4757-21-02 Scope of practice for a social worker.

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;

(3) Counseling;

(4) Social psychotherapy under supervision; and

(5) Evaluation.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 09/20/2017
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