Create a new section within KRS Chapter 335.010 to 335.170 to declare the purpose of the Social Work Licensure Compact; define terms; set requirements for states that want to enter the compact; grant a multistate licensure privilege to practice for regulated social workers; establish provisions for active duty military personnel or their spouses; recognize a multistate licensure privilege to practice for regulated social workers in any member state via telehealth; designate procedures for adverse actions a home and member state can take against a social worker; create the Social Work Licensure Compact Commission; establish and elect an executive committee; provide immunity for party states, officers, employees, or representatives of the commission who act in accordance with the compact; require the commission to create, maintain, operate, and use a coordinated database and reporting system containing licensure, adverse actions, and investigative information on all licensed individuals in member states; establish rulemaking procedures; authorize the commission to attempt to resolve disputes related to the compact that arise among member states and between member and nonmember states; create compact withdrawal procedures for a member state; include severability for any provision in the compact that is contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States or the applicability to any government, agency, person, or circumstance; describe Kentucky state procedures that affect the applicability of the compact.

2024/02/09 posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 12, 2024