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Newsom Signs Bill Adding Social Workers to MPNs

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | 1

California comp carriers and self-insured employers can add licensed clinical social workers to their medical provider networks, under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom on Tuesday enacted SB 1002, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Burbank. “It is the intent of the Legislature to authorize qualified licensed clinical social workers to assess, evaluate and treat the behavioral and mental health needs of injured workers within the workers’ compensation system, thereby providing additional and readily available resources to injured employees who need mental health services,&...

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