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Board Name: Board of Social Worker Licensure
Board ID: 124
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Diona E. Layden
Contact Phone: 615-532-3202
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-23-101
Duties: The Board of Social Worker Licensure was created in 1984 by an act of the State Legislature. This Board is charged with the responsibilities of governing the practice of social work, safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans, by requiring that all those who practice social work within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules, and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violation
Number of Members: 11
Compensation: Members shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) for each day engaged in the business of the board and shall also receive reimbursement of actual expenses.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: The Board shall meet as frequently as shall be reasonably necessary to implement the provisions of the statute.
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