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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
August 20, 2015  |  Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession 

In This Issue:

1. Leadership Event
2. License Renewal
3. Elder Abuse
4. ICD-10-CM

Last Chance to Register for Training

NASWCO and the Colorado Counseling Association will co-host the Institute for Leadership Training on Friday, August 28th, 9 am-3 pm at the History Colorado Center in Denver. All clinicians, managers, students, new professionals, retirees, whether you are in micro, mezzo, or macro practice, are encouraged to attend. Hone your leadership skills and participate in meaningful discussion of key advocacy issues. Agenda includes:

  • Advocacy 101 from the Chapter lobbyist
  • Hear from mental health Consumer Advocacy groups 
  • Info on ColoradoCare ballot initiative for universal healthcare
  • Legislative Panel - key state legislators and their issues
  • Federal Issues in Congress that affect our profession
  • Focused Discussion: Unlicensed Registered Psychotherapist
  • Open Mic: Bring forward state issues important to you!

Registration is through the CCA website here. Cost is $20 professionals/ $15 students, and includes light breakfast and box lunch. 

It's License Renewal Time

The LCSW and LSW license is now due for renewal. In order to maintain its current status of Active, and to avoid a late fee, you must renew prior to 08/31/2015. The renewal fee is $52.00. If you do not renew your license prior to 08/31/2015 you will have a 60 day grace period before your license will be deemed expired. A $15 late fee will apply to all licenses renewed during the grace period. To renew, go here on the DORA website.

E-Town Hall on Elder Abuse Reporting

The Chapter Committee on Aging is looking for your feedback and experiences - What has gone well, and what you have found challenging, in the roll-out of this law? This web-based, focused discussion on the 2014 Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting law will be held Wednesday, Sep16th, 6:00-7:00 PM.   Geared to all Mental Health Professionals. This event is FREE but please register in order to receive webinar instructions. For more info and to register go here on the chapter website calendar.

Help with ICD-10-CM 

As you may be aware, the ICD-10-CM impacts clinical social workers who diagnose and treat mental illness not only in private practice, but in other settings such as hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and primary care. Clinical social workers who do not use the ICD-10-CM beginning October 1, 2015, may be denied reimbursement by payers. To help members transition, the national office offers the following resources.

NASW membership dues will increase 18% on Oct 1st. See FAQs and ways to save here.

Want to know more about Mental Health Parity? Learn what to look for and what next steps to take here.


For Region & Committee meetings, and other Chapter events be sure to check out the website Calendar.


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