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Supervised Practice

Currently, there are no provisions in Law or Administrative Code which require supervision of LBSW or LMSW practice.

However, LBSWs and LMSWs may not practice privately.

Private Practice of Social Work

ONLY a LCSW may practice social work privately.  North Dakota Law (NDCC 43-41-01) defines the private practice of social work as "the independent practice of social work by a qualified individual who is self-employed on a full-time or part-time basis and is responsible for that independent practice.  Consultation services provided to an organization or an agency are not considered to be the private practice of social work."