Section 850-X-4-.03 - Disposition Of Applications (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 850-X-4-.03. Disposition Of Applications

(1) Approved Applications. When the Board, after due consideration of an application and of information pertaining thereto, is satisfied that the applicant is eligible for licensure or certification the applicant will be granted licensure or certification, and the applicant will be notified by the executive director.

(2) Deferred Applications. If an applicant's education or experience is considered inadequate upon Board review, but the Board believes the applicant may meet the minimum legal requirements within one year, such application may be held by the Board for up to one year without approval or denial. The applicant will be advised of the basis for holding the application, of additional information to be submitted, and of the approximate date on which the application will be formally considered again. The Board may require additional information pertaining to background and qualification. If more than one additional year of experience or additional education is considered necessary, the application will be denied, and for further consideration, the applicant will be required to submit a new application after having acquired the necessary qualifications.

(3) Denied Applications. When the Board, after due consideration of an application and of information pertaining thereto finds that the applicant is not eligible for licensure or certification under any section of the law, the applicant will be given notice of the denial, and shall be advised of the appellate procedures set forth in Rule 850-X-4-.04. The board may deny an application upon proof that the person has engaged in unprofessional conduct within the last five years, including, but not limited to:

1. Conviction of a felony;

2. Habituation or addiction to habit-forming drugs, either of which impairs the ability to perform his or her work;

3. Conviction of fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered as a social worker licensed under this chapter or in establishing qualifications under this chapter;

4. Aiding or abetting a person not licensed under this chapter who is falsely representing himself as a social worker licensed under this chapter;

5. Failing to be relicensed and continuing to represent himself or herself as licensed after the expiration of his or her license; or

6. Being found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the rules established by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

(Repealed and Replaced: Filed October 31, 1997; effective January 1, 1998 (See Rule 850-X-1-.19). Amended: Filed March 8, 2007; effective April 12, 2007. Amended: Filed May 11, 2010; effective June 15, 2010. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXII, Issue No. 11, August 29, 2014, eff. September 19, 2014, operative October 4, 2014. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 12, September 30, 2016, eff. October 30, 2016.)

Rule .04 was renumbered to .03 as per certification filed March 8, 2007; effective April 12, 2007.

Author: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 41-22 -4(a)(2) (1991).

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