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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 133: Social workers; penalty for illegal representation or practice

Section 133. No person shall engage in the practice of social work unless he is licensed under the provisions of section one hundred and thirty-one.

No person shall hold himself out to be a licensed certified social worker, or a licensed social worker, or a licensed social work associate unless he has met the applicable requirements set forth in section one hundred and thirty-one.

No person shall engage in the independent practice of clinical social work or hold himself out to be a licensed independent clinical social worker unless he is licensed under the applicable provisions of section one hundred and thirty-one.

Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than three months or by both such fine and imprisonment.