), there must be a supervision agreement between the supervisor and the supervisor`s employer. This agreement authorizes the supervisor, among other things, to review the files and discuss the cases he or she is dealing with. It also includes a statement from the employer that it will not intervene in the monitoring. New rules from 1 January 2022 set out specific substantive requirements for this supervisory agreement.

Where a monitoring agreement is required, it must be concluded before the start of monitoring. There are many things here to be sure. And I haven`t even covered some of the smaller or more obscure provisions. Fortunately, BBS will be releasing new forms and guidelines for supervisors to help with compliance. Of course, you can review the changes to the rules yourself at any time, in the adopted BBS regulation and the Assembly`s Bill 690, where most of these changes are located. One of the most important things to keep in mind is the date associated with several of these rules: From 1. By January 2022, supervisors must establish “written procedures for communicating with the supervisor or, in the absence of the supervisor, procedures for communicating with another child care facility to assist supervisors in dealing with crises and emergencies.” This is a more detailed version of an earlier regulation that only required regulators to establish emergency registries. Under the new rule, supervisors must make these procedures available to supervisors prior to the commencement of monitoring. Under the new regulations, the BBS establishes a protocol for the allocation of hours of experience gained under the direction of a deceased or incapable supervisor. Previously, without the signing of a certificate of experience by the supervisor at the end of the supervision, it was extremely difficult to get the board to approve the hours, even if it was proven that the supervisor had died.

New special features are added or changed for some existing rules. For example, the definitions of “private practice” and “released environment” will be amended on January 1 following the passage of the Assembly`s Bill 690. The same bill allows MFT and PCC interns, CSW interns, and applicants for employee registration in all three professions to accumulate hours in those few unreleased environments that are not private firms or professional businesses. It will be interesting to see this rule tested when an intern inevitably tries to save hours for an app-based therapy company. New supervisors in all three occupations must complete 15 hours of initial training. (I taught a set of video-on-demand courses for SimplePractice Learning that meet this requirement.) CCP and MFT regulators that are already actively supervising before January 1, 2022 are exempt from the new 15-hour requirement. Two documents – the surveillance statement and the surveillance plan – will be combined into one and standardized in all occupations. The new document is called a monitoring agreement and sets out the responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisor. It is required for all supervisors (interns and associates) in all three occupations. The assistant supervisor must meet all usual monitoring requirements and enter into a monitoring agreement with each supervisor.

If a supervisory agreement is required (see above), the assistant supervisor must also sign one of these agreements. If the assistant supervisor supervises for 30 consecutive calendar days or less, no new monitoring plan is required, and the hours saved during this period may be reviewed by the regular supervisor. If the Assistant Supervisor supervises for more than 30 days, a new monitoring plan is required and the Assistant Supervisor is responsible for reviewing the experience. In a number of regulations that have been in the process of adoption for some time, standards for regulators of MFTs, CPPs and pre-authorized CSWs are largely standardized and clarified. The changes include: There are also other new rules, such as regulations related to the hiring of pre-licensed therapists by temporary employment agencies. Mental health professionals authorized under California law to supervise associated clinical social workers must have a current and valid license for: Supervisors must meet the following minimum qualifications to supervise ASWs: As of January 1, 2022, if a supervisor has died or become incapable, the supervisor may still be able to count the hours. You must provide the BBS with 1) proof of the supervisor`s death or incapacity for work; (2) all documents signed by the supervisory authority; and 3) Documentation of the supervisor`s relationship with the employer. Typically, this means either proof of employment or a signed supervision agreement. Currently, the only way for THE BBS to know which licensees are actively supervising (and resolving issues related to supervisor qualifications) is to wait for licence applications to arrive. At this stage, they may not allow hours earned among unqualified superiors and, if necessary, take disciplinary action against those superiors.

However, this is a rather late and punitive process to sometimes dispel real misconceptions about qualification standards. One of the most significant changes is also one of the easiest to explain: as of January 1, 2022, supervisors in private practice will be allowed to have up to six supervisors, instead of the current limit of three. Nevertheless, the supervisory authorities of exempted institutions have no limit on the number of supervisory authorities they can supervise at a given time. The limit of six supervisors per supervisor applies in all contexts that are not excluded.


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