URGENT! SUPPORT HB 475

Greetings,

It has been quite a week in our Capitol. More bills have been filed and many are moving quickly so we wanted to update you on one of the most important bills that we sincerely encourage you to call about TODAY! PLEASE call your legislators and ask them to SUPPORT HB 475: 1-800-372-7181

Advocacy Action Alert: Contact your representatives to advocate to protect our independent Board of Social Work!

OPPOSE HB 178. This bill proposes to reorganize Licensure boards, combining Social Work with 14 others. Having an independent board is best practice for licensed social workers so that we can maintain our unique ethical standards, our continuing education and licensing process and managing complaints.

***SUPPORT HB 475. This bill would protect our independent Social Work Board by adding new sections to KRS Chapter 12 Administration Regulations to require rationale for changes.

Details about both bills are available online here:

https://legislature.ky.gov/Legislation/Pages/default.aspx

Please share with other licensed professionals listed in HB 475 so they can make calls too!

Thank you for your continued support as we advocate for our social work profession in Kentucky!

Best,

Brenda Rosen, MSW, CSW, ACHP-SW
Executive Director, NASW-KY