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Committee Passes Bill Allowing Addition of Social Workers to MPNs

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 0

Medical provider networks in California could include licensed clinical social workers providing some services that normally would fall under the scope of practice of psychologists and psychiatrists, under a bill moving through the Senate. The Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement on Monday voted 5-0 to pass SB 1002, by Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge. The bill would allow licensed clinical social workers with a master’s degree and two years of clinical experience to join an MPN. They would not be authorized to determine disability within the w...

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