2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
SENATE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO ASSEMBLY BILL 29
January 9, 2018 - Offered by Senator Nass.
1An Act to amend
457.08 (4) (c) (intro.); and to create
457.08 (5) of the statutes; 2relating to: practice requirement for licensure as a clinical social worker.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
2017 Assembly Bill 29 requires that the 1,000 hours of clinical social work
practice involving face-to-face client contact required under current law to obtain
a clinical social worker license must include a number of hours determined by the
Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining
Board of treatment of individuals based on a standard diagnostic protocol approved
by the examining board.
This substitute amendment differs from 2017 Assembly Bill 29 in the following
1. The substitute amendment requires that the 1,000 hours of face-to-face
client contact include the diagnosis and treatment of individuals based on the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the
DSM, or its equivalent, as determined by the examining board.
2. Under the substitute amendment, the examining board may not require
more than 600 hours of the diagnosis and treatment of individuals based on the DSM
or its equivalent.
For further information, see the analysis for the bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
457.08 (4) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) (intro.) Submits evidence satisfactory to the social worker section 3
that after receiving a master's or doctorate degree in social work he or she has 4
engaged in the equivalent of at least 3,000 hours of clinical social work practice, 5
including at least 1,000 hours of face-to-face client contact that includes the
6diagnosis and treatment of individuals based on the applicable edition of the
7Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or its equivalent, as
8determined by the examining board
, supervised by one of the following:
457.08 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
457.08 (5) Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
In its discretion, the examining board may establish a number of hours 12
required for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals based on the applicable 13
edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or its 14
equivalent for purposes of sub. (4) (c). The number of hours required under this 15
subsection may not exceed 600.