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CSWA - Social Work Compact

Monday, February 27, 2023 4:00 PM | Jodi Hogue

Here is the long awaited Social Work Compact Bill which will allow:

  • LCSWs to join the Compact, after their home state has joined the Compact;
  • LCSWs to practice in all Compact states without becoming licensed there separately;
  • LCSWs that join the Compact to essentially have a multistate license.

The Compact will not be operational until at least seven states’ legislative bodies have passed the Compact into law in their states. Once this happens, the Social Work Commission will be created to oversee the Compact and individual LCSWs can join.

This is the basic information that explains the Compact:

The actual language of the Social Work Compact Bill is here:

I will be sending lobbying suggestions shortly.

In states which have a session that is ending soon, the bill will probably have to wait till next year. Some states are ready to drop the bill today. We hope to reach the seven state threshold by next year.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice

Clinical Social Work Association

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