NASW, MISSISSIPPI CHAPTER

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How did your legislator vote? Votes are kept on final passage and some amendment if demanded.The votes are online. For example, http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/HB/HB0583.xml note vote on final passage of the social work bill in the house.

 Our social work licensing law was set to sunsets in 2014...we are now assured that HB 583 is looking good!..follow the progress at http://www.legilsature.ms.gov, and make those calls and emails to your legislators  to thank them for the support of our profession!

 

2014 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

                                                                                                                    Adopted by Board of Directors JUNE 22, 2013 

1. MAINTAIN SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE WITH CURRENT LANGUAGE IN THE LAW with Elimination of the SUNSET Provision.     

2. OPPOSE CHANGES IN COMPOSITION OF THE MS BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS and oppose combining the MS BOE with other boards.  We believe the current structure of the board, with 6 social workers and 4 marriage & family therapists, provides for professional representation for the approximately 3,600 licensed social workers and 270 licensed marriage & family therapists. Of these, the LSW, or Bachelor Social Worker level makes up nearly 2,000 licenses. We oppose combining the BOE with other disciplines.   

3. SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER CREDENTIALING.

4.  NASW supports the rights of all individuals to have affordable, accessible, and high quality healthcare.

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Below are Links to Other Social Concern Websites...

 

http://mhap.org/index.php - Mississippi Health Advocacy Program

 

http://familiesusa.org/resources/state-information/state-pages/mississippi.html

 

http://splcenter.org/ - Southern Poverty Law Center

 


You can access up to the minute information on all legislative activity as well as find out how to contact your Senators, Representatives

and other elected officials by going to the Mississippi Legislative website:   http://www.legislature.ms.gov.

Another link that provides legislative information on a state and national level is:  www.statepolicy.org

Find out who your personal Representative and Senator are by clicking on www.vote-smart.org and use your zip code, or clicking

on http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/ms. To find out where to go vote visit www.vote411.org .

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