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Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Social Work Frequently Asked Questions
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The Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners regulates licensed social workers and clinical social workers in the State of Colorado. Board activities include the review of licensure applications, complaints, and enforcement of disciplinary actions against violators of the Mental Health Practice Act or Board Rule. The Board is made up of seven members,three public and four professionals, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

  • Tiffany Banks, LCSW, Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Laura Schwartz, LCSW
    Professional Member |Term Expires: June 30, 2024

  • Joshua Jones, LCSW
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2024

  • Jennifer Silva, LCSW
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2025

  • Lisa Trautwein, Vice-Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Barrett Rothe
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Sandra Gerardo
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 17, 2021

The State Board of Social Work Examiners will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.8(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing

The State Board of Social Work Examiners will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.6 to implement Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibiting mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age); and revisions to Rules 1.12, 1.23, and Appendix A to correct language in the rules that conflict with portions of the statutes in Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program) and Colorado Senate Bill (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

 

Stakeholder Meetings - 9/14/20, 9/15/20, Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - 9/18/20

The State Board of Social Work Examiners will hold a Stakeholder Meeting for only Social Work Examiners on September 14th, a Joint Stakeholder Meeting on September 15th, and the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on September 18th. These Stakeholder engagements and Rulemaking Hearing concern the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 26, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held another VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 30, 2020

The State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners, State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, and State Board of Social Work Examiners held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of House Bills 20-1206 (Sunset) and 20-1326 (Endorsements), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures).

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

 

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