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Article - Health Occupations




§19–307.

    (a)    Subject to the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a license authorizes the licensee to practice social work while the license is effective.

    (b)    A licensed social worker may practice social work only within the scope of the specific type of license issued by the Board.

    (c)    (1)    A licensed bachelor social worker may not:

            (i)    Engage in independent practice unless the licensed bachelor social worker is approved by the Board to engage in independent practice in accordance with § 19–302(f) of this subtitle;

            (ii)    Make a clinical diagnosis of a mental or emotional disorder;

            (iii)    Provide psychotherapy; or

            (iv)    Engage in private practice.

        (2)    A licensed master social worker may not:

            (i)    Engage in independent practice unless the licensed master social worker is approved by the Board to engage in independent practice in accordance with § 19–302(f) of this subtitle;

            (ii)    Treat mental or emotional disorders or provide psychotherapy without the supervision of a licensed certified social worker–clinical;

            (iii)    Diagnose a mental disorder without the supervision of a licensed certified social worker–clinical;

            (iv)    On or before December 31, 2019, engage in private practice without the supervision of a licensed certified social worker–clinical; or

            (v)    On or after January 1, 2020, engage in private practice.

        (3)    A licensed certified social worker may not:

            (i)    Treat mental or emotional disorders or provide psychotherapy without the supervision of a licensed certified social worker–clinical; or

            (ii)    Diagnose a mental disorder without the supervision of a licensed certified social worker–clinical.



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