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Title 12 . Professional and Vocational Regulations
Chapter 18 . Big Game Guides and Transporters
Section 990. Definitions

12 AAC 18.990. Definitions

In this chapter and in AS 08.95

(1) "college or university approved by the board" includes

(A) college or university social work degree programs that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; or

(B) social work degree programs from the University of Alaska;

(2) "conviction" means an adjudication that a person is guilty of a crime based upon a verdict or upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere;

(3) "cross-cultural education" means a structured educational experience such as a course, lecture, workshop, or other organized training that focuses on characteristics of and differences among cultures or groups; cross-cultural education is not limited to clinical applications but should be relevant to the practice of social work; topics may include cross-cultural communications, contemporary anthropology, or Alaska Native cultures;

(4) "felony" means a crime classified as a felony in this state at the time the crime was committed; "felony" includes

(A) a conviction in another jurisdiction by a civilian or military court if the crime has elements similar to those of a felony under the law of this state at the time the offense was committed; and

(B) a completed suspended imposition of sentence, expungement of record, or a pardon of a felony conviction regardless of whether the conviction has been removed from a person's record;

(5) "professional incompetence" means lacking sufficient knowledge and skills in a field of practice in which a licensed social worker engages, to a degree likely to endanger the mental health or well-being of clients;

(6) "sexual contact" means sexual contact by a licensed social worker with a client; "sexual contact" includes

(A) behavior, gestures, or an expression that is seductive, sexually suggestive, or sexually demeaning to the client;

(B) engaging in, or attempting to engage in, sexual penetration with a client; "sexual penetration" has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900 (b), as amended as of July 16, 1999, adopted by reference;

(C) the meaning given in AS 11.81.900 (b), as amended as of July 16, 1999, adopted by reference;

(7) "substance abuse education" means a structured educational experience such as a course, lecture, workshop, or other organized training that focuses on substance abuse as it applies to social work practices;

(8) "student in a social work program approved by the board" includes

(A) a person with a master or doctorate degree in social work who is practicing clinical social work under the supervision of a person who meets the requirements of AS 08.95.110 (a)(2); or

(B) a student enrolled in a social work degree program at a college or university approved by the board.

History: Eff. 9/26/91, Register 119; am 10/15/99, Register 152

Authority: AS 08.95.030

AS 08.95.040

AS 08.95.050

AS 08.95.100


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