Social work; unlawful for person not licensed by Board of Social Work to use title social worker. (SB1374)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Social work; title protection. Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person not licensed by the Board of Social Work to use the title "Social Worker" in writing or in advertising in connection with his practice unless he simultaneously uses the clarifying initials signifying a degree in social work. The bill provides exceptions for federally required and defined social workers in nursing homes and hospices and has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103207D
01/13/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2011Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Rereferred to Education and Health
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1374)
01/25/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
02/03/2011Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)