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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 34TEXAS STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKER EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 781SOCIAL WORKER LICENSURE
SUBCHAPTER DLICENSES AND LICENSING PROCESS
RULE §781.414Issuance of License Certificates

(a) The board issues license certificates and license cards indicating the social work title, whether LBSW, LMSW or LCSW, granted to applicants who have met all of the board's qualifications. The board-issued license cards will indicate the license expiration date. The board shall indicate the new expiration date of a renewed license on the board-issued cards. The license certificate will also include any applicable specialty recognition or supervisory status.

(b) The licensee must include the license title or associated initials in all professional uses of the licensee's name as required by the Act, §505.351, as in Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW; Licensed Master Social Worker - LMSW; or Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker - LBSW. If the licensee holds a specialty recognition, he or she shall use the specialty recognition initials as well: Licensed Master Social Worker with non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition - LMSW-IPR; Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker with non-clinical Independent Practice Recognition - LBSW-IPR; or Licensed Master Social Worker with Advanced Practitioner Recognition - LMSW-AP.

(c) A licensee shall display an original board-issued license certificate, a current license card, and a copy of the Code of Conduct in a prominent place in all practice locations.

(d) The board will post its client information brochure on the board's website.

(e) A licensee who offers social work services on the Internet must include a statement that the licensee is licensed by the State of Texas and provide a copy of the Code of Conduct with the information on how to contact this board by mail or telephone.

(f) Upon a client's request, a licensee shall provide information regarding his or her license category and how to contact the board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §781.414 adopted to be effective January 27, 2011, 36 TexReg 242

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