NASW Practice Alert: Requirement to provide notice to psychotherapy clients

NASW Practice Alert: Requirement to provide notice to psychotherapy clients

Beginning July 1, 2020, all mental health counselors, whether licensed or unlicensed, will be required to provide a notice to each of their clients stating where they can file a complaint. (AB630, Chapter 229, Statutes of 2019)

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NASW PRACTICE ALERT: Summarizes final rule on arbitration agreements in long-term care facilities

The Use of Arbitration Agreements within Long-Term Care Facilities: Changes to Federal Requirements and Implications for Social Workers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently published a final rule that affects beneficiaries who seek or receive care in long-term care (LTC) facilities—defined by CMS as nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities that participate ..Read More…

NASW PRACTICE ALERT: Helping Clients Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

Help Your Clients Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare open enrollment period began on October 15 and ends on December 7. During this period beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and health coverage. This NASW Practice Alert provides basic information on that process, a brief introduction to the ..Read More…

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Law Changes Coming in 2020

In anticipation of the numerous law changes becoming effective soon, the Board of Behavioral Sciences has prepared some outreach documents to help our licensees, applicants, and stakeholders.  These documents will be posted on the BBS website soon, and we will also be using them on our social media channels in the next month.

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BBS Announcement: New Exam Vendor

Effective January 1, 2020 the Board of Behavioral Sciences will be changing test vendors from PSI to Pearson VUE.  If you are currently in (or soon to be in) the exam cycle you will want to review this document,

For questions, please click the link below, and choose an option from the “Message the ..Read More…

Announcing the NASW-California Chapter Natural Disaster Online Continuing Education (CE) Scholarship

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire called the Saddle Ridge fire in the early morning hours Friday in Porter Ranch, California, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

To support current NASW members (1) who reside full-time in California; (2) who are currently registered with the licensing board (BBS); and who lost their permanent residence or ..Read More…

Job Opening at UCLA Department of Social Welfare

Field Work Consultant – CalSWEC Title IV-E 

POSITION: Field Work Consultant, Academic Year (9 month), 100% time. 

OVERVIEW: Responsible for the operation and implementation of field education experiences for students that focus on the delivery of the CalSWEC Title IV-E competencies. Includes the development of educational programs for students and collaboration and coordination with public ..Read More…

Job Opening in Santa Monica

Family Service of Santa Monica, a division of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, is hiring a full time mental health clinician to work in our School-Based program at John Muir Elementary School in Santa Monica. The program serves a diverse range of children, youth and families. The work includes assessment & triage, individual, ..Read More…