Seventeen U.S. states have developed temporary provisions and/or policy actions related to supervision so that social workers are able to obtain supervision during the current emergency. The modifications include allowing distance supervision, waiving requirements for the first session to be held in person, and suspension of supervisor training requirements.
Fourteen states have made an emergency provision permitting distance supervision.
Note: This list does not include states that already permitted distance supervision; only states with COVID-19 emergency provisions are listed.
- New York
- North Carolina
Two states have waived the requirement for the first session to be held in person.
Two states have suspended supervisor training requirements.
One state has suspended the direct client contact requirement for clinical supervised experience:
One state has extended time limits for supervision and is allowing an LMSW with a temporary license to earn clinical supervised experience:
*multiple provisions found
**requires video not telephonic supervision