Legislative Session Wrap-Up - TownHall

  • 06/17/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • online-Zoom


  • Free

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Calling all MN School Social Workers:  Join us for an Interactive Town Hall JUNE 17, 2024, 10:00 AM to learn about the outcome of the 2024 Legislative Session and impact on social work practice and our profession. All MSSWA members will earn 1.0 CEU and the cost for nonmembers $20.00.  

In 2 weeks, Minnesota's 2024 Legislative Session will come to a close on May 20th. Many of the legislative priorities supported by MSSWA and the Coalition of Licensed Social Workers have made their journey through various committees. Some of our priorities have moved forward such as the Interstate Compact and Alternative Pathways to Licensure. MSSWA is committed to ensuring that all school social workers are informed of vital legislative initiatives and the potential impact on the students, families, schools and communities we serve. This Town Hall is a means to disseminate information on a broad scale! Please register today! 

MSSWA & COALITION OF LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS 2024 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES Elevating and diversify the social work profession

  1. Pass the social work interstate licensure compact. Develop alternative pathways for social work licensing to ensure broader representation in the profession. Close loopholes that allow services to create new job titles with similar expectations as social workers, working around licensing laws.
  2. Expand title protection to include county social workers to ensure only those with a social work   degree can be called a social worker when employed by the county.
  3. Ensure congruence in mental health laws so that social workers are recognized as mental health professionals consistently in state statutes.
  4. Ensure social work services are reimbursed at similar rates to other professionals.
  5. Monitor implementation of legislation allowing school districts to access federal Medical Assistance   for social work mental health services.
  6. Pursue opportunities to make social work education more affordable and accessible: 
    1. Expand funding eligibility for the mental health provider supervision grant program to include rural areas.*
    2. Increase funding for mental health provider supervision grant program.* 
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