Clinical social workers; licensure examination alternative. (HB606)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Social Work; licensure of clinical social workers; examination alternative; regulation amendments. Directs the Board of Social Work to amend the regulations for the licensure of clinical social workers to allow applicants to utilize an examination alternative, which shall consist of at least 1,500 hours of supervised experience that is obtained within the five calendar years immediately preceding the date of application. The bill clarifies that the examination alternative shall be in addition to any other supervised clinical experience required for licensure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100866D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2024Referred from General Laws
01/23/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/24/2024Assigned sub: Health Professions
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB606)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (50-Y 45-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/01/2024Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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