Update: The implementation date for the "look back" has been extended from July 1, 2021…
The New York State Education Department has instituted a requirement that, “[b]eginning January 1, 2015, each Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period.”
Social workers were suddenly required to gain CE credits in order to maintain their licenses. While various courses for CE credit were being offered, Lamson & Cutner saw a significant gap. Where could social workers gain knowledge about the legal and financial issues that so directly and deeply affect their patients and their patients’ families? Particularly social workers who advise and assist the elderly and disabled?
Lamson & Cutner decided to answer the call, and became the very first law firm in New York State to become an accredited provider of courses for CE credit to LMSW’s and LCSW’s. Our firm has always had a strong focus on educating social workers and others about important Elder Law issues and strategies. It followed naturally for the firm to seek, and gain, approval to grant CE credit for courses similar to the seminars the firm has given regularly over the years.
For social workers who have clients or patients who need long-term care, knowing about Elder Law strategies is vital. For these clients or patients, Elder Law strategies can mean the difference between living out their lives in comfort, on their own terms, or quickly becoming impoverished and ending up prematurely confined to a nursing home.
Lamson & Cutner is now offering two courses of highly relevant and useful content. Each course will provide CE Credit of 2.0 contact hours to LMSWs and LCSWs.
Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act
How your clients or patients can obtain the best health care and long-term care, and how they can protect their assets and income against the ruinous costs of health care and long-term care.
Disability Planning, Estate Planning, and Advance Directives
Protecting the disabled, including minor and adult children; cost-effective estate planning, including provisions for elderly or disabled family members; advance directives – powers of attorney, health care proxies and living wills.
If you are a LMSW or LCSW who works with the elderly or disabled, or their families, you’ll find that you can be much more helpful to your patients and clients when you have the knowledge gained from a Lamson & Cutner course for CE credit. Click on the CE Courses tab above to check on dates and locations of upcoming sessions. Sign up now, as space is limited.