Using the definition of social work as defined in division (C) of section 4757.01 of the Revised Code, the board adopts the following scope of practice for a social worker. Each social worker has a personal competency within the license's scope of practice, which is determined by their education, training and practice as defined within the board's ethics rules in paragraph (A) of rule 4757-5-02 of the Administrative Code.
(A) A social worker may perform for a fee, salary, or other consideration, counseling and psychosocial interventions without supervision; and social psychotherapy under the supervision of an independent social worker, a professional clinical counselor, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or a registered nurse with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing.
(B) When practicing as an employee of a private individual, partnership, or group practice, a social worker may perform for a fee, salary, or other consideration, counseling, psychological interventions, and social psychotherapy only if supervised by an independent social worker, a clinical counselor, a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a registered nurse with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing.
(C) A social worker may practice as an independent contractor.
(D) The scope of practice for a social worker may include the following range of psychosocial duties:
(1) Intervention planning;
(2) Psychosocial intervention;
(4) Social psychotherapy under supervision; and
119.032 review dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.26
Rule Amplifies: 4757.26
Prior Effective Dates: 6-11-85 (Emer.); 9-19-85 (Emer.); 12-19-85; 7-3-97; 10-18-09