The bill introduces the "Social Work Licensure Compact," which aims to facilitate interstate practice for regulated social workers, improve public access to social work services, and maintain the regulatory authority of states. It establishes a framework for multistate licensure, allowing social workers to practice across member states without the need for multiple licenses. The compact sets forth definitions, eligibility criteria for licensure, and the responsibilities of member states, including the requirement to participate in a data system for sharing licensure and disciplinary information. It also outlines the process for obtaining a multistate license, which includes passing a national exam, meeting educational requirements, and undergoing criminal background checks.

The bill also details the creation of the Social Work Licensure Compact Commission, a joint agency of member states responsible for administering the compact. The commission has the authority to promulgate rules, manage finances, and oversee compliance. It provides for the establishment of an executive committee, the commission's rulemaking process, and the handling of disputes and enforcement. The compact will be enacted into law upon passage by the seventh member state and will supersede conflicting state laws. Social workers must comply with the laws of the state where the client is located when providing services. The act is set to take effect immediately upon passage, with no specific insertions or deletions of legal language indicated in the text provided.