Licensing Issues

  • Sana Loue


Violations of ethics rules, regulations, and statutes may lead to actions involving one’s license and the ability to practice as a licensed social worker. This chapter reviews common bases for actions by licensing boards, the process generally utilized, and the range of penalties that may be imposed.


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    Administrative Actions

    1. Consent agreement between Michael Wilson and the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board, 2015. Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Accessed 26 March 2017.
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    3. Matter of Bass (Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board, Ohio, 2017). Accessed 26 March 2017.
    4. Matter of Currie, Case No. 10-1535 (Maryland State Bd. of Social Work Examiners 2011). Accessed 16 April 2017.
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    7. Matter of Nedoba, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order, DIA No. 12SW008 (Iowa Board of Social Work 2013). Accessed 27 March 2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of BioethicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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