§ 850-X-3-.03. Board Ordered Supervision
A licensee who is required to be supervised as a condition of initial licensure, continued licensure, or disciplinary action must:
(a) submit one supervisory plan for each practice location to the board for approval by the board or executive director/designee within 30 days of initiating supervision;
(b) submit a current job description from the agency in which the social worker is employed with a verification of authenticity from the agency director or his or her designee on agency letterhead or submit a copy of the contract or appointment under which the licensee intends to work, along with a statement from the potential supervisor that the supervisor has reviewed the contract and is qualified to supervise the licensee in the setting;
(c) ensure that the supervisor submits reports to the board on a schedule determined by the board. In each report, the supervisor must address the supervisee's performance, how closely the supervisee adheres to statutes and rules, any special circumstances that led to the imposition of supervision and recommend whether the supervisee should continue licensure. If the supervisor does not recommend the supervisee for continued licensure, the supervisor must provide specific reasons for not recommending the supervisee. The board may consider the supervisor's reservations as it evaluates the supervision verification the supervisee submits; and
(d) notify the board immediately if there is a disruption in the supervisory relationship or change in practice location and submit a new supervisory plan within 30 days of the break or change in practice location. The supervisor who agrees to provide board ordered supervision of a licensee who is under board disciplinary action must understand the board order and follow the supervision stipulations outlined in the order. The supervisor must address with the licensee those professional behaviors that led to board discipline and must help to remediate those concerns while assisting the licensee to develop strategies to avoid repeating illegal, substandard, or unethical behaviors. The supervisor who agrees to provide board ordered supervision of a licensee who is under board disciplinary action must understand the board order and follow the supervision stipulations outlined in the order.
(e) Board ordered and mandated supervision timeframes are specified in the board order.(Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVIII, Issue No. 12, September 30, 2020, eff. November 14, 2020.)
Author: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-30-57(6) (1991).
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