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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual shall be:

        (1)    Licensed by the Board before the individual may practice social work in this State while representing oneself as a social worker; or

        (2)    Licensed as a certified social worker–clinical before the individual may practice clinical social work in this State.

    (b)    This section does not apply to:

        (1)    An individual employed by any agency of the federal government while performing the duties of that employment;

        (2)    An individual licensed as a social worker in another state while responding to an emergency in this State;

        (3)    An individual who:

            (i)    Is licensed to practice social work in any other state;

            (ii)    Has an application for a license pending before the Board; and

            (iii)    Meets requirements established by the Board in regulations; or

        (4)    A student while pursuing a supervised course of study in a social work program that is accredited or is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education.

    (c)    An individual may not practice social work without a license under subsection (b)(3) of this section for more than 6 months.

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