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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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 ((
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.]