AN ACT

        ENTITLED, An Act to provide licensing reciprocity for social workers.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That § 36-26-18 be amended to read as follows:
    36-26-18. An applicant shall be exempted from the requirement for any examination provided in this chapter if:
            (1)    The applicant is licensed or registered under the laws of a state or territory of the United States that imposes substantially the same requirements as this chapter;
            (2)    Pursuant to the laws of such state or territory, the applicant has taken and passed an examination similar to that for which exemption is sought;
            (3)    The applicant provides verification of licensure on a form provided by the board from any state in which the applicant holds a license, as well as has held a license;
            (4)    The applicant provides official transcripts from the college or university which conferred the degree; and
            (5)    If applying for a license as a certified social worker-private independent practice, the applicant provides proof of supervision from the state from which original licensure was obtained. The board may waive this requirement, upon establishing the state is unable to provide the documentation.
    Section 2. That chapter 36-26 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    The board may enter into a national or multi-state licensing compact to provide licensing reciprocity for social workers.
An Act to provide licensing reciprocity for social workers.

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I certify that the attached Act originated in the

SENATE as Bill No. 181

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Secretary of the Senate
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President of the Senate

Attest:

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Secretary of the Senate

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Speaker of the House

Attest:

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Chief Clerk

Senate Bill No. 181
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______  
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Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,

20____ at ____________ M.


By _________________________
for the Governor
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The attached Act is hereby approved this ________ day of ______________ , A.D., 20___

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Governor
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
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Office of the Secretary of State

Filed ____________ , 20___
at _________ o'clock __ M.

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Secretary of State

By _________________________
Asst. Secretary of State