Governor Supports Permanent Exemption from Social Work Licensure for State Workforce
We strongly urge you to contact members of the Assembly and Senate listed below. Tell them that as a social worker:
- I am strongly opposed to broad-based permanent exemptions included in the Governor’s budget.
- Unlicensed staff lacks sufficient skills, knowledge, experience and supervision to competently engage in tasks such as the diagnosis of a mental illness and psychotherapy. Utilizing unlicensed staff to perform such tasks which are restricted to licensed professionals presents a risk to the welfare of mental health consumers.
- All mental health services in New York State should be provided by competent, qualified and appropriately licensed providers.
- I support NASW’s budget-neutral compromise which moves New York’s state agencies down the road toward licensure compliance and urge you to do the same.
We need ALL SOCIAL WORKERS to call the following legislative leaders:
Senator Dean Skelos (SD09)
Temporary President & Majority Coalition LeaderDistrict Office,
Rockville Center (516) 766-8383
Senator Jeffrey Klein (SD34)
Temporary President & IDC Coalition Leader
District Office, Bronx (718) 822-2049
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (SD35)
Democratic Conference Leader
District Office, Yonkers (914) 423-4031
Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (AD65)
District Office, NYC (212) 312-1420
97 Grace Santos Sep 23, 2013 96 Doru Constantin Viziteu District Office,NYC/department mental health work Jun 28, 2013 95 Stacey Harrell May 05, 2013 94 Nadya Tejiram Apr 27, 2013 93 Carmen and Ruth gomez we are in favor governor supports permanent exemption from SW Lincensure for the State Workforce Apr 04, 2013 92 sharanappa tannur good Mar 30, 2013 91 Melissa Young Mar 29, 2013 90 Nancy Simmons There is a professional standard to withhold here, there is also a measure of those standards that the Licensure process addresses and insures. The exam verify a set level of knowledge Mar 27, 2013 89 Liana Ferrante Mar 27, 2013 88 Valerie Kaye Mar 27, 2013 < >