WSR 05-08-038



[ Filed March 30, 2005, 1:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-08-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-78A-319 Program approval requirement -- Field experience for school social workers.

Hearing Location(s): Hyak Lodge, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, on May 11, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 12, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail, fax (360) 586-2357, by April 27, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by April 27, 2005, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments to this rule will revise and clarify the field experience requirements for school social workers.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

March 25, 2005

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-038, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 180-78A-319   Program approval requirement -- Field experience for school social workers.   Approved school social worker preparation programs shall require all ((students)) candidates to complete a supervised, advanced level internship that ((includes 600 hours,)) is in compliance with the most current accreditation standards of the Council of Social Work Education, with a minimum of 300 of ((which must be)) the required hours in ((the)) a school((s)) setting, ((of)) providing on-the-job professional service ((and one hour per week of individual)). Supervision shall be provided by a site supervisor((. Site)) or faculty field supervisor((s must be fully certificated)) who holds current Washington state certification as a school social worker((s)) and ((have)) has a minimum of three years of professional experience in ((the)) this role ((of school social worker. Faculty)). Supervision ((including)), which may include on-site visits, will be provided ((on an ongoing basis. Prior to the internship, the student will complete a faculty-supervised practicum (a distinctly defined clinical experience intended to enable the student to develop basic school social work skills and integrate professional knowledge))) for a minimum of one hour per week until the internship is completed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, 180-78A-319, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04.]

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