We Need YOU to Take BBS Survey

We Need YOU to Take BBS Survey

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is conducting a survey of BBS registrants and licensees, as well as behavioral health agency directors. This survey is voluntary and anonymous. The purpose of the survey is:

To gather information about different types of work settings in which clinical services (assessment, diagnosis and/or treatment) are provided; and, To ..Read More…

Standards of Technology in Social Work Practice Released


NASW and the Association of Social Work Boards, Council on Social Work Education, and Clinical Social Work Association have released Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice to address social workers’ use of electronic technology.

The new standards offer guidance on how to provide information to the public; design and deliver services; ..Read More…

Nominations Wanted: Recognize Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Submit your nominations and applications for the 2018 Circle of Life Awards by August 14, 2017. The award honors innovative programs in palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, health care systems, long-term care facilities, and other direct service settings. Shine a light on programs and organizations that can serve as ..Read More…

BBS Anonymous Survey

The Board is asking for help from BBS registrants and licensees, as well as behavioral health agency directors, in completing an anonymous survey regarding the types of work settings in which clinical services are provided. The information gathered will help inform the Board when discussing issues and considering possible law changes.

Survey ..Read More…

US Senate Releases Better Care Reconciliation Act

This week the United States Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act, legislation intended to reform our nation’s health care system. The Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) are deeply concerned by provisions in the bill. In its current form, the legislation could reduce support for the millions of vulnerable seniors with ..Read More…

Avoid Claim Denials: Use the New ICD-10-CM Codes

Last October, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented ICD-10-CM changes, including 14 mental health codes used by clinical social workers.

To avoid claim denials, clinical social workers must now use the new codes.