2017 ORS 675.595¹
General powers of board
  • fees

In addition to the powers otherwise granted under ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board), the State Board of Licensed Social Workers shall have the following powers:

(1) To determine the qualifications of applicants to practice social work in this state.

(2) To cause to have examinations prepared, conducted and graded.

(3) To grant authorizations to practice regulated social work to qualified applicants upon their compliance with the provisions of ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board) and the rules of the board.

(4) To grant or deny renewal of authorizations to practice regulated social work.

(5) To suspend or revoke authorizations to practice regulated social work.

(6) To issue letters of reprimand.

(7) To impose probationary periods with the authority to restrict the scope of practice of a regulated social worker.

(8) To require that a regulated social worker:

(a) Practice under supervision;

(b) Obtain additional training in social work; or

(c) Undergo psychological, physical or psychiatric assessment, enter into and remain in any prescribed treatment program and disclose the results of the treatment program to the board.

(9) To impose civil penalties as provided in ORS 675.540 (Grounds for disciplinary action).

(10) To restore authorizations to practice regulated social work that have been suspended, revoked or voided by nonpayment of the renewal fee.

(11) To collect fees for application, examination and reexamination of applicants for initial authorizations to practice regulated social work as provided in ORS 675.571 (Fees).

(12) To collect fees for renewal of authorizations to practice regulated social work as provided in ORS 675.571 (Fees).

(13) To collect delinquent renewal fees as provided in ORS 675.571 (Fees) (4).

(14) To investigate alleged violations of ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board).

(15) To issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses, take testimony, administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses, conduct hearings and require the production of relevant documents in all proceedings pertaining to the duties and powers of the board.

(16) To enforce ORS 675.510 (Definitions for ORS 675.510 to 675.600) to 675.600 (Duties of board) and exercise general supervision over the practice of social work in this state.

(17) To adopt a common seal.

(18) To formulate and enforce a code of professional conduct for the practice of social work giving particular consideration to the code of ethics.

(19) To formulate and enforce continuing education requirements for regulated social workers to ensure the highest quality of professional services to the public.

(20) To take such other disciplinary action as the board in its discretion finds proper, including but not limited to assessment of the costs of the disciplinary process.

(21) For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), to require the fingerprints of a person who is:

(a) Applying for an authorization to practice regulated social work;

(b) Applying for renewal of an authorization to practice regulated social work; or

(c) Under investigation by the board. [1989 c.721 §43; 1995 c.79 §340; 1997 c.381 §8; 2003 c.14 §430; 2005 c.730 §72; 2009 c.442 §21]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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