Clinical Social Work Specialty
(a) The board shall establish a specialty area for the practice of clinical social work that is available only to a licensed master social worker who satisfies the minimum number of years of active social work practice with appropriate supervision and clinical examination, as determined by the board.
A person may not use the title "Licensed Clinical Social Worker" or the initials "LCSW" unless the person is recognized as qualified for the independent practice of clinical social work.
For purposes of Subchapter C, Chapter 1451, Insurance Code:
a person recognized as qualified for the independent practice of clinical social work may use the title "Licensed Clinical Social Worker" or another title approved by the board; and
a board-approved title under this subsection has the same meaning and effect as the title "Licensed Clinical Social Worker."
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 892, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728, Sec. 11.148, eff. September 1, 2005.