§ 43b.24. Schedule of civil penalties—social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors.


STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS AND
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS



Violation
under 63 P. S.
Title/Description Penalties
Sections 1904
and 1916
Holding oneself out as a licensed social worker, using the letters L.S.W. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate
that one is a licensed social worker without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904
and 1916.1
Holding oneself out as a licensed clinical social worker, using the letters L.C.S.W. in connection
with one’s name or using words
or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed clinical social worker without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904
and 1916.2
Holding oneself out as a licensed marriage and family therapist,
using the letters L.M.F.T. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed marriage and family therapist without first having obtained a license from the Board
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Sections 1904 and 1916.3 Holding oneself out as a licensed professional counselor, using the letters L.P.C. in connection with one’s name or using words or symbols indicating or tending to indicate that one is a licensed professional counselor without first having obtained a license from the Board 1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 1920(a) Holding oneself out as a licensed social worker, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage
and family therapist or licensed professional counselor on a lapsed or expired license
1st offense—0 to 12 months—$100 per month up to $1,000; over 12 months—formal action
2nd and subsequent offense—formal action
Section 1920(a.1) Holding oneself out as a social worker, using the title of ‘‘social worker’’ or using the abbreviation ‘‘S.W.’’ without meeting the
criteria in the definition of ‘‘social worker’’ in 63 P. S. §  1903
1st offense—$500
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action


Violation
under 49 Pa. Code
Title/Description Penalties
Section 47.32(a) Failure of a licensed social worker to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs in social work offered by approved
providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 47.32(b) Failure of a licensed clinical social worker to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs
in social work offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 48.32 Failure of a licensed marriage
and family therapist to complete
30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses
and programs offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as a condition of
renewal, including at least 3
clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action
Section 49.32 Failure of a licensed professional counselor to complete 30 clock hours of continuing education in acceptable courses and programs offered by approved providers during the preceding biennium as
a condition of renewal, including
at least 3 clock hours in ethical issues
1st offense—less than 3 hours deficient—warning; 3 to 10 hours deficient—$100 per hour; over 10 hours deficient—formal action
2nd and subsequent offenses—formal action

Source

   The provisions of this §  43b.24 adopted December 13, 2013, effective December 14, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 7279.



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